Archive for January, 2004

Well this is fun

Saturday, January 24th, 2004 | Pete Stuff | 2 Comments

So this is a map of everywhere I’ve been in my life! 🙂 DAMN – looking at that there are SO MANY Places I’d like to go! 🙂 (Thanks to BoiFromTroy)

create your own visited country map
or write about it on the open travel guide


Wednesday, January 14th, 2004 | Random Morsels | 9 Comments

Listening to Dubbya talking about the space program… I just can’t get over the image of him curled up on the couch watching Star Trek re-runs and picking up the phone and telling NASA that he wants a spaceship to play with… “Hey… We should do THAT… I want transporters and photon torpedos too! ;)”

To tide you over

Wednesday, January 14th, 2004 | Giggles | Comments Off on To tide you over

I Know.. I Know… I’ve been neglecting my blog.. been CRAZY busy with work and flying to LA and back and other random stuff… Promise to get back to it… just gotta clear other stuff off my plate… In the mean time here are some fun quotes to tide y’all over if you’re bored! 🙂

1. When I die, I want to die like my grandfather … who died peacefully in his sleep, not screaming like all the passengers in his car.
— Author Unknown

2. Advice for the day: If you have a lot of tension, and you get a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle: “Take two aspirin” and “Keep away from children.”
— Author Unknown
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A new honor

Monday, January 5th, 2004 | Giggles | 6 Comments

I’m Happy to announce that I’m listed as the #2 listing when you search for ‘handbook of detergant’ on Google’s Israeli site – Second only to ‘Tape #344 – Livestock and the Environment‘. See for your self. I’m flattered by the honor…

Sorry.. But on the Monday back from the holiday you’ve just gotta smile at the little things – otherwise you’ll go insane..

Happy Monday.. Welcome back to Reality… It sucks! 🙂

Mars Explorer

Sunday, January 4th, 2004 | Giggles | 1 Comment

A co-worker just sent me this. Cracked me up.. Cool animation but the background music is hysterical… Middle part sounds like American Beauty – just picture a Kevin Spacey voice over and a plastic bag to replace the rover

Martian Rover Animation

But, more importantly, these are really cool:

‘Fantastic’ Pictures Sent From Mars Rover

A few Recommendations and Wishes

Sunday, January 4th, 2004 | Random Morsels | 2 Comments

By the way.. just in case you care – here are a few movie / DVD recommendations for Y’all

  • Mystic River (in theaters): We saw this a little while ago and I was surprised at how much I liked it. Movie is about three guys who were kids growing up in the rough ‘burbs of Boston and how their lives collide again years later. Kind like if you took Stand By Me, moved it to Boston, and focused on when the kids grew up! 🙂
  • Cold Mountain (in theaters): SO Good. Its a civil war movie that was set in the hills of North Carolina but filmed in Romania (because the countryside there is very similar and much more untouched). The photography was beautiful, the plot was interesting (though a bit gorey at times), and the cast is fantastic. Kevin and I saw this over the holidays when we were in North Carolina which made it that much better. And on top of all that they used Final Cut Pro and Cinema Tools in the making of it
  • Lord of the Rings – Return of the King (in theaters): The third one was DEFINITELY the best in my book. Kevin and I went and saw it when we got back from North Carolina and even HE loved it. I’m absolutely amazed at the combination of live action and CG and how seamlessly they worked together. How they managed to keep that up across 3 movies I have no idea.. And it was composited using Shake – Apple even got a credit.
  • Pirates of the Carribean (on Video): I didn’t think much of this when it was out – how interesting can a ride at Disney Land really be as a movie. But it was silly fun and Johnny Depp was a riot..
  • Strangers with Candy – Season 2 (on Video): This show is just wrong but I love it. Brian and Matt gave this to Kevin for Christmas…

Then there are some that I’d LIKE to see..