Saturday, April 24, 2004

Waiting for inspiration

Boredom causes introspection. Well, it does for me at least. I've been thinking a lot about the state of my life, the state of the world, etc. - and I think I need to make a change. I'm really really in need of a new job, I think. Problem is that to get a "good" job, I need more education. I'm toying with the idea of going back to school. It's something I'm going to have to think about a lot, since it would have a definite financial impact on the wife and I if I went back to school - even part-time. So right now I'm just considering my options and we will see what happens I suppose. On a different tack, check out this link to a auction on eBay - Imperial Star Destroyer replica (the auction has ended). Looks like a LOT of work went into that, huh?

Friday, April 23, 2004

Reality TV

OK, I'll admit it - I watch reality shows. Not every one, but a lot of them. I've watched Survivor (but not every season), The Apprentice (which was a whole lot of fun), one season of Celebrity Mole (lame), Mad Mad House on the SciFi Channel, and have watched Newlyweds and The Osbournes on MTV. I'm sure there are others I've watched that I'm forgetting to mention. But I really wanted to point out that for all the mostly useless hours of watching vapid people spout off endlessly about themselves I've sat though during the runs of these shows, there is one reality show that I believe is a cut above the rest. A reality show that is worth watching, is engaging television the viewer can become invested in, and overall is a hell of a lot of fun. That show is The Amazing Race on CBS. It's a race around the world, it's an endurance test, it's a challenge-based strength and planning and intelligence test, it's a test of relationships. The fifth season will be shown this July, and I for one can't wait. I'm not quite as psyched as my wife is (because she is the biggest fan of the show EVER), but it's definitely a show I look forward to watching. And something that makes the show even more fun to watch every week is going to Television Without (or TWoP for short) to read the recaps of each show. The brilliant folks at TWoP write recaps for many shows, like Survivor, The Apprentice, Newlyweds, Smallville, Angel, American Idol, etc. The recaps are written in a style that describes what happened on the show and also manages to bring a hilariously "snarky" tone to the shows that are either lacking in intellectual merit (I'm looking at YOU, American Idol) or to characters on the show who deserve to be taken down a peg or two. Well worth stopping by and reading a recap or two from your favorite show.

Thursday, April 22, 2004

The Blahs

Ever have a day where you just don't really feel up to doing anything? Like you just want to lie around the house watching crap on TV and not really doing anything? Yeah, that's the kind of day I'm having. Plus being at work today really isn't helping that feeling go away - it's actually exacerbating it. Blah. On the plus side, I get to beta test Google's Gmail thanks to having a Blogger account. Thanks Blogger!!