For a guy who has absolutely no interest in the sport of boxing, I sure loves me some boxing movies. Raging Bull, When We Were Kings, Southpaw. I saw Rocky for the first time a few weeks ago and thought it was fantastic. So I was predisposed to like Million Dollar Baby -- the "boxing movie" element of it, at
I was in Washington DC for a few days last week, and noticed that the McDonald's there are under CVS. I think that's a pretty good idea. That way they can quickly rollback to an earlier version of the menu a few weeks after introducing some abomination like the McRibs. Note: If you don't get this joke, consider yourself lucky
Note: This review is part of the Booklist 2005 Project. Note: This review contains minor spoilers for Curious Incident ... but you may enjoy the book more for knowing them. Do you ever do that thing where you make a to-do list, and you intentionally include a few tasks that you have already completed so you can have the satisfaction
... to Make Your own Oscar Pool Page.
The Squirrelly is one year old today. So says the calendar, at any rate. If I had to guestimate how long I've been father, based on how quickly/slowly time has flown/crawled by since Birthday #0, I'd reckon about ((F-5) + ((S*3) / (W2 - A)) - C) months, where F is my current frustration level on a scale from 1
In the past, this has been my method for determining my reading list:Go to libraryWander over to "new releases" sectionJudge books by coverThis has led me to some great stuff. Unfortunately, it has also resulted in long stretches of mediocrity. One of those stretches was the year affectionately known as 2004, and I said as much in my annual recap.
The Squirrelly recently discovered that he can press his mouth into the crook of his elbow, blow vigorously, and generate impressive farting noises. He has been doing this ever since, laughing uproariously after every performance. Any lingering doubts that this child is mine have now been dispelled.
Sunday I went to my local electronics store to browse for a new computer, and a $500 laptop caught my attention. It lacked the massive amounts of memory and storage space that come with the $1000-and-up models, but I chalked that up as a virtue rather than a fault. I intend to use the laptop for my writing, and anything
A recap of my recent (and previous) jury duty adventures appears in The Morning News today.