Archive for January 12th, 2009

Wall-E

Tell me this, why in the world is Wall-E winning so many awards?  It won the Golden Globe for best animated feature last night over Bolt and Kung Fu Panda.

I have seen Wall-E once, I have seen Kung Fu Panda at least a dozen times at this point.  My kids love it.  They were both ready to leave the theatre half way through Wall-E.  There were a few laughs in Wall-E, but I have no desire to watch it again.  I’m still not tired of Kung Fu Panda.

I think they need a new category for movies to win in.  Wall-E deserves one for, “Animated Movie that most makes you think about the future of our planet if we don’t fix our wasteful, environment destroying ways.”  They could label it “Most Politically Correct Movie” for short.  Then they could give the award for Best Animated Movie to Kung Fu Panda, which actually deserved it.  Or maybe it would go to Bolt, I haven’t actually seen that one yet, it may be even more entertaining than Panda is.

Note for full disclosure:  I don’t believe in man made global warming, but I do believe we will cover this planet with garbage if we don’t find some way to control our excessive more-more-MORE mentality and figure out a way to control and dispose of all of our waste that is better than tossing it all in landfills.  I still advocate the, “stick all the trash on the tip of a cheap rocket and launch it at the sun” plan.

What have I gotten myself into?

After several years of harassment by my wife and my mom, I finally gave in and enrolled in a Master’s Degree course in Information Technology.  I have a BS in Electrical Engineering, so I figured it would be a pretty straightforward path to take, since I have absolutely zero interest in a Master’s in Engineering.

My first class starts today.  It’s all online through a program with the Florida Institute of Technology.  Everything I have found shows they are quite legit.

I signed in to the website this morning and started perusing the syllabus.  Oh man.

Weekly papers, 2-3 pages in length.  Right now they are all labeled the same, “Write about information technology in work and life.”  I am hoping they get narrowed down a little bit as the course goes along.

I think the course is 7 or 8 weeks long.  That’s a lot of writing.  I hate writing.  I don’t know what I thought this program was going to be like, but I can tell ya right now, it’s gonna suck.

Pray for me.  I’m gonna need it.

It’s not a new beginning…

I was talking to my mom on the phone last night and she asked me about my daughter sleeping all night that I posted about a few days ago.

Turns out it was just a one night affair that time unfortunately.  She has woken up around midnight every night since then.  But she is laying down in her bed and talking herself to sleep on her own now, which is a huge improvement over the first roughly 18 months of her life that we had to rock her to sleep.

Baby steps.  Baby steps.  She will get there eventually.


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