Dec 19 2003

Seasons and Return of the King

Went to see Return of the King today … I have just one word to say about that … WOW.

Yes, it was long … I knew that beforehand … but in some ways it wasn’t long enough. I understand they had to cut almost an hour of footage to get it to the 3 1/2 hours they released. I can’t wait for the extended version DVD to come out.

It was a very fitting end to a wonderful story.

Obviously Ginny liked it too. 🙂

Now maybe I’ll actually read the book 🙂

The only annoying thing about the movie was the fact that some people sitting near us talked insesently. It didn’t bother me directly, but they were closer to Ginny … and she had to shush them a few times.

Prior to the movie we went to Seasons of Long Grove for their Dickensian Dinner.

That was fun … the food was good and the singers were wonderful. Although now I have “O Come, All Ye Faithful” running through my head. Oh well, as mind viruses go, I’ve had worse.

Dec 18 2003

Oops, sorry, I was wrong …

… the mind virus I had wasn’t “O Come, All Ye Faithful” it actually was “What child is this”.

The singers at Seassons of Long Grove were singing it often, plus it was played at Ginny’s church winter concert.

Dec 17 2003

Dammit … I lost the recipie!

I had this really great recipie for Crock Pot beef stew … and I lost it!

Well, I think I’ve found it again … not where I expected to though … about.com?
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Dec 17 2003

Ok, we'll see if anything comes of this

I’m not sure I have the discipline to actually maintain this things … but we’ll give it a shot and see what happens. Don’t be surprised if this blog goes poof all of a sudden.

Nov 15 2003

I got a 'thanks' online

Jon Paris wrote an article for the online version of iSeries magazine that was based on a thread started in RPG400-L. At the tail end, he noted the 10th anniversery of the creation of midrange.com.

Thanks Jon 🙂

Mar 09 2002

Resignation from Adulthood

I found this on another web site … but thought it was so good, It need to be republished. When I sent this to a co-worker I got quite a response

Resignation from Adulthood

To Whom It May Concern

I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult. I have decided I would like to regain the responsibilities of an 8-year old.

I want to go to McDonald’s and think that it’s a four-star restaurant.

I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle and make ripples in a pond with rocks.

I want to think M&Ms are better than money, because you can eat them.

I want to play dodge ball at recess and paint with watercolors in art class.

I want to lie under a big oak tree and run a lemonade stand with my friends on a hot summer’s day.

I want to return to a time when life was simple. When all you knew were colors, multiplication tables, and nursery rhymes.

But that didn’t bother you, because you didn’t know what you didn’t know, and you didn’t care. All you knew was to be happy, because you were blissfully unaware of all the things that should make you worried or upset.

I want to think the world is fair. That everyone is honest and good. I want to believe that anything is possible and that everyone can live forever.

I want to be oblivious to the complexities of life, and overly excited by the little things again. I want to return to the days when children played hide-and-seek outside instead of being glued to a television set.

I remember being naive and thinking everyone was happy because I was.

My afternoons were spent climbing trees and fences and riding my bike. I never worried about time, bills, or where I was going to find the money to buy things. I want to live simply again. I don’t want my day to consist of depressing news, mountains of paperwork, computer crashes, doctor’s bills, gossip, illness, and the loss of loved ones. I want to believe in the power of smiles, hugs, a kind word, truth, justice, peace, dreams, and making angels in the snow.

So here are my credit card statement, my car keys, my pager, and my cell phone. I am officially resigning from adulthood. And if you want to discuss this further, you’ll have to catch me first, because “Tag! You’re it!”

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