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Day 17 - Favorite mini series

10th Kingdom. I've watched it many many times.



It's been a productive day so far today. I mowed the front and back yard, had some eggs and english muffins with coffee for breakfast, brought some junk to the neighborhood dumpster day, worked on homework (I'm polishing up the paper now), and played with the dogs.
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Day 23 - Favorite animation

Ok, we’re going to break this question down into the categories of: Pixar, Disney, and Anything Else. It just doesn't seem fair to lump them all together.

For Pixar I’m going with Toy Story, though it was a tough choice. Monsters Inc and The Incredibles were close seconds.

The winner in the Disney category is Aladin, with Sleeping Beauty and Sword in the Stone runners up.

For Everything Else I’ve always been a fan of Fern Gully, if only for Tim Curry playing the bad guy. An American Tail, Charlotte’s Web, and All Dogs Go To Heaven top that list.



I mowed the front lawn this weekend for the first time in almost 2 months. Between the excessive heat and the lack of rain it really hasn't needed it until now. I did have a major set back; the handlebar broke. It's been kinda weak for a while, but it just tore.



And it doesn't seem to be the sort of thing you can easily replace. I guess no one bothers to get replacement parts for a hundred dollar lawn mower from Lowes. And it has lasted us quite a while, so I can't complane too much. It did require getting a new one, so this time I got the $150 version from Home Depot. It seems more sturdy, a little heavier, sop I'm hoping that it does better than the old one.


Laser puppies shown for scale

Tonight I mowed the back yard and cooked some burgers and dogs on the grill. Hot dogs, not corgis. But while I was mowing back by the broken AC a fast brown streak shot out from in front of the lawn mower.



Poor little thing, I think I gave it a heart attack!



Create your own Portal! Simple and inexpensive, the way a geek craft project should be!
archmage: (Lucy & I reading)
Day 18 - A movie that you wish more people would have seen

A Dogs Breakfast.

It’s a great dark comedy, and is full of Stargate actors.



It’s been almost 2 months since I mowed the lawn, and it’s beginning to look like it finally needs it. It’s been scruffy for a while now, but you’d have had to put a gun to my head to get me to mow in 90+ degree weather. I just don’t do that. Heat stroke isn’t any fun.

Saturday morning looks like it’ll be a nice time to do it, and I can maybe even get some weeding done too. I don’t know what we’re going to do with the poor ivy. The top third of it seems to have been burned off, and I have no idea if it’ll come back or if we should pull it out and plant something else. Ideally it would be something that I wouldn’t have to mow, since mowing hills isn’t any fun.
archmage: (Lucy & I reading)
Day 16 - A movie that you used to love but now hate

There isn’t one that I can think of, or any reason why I would go from loving something like a movie to hating it. It’s not like it’ll ever steal my credit card and buy a thousand copies of itself on Amazon.



It’s possible that we’re now past the worst of the years heat. I certainly hope so. We had the AC serviced on Thursday, just in time for the 110 degree Saturday. Unfortunately it seems we have a coolant leak, and so we’re once again using the various fans and the portable AC unit. It would be nice if I had a flashing red light and a computer voice letting me know that there is a coolant leak, and where it’s being detected. Unfortunately I don’t, and the possibility of it being in a location that isn’t worth fixing is way too high. We’re just going to have to budget for a new system.



One of the things we did this weekend to beat the heat was to go see Inception. Wow. It is a shockingly cerebral sci-fi movie. It isn’t anything that my friendslist (you!) can’t handle, but way more than what I expect from Hollywood. I would definitely recommend that you go see it in the theater, unless of course you have a home theater system.



While Tigs has been getting into WoW, I’ve been looking at a lot of the older computer games that I own, and never completed. It turns out that I actually kind of dislike Dungeon Siege, which is a shame, cause it seems like it could be good. Dungeon Keeper 2 doesn’t like my new computer, and it wont play properly, so who knows. On my old computer it wouldn’t let me save… *shrug* I guess that I’m just not meant to be a Dungeon Master in computer games. Diablo II is fun, but a little mindless. The one that’s got me hooked again is Neverwinter Nights. So far my 4th level Rogue/1st level fighter, a Halfling named Merdoc Janglehart is doing pretty well, and I’m having fun with him. Not a lot of playing time, but it’s the sort of game that I can put down and come back to. The trick will be coming back to it, as I have a habit of starting computer games, getting bored, and not finishing them.



Here is the picture of my white board at work.

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