Wednesday, September 26, 2007

And So It Begins...Again

Today was the first day of the school for me. I haven’t had to sit through 6 hours of classes in a single day in a long time, but now I get to do it twice a week. This quarter doesn’t look to be very fun at all. Thankfully we don’t have to be there until 1:15PM so we miss most of the traffic, but it’s still a long day. My managerial economics class looks to be interesting, my organizational management class will probably be boring, and my political science class looks like a total waste of time. That and I’m looking at a 2-hour, 75 mile round trip commute which makes for long and crappy school days. I’m already looking forward to Christmas break.

Wish me luck.

Random Quote:
“I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you.” Galatians 4:11

Friday, September 14, 2007


Looking through some random genealogy/history archives I’ve tried to look as far back as possible to find my earliest known ancestor. The farthest I can find information for was Odin, son of Frithuwald and Beltsa. Odin was born circa 215AD in either Eastern Europe or Western Asia. Over the duration of his life he had five wives and ten children. His genealogy goes back another five generations to Godwulf, born circa 80AD, but I know nothing else about Godwulf except that he had a son around 100AD named Flocwald.

Godwulf is a pretty cool name though.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Save Montana

Shame on President Bush for causing such a bad situation out East. Countless businesses are suffering and can’t get the help they need. Giving tax cuts to stimulate the economy was obviously a bad idea as places such as Montana are suffering thanks to the lowest unemployment rates in the nation. Employers can’t fill job openings because there aren’t enough people in need of a job. Employers can’t even import enough foreign workers to fill these jobs. The few people looking for work won’t work for twice the minimum wage because they know that they can easily find someone desperate enough to pay more for the same work.
We must send aid to Montana in the form of laborers. Next time you see a homeless guy with one of those “WILL WORK FOR FOOD” signs, tell them to head for Montana.

You can read the whole AP story here.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Movies of 2007 (Update)

Here's the ranked list of the movies I've seen released this year. I still tweak it every once in a while depending on my mood.

15. Epic Movie
It had its moments but otherwise a pretty crappy movie.

14. Nancy Drew
It was ok, very predictable though.

13. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
The fist movie I've seen at the theater that I thought was way too long. This movie could have been better if it was 30 minutes shorter. It looked cool but wasn't that exciting to me. Definitely not as good as the first one.

12. TMNT
Decent cartoon. Would have preferred it to be a live action movie like the first 3 turtles movies.

11. Shrek the Third
Very funny movie, haven't decided if I liked it better than the other ones though.

10. Ratatouille
One of the better Disney movies in recent years.

9. Spiderman 3
Very cool movie, almost as cool as the second one. Animation was great. But it was also too short and too emo.

8. Mr. Bean's Holiday
This Bean was even better than the first movie. Very funny throughout.

7. Happily N'Ever After
I heard almost nothing about this movie before it came out; very sad. This movie was just plain cool to watch.

6. Arthur and the Invisibles
Saw it about the same time as Happily N'Ever After and is slightly cooler with better animation, but not quite as funny as HNA.

5. Meet the Robinsons 3D
Definitely the best of the Disney Movies released in recent years. Even better in 3D.

4. 300
It's cool in the same way as Braveheart, but much more so.

3. Hot Fuzz
British police comedy at its finest.

2. Ghost Rider
One of the best comic book movies of all time. (I think the theatrical version is slightly better than the director's cut)

1. Transformers
Visually stunning. Very funny in parts. Good epic storyline. Slightly better than Ghost Rider.