Archive for December, 2006

A WordPress haiku

December 28, 2006

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Let's compare Supermans!

December 28, 2006

Yes, I’m slipping full-on into dork mode here, but what the hey.

So! This Christmas, I bought the husband the Christopher Reeve super edition Superman DVD set. As in, all the movies with extra fun stuff. We started watching it last night and I CAN’T BELIEVE I EVER THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD MOVIE. The cheese factor is over the top!


Oh, man – I remember seeing this in the theater and thinking to myself that it was the most utterly romantic thing I’d ever seen, and I wanted to be just like Margot Kidder. Wow.

And then we’ve got the totally mis-casted Brandon Routh:

I’m sorry, but just because you kinda LOOK like Christopher Reeve, it doesn’t make you a superhero. Kevin Spacey kicked all kinds of ass, though, didn’t he?

No, no, no – in my opinion, the absolute best Superman of all time is Tom Welling of Smallville. He’s easy on the eyes, but more than that, he’s a phenomenal actor. The casting on that whole show actually is wonderful – my favorite is probably Lex Luther, then Chloe, then the Kents, then Lois. I wish that they had looked seriously at Tom as Superman in the movie version; I think he would’ve done a MUCH better job.

Let’s compare Supermans!

December 28, 2006

Yes, I’m slipping full-on into dork mode here, but what the hey.

So! This Christmas, I bought the husband the Christopher Reeve super edition Superman DVD set. As in, all the movies with extra fun stuff. We started watching it last night and I CAN’T BELIEVE I EVER THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD MOVIE. The cheese factor is over the top!


Oh, man – I remember seeing this in the theater and thinking to myself that it was the most utterly romantic thing I’d ever seen, and I wanted to be just like Margot Kidder. Wow.

And then we’ve got the totally mis-casted Brandon Routh:

I’m sorry, but just because you kinda LOOK like Christopher Reeve, it doesn’t make you a superhero. Kevin Spacey kicked all kinds of ass, though, didn’t he?

No, no, no – in my opinion, the absolute best Superman of all time is Tom Welling of Smallville. He’s easy on the eyes, but more than that, he’s a phenomenal actor. The casting on that whole show actually is wonderful – my favorite is probably Lex Luther, then Chloe, then the Kents, then Lois. I wish that they had looked seriously at Tom as Superman in the movie version; I think he would’ve done a MUCH better job.

Five things you didn't know about me.

December 28, 2006

I’ve been tagged by my friend Dustin, so here are five things you probably don’t know about me:

  1. I was my city’s spelling bee champ in fifth, sixth, and seventh grade. I went to the state championships and placed 17th in the state of Washington. I don’t remember what word I tripped on, just that I won a ginormous dictionary, thesaurus, and I was utterly broken-hearted that I couldn’t keep going.
  2. I’m a voracious reader and have about, oh, I think around 3000 books in my home library right now. I love reading the classics (seriously – what do you expect from a liberal arts major?), I’ve read everything Shakespeare’s ever written, but I do love some rubbishy stuff every once in a while…oh, heck. A lot.
  3. I got married in a small town in Denmark by a justice of the peace. We walked to our wedding – five miles – and walked back to the hotel. Not one person in the town of 150 people spoke English. We had $200 to our names; yet, we had a honeymoon all over Europe (mostly Germany and Austria). This year is our 15th anniversary. :>)
  4. I love to play the piano; I also like to compose music (think George Winston-y stuff here). I play on my grandmother’s piano that she gave to me – everytime I play, I am reminded of my Nana and Papa who practically raised me and who I’ve modeled my life after.
  5. I think dogs are highly overrated. I have three cats named George, LuLu, and Mrow. One day, I fully expect to turn into the Crazy Cat Lady from the Simpsons. It’s almost inevitable.

Okay! So…I’ve gotta tag five people with this now….let’s see….I’m going to tag Gina, Paul, Tory, Jeff, and Rick, and Adam. Yes, I do realize that’s six people.

Five things you didn’t know about me.

December 28, 2006

I’ve been tagged by my friend Dustin, so here are five things you probably don’t know about me:

  1. I was my city’s spelling bee champ in fifth, sixth, and seventh grade. I went to the state championships and placed 17th in the state of Washington. I don’t remember what word I tripped on, just that I won a ginormous dictionary, thesaurus, and I was utterly broken-hearted that I couldn’t keep going.
  2. I’m a voracious reader and have about, oh, I think around 3000 books in my home library right now. I love reading the classics (seriously – what do you expect from a liberal arts major?), I’ve read everything Shakespeare’s ever written, but I do love some rubbishy stuff every once in a while…oh, heck. A lot.
  3. I got married in a small town in Denmark by a justice of the peace. We walked to our wedding – five miles – and walked back to the hotel. Not one person in the town of 150 people spoke English. We had $200 to our names; yet, we had a honeymoon all over Europe (mostly Germany and Austria). This year is our 15th anniversary. :>)
  4. I love to play the piano; I also like to compose music (think George Winston-y stuff here). I play on my grandmother’s piano that she gave to me – everytime I play, I am reminded of my Nana and Papa who practically raised me and who I’ve modeled my life after.
  5. I think dogs are highly overrated. I have three cats named George, LuLu, and Mrow. One day, I fully expect to turn into the Crazy Cat Lady from the Simpsons. It’s almost inevitable.

Okay! So…I’ve gotta tag five people with this now….let’s see….I’m going to tag Gina, Paul, Tory, Jeff, and Rick, and Adam. Yes, I do realize that’s six people.

Scoble to endorse John Edwards for president!

December 27, 2006

Holy blogging has come of age, Batman!

Tech Chronicles has confirmed with Robert Scoble that he’s embarking on an out-of-state trip into the world of politics: He’s been invited to help former Democratic VP candidate John Edwards announce his presidential bid in New Orleans tomorrow. He flies out today.

Is this a sign of “you” politics? Scoble thinks so. He points to a New York Times article that says Edwards is arguably the most Web-savvy candidate in the 2008 race and that he will use Thursday’s event to gin up support via the Internet.

Well! I don’t really pay attention to politics, but I might have to now!

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A Christmas Story

December 26, 2006

I think we set a record for how many Christmas movies we watched yesterday!

First, Jimmy Stewart in “It’s a Wonderful Life.” I dare anyone to watch this movie without sobbing uncontrollably.

Then, Peter Billingsley’s “A Christmas Story.” Okay, all together now: you’ll shoot your eye out!

Lastly, stop-motion classic “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.” Best part: when the Coach gets a glance at Rudy’s red nose and his eyes roll back into his head.

Then we read the Christmas story all together, kids draped all over me. I love sleepy kids in their jammies, don’t you?

THEN, finally after getting the kids to bed, Dean and I watched the season four finale of Smallville. ARGH!! SOOOO good!!! And despite what everyone tells me, I refuse to believe that Lex Luthor is really going to be the bad guy. Yes, I’m hopelessly optimistic – I’m the girl who watched Star Wars Episode 3 crossing her fingers that Anakin wouldn’t turn into You Know Who.

A Techmeme haiku

December 26, 2006

Techmeme, my weakness
I visit you all day long
Must get off ‘puter

What will be the next Google killer?

December 26, 2006

Robert Scoble writes up a post on the perceived “arrogance” of Google:

Whether it’s arrogant or not, Google is the company to watch right now. It’ll be interesting to see if Microsoft can take some of that swagger away.

I don’t think Microsoft is even in the running to compete with Google; I mean, come ON – Windows Live Search? Or whatever they’re calling it right now? Live Search, Windows Live, the Gatester…I’m just tired trying to figure it all out.

Anyway, personally (putting on my smart hat here – hopefully it’s on right), I think that the next real challenge to Google is one of two things:

  • Social sites. Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name, you get lots and lots of lovely backlinks, and you are on the inside track; i.e., you are now part of the Cool Kids Club.
  • Itself. There’s such a thing as too many irons in the fire. There really, really is a tipping point. And if Google keeps going the way it has it either will A)do a lot of good stuff but all kinda halfass B)become the next Yahoo, with Tons Of Stuff Nobody Uses.

Google’s not going away, no matter how much it screws up. So they can afford to be a weensy bit arrogant….but not enough for the horribly Hallmarky Christmas logos from this year. Now, come on – weren’t those kangaroos just a wee bit too precious? I had to check my insulin levels after seeing THAT particular bit of schlock.

The happy link roundup

December 26, 2006
  • I’m on the Z-list! You love me, you really love me! Whoever you are!
  • You should probably subscribe to every single blog on this list. (That’s me talking to myself…giving myself a mental order. You can do it too.)
  • Wikiasari is up and running. And guess what? It ain’t so great. I’ll write about that in a minute.