Mark Out Moment of the Week

November 27, 2007

Okay… I’m not getting my hopes up. If I had to place my bet on one side or the other, I would say that it is more likely to suck rather than be great. Cause truth-be-told, the third movie in the series wasn’t really all that good.

But, if you’re like me…. this picture still fills you with a sense of fanboy (or fangirlish glee). And most likely, you even have a certain movie theme by John Williams in your head.


Snakes… why’d it have to be snakes!!!!


It was one year ago today…

November 21, 2007

This time…. one year ago…

Most important day in my life?  Kindof weird to say that.  And I may be too self-absorbed, self-important, to really say that about a day where I was mostly in a supporting role.

Most significant day in my life?  Yes.  For the simple reason, that on this day in 2006, I became a father.  For the rest of my life, I have that title.  Even if I dismiss it (no plans to ever).  Even if he, one day, dismisses it (hope I’m never that big of a jerk).  It is still true, I am a father, now.  All other designations (high school graduate, husband, home-owner, licensed driver, Grand Cardinal of the Black Priesthood of Ancient Mu) are so much more situational, cultural, or temporary.  Being a father is cultural, social, but also it is biological.  And you just can’t argue with biology.  Well, not successfully.

(This one got a bit long… skip if you want, or if you’ve heard it already)

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It is a question, that rarely gets asked in these situations

November 15, 2007

Next time someone’s threatening you to get you to do something, remember what Krosp says:

GG - How Big a stick?

 (From Girl Genius)

The first of many

November 12, 2007

To be honest with you, I thought it would be a few more years til I would truly envy Zack’s toys.  And, that’s still true in the sense of toys that I, as an adult, would enjoy playing with.  Yes, I can enjoy bouncing a ball, playing music songs and seeing flashing lights.  But really, I can do without it.

However, when I see the toy that we got for Zack’s birthday, I can’t help but feel a little envious.  Sure I had metal Tonka trucks growing up, and that was a lot of fun.  But this thing is pretty kick ass. 


The Tonka Wheel Drivers Scoot ‘n Scoop 3-in-1 Ride-On.  Ya can push it, walk with it, or ride it.  I’m telling you, you ride around on this thing, you could get a lot of tail.

(meaning you could chase after the cats and grab their tails… sheesh get your mind out of the gutter)

Normally not one for quizzes…

November 8, 2007

But I liked this one from Rub Daddy:

Your Score: Besotted Vagabond

1 Social Standing, -1 Malevolence, -16 Self-Mastery

Human detritus too pusillanimous and dull to menace anything more formidable than an unattended chicken-coup or linen line, you stagger from workhouse to workhouse as the local rate-payers wax weary of your unamended parasitism. Your contemptible existence shall end as the bulk of it was lived – in a ditch beside the road.

Link: The What Manner of Blackguard Test written by hermoderus on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

The Despair

November 6, 2007

The end of Daylight Savings Time is one of the dreariest occurences of the year, for me. Now, I’ve never really been one whose mood depended on the amount of sunlight in their lives, or having seasonal affective disorder.   But there is a certain despair (or malaise if I’m being all haughty taughty about it) to the creeping darkness. Reflective of getting older, the earth going to pot, and the universe collapsing or some such nonsense. And when Daylight Savings Time ends, the darkness gets shoved in my face, rather than the slow creeping along.

It’s probably because, for the most part, I don’t care how dark it is in the morning. Yes, by 8:00 it should be light enough to see, but other than that, it can be pitch black when I wake up, and I don’t really care. But when sundown occurs at 5:30, that’s a time of the day that I enjoy. Once the sun goes down, even during this season, you get the feeling that the day is over, you should be inside, warm, and eat something before getting ready for bed.

Usually this despair continues for most of November. The initial excitement of the footall season is over. I’m not quite in Chili or Soup or Hot Cocoa mode yet. It’s gone quickly from warm non jacket weather to heavy winter coat weather, skipping jean jacket and windbreaker season alltogether. If you’re used to going for a walk, working outside, or playing football/golf/ultimate frisbee/calvinball til the wee hours, that goes away unless you have high-powered lights.

By the time Thanksgiving rolls around, I’m used to it. And the warmth of the Holiday Cheer has set in (before I’ve gotten sick of it in mid-December), the promise of getting together with family is upon us (before the reality of family relations is revealed), and the fun of gift giving (before the stress of mall shopping) and the excitement of gift receiving (before realizing no one really knows what you want). And then everything is normal again.



Oh, nothing to do with anything else…. I just saw this at the Comics I Don’t Understand blog, and this is just tooooooo funny….


Kindof Explains the Current Market, Huh

November 2, 2007