Saturday, May 17, 2003

Very Happy. I have been married to this beautiful bride for 22 years now.

Unfortunately, I finished a project yesterday in St. Paul, Minnesota yesterday morning and we spent the day (and night) driving back to DC from there. My wife spent her pre-K through 6th grade years there, so the whole family came along for the week. They had a great time and I worked hard and saw a lot of good stuff. I can't believe we drove all the way back from there -- we left after 11 a.m. CDT and got home around 9 a.m. EDT.

It was also my baby's 2nd birthday. More pictures later (and maybe more thoughts -- my brain is down now -- no sleep).

I am tired, but I am a happy man.

The Matrix: Overloaded. Saw the 2nd chapter in the Matrix on Thursday. My opinion: a good chase scene -- some interesting dialogue, nevertheless, the movie runs way too long. Start by cutting the whole prayer/rave party in Zion. [BTW, Zion's ethnic diversity is great -- too bad there's not similar veins of diversity for other categories, such as age, ideology, faith.] Also the expository dialogue runs a little too long. But maybe I was missing something. Yes, I will see it again, but not until my free ticket arrives and not for a month or more.

Still too violent.

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Sleep on it. The new General Motors Corp. commercial uses a clip from the Meatloaf song, Paradise by the Dashboard Light.
Let me sleep on it
Baby, baby let me sleep on it
Let me sleep on it
I'll give you an answer in the morning
Ah, but do you remember the punchline:
So now I'm praying for the end of time
To hurry up and arrive
'Cause if I gotta spend another minute with you
I don't think that I can really survive
I'd never break my promise or forget my vow
But God only knows what I can do right now
I'm praying for the end of time, it's all that I can do-oo-oo
Praying for the end of time
So I can end my time with you.
What is the temperature at which paper burns? A good essay on a great book.

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Go Annika!