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Built up to the Oscars

So this time on Monday night the Oscars will have been announced, but I'm hoping to ignore all coverage on them so I can watch delayed broadcast of them on Monday, after probably seeing one of the movies.  Out of the 5 Best Picture nominations, I've only seen No Country For Old Men (twice now), but want to see three of the four other nominations (have zero interest in seeing Atonement).  Sadly I'm not sure when There will be Blood starts here, but might catch either NCFOM or Juno before the Oscars.  I'm so hoping that the Coen Brothers' film takes the major away ... as I adore their latest film. 

Is anyone having Problems with GMail?

Stupid Gmail won't load for me ... and I need to look at for some documents ... maybe I'll try later. 
Around New Year's Eve, I headed down to Victoria for Sarah's wedding.  When there were here, Sarah (my sister), was to give me a reading to do, instead of doing a bible reading, which happens at many wedings.  So when I got there, I was given this short passage to read, which she found on the internet.

A Tapestry Of Love

Just as two very differnt threads woven in opposite directions can form a beautiful tapestry, so can your lives merge together to form a beautiful marriage.

To make your marriage work will take love.
Love should be the core of your marriage;
love is the reason you are here.
But it will also take trust - to know in your hearts
you want the best for each other.
It will take dedication - to stay open to one another;
to learn and to grow together even when this is not so easy to do.

It will take faith - to always be willing to go forward to tomorrow, never really knowing what tomorrow will bring.

And it will take commitment - to hold true to a journey you both now will share together.


I remember when I did, it  didn't stuff any of it, but only practiced a few times.  The whole day was wonderful, and my sister and my new brother in law are on honeymoon in Mexico.  It was hard not to cry, while reading it.  Even now, brings many happy thoughts back to a time when I was at Daylesford, where the wedding was at.

How wrong my age is and cause I'm bored

You Act Like You Are 24 Years Old

You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel like an adult, and you're optimistic about life.
You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

You're still figuring out your place in the world and how you want your life to shape up.
The world is full of possibilities, and you can't wait to explore many of them.

Cormac McCarthy's No Country For Old Men

As some people may know there is a little film coming out next year based on this novel, which is being made by the Coens Brothers.  So tonight, I decided to read for a hour or so.  And wow .... I want to read more of it, but I'm feeling tired.  So far read around 80 pages, and the dialogue is amazing.  Planning on reading more later tomorrow night, as I'm really enjoying at the moment.

It's been a year since my grandmother died

So it's been a year, since my grandmother died.  I am rather sad now, but I'm greatful for the time I had with.  But naturally I still miss her, as does the rest of my family. 

That is all, as I just write anything else, as I'll start crying, as I remember how I felt around this time last year (as I'd only know for a hour or two)
Not sure why I had this dream last night, where somehow I went back 100 years, and my family didn't know happened to me.  All the interesting things I would miss from now, but also seeing some historical events, and trying to stay out of the limelight and not change history along the way.  It made me think about Blink, and I went to you tube and found the audio commentary for it, and other Doctor Who episodes.  Just click on the profile for the other episodes.

Blink - 1 - 23 - 4 - 5

A Recent Vision Problem

Today, it seems I've been having some vision problems with my PC.  I currently have my monitor set at 1152 by 864, with small fonts.  But it seems rather hard to see.  I've tried changing the fonts to larger fonts, but that hasn't helped either.  Maybe it might be time for another pair of glasses, as I have some sore eyes over the past week, looking at the laptop for the former job.  But it's only the PC, where I have problems.  Maybe I should try another monitor. 

Not happy ... or maybe it's a sign that I'm getting old.  :(
With the new season of Heroes due to start on Monday night in north America, what are the odds that someone will ask this question.  I think it will happen before the show actually starts.  :lol:

My Dream Home





Your home is a

Futuristic Coder's Manor

Your kitchen consists of dilithium-powered food replicators, manned by obedient robot slaves, who are sure to never, ever rebel. I mean, it's preposterous to even consider it. There's a pantry with emergency backup caffeinated beverages. You also have some breakfast cereals in there, but you haven't had breakfast since last Spring. Your master bedroom has an on-call masseuse and sports therapist. Your study has every language reference book ever written, including now-useless titles like Learn Javascript 2.0! and C++ Programming for Windows 95. (Why are you keeping those?) One of your garages contains a life-sized X-Wing fighter, and KITT. (KITT was a gift from a well-meaning uncle.)

Your home also includes a robot repair bay, where your mechanized servants are routinely fitted with new restraining bolts. (It's just a precaution.) Your guests enjoy your working holodeck. Outside is your radio telescope, listening constantly for alien transmissions. Especially invaders. They'll come eventually, even if nobody believes you. (Nobody does.)

Below is a snippet of the blueprints:


Find YOUR Dream Home!