Print Story I'm going to clap my hands and make a scene
By georgeha (Fri Feb 15, 2008 at 07:45:03 AM EST) drugs, yours til Niagara Falls (all tags)
I got a years reprieve from Dr. Deane

Plus, The King, Weeds, ideal sledding weather, bad idea, Phillips DVP 5140 DVD player review, Lions at Lunchtime and less.

Friday, finally, with two days off next week, it's been too long since I've had a break. Oh wait, we're taking a family outing to Canada, it may not be as much of a break as I was hoping. Maybe I can get a trip to Des Moines for a week.

I just got back from my immunologist/rheumatologist, I can stay on my cheap drugs and am good for another year. My feet will still stay XXXXX wide though.

The big consumer purchase this week was a new DVD player, the Phillips DVp 5140, the cheapest Divx capabable one I could find at Target. Only a small portion of my viewing is on divx, but I don't want to give it up, any representatives of Memorex or Sony may want to take note. I can understand Sony's reluctance to include that feature, there's a good reason my corp doesn't own any book or magazine publishers, but Memorex is known for blank media. So far it's a decent DVD player, though the remote is odd, it's trapezoidal shaped. Those wacky Europeans.

While digging behind the satellite receiver I took the opportunity to redo our upstairs wiring. Once I figured out (with the aid of their website) I was multiplexing the second remote's UHF signal down the same cable that was supplying the video upstairs (courtesy of a few cheap splitters), it made sense. Woo-hoo, DVR in the upstairs bedroom on our tiny TV.

The inaugaral movie was Hannah Montana. For us adults, it was The King, a damn heavy movie about an illegitimate son of a mega-church evangelist from Corpus Christi who wants the family he never had, and we're talking wants in a BIblical sense. Shades of Oedipus! Recommended for those who like a heavy drama, with bow hunting.

Next up was the pilot episode of Weeds, which I've heard a lot about. I'm not sure about it yet, I'd like to see a few more episodes.

In other media news, the last Magic Treehouse book was Lions at Lunchtime in which Jack and Annie head to Africa, and a tall Masai warrior eats Annie's honey.

Last weekend the school had a fund raiser at the park behind our house, a winter festival. Surprisingly, because of our lackluster winter, it ended up near ideal sledding weather. There was a few inches of ice and snow on the slopes, and the weather was in the mid 30's degrees Jesus, nearly shirtsleeve weather! A fun time was had by all.

From the Department of Very Bad Ideas, Irish_girl is not happy with her roommate/boyfriend, and would like her own place. She has poor boundaries and the longest she's been without a man in her life is about a week. For a second I thought about her and her kids moving in with us, that is a winner from the Department of Very Bad Ideas.

The weekly gaming day is tomorrow, I probably won't go. Eleven year old will be off camping with the Girl Scouts, six year old might get a play date, Mrs. Ha and I can spend time alone, doing married people things like balancing the checkbook. The yearly convention was last week in Niagara Falls, maybe next week I'll go.

Speaking of Niagara Falls, we're heading there Monday for a two day stay at the waterpark hotels. The kids have off school and four families (at least) from the school are going. We'll probably be taking AF_mom and her two girls, as AF_dad is staying home to work on this thesis. We have room in the minivan, though eleven_year old may go with a different family (I need to write a permission letter for them to take her across the border).

< "Reading Books with Nintendo-DS" | BBC White season: 'Rivers of Blood' >
I'm going to clap my hands and make a scene | 15 comments (15 topical, 0 hidden)
heavy drama, with bow hunting. by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri Feb 15, 2008 at 08:11:51 AM EST
Wasn't that The Deer Hunter?

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

I don't know, did Hawkeye sleep with his by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Feb 15, 2008 at 08:14:18 AM EST
half sister?

[ Parent ]
Have by Pasofol (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Feb 15, 2008 at 08:18:15 AM EST
fun in Canada.  Don't spend all your time at the casinos like I do :-)

Hmm Irisih_girl...

I have the philips dvp642 one of the first that came  out with the divx support, too bad I only used the player 3-4 times since I bought it 3? years ago.

My first DVD player was a Lite-on by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri Feb 15, 2008 at 08:20:47 AM EST
that I sought out because it played Divx, maybe 4-5 years ago.

I doubt I will go to the casino's, they have little attraction to me.

[ Parent ]
Weeds by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #5 Fri Feb 15, 2008 at 08:31:58 AM EST
It is amusing, but I have huge suspension of belief problems. Mostly that someone could maintain that sort of lifestyle selling pot.
[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman
lol by alprazolam (2.00 / 0) #15 Mon Feb 18, 2008 at 11:32:15 AM EST
that part of its not so hard to believe. the fact that a dumb upper class white chick can do it while staying out of prison is the hard part.

but anyway she's hot so i'll believe whatever she wants me to :D

[ Parent ]
No detour to Toronto while you're in the G.W.N.? by spacejack (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Feb 15, 2008 at 09:06:33 AM EST
Must the remaining TO-based Husi contingent miss out on buying you a few rounds at a cosmopolitan, downtown bar with specialty beers from around the world?

What would that be 4-5 hours round trip on the QEW by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #9 Fri Feb 15, 2008 at 09:29:04 AM EST
I don't think I can swing that, but soon would be good.

[ Parent ]
But... by spacejack (2.00 / 0) #10 Fri Feb 15, 2008 at 11:10:03 AM EST
For this weekend only, once you cross the border, Monday is the brand new Family Day holiday! So you'll have an extra day to spend here in Toronto.

[ Parent ]
We're going Monday-Tuesday by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #11 Fri Feb 15, 2008 at 11:15:46 AM EST
though, so not much time left for idling on the QEW.

[ Parent ]
oops, right by spacejack (2.00 / 0) #13 Fri Feb 15, 2008 at 11:25:57 AM EST
We've been making the TO->Niagara Falls trip a lot lately (for meetings with our next client.) It takes just under 2 hours each way if you go against rush hour traffic.

[ Parent ]
With feet like that by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #7 Fri Feb 15, 2008 at 09:26:41 AM EST
you should take up swimming.
The three things that make a diamond also make a waffle.
You should see me in my speedo by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #8 Fri Feb 15, 2008 at 09:28:06 AM EST
well, I don't really have one, but I am getting ripped.

[ Parent ]
The King by zarathus (2.00 / 0) #12 Fri Feb 15, 2008 at 11:17:09 AM EST
I loved that film and some of it was shot in Austin - in particular, the scenes at the church. 

Gael Garcia Bernal . . . shudder.

Blogger - n. Someone with nothing to say writing for someone with nothing to do.

It's a very intense movie by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #14 Fri Feb 15, 2008 at 11:30:10 AM EST
and Bernal does give out super creepy vibe.

[ Parent ]
I'm going to clap my hands and make a scene | 15 comments (15 topical, 0 hidden)