Yeah, so.....I haven't been on here in ages, mainly because I've been crazy busy at work and at home. My kids have activities almost every night of the week, and I've been covering for all sorts of people at work. Add in an impending back surgery, and there really has been zero time whatsoever. Sometimes being a grown-up totally blows My apologies to all of my friends here who probably think I'm ignoring them....or dead! I'm quite alive....and I'm lurking in the shadows of your room! Mwuhahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
*ahem* So, for all the activity in my life, I really don't have a whole lot to say. This is the worst blog entry ever! I guess I'll highlight some recent movie/TV viewing, as well as my current reading:
Movies: The new Star Trek film totally kicked my ass! I love sci-fi stuff, and I've never been one of those Star Wars vs. Star Trek kinda guys. To me, both have merit. That having been said, the Trek franchise had gotten pretty stale, and the most recent TV series sucked donkey balls. I thought this new film had a great solution to the bogged down history of Trek. It did a great job of tying into the old continuity, while at the same time providing a fresh start to the series. Really, this is the best of this year's Summer blockbusters...so far!
I also checked out Sam Raimi's return to horror, Drag Me To Hell. Gotta say, this movie was a true return to form! It had the humour, gore and scares of the Evil Dead films, while at the same time seeming like a fresh new film. Damned good horror flick!
TV: I've gotten hooked on Harper's Island. Basically, it's a murder mystery crossed with a soap opera by way of a slasher film! The show is fun for anyone who is into the slasher sub-genre!
My niece has also got me hooked on 30 Rock, which is damned hilarious. She also has managed to get me addicted to Supernatural (she's like a TV pusher!), which is a way better show than I thought it would be. When it first debuted, I pretty much ignored it as yet another WB/CW teeny-bopper show, but it is really quite clever. I'm about to wrap up watching the 3rd season on DVD, so I can get caught up as soon as season 4 hits stores. My hope is that I can be completely up to speed by the time the new season airs.
Books: I'm currently reading The Heroin Diaries, by Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue fame. I'd previously read The Dirt, which was a memoir by all of the members, and found it to be simealtaneously the funniest and saddest book I'd ever read. Well, this book is similar...only missing the humorous parts. It features Nikki's actual diary entries over the course of a year, with commentary from him as well as others who knew him during this time period. Pardon my french, but the only way to really describe the material is "fucked up". It's probably the most insightful glimpse into the mind of a junkie ever, and it is quite disturbing. Not for the faint of heart!
Okay, that's about it for now. I know this is a pretty lame entry, but hopefully I'll get back to blogging on a more regular kind of basis here soon!