Monday, June 1, 2009


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 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!


Wendy the (Very) Good Witch said...

Hooray...he lives! I'm so glad that you wandered back into the blogosphere my friend! And I'm sorry to hear that a back surgery may be in your future....that sucks figs. Get lots of videos to watch while you're laid up.

So what is Supernatural about? I'm going to have to go research it. I bet I'd like it. And I love to fall into something after it's been out a couple of seasons because I am an 'instant gratification' person, and I detest having to wait a whole week to see what happens next. So that would be great...and I need something to watch over the summer besides 'WipeOut'. It's true, I'll never grow tired of watching people do stupid things and get hurt in the process...ha! But I need something more than that...

Can my kids watch Supernatural? Or is it more for adults? And remember that I do have spooky lil' kids like they do like ghosty, magical things.

So happy you're back buddy! Have a great week! :o)

The Gill-Man said...

Well, depends on your kiddos. I let my 12 year-old watch it, but not my 7 year-old. It would be a little to intense for him. It has some good scares here and there, so it really would just be a matter of how sensitive your kiddos are.

In a nutshell, Supernatural follows two brothers whose mother was killed by a demon when they were children. Their father raised them to hunt those things that go bump in the night, so they go around the country taking on ghosts, ghouls, vampires and other such nasties. The show is mostly serious, but it does have a sense of humour about itself. Some of the humour can be rather off color, although most of that would fly over the kiddos heads.

The first three seasons are available on DVD, and the fourth is due out on DVD this summer. Yeah, I TOTALLY think you'd love it! It's just a fun show for those of us who love the spooky stuff!

Wendy the (Very) Good Witch said...

Okay...I was totally sold. So much so, that I sent the hubster to the video store to pick up Season 1 on his way home...and that stinking BlockBuster has NONE of the episodes in ANY of their stores in all of central florida...aaarrgh! So it looks like it will be a purchase for us.

I must start watching this immediately!

The Gill-Man said...

Oh, that sucks!

The first few episodes are just okay. Stick with it until the fourth or fifth episode, and you won't be sorry! It's just such a fun show!!! Let me know what ya think!!!!

~Trix. said...

Wait, are you *really* back, or were you just getting our hopes up, only to have them crushed? ;)

Sorry to hear about the impending surgery...I'm sure you'd rather be vacationing in some tropical paradise!

Chuck and I took the kiddos to see Star Trek and we all *loved* it! The big surprise is my daughter, who's now 15 (!?) and the one making multiple trips to the local theater to see it...She's a little obsessed, and it makes me proud. ;)

I'm hoping I don't have to wait to see "Drag Me To Hell" until it's out on DVD... It's been *too* long since I was able to see anything even remotely scary while sitting in a darkened theater. This one in particular is near and dear to us...Sam Raimi's a hero around here...kinda. ;)

And last, but not least, when I heard they'd *finally* announced a release date for "Trick 'r Treat" I immediately thought of you. I'd love to see that one at the movies, but I'm just thrilled to know I'll finally get to see it this October.

Yay!! Halloween's getting closer!

(you know what they say about simple minds...)