Thursday, May 29, 2008

Schpeed of lightning

According to all the old people around me, that's how fast life moves. "At the speed of lightning," they say. I'm not entirely convinced myself, considering how I've been waiting for June 21st to get here for about eleven months. Even better than that, I've been waiting for June 6th to get here for like six weeks. What is taking so long???

My sister had me watch Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium last night. It was pretty good. There was a fun line in there about the existence of God as a fact, but it got dimmed a little later by Mr. Magorium's equation of heaven with elysium and shangri la. "I may come back as a bunblebee," he said. And he called God Jehovah. In cases like that, I really can't decide whether I'm glad the athiest accountant character was put down a little (turns out he wasn't really atheist, just practical), or wish that the film had left well enough alone. What does it profit a man to make a good point but drown it in interreligous ambiguity? It's like those "coexist" bumper stickers.

We also watched Alvin and the Chipmunks and Enchanted this week. (I'm feeling very young right about now.) Of the three, I think I like Enchanted best. Any movie in which the Pigeon eats the Roach after they help the princess tidy up the home is a great, great movie.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Prozac is a funny looking word.

I lied. I now have to change my life around to make room for the Marine Corps. No more three weeks of blissful downloading. Instead, I have four days to get ready for work--real work--in the Big Kid world. Does anyone out there read this blog anymore, or is it just an outlet for lonely little me?

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Severe Weather Outlook

Wow. Did I really post five months ago...and not once since? Time flies, man.

As I watch the rain pour down, and wait for my maid of honor to show up to a schedule-synching session, and reflect upon the fact that I am now a college graduate, I,well, reflect upon the fact that I am now a college graduate.

"What the hell now?" Say my classmates, many of them. (In those words, too. That was a quote, not a gratuitous use of profanity. An appropriate use of hell, actually, in my mind, if the old adage about idle minds is true. They'd better find something to keep them busy.)

I, on the other hand, have over 50 hours' worth of photography to upload to the school yearbook software, four persons' stuff to manage and repack, three weddings to attend, my wedding to arrange, my country's five hundredth anniversary to plan, a graduation to sing for, my wife to murder, and several very interesting movies to see in wide release.

I'm swamped. But! Look for me during the next three weeks. I'll have all those hours in the computer lab with nothing to do but blog. It might be the last time I'm here, after all.