the adventures of an incurable optimist

Month May 2007

open query

what’s more dangerous: the endless, banal, chatter of two college girls, which, while it lacks malice, is slowly corroding my intellect from contact; or, impact on my hearing of a sufficient level of volume on my headphones to drown them… Continue Reading →

the glamorous life

jetsetting, a morning flight in, off to a consulting gig, a bit of shopping, a glass of red wine with dinner, an evening flight out, …. sounds fancy huh. well, how about this: 1. alarm set for 5am. [ugh]2. author… Continue Reading →

the queen

Slowly making my way through the 2007 Oscar candidates [and winners], as you can see. So. The Queen. I should confess, straightaway, that my initial reaction to this movie, when I heard it was coming out, while it was in… Continue Reading →

kill your television

ok, so i am not much of a tv watcher, really. of shows that are on, currently, i try to watch at most four: LOST Veronica Mars Gilmore Girls – series cancelled, and the last season without the Palladinos was… Continue Reading →

last king of scotland

so, the Last King of Scotland [link to IMDB page]. watched this over the weekend. i will confess, straight off, that i didn’t recognize Gillian Anderson AT ALL. unimportant, but it must be said. interesting film, really. i must also… Continue Reading →

[insert clever name here]

so, i’ve been thinking a new project for me might be to write up a short review of the movies i’ve watched, since i find the Netflix rating system to be inadequate. i don’t think i’m the only one with… Continue Reading →

i heart shiny shiny mac apps

so, check this out:Coda cool site, and what looks to be a sweet [ahem! mac-only] tool. Thanks, Travis for your post alerting me to this. I should also have added that they put their money where their mouth is —… Continue Reading →

it’s a world of laughter….

soon to be a world of tears? or will the little guy prevail? if you haven’t seen the copyright law video, constructed entirely out of clips from Disney films, you should. i posted about it on my other blog.

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