Monday, July 25, 2005

LOTR Exhibit

Went to the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy exhibit at the Museum of Natural Science this weekend - very cool stuff. The exhibit is full of actual drawings by the artists who worked on the films, as well as authentic costumes, props, miniatures, and much more. There are several videos by the cast and crew to elaborate at each station along the way, and a few interactive stations that show you how the movie magic was done. A few of the coolest points: one of the actual One Rings used in the movie, the costumes of the main actors (including Galadriel's white dress and Sauron's armor from the first movie), and the life-size model of the dead Boromir in the Elven boat.

Congrats Lance!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Supreme Court Nom Roberts... what the ???

I never know who the hell these guys are until they are nominated and I have to spend most of the next day reading all I can about them. So far, I'm not impressed. It's pretty bad when the best thing I can say about him is that he's Julia Roberts' brother - yeh, you heard me right. And I'm not even that much of a fan...

Don't Mess with a Texas Man's Truck

You might just end up on the evening news. I love the commentary:

"Why didn't you stop?" we asked him.

"I didn't want to," was his response.

Ah, to be blissfully ignorant...

Boycotting Reality TV

Okay, I'm not the biggest fan of reality TV - I've never seen an episode of Survivor, Average Joe, The Bachelor, etc. etc. etc. I will admit that I've been hooked on a few of them, but never the contest shows where people just get ridiculous in their underhandedness, or where the main purpose seems to be to make the contestants (and the audience for that matter) puke - a la Fear Factor. Now here comes Bravo who, in my opinion, has the some of the best reality TV shows up to this point, well.. except that debacle they call Being Bobby Brown. Bravo is taking the low road that the major networks have tread oh so many times and making a CONTEST show featuring many of the worst reality TV personalities that just won't give up on those 15 minutes of fame. Why can't these morons just go back into obscurity??? Why must we be subjected to yet another mindless competition between people who have obviously given up their minds to science and possibly their souls to... well, it's either the devil or CBS. Please, for all our sakes, even if you are mildly curious, don't tune in to Battle of the Network Reality Stars... and make this world a nicer place to live.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Potter Crazy

Call me obsessive, but I started reading my new Harry Potter book Saturday evening, and didn't stop until I finished it yesterday around 5pm. Well, I did stop to eat... but now I'm SO bummed that it'll be another two years before the final book is released. And of course I can't talk to anyone about the book because no one else has read it yet - it's driving me nuts!

Friday, July 15, 2005

And right before lunch, too...

Man, why can't Britney just give it a rest already? Does she really think people are going to be lined up to see this???

Thursday, July 14, 2005

What's in a Name?

Slender, delicate, soldier??? No wonder I'm confused... apparently my name is a contradiction in terms.

And here is what Googlism thinks of me... Googlism on Adina

Ever driven through Adina, TX? Take a picture and send it to me.

I'm also a cosmetic company, a line of jewelry, and a finite element analysis system. Who knew?

Morning News

Why are we all so concerned with Brad Pitt's case of viral meningitis when there are so many other more newsworthy items to chew on? Like drunk men picking fights with grizzly bears... SO much more interesting!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Selling my Car...

Know anyone that's interested? Send them this link.

Um, Gross...

Watch where you're driving - flying corpses!

And what's up with this? Astroworld makes Citysearch's top ten theme parks? Guess they must be easy to impress, or they like gang fights.


The city has been awash the last few days - but the sun broke through enough yesterday for one of these.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Cafe Adobe - bad night out

Normally I really enjoy Cafe Adobe, but my most recent trip (Thursday the 7th) left much to be desired. Our group was abnormally large (at least 30 people), and though we tried to warn them in advance, they not only insisted that they do not accept reservations, but they seemed very annoyed that we overran their bar area until they could find suitable seating for us. It took forever to get drinks at the bar - I know I waited at least 30 minutes for a freaking margarita. Then they closed the tab without telling anyone because they claimed our table was ready - a lie, I tell you... LIE!!! It was another 20 minutes before we were seated... all at one long table. We were given ONE waiter for the entire group, and the dude came by three times trying to take drink orders before we had to explain to him that WE WERE HUNGRY and wanted to order dinner, not drinks!! Naturally, one end of the table was served before the other, so people on the far ends were alternately getting served and getting up to leave all at the same time. Oh, and my food was cold when I got it. Top it off that the window was leaking rain water all over the floor, and it was an eventful dinner. Hint for big groups - go elsewhere!

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Bloody Thursday: Worldwide Terrorism Today

The "Secret Organization of al-Qaida in Europe" has claimed responsibility for the bombings in the London Underground today. The message released also threatens further attacks in Denmark and Italy. I realize England has been quite vocal about their support of the U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan, but Italy and Denmark? I'm at a loss. As long as I live, I will never understand how someone can believe acts like this will help them achieve greater status in the afterlife.

Blasts in London

Of course, they did not forget to include America in their thoughts today. The Taliban has claimed that they are holding the missing Navy SEAL, and plan to kill him soon and also release a video of the execution. I hope this war will achieve the results we want, but I have yet to see how it has done anyone any good so far. We are making already hostile people more hostile, wasting the lives of our soldiers, and putting the lives of the innocent in jeopardy. A conclusion needs to be reached before any more lives are lost.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Happy Post-Holiday

Hope no one got burned over the holiday - those fireworks can get out of hand! We had at least two fires here in town start from firework mishaps. Also, in honor of the troops, several hoodlams decided to stage their own war at Astroworld. What patriotism!

Hoodlams Brawl at Astroworld

Caught some of the Live 8 concert - really great performances, but what exactly is the point of having this huge concert without raising any actual money to fight hunger? Especially since the original raised a large sum for that very purpose... I guess it's more important to pay the already inflated egos of these performers instead of giving to a worthy cause. All the artists who performed there should follow the example of Pink Floyd. Not only did they put aside their differences to perform, but they are handing their profits over to charity.

Pink Floyd Gives Live 8 Proceeds to Charity

Oh, and just for grins, who knew things were so bad for Darth since the final installment is complete?

Darth Out of a Job

Friday, July 01, 2005

O'Connor Steps Down

So Justice O'Connor is stepping down, and all the names mentioned to replace her are of the male persuasion. Just what we need - more conservative white males deciding how our laws should be interpreted.

Goodbye to Sandra Day...