Wednesday, June 21, 2006

"Game over man; game over!"

So the wife and I communicate in aproximatley 72% movie & TV quotes. I thought it might be fun to share that joy with you. So here's the deal: I'll quote something and you guess what it's from. When someone is right I'll let them know and then they get to post a quote (and let us know who's right). If it ever bogs down, I'll just start a new quote. And let's not get all panties-in-a-wad over exact words - I hope we're not all the kind of people (nerds) that would download a script or something. Just make sure that it can be identified by someone who has seen the movie/TV show.

Ready?


"They mostly come out at night, mostly."

Friday, June 16, 2006

Saturday is my Birthday

No, no, don't worry about getting me anything. I just wanted to share the joy with you. I am one day younger than Garfield (the cartoon cat). That's just a little weird to me.

I am celebrating my birthday by going to school (I'm taking a short course and we meet on Saturday morning). I'm not sure what else I'm going to do - I will probably nap some, eat some, have some cake, maybe watch a movie.

Just to mention it: I'm taking a class on Church Planting with Stan Granberg. I just don't have the words to describe how excited I am about all this. I'm finally taking a class that directly applies to the ministry I want to do!

I have so much that I want to write about in this regard. I want to tell you about the demographic research that I've done into NW Portland. I want to talk about bi-vocational ministry. I want to communicate my passion for starting a work in Portland as soon as possible.

But that will get to wait for a little while. If I tried to write about it now I would end up rambling. I need to process this stuff for a while.

I do like having arguments on my blog, though (like about how lame soccer is). So, since everyone and their goat are talking about the Da Vinci code . . . I would like to tell you why good books are hard to come by now-a-days. Authors are writing for the movie audience. The sentence structure is horrible; in The Da Vinci Code, Brown uses single word sentences like: "Christians." (pg. 232) That's just one word! One word cannot comprise a legitimate sentence in the English language (interogatives asside). Also, his chapters are about 2 paragraphs long. I know he uses this to build suspense, but there is no other good reason for his chapter breaks - they fall in the middle of all the action just to make you go on to the next chapter. Dan Brown wrote his book for a movie audience. I would rather let the narrative build the suspense. I would prefer for the sentences to be coherent. So, in summary: The Da Vinci Code is a poorly written book that sold a lot of copies to a lot of people who must like soccer because they like crap.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

They call me the streak . . .

Ok, no one really calls me the streak, but I was trying to think of a title that is a little bit funny and makes reference to my lack of blogging for about 2 weeks. I could make up some excuses (reading for class and working two jobs) or tell you a story about how the entire interweb has been on the fritz and wouldn't let me post my most witty and insightful thoughts.

Does anyone else find the World Cup incredibly boring? Trinidad and Tobago got really excited about a tie; this is a tie people. No one wins, and no one loses, yay let's all get excited. Stupid soccer.

Do you remember when there were good movies? We had two netflix movies that we watched recently: Alexander and King Arthur. Holy crappy movies, Batman!

Alexander: Oliver Stone should be beaten with a rolled up newspaper and repeatedly told, "No!" and maybe he will learn to stop making bad movies. 3 hours of a movie about the man who conquered the world and I think there were 2 fights (and not a fight within the first hour). There was a bunch of Colin Farrell with puffy hair moping about his mom being mean.

King Arthur: Jerry Bruckheimer, what can I say - you should stick to crappy TV shows (they waist less of my life).

Remember X-3, yeah, that was a good movie. What do you think will be the first spinoff of the X-men franchise? I vote for Wolverine, but I would also be stoked about a Magneto movie. What say you?