Wednesday, February 28, 2007

New Blogs

Not long ago I started playing with some of the new widgets that Blogger created for the Beta setting. I think everyone has gone Beta by now, but if you haven't.. try it out. It allows you a lot more freedom to tweak template elements.

Also, I've added a category called Southern Tier Blogs. The list has been slowly growing, with the latest addition being Boon Island Blogger. I met that blog's writer, Chris, at the Chautauqua Leadership Network retreat last week. CLN will be taking up a lot of my free time this year, but hopefully I'll be able to blog about some of the things we'll be up to.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Movies You Can't Look Away From


There's a couple movies I can't stand to watch, but can't stand to turn the channel once I see that they're on. One of these movies is 'Til There Was You. While I was home on break in college, I would catch this flick while flipping between HBO, The Weather Channel, TLC, and The Discovery Channel. I found the script trite and the acting something to be desired, which resulted in a total effect of "ehn." And yet, this movie gave me one of my favorite lines that I co-opted for anytime I was sad or drama queening about the wasted landscape of love:

Gwen: "This is the part where your heart actually hurts."

I hate this film. I really do. And thanks to my Jeane Tripplehorn-look-alike-friend, Lynn, I now know the name of this movie and can promptly find a cheap, used DVD of it online so I can seethe at this abomination in the privacy of my own home.

Away, Away

We're on a mini-vaca in an area where they're experiencing forest fires (thanks asshole arsonist). It's an area that makes Clift...