A Week of Tweets on 2010-11-07

  • Saw in my pants. #moviesinmypants #
  • Halloween in my pants. #moviesinmypants #
  • Tremors in my pants #moviesinmypants #
  • Stephen King edition: Carrie in my pants, Christine in my pants, It in my pants, The Stand in my pants #moviesinmypants #
  • Stephen King edition cont: The Mist in my pants, Shawshank Redemption in my pants, Maximum Overdrive in my pants #moviesinmypants #
  • More Stephen King: The Shining in my pants, The Dead Zone in my pants, Desperation in my pants, Firestarter in my pants #moviesinmypants #
  • Nonstop Stephen King: Misery in my pants, Stand By Me in my pants, Creepshow in my pants, The Dark Half in my pants #moviesinmypants #
  • The Last Stephen King: Needful Things in my pants, Apt Pupil in my pants, Everything's Eventual in my pants #moviesinmypants #
  • … and with that, I have nothing left in my pants… #
  • I'm at Ippolito's (429 Ernest W. Barrett Pkwy, Kennesaw). http://4sq.com/c3w4oC #
  • @Muerte_tsd Absolutely. But getting a late start as I'm busy all day… Hope to get an hour in before bed tonight. in reply to Muerte_tsd #
  • @Muerte_tsd do it anyway. It doesn't have to be good or even make sense, fix that later. It just need to be 50k words. in reply to Muerte_tsd #
  • Let me get this straight: the procedure costs me $1500 if I use my insurance, but $500 if I don't use it. Why have insurance? #
  • If you think not voting sends a message, you are wrong. Go vote. #
  • Did you vote in Georgia? Did you vote Yes on Amendment 1? Do you even understand what you just voted for? #
  • Monkeys, typewriters & Shakespeare. #
  • 2,255 words. I'm behind after two days of goose eggs, but the story is progressing. #nanowrimo #
  • Don't throw any of that out. You'll want it later. Trust me. #tweetyour16yearoldself #
  • Another good day. 4,436 words down… a whole lot left to go. #nanowrimo #
  • Watching "Cherry 2000" on a chilly Friday morning. All I need is a mug of hot chocolate and I'm set… #
  • @Critus If Johnny does for vampires what he did for pirates, future Dragon*Cons may have to have a special Vampire Party… in reply to Critus #
  • Even though I'm behind, I took a night off from #nanowrimo because I didn't feel like writing… #
  • Never been paintballing before… today, that changes. #
  • I have now paintballed… Meh. #
  • @etcet I got shot twice… Once on the forehead, and once in the back by an idiot on my own team. in reply to etcet #
  • 5420. #nanowrimo #
  • And now I get to stay up until 2am and make sure all the servers change time correctly! Yay! (not) #
  • Once again I make my plea… do away with DST. It's annoying, especially since not everyone does it. #

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I Came, I Saw, I Ran

This morning was the 3rd Annual Run Like Hell 5k at the Oakland Cemetary.

It isn’t fancy, so the times aren’t exact, but I crossed the like at exactly 53 minutes and 0 seconds, on the nose.  In fact, seeing the time tick toward 53 is what caused me to actually run across the finish instead of continuing to walk.

53 minutes is a decent time.  Not a good time.  Definitely not a great time.  It also happens to be roughly half my Peachtree Road Race, a 10k, time from July.  So, despite making little effort to train or exercise in the past few months, I haven’t backslid any.

I do want to bring down my time for next July, so today is the kicking off point of trying to get back into exercising.  No.  Forget the trying, I am back to exercising.

Anyway, I had a great time, and as you can see from the picture I ran dressed as Charlie Brown’s Evil Twin.  Really, that’s what makes the Run Like Hell a fun run: the costumes.  Batman, Supergirl, people with blue hair, painted faces, tutus and all manner of different things.  I look forward to next year.

Movie Round-Up: October 23rd, 2009

Saw VI:

Another October, another Saw film.  I saw the first one and liked it.  I even saw the second.  I’ve yet to see the third, fourth, or fifth, so I clearly can’t see number six in the theater.  Also, I’m not a big fan of the uber-gore torture films.  The only interest I have in the Saw series at this point is the base plot and how they tie together.  I can get that from Wikipedia.


I didn’t get a chance to see a screening of this one, but it interests me in the same way that all movies about historical people do.  The cast looks great, and while I won’t be running off to see this at the theater, I’ll be eagerly awaiting the release on DVD so I can rent it.

Cirque du Freak – The Vampire’s Assistant:

Oh great… another vampire movie.  At least its not Twilight, which I finally saw and thought was awful.  But this movie has potential.  First, it doesn’t take itself too seriously, so you shouldn’t either.  The actors are all hamming it up pretty well, so you should join them as you romp through this tale together.  Its fun, maybe not worth full price, but probably worth a matinee or early bird showing.  I just hope that if the series continues it remains this light and fun.

Astro Boy:

The character has been around for over 50 years, and while I had seen the image now and then I have never read any of the manga or other comics or seen any of the TV shows or movies.  Going in to this film, all I knew was “Astro Boy is a robot.”  So the direction the movie took was quite startling to me.  Toby, the son of Dr. Tenma, is killed in a horrible accident, and the doctor, being a grieving robotics genius, builds himself a replacement son using the latest technology and the boy’s DNA.  Tenma quickly learns that this robot is not actually his son, and that having the boy-bot around is just a painful reminder of his loss.  The boy runs away, then is hunted, and eventually winds up on the surface below… oh, did I forget to mention they all lived in a floating utopia called Metro City?  Yeah, and the world below them is little more than where they dump their garbage, at least that’s what they think.  Astro finds new friends among the surface dwellers, but he won’t be safe for long as the President of Metro City is looking for the power source that is running the boy robot.  I thought the animation of this film was superb, and the voice acting was great, but really it is the story that knocks this movie out of the park.  I found myself at the edge of my seat, drawn in to this world and caring about Astro Boy.  Not since The Iron Giant have I cared so much about a robot, and while Astro Boy isn’t quite up to that level of greatness, it is great film.  Go see it.