April 19, 2004

Standard movie plot #4

So...Another beautiful blog eaten by microsoft. I hate IE, really I do. Here is my feeble attempt to recreate that moment in blogging history:

The Husband and I went to see Kill Bill, Vol. 2. While it wasn't 2 hours of my life I'll never get back, it wasn't as good as I wanted it to be. It was obvious how the movie was going to play out. While there were some scenes that were very good (The grave scene that was audio only for one) I really was disappointed that I paid to sit in a big room with a bunch of strangers (running the risk of dealing with ringing cellphones, screaming children, and having my shoes stuck to the floor by some unknown substance). I had to sit through 20 minutes of commercials and previews (By the way, the audio didn't work so I didn't even get to HEAR said commercials and previews) to see a movie that I was underwhelmed at. Atkins forbids the beverage and Over-buttered popcorn combo (who would want to pay for that after paying to get in in the first place anyway?) So, what's the point? Have Netflix, have 56'' TV, have surround sound, will travel.

I get to sit at home, skip the previews and commercials (can't seem to bypass those nasty FBI warnings though) and get right to the movie. I can pause it any time I want for snack runs, bathroom breaks, or to extract a cat from the drapes. All without missing one action-packed moment. The best thing is, as soon as I realize that the movie sucks, I can get up, put it back in it's nifty postage-paid envelope and march it right out to the mailbox. Then I haven't lost 2 hours of my life.

In other news: I was poking around, reading my comics and what do I discover? Uma Thurman's Martial Arts Double is one of the Ninjai Gang. They even interviewed her for Black Belt Magazine. There's pictures and everything.

Posted by vew at 2:23 PM

April 15, 2004

Lead anyone?

So I'm starting a new campaign this weekend. New campaign means a few things:

  1. New Dice
  2. New Minis

Dice have been aquired. Minis have as well. We spent last night painting some of said minis. I picked the thief. The Husband picked the Sorcerer. I'll try posting pictures when they're done.

I'd forgotten how much I liked painting them. Just turn on the TV and I'm good to go for hours.

Posted by vew at 11:05 AM

April 13, 2004

Fatkins Diet

As you may or may not know, The Husband and I are on the Atkins diet. I was reading my comics like a good girl when I came across a link to this. OMFG. This is so hilarious. Be warned, there is some (ok, a lot of) strong language. It's worth it though.


Posted by vew at 9:27 AM

April 12, 2004

Hoody Hoo!

Wow, I've become something more than "The Husband's Wife". I've actually had a few people in person comment about my reading of Chapter 3 of Lawrence Lessig's book Free Culture. I was mentioned (along with The Husband) on a listserv at the university. I'm on my way to my 10 minutes of fame here.

Also, I've lost 15 pounds on my diet. Hooray! I think going off the diet for that one weekend broke through a plateau. May have to keep that in mind for later. Next thing you know I'll be down right gorgeous.

pshaw, right...


Posted by vew at 2:20 PM

April 6, 2004

Criminal Mastermind

If you read The Husband's blog then you already know that I executed a masterful kidnapping last weekend. We went to Chattanooga and had a blast. This is the first time in 6 years of marriage that I was able to actually sucker him. It was great. We even swore off the diet for the weekend. It's amazing how things never taste as good as you remember them tasting.

In other news, the finger is healing. The doc says I can take off the splint and start using the finger to get it's mobility and strength back up. I'm not so sure. I accidentally hit it and was almost in tears. We'll see how THAT goes.

Posted by vew at 11:45 AM

April 1, 2004

And you thought they just did searches

So I'm reading CNN and I find a link to a new service that Google is offering called Gmail. I want one!! Anything to stick it to Microsoft.

Posted by vew at 3:54 PM | Comments (1)

Did you mean Firearm Safety?

So The Husband is going to take me to a local gun range so I can learn how to use a gun. I must admit that I have mixed feelings. I've always hated guns. In my opinion, generally they do more harm than good. Now, that is from the mouth of the uneducated gun person. That's why I'm going to do this with an open mind. Hopefully I will learn more than the mechanics of the thing.

So, in preperation, I started doing the ubiquitous Internet Search. I found an interesting dichotomy of things. Most of the links it returned were from universities of all places. I figured I would get links from Gun smiths or retailers. No links from the NRA at all. I got one link from a law enforcement agency. I assumed that THEY would be the first ones to have websites advocating gun safety and how to find a professional near you that would instruct you on gun safety. No such luck. I find it interesting that our Universities are doing more to promote gun safety than anyone else. I found websites that basically were there to tell folks how to get around the background checks (gunshows are apparently the way to go there). One site even had a list of states you could go to that didn't do background checks depending on what type of firearm you purchase.

It really frightens me that they sell guns at Wal-Mart but I can't find a website for a national registry of gun safety providers. If you want to learn how to drive, you go to http://www.dmv.org/ where they have links on traffic safety and how to get a manual or places to go for driver's ed. If you want to learn how to ride a motorcycle, you go to http://www.msf-usa.org/ where they tell you how to find a local chapter that teaches classes. Why isn't there one for firearms? Am I searching using the wrong terms?


Posted by vew at 11:50 AM