Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Comic Books

So, I walk up to the counter with $38 worth of comic books, and all I can think is "being an adult is awesome!" Really. I can buy all the comics I want. I remember being a kid and only being able to buy one or two comics. The little girl inside me is smiling.

I wanted to buy The Watchmen...which I read in college...but they were sold out. They said they are getting 10 in tomorrow. So, guess where I'll be? I saw the trailer for the Watchmen movie, and decided I need to read it again. (If you haven't seen the trailer yet, check it out!)

Link: Watchmen trailer on IMDB

Monday, July 28, 2008

Found my Camera!

Yeah! I found my camera this past weekend. It was in the couch. Not under a couch cushion. Not down the side of the couch. But somehow down the corner of the couch where the arm rest meets the back. I was thrilled, of course!

My oldest son, Bobby, and I made our first video blog. (And it may be our last!) We took about 20 minutes of video. I uploaded it to my computer. That took about 10 minutes. Then, I cut it into smaller chunks and exported those chunks into wmv format (the default for my camera is Quicktime). I used Windows Movie Maker to cut those pieces up even more, add text, etc. Then, it had to be converted to wmv format again (Windows Movie Maker saves it as a project). All told, we spent between 3 and 4 hours to produce a 4 minute video. That's a lot of work, when you are not getting paid for it! All of those format conversions took their toll on the video. There are black spots, text is out of sync, etc.

It was kind of fun, though. But I don't know if I will do it again. Straight video is easier. And, after all, I am not a video professional.

Here's the video, if you are interested.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Movie Talk

Well, last weekend my husband and I took the kids (teenage boys) to see Hellboy 2: The Golden Army. What a disappointment! The boys liked it, but I didn't. While the costumes and sets were breathtaking, the writing was well below par-even for this genre. Wait for the video.

Of the movies I have been wanting to see this year, I have so far viewed Hellboy 2, Wanted, Get Smart, Iron Man, Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, Speed Racer, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and Hancock. The best one, in my opinion, has been Iron Man. I would love to see it again on the big screen and I am planning to purchase it on DVD. Get
Smart and Harold and Kumar were funny. I'm glad I saw them at the theater. I also enjoyed Wanted and Speed Racer. Hancock was OK. Indiana Jones was disappointing.

I am planning to see The Dark Knight tonight with my husband.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Lost without my Camera

I lost my camera a few days ago, and I am going nuts! I take so many pictures, every week. It's my current artistic outlet. We went to Blobfest yesterday, and I didn't have my camera. I hadn't realized how much more fun I have when I am taking pictures. Blobfest was OK, but it would have been much better if I had my camera.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Photo Hunt - Pointed

Desoto, rear view.

Movie Talk

Well, we went to see Wanted last week. I liked it, it was a fun movie. The unreality was way over the top. I still prefer Iron Man and would love to see it again in the theater (would that I had the time). We are planning to see Hancock today, which looks like it will be funny.

I am really looking forward to The Dark Knight. I am a huge Batman fan. I used to collect Batman comics and graphic novels. It looks to me like Heath Ledger portrayed Joker the way he is written in the comic books, extremely sadistic. If so, it will not be appropriate for children-believe me.

Been a Long Time

Wow, it's been a while since I blogged. I was so sick about a week and a half ago. I had an ear infection. I thought ear infections were for babies and toddlers! Wow, that ear infection took hold of me and didn't want to let go. Anyway, I'm baaaaaack. :)