Monday, February 21, 2005

Vacation countdown has begun

At this time, 5 days from now, I'll be on a cruise ship! Nahhh, I'm not excited at all. :)

Unfortunately before that happens, I need to do the laundry and pack. That's the part I hate.

Friday, February 18, 2005

Ignorant people bug me

I don't usually rant, but this article in the Vaughan Citizen (my local freebie paper) requires it. Go read it right now - then read the rest of my post.

How can he say that the money spent on Y2K was worthless?? The reason "nothing happened" was BECAUSE the money was spent to fix the problems! Plus, it wasn't only Microsoft programmers who screwed up, it was most programmers in the world. (Note: I have no affiliation with Microsoft.) My husband likened this to him saying "Why did I pay those guys good money to replace the brakes in my car last week? I used them today and they worked FINE. What a waste of money!".

And then he goes on to base part of his premise on a work of fiction by Michael Crichton. I'm sorry, but no matter how much research Michael Crichton did for his book, that doesn't mean that he only included true facts! It's a work of fiction, intended to shock his audience.

Now, I'm not going to say whether or not the Kyoto accord was really necessary, because I'm no environmental scientist. But I don't see how cutting back on emissions can be a bad thing for the world. Even if the greenhouse effect isn't really caused by emissions, at least it will make the air more breathable for asthmatics and everyone else.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

More movie stuff

Rogers Video has a "Top 100 Rentals of 2004" list up on their website. I've seen 57 of them. According to them, that's "Impressive.... very impressive". :)

Here are the ones in the list that I still at least slightly want to see (and haven't already seen):

22 - Starsky & Hutch - only kind of, I fear it won't be very good
38 - Under the Tuscan Sun - ditto
44 - Napoleon Dynamite - this, I really want to see
50 - 21 Grams - I've wanted to see this one since last year's Oscars.
52 - Kill Bill Vol. 2 - I didn't really like the first one, but I heard the second one is better.
61 - Girl Next Door, The - This looks funny.
71 - Bad Santa - I heard this was a laugh riot.
74 - Super Size Me - Should be interesting.
89 - Ladykillers, The - Eh, not sure about this one - but I'll give it a look.
90 - Honey - Guilty pleasure ;)
98 - Garden State - I really want to see this.