Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Reflections about a Pumpkin

Hey All:
Running is going well, still on mile runs. However, the reason for today's post is a cheap plug for ABC's airing of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" (8/7 Central). I've been a Peanuts fan since I was a little kid, and quite honestly it's great family entertainment (I STILL laugh throughout). Will Linus see the Great Pumpkin this year? Tune in and find out....
P.S. Since they're not continuing Game 5 tonight, I don't want to hear any excuses from ticked off Phillie fans lol

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

It's Good to Be Back

Today was my 1st day back on my home track in like a week and a half due to midterms and my Tampa trip. I had a lot of fun, but yeah, running a quarter of a mile (Out of a mile) is quite wild, especially if you don't have that much stamina. But hey, at least I'm running in '10 so I got time to get better :)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

A Comedy of Errors

I love the airline industry(!), but now it's set to a new level (cue Circus music):
I had a 7 AM flight from Tampa to Atlanta this morning. That was the only "normal" part of my day. I got to the gate for my 9:50 flight to Minneapolis which was overbooked. I took the $400 and lunch voucher and was put on the 1:30 flight. I found out Atlanta Hartsfield to be an interesting place, but I don't buy that it's the busiest in the world. After my exploration I arrived at the gate for my 1:30 flight. Shortly after the safety demo I dozed off, and woke up a short time later I woke up to the sight of our plane still on the ground and that a circuit breaker on the plane had failed so we were going to the gate. After an hour of this, we were told to get off the plane and we stood in the jetway for 5-10 minutes before getting back on, waiting ANOTHER hour before arriving five and a half hours after I was supposed to arrive in Minneapolis.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Go Rays!

OK, so I may be a little biased toward the Rays in that I used to be a frequent visitor to St. Pete (Tarpon Springs to be exact) and that I'm going down again next weekend, but I'm excited for this Rays team! :) However, a kid was suspended from school for wearing a Rayhawk (Or a mohawk) to school on Monday. Please, this is the first time sports in the Bay Area have been relevant on the national picture since the Bucs won the Super Bowl in '03. Not only that, this is the first time the Rays have brought pride to Tampa. Let kids be kids and let them have hope in their baseball team (Especially if you're a Cub fan like me, but we're NOT going down that road).
Link to the details of the Rayhawk suspension:

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Movie Night!

Something that few people know about me is my passion for independent film, so I decided to take today's post and talk about two of my favorite indies that have come out recently, Charlie Bartlett and Young @ Heart (I should note that yes, I did enjoy Juno, but everybody and their cow enjoyed Juno, so how is that special?).

Charlie Bartlett:
To be quite honest, I couldn't find one defining part of the movie to summarize the whole thing, so here's the trailer:

It is rated R, mostly for the prescription drug use and an implied sex scene, but Robert Downey Jr.'s performance as the alcoholic Principal Gardner is just beyond belief. It has you thinking throughout to the movie as to who you should/shouldn't trust during the movie as numerous characters often change their behavior throughout the movie.

Young @ Heart:
A 2008 documentary good for the whole family* that follows a senior citizen choir from New England, and does really tug at the heart strings. Probably the most emotional piece from the film (below) is a cover of Coldplay's Fix You, which was supposed to be a duet, but half of the duo died the morning of the performance.
* Whole Family: Since the film does involve senior citizens and due to recent studies that suggest that 100% of seniors die at some point, make sure your kids understand the concept of death before seeing this movie. If not, sit them down and have them watch Lion King. If you don't have Lion King, SHAME ON YOU!

Young @ Heart is rated PG.

Both films are available to rent at your local video store.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Learning to Fly...OK, More Like Run

Hey everybody!
I ran/walked my 1st timed mile tonight.....12:52 :( I KNOW I can do better, I gotta work on my sprint a little bit more...being a newbie it's nowhere near what I imagine what I want be in 2010, but the bird's got to learn how the wings work before it can fly.
"Coming down is the hardest thing"
Tom Petty

Sunset Boulevard Awaits!