Tuesday, February 22, 2011

One Year Ago...

For whatever reason, we lost a great person.

On the one hand, it's hard to believe it's been a year already. But on the other... let's just say it's been a long year.

I knew him for such a short time - only a handful of years. But what a wonderful person he was. So welcoming, so non-judgemental. He did his best to make me (and, I'd imagine, everyone) feel at home in a place where at times I feel like such an outsider. I can't imagine what it's like for those who knew him for so much longer, for their entire life.

I'm not particularly religious, I readily admit that I go mostly for the bell choir, and it's a testament to the kind of man Fr Mike was that he was able to affect my life so much in such a short amount of time. Fr Jim is a nice guy and seems to genuinely want to make a difference at St. Mary's. But it's just not the same.

Monday, February 21, 2011

2011 Awards Season: Toy Story 3

My Comments:
So cute! I remember the first one, I vaguely recall the second. This one seemed to have a lot more layers than the first two. Oh, what ten years will do! Oh, and Mr. Pricklepants? - bwahahahaha. Lots of great new characters. There were some sad moments. There were some hilarious moments. There were some risque moments when I had to double check that yes, this movie was rated G. I'm thinking the Pixar people hoped some things went over the kids' heads. Anywho, well done again Woody and Buzz.

My Grade: A

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

29 on 2-9

So what is that... a bronze birthday or something? I say it should be celebrated, although I suppose a great majority of the population would never experience it...


Today is my birthday.

Today I get to participate in a full physical inventory - the third one we've done in the last 6 months.

Today I get to go to work early.

Today I get to bring in cookie bars for everyone. Adam made them. He's awesome.

Today I get to crawl around the warehouse trying to see tiny numbers on pallet tags.

Today I get to sit in a conference room with a laptop and five or six other people, trying to reconcile inventory counts.

Today I get to tell everyone I have to leave at 4:30 even though I'm sure we won't be done yet.

Today I get to go out to dinner, although I still haven't decided where we're going yet.

Today I get to see "Wicked" for the second time. It should be great.

Today I get to go to The Bar and drink for free. Not that I will. But I could. Ok, maybe just one.

Today I get to make my last claim that I'm not 30 yet.

Happy Birthday to Me.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

2011 Awards Season: The Town

My Comments:
Not the most boring plot ever, but I was still kind of bored. That and I couldn't help having Vicky Cristina Barcelona flashbacks the whole time. Sorry, but Rebecca Hall needs to work on her acting. And Ben, I'm pretty sure the people of Boston don't say "F***" so much. Really unnecessary. Overall, not a terrible movie, but not really my kind of thing. Too much gratuitous swearing and gunfighting. Oh, and the fact that Jon Hamm showed up automatically drops it half a grade. Cannot. Stand. Him!!

My Grade: C-

Caturday: Go Pack Go

Even Ted's getting in on the team spirit thing.