Tuesday, April 25, 2006

I'm It

I've been tagged by Jim Theisen, so here goes:

Four jobs you have had in your life:

1. Cook at Pizza Inn
2. Bag boy at Kroger
3. Usher at movie theater
4. Accountant

Four movies you would watch over and over:

1. Back to the Future trilogy
2. Star Wars movies
3. Star Trek movies
4. LOTR trilogy

Four places you have lived: (I put five)

1. Fort Walton Beach, Florida(birthplace)
2. Columbus, Mississippi
3. Colorado Springs, Colorado
4. Abilene, Texas
5. Longview, Texas

(Imagine the climate shock of spending four years in Colorado and then moving to Abilene.)

Four TV shows you love to watch:

1. Lost
2. Invasion
3. My Name Is Earl
4. Supernatural

Four places you have been on vacation:

1. Yellowstone National Park/Mt. Rushmore(road trip)
2. Walt Disney World(road trip)
3. Universal Studios in Orlando(flying trip)
4. Mt. Nebo-Arkansas(road trip)

Four websites you visit often:

1. Nascar.com
2. Weather.com
3. DallasCowboys.com
4. Fort Worth Bicycle Association

Four of your favorite foods:

1. Michele’s homemade bread
2. Steak
3. Pizza
4. Lasagna

Four places you would rather be right now:

1. Anywhere with M & M(wife and daughter)
2. The bridge of the Starship Enterprise
3. On the beach
4. On a mountain
5. On my bike

Four people who are tagged to do this:

1. Michael Lea
2. Wezie
3. Chef Preston
4. Alan McDaniel

Monday, April 17, 2006

A Free Man

Free at last, free at last! Thank the IRS I'm free at last!

No more over time for me as today marks the end of tax season and the beginning of a normal life again for me and mine. No more getting up at 2:00 a.m. No more 12 hour weekdays. No more 8-10 hour Saturdays. I feel like a burden has been lifted.

I give glory to God for getting me through this tough time and I thank my wife and daughter for their wonderful support.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Cool Art

Woah! This one's scary ~

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Movie Review - Ice Age 2

Today the whole family went to see Ice Age 2. This was a great movie! As a sequel, I actually found it to be better than the first one in lots of ways. I liked the plot of the movie better than the orginal and the addition of some new characters was a nice touch as well. In fact, the possums stole the show! And you Scrat fans, don't worry. He's back as well and funnier than ever. One of the funniest scenes in the whole movie involves Scrat chasing after his nut over a thin patch of ice.

The story of Ice Age 2 revolves around the old gang from the first movie traveling cross country to avoid a melting glacier and the ensuing flood that will occur once the glacier melts. The "herd" is once again led by Manny, with Diego along for support, and Sid returning to provide the comic relief. Along the way the group meets up with two possums and a female mammoth who thinks she's really a possum. They all team up to travel together and lots of fun occurs along with some touching scenes between Manny and Ellie, the female mammoth. There are some guest star voices that will really surprise you and a hilarious musical production number by a group of vultures. That's right, I said vultures. You've got to see it to believe it.

This movie was well acted, well written, and a great time for the whole family. The characters are really well developed and there are also some side stories that add a lot to the movie such as an extension of the Sid/Diego relationship and Sid encountering a group of sloths with some hilarious results.

If you liked the first Ice Age, you'll love #2. If you loved the first one, then Ice Age 2 is a must see.

My rating:

Friday, April 07, 2006

Movie Reviews

Okay. I've decided to steal an idea from Joe Ed Parris and do Movie Reviews on my blog. So be watching for them! Since I'm heavy into cycling, I will use bicycles as a rating system.

One bicycle = Pitiful excuse for a movie, a waste of time and a waste of film. You are a loser if you go and see this!
Two bicycles = Okay movie, you might want to go see it if you have nothing else to do except pick your nose.
Three bicycles = Pretty good movie, worthy of spending your money on. A movie you will enjoy and time well spent.
Four bicycles = Very good movie. You'll be glad you went to see it.
Five bicycles = An awesome movie! A must see experience! You are a loser if you DON'T see this movie.