I was turned on to TripIt a while back and never had a reason to try it. Now that I’m headed to San Francisco, I gave it a shot and it’s rather nice. I just forwarded my Orbitz email and it auto filled in my trip’s itinerary. You can look at your stuff each day, it gives you the weather forecast for that day and lots of other goodies. I even was able to subscribe via iCal to a calendar for my trips so now iCal filled in all my plane info and all that jazz automatically for me. Really if you are traveling anywhere I recommend checking it out. I think they have phone apps as well but I’m not able to try them.
I’ve had the chance to watch the finale of Lost. In fact, I watched the last half hour twice just so it would sink in more and I think I’m satisfied. Sure there are questions but overall I think it was pretty well tied up. It makes enough sense to make me happy and I can still say that Lost very well may be the best written show of all time. I look forward to re-watching the entire series from start to finish and seeing how the mythology holds up now that we know the end of it all.
and I’m wide awake. That’s weird. I’m almost afraid to go to sleep now. Maybe I’ll dust off the Wii Fit, but more likely I’ll just watch ER.
I was looking at the upcoming Marvel movies leading up to the Avengers and got excited over a few things. First, Natalie Portman is in Thor. Second, Joss Whedon is directing The Avengers. And this one is just weird, Captain America is being shot in London. This was made a little less weird once I learned it mainly takes place during WWII, so I guess Europe would be the place to be. These cannot come soon enough for me, I’m really excited. Right now IMDB has May release of Thor and a July release of Captain America for next year with The Avengers in 2012.
Go ahead and make fun but I’ve continued to watch Grey’s Anatomy (despite numerous reasons to stop). Anyway, I’m watching the season finale and they’ve either just jumped the shark or gone back to being great. We’ll see…
I accidentally clicked on a Fox News article via Google News today. It really upset and offended me. I can’t believe people read/watch Fox News and think it’s anywhere near fair and balanced. I’m not trying to say I don’t lean left, because I do, but I still try to get my news from balanced sources and Fox News is not even close. I don’t even think there is a liberal equivalent. It was outrageous, extreme and I wish they would go away. Is there a way to block certain sources from Google News?
I just placed the most random Amazon order. I came across this Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter and it was only a few bucks on Amazon. I of course had some leftover gift cards on my account from my survey days so i decided to get it. But why pay so much for shipping when if I added a few more items I’d qualify for free shipping… so I did. I got an HDMI cable to make use of the adapter but that again was only a few bucks so I kept looking… I recently got NHL 2K10 and that brought back my yearning for a new classic controller and so I added one but still feel just short of free shipping. I was going to add Mad About Your season 4 but then my shipment would be delayed until it’s June release so I browsed the DVDs and came up with a pretty decent deal on Rules of Engagement. I have to say after all that I can’t wait to see what random stuff Amazon’s recommendation engine comes up with.
In other news, I may have consumed way to much coffee today. I’m quite wired and didn’t mean to be. I guess thats OK though because I’ve got some freelance work to bust out tonight. I find my freelancing is very similar to school projects. I wait until just about the last minute possible and wham bam, thank you mam, knock it out. I’m off the the wonderful Adobe world now, goodbye internetz.
Anyone in the Kalamazoo area last year might remember hearing of a feature film that was being filmed around town and on the campuses of Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University. Well, that movie was Cherry and its done and traveling the festival circuit. After it’s well-recieved review at the SXSW Festival in Texas, Cherry came back for a special campus screening in Kalamazoo. I had the pleasure of viewing it the other night and I have to say I was surprised at how enjoyable it was. For the record, I’m slightly biased as I not only live in and enjoy Kalamazoo and recognizing those places was awesome but I also was an extra as an art student. I even made it onscreen, albeit for a very short amount of time that could easily be overlooked. But on to the review…
The simplest way to sum this one up is “extended trailer for an unannounced sequel.” All the movie really does is introduce Robin Hood. I get that it’s an origin story but I was hoping that within nearly two and half hours of movie there would be a little more to it. The movie really lacked anything really exciting at all. There were a few big action sequences but even those were a little bit boring and I thought the camera work in them was more distracting than anything else. It was actually confusing, shaky and didn’t let you see what was going on very well. Overall I’d say you’re not missing much by skipping this one or at least waiting until DVD.
This is getting a bit ridiculous. It’s no secret I’m an Apple fanboy (although I find myself lately questioning a lot of their decisions) but I would like to go on record that this whole Apple vs. Adobe thing is stupid. Neither side is right. They are both being hypocritical and the whole thing is dumb. Here are some of my thoughts on how to fix this.
I just finished season 1 today and now I’m moving into Season 2. This seems to be taking much longer than it usually does, or maybe I’m just old and don’t stay up as late anymore.
Not only is my nose stuffed up beyond belief but it also manages to simultaneously be runny… go figure.