Thursday, December 20, 2007

Danget Gonzaga...

That one really really hurt.

Update: It's approaching midnight and I still haven't recovered. Perhaps its all this packing that I'm doing. No, wait... its definately the fact that Pargo took that shot with like 7.5 seconds left on the clock.

Update 2: As I posted this I looked and was reminded that the M's signed Carlos Silva for 4 years at 11 million per... what a terrible day.

Blessed be God.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

In case you were wondering...

Finals are not any better in the seminary than they were at Western. They still suck. Just one more day to go...

Monday, December 17, 2007

Home Stretch

Things are definately winding down in my favor this semester. Most of my classes had a final project instead of a final exam, which means I'm practically done with the semster and just get to enjoy the final week of school. I do have one in class final, one take home final, and one long translation in Latin, but they won't be too bad. Friday morning I will leave for home... I can't wait.

I know everyone is spending like crazy and giving a lot this Christmas, but if you are looking to give some more to a good cause, I'd like to suggest giving it to Shelley Lubben Ministries. Shelley is a former prostitute/"adult" film star who has cleaned up, become a devout evangelical Christian, and now works to get women out of "the industry." Give her site a visit and if you feel like it, give her some $$.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

No Country for Old Men

Saw it last night and thought I'd share some of my thoughts...


First of all, the concept of this movie was great. For the first hour and a half I was on the edge of my seat. The movie is about a deer hunter from Texas named Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brodin) who comes across the scene of a drug deal gone completely wrong. Only one person was alive at the scene, although he was badly injured and in need of water. Moss leaves the man at the scene and tries to find the "last man standing." He finds him under a tree with a satchel containing 2 Million dollars. He takes the money with him and goes home. This of course makes the drug lords unhappy so they hire a hitman (Javier Bardem) to get the money back. This begins an exciting chase across the State of Texas that will only end when one of them dies.

This chase set up what could have been an intense climax for the movie. Only the movie didn't show you what happened. It just kind of told you. I'm sure that artistically this was a great move, but I personally wanted to see what happened. To be fair this was apparently very faithful to the book by Cormac McCarthy, which is always good. But still, I wanted to see how things went down.

The final thirty minutes were boring. You had to pay close attention, and after the first hour and a half of suspense I found this impossible.

I will definately watch this one again to try and get the most out of the final 30, and I'll probably pick up the book one day, but I must admit I'm sort of confused about the point of the film. I'll also admit that I don't understand the Oscar Buzz surrounding this one (other than the fact that its been a bad year for movies).

I give it a C.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

What a weekend

Real quick...

Gozaga won. It made me happy. Visit La Rev for the review (The link is on the right).

Seahawks won. It made me happy. Our defense is looking pretty good. We might win out and take the #2 playoff spot if Green Bay could lose a couple more games.

I saw the John Butler Trio saturday night. It was awesome. He's promoting his new album, so a lot of his newer stuff was played. Not bad, but not as good as his older stuff. The show is posted at Archive.org for download. Don't worry... its totally legal. Here is the Link: Link. Here is a video of one of the new ones I liked the most, called "Fire in the Sky."