Thursday, February 28, 2013

Another Virtual 5K

Unofficially doing this virtual 5K in March...unofficially, because I am not going to sign up with the site that is tracking it and giving away the prizes but I am going to do the run and do a race recap.

I signed up for a real 5K in April as well...figure that this will give me some motivation in the exercise department.

Kind of funny...unofficially signed up for a virtual more vague can things get...haha. Anyhow, I am excited to get racing again, it is definite motivation, and I need motivation.

Two Years Ago on In My Words...Racing Again

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Oscar Dilemma

I just finished watching this past year's Oscars and now I have a huge list of movies to add to Netflix, not that they will all be rented rather than viewed in a theater. I use Netflix to just keep my list of "movies to see" so I don't have to keep a list anywhere else on paper, or heaven forbid in my recently rattled brain.

So many good choices were given this year...some I had already put on the list but so many more that I hadn't even heard of, and am so glad that I did. Of course, there are a few that I have to read the book first...big surprise.

And another surprising result of the viewing of the Oscars this year was that there were several movies that I was on the fence about and now definitely want to see. This isn't to say that the Academy knows only the best or that there aren't other great movies that weren't nominated (or even that some of the nominated aren't great movies), but the show is a great way to get some previews you might not ever see on TV or in the beginning of another movie. I do have to give it that.

Performances on the show were pretty good, although I have to admit that I only caught the second half because I had no idea it was on so early. One thing they could have improved upon in the performances was that in almost every case, the mike on the singer's was overpowered by the orchastra and it would have been nice if the sound person had pumped it up just a bit. Other than that, well done.

So you are probably wondering what the dilemma is...well, it is that there are so many movies that I need to see now, and so little time to do it in....

Seven Years Ago on In My Words...Pre-Spring

Friday, February 22, 2013


I am watching the first Jaws, for the millionth time, because it is a great movie and I love it. I have noticed in the many viewings of it that Spielberg did a very Hitchcock thing with it.

I didn't notice before really (not sure why) has really only been the last few viewings that it really clicked. I haven't checked any websites to see if it was intentional, or not but I really like the way it was shot and perspective you get from each character.

It is really so good from start to finish...the music, the characters, the plot. It just grabs me in, each and everytime.

Five Years Ago on In My Words...Toenail Woes

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Songs always hit me hard emotionally. I have heard this song now in two different productions (Grey's Anatomy and The Lucky One), and just love it. The way it is sung is just awesome...I wish I could belt like that. The first stanza really clicks for me. It goes:

All of these lines across my face
Tell you the story of who I am
So many stories of where I've been
And how I got to where I am
But these stories don't mean anything
When you've got no one to tell them to
It's true...I was made for you

I don't know that the rest of it fits, but that first part gets me everytime and just the way the artist sings it does too.

Song is called The Story and the words are written by Phil Hanseroth. I need to download it to my iTunes so maybe with some practice, I might do an okay version of it.

Six Years Ago on In My Words...Midnight Salad

Friday, February 15, 2013

Maru Fix

My sister shared this video with me today...loved it and the Sunny Spot one right after it. Needed a little Maru fix for sure and here it is.

Eight Years Ago on In My Words...Tolerance Is A 9 Letter Word
I wonder if we have learned anything in these eight years. Too bad the linked article doesn't exist anymore...

Friday, February 08, 2013

Adobe Flash Update - Do It Now

Saw this article this morning on Google News and posted a link to it on my Facebook and my G+ pages to alert all those I know that they need to do this update...doesn't matter what OS...just get it done.

I heard about this vunerability a few weeks back when dealing with the Java vunerability (which is on going), but it wasn't being exploited then and now it is. So get those updates done if you aren't on auto update.

I tend to not allow auto updates on my systems so I had to update Adobe on both computers but it was pretty painless (although it tried to reset the auto update feature...LOL).

Seven Years Ago on In My Words...It's Cold Out There

Friday, February 01, 2013

Problems With Aliens

I have watched this movie a number of times and I do really like it, especially Bill Paxton, but each time I watch it, I am struck by a few things that I just have to document.

1. Subfloor 3: you see them go down to subfloor 3, a bunch of stairs but you never see them come back up the stairs.

2. Taking of magazines: when the Lieutenant tells Apone to remove the magazines from all the soldiers, several of them reload. Wouldn't he see them doing this on their little helmet cams? And in reality, why didn't they just explain at least to the SGT why they couldn't fire in there rather than making them think he was just an @ss.

3. Acid for blood: Okay (this one applies to all the Alien movies) you see people blowing away the aliens with guns and all sorts of weapons that would make the aliens how come they aren't bleeding through the ship all over the place? There would be hull breaches all the time, right? It seems like when they are trying to leave via the tunnel system in Aliens, the blowing away of one would make the path completely impassable for any aliens coming up behind the first.

4. Antagonizing the alien: I mentioned this one in a Facebook post at some point in the past, but in this movie in particular, there really is no reason for Ripley to light up all the eggs as she is leaving the "hatchery"...all she does is make her own trip back to the landing pad, that much more difficult. We already know that the entire site is going to be demolished in a thermonuclear blast within minutes so there really is no point to it, and it frustrates the crap out of me every time she does it.

Last Year on In My Words...Frustration