Tuesday, December 20, 2005

You Goony!!

Come on, man. You gotta love this. goonies.jpg

Monday, December 19, 2005

Movie buff is missing out.

Ebert gives his list of top ten movies of 2005 and I, a movie buff, have only seen #1 and #10? I need like a month to catch up on eveyrthing I have missed. Where are those dog days of summer anyway?
Ebert's Best 10 Movies of 2005

DaVinci's Cube?

For my brother, Erich, the artist. This was pretty neat.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Pocasting for knitters

Hopefully, I can redo my webpage to showcase some knitting projects. But alas someone has started a podcast. Another show I have to listen to once a week. Soon, I will have no time for work :)www.knittingnewscast.com

Saturday, December 17, 2005

They always get their Thin Man

A comedic duo you will never top, The Thin Man movies have captured my funny bone. These two are fantastic.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

My friend Christine excels at scrapping.

Check out my friend's scrapbooking canvas. Happenings

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

The most excellent before and after

It's amazing what a good job will get you. I bet you are wondering what I first watched on my new set. Since it took me longer than expected to set things up, I only sat down to watch some regular TV and then put in the pilot episode of LOST. Boy, does that plane crash look real. Finally, the Out of Gas episode of Firefly. A Lord of the Rings marathon is coming up this weekend.


Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Passed! Phew...

You Passed 8th Grade Math

Congratulations, you got 10/10 correct!

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Ninjai hits the heart

A rather violent little online animated series but one with a lovely message and stunning visuals. You can't afford to miss it.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Miyazaki howls with beauty

Howl's Moving Castle bristles with beauty and enchanting characters. While the story is not as fully developed as his previous movies or than the book, in fact, there was not one character I did not like. The art of the locations and the castle itself were fantastic. Definately a must see on the big screen.

Friday, May 27, 2005

Deadwood is alive and kicking

I decided to netflix this series so I could watch the first few episodes of Season 1 and judge my liking. I found myself looking forward more and more to the next episodes. The characters are entrancing and the dialog is simply fascinating. I love when things are well written and even with the vulgarity, each word is essential to the entire line of the characters. I only wish I had HBO to catch up on season 2.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Firefly returns to TV on SciFi channel July 22.

the futon critic - the web's best primetime television resource: "FIREFLY (FOX) - The Sci Fi Channel has landed the repeat rights to all 15 hours of the short-lived FOX series (and basis of the upcoming 'Serenity' feature film). The network's July schedule lists the series as joining its Friday lineup on July 22 at 7:00/6:00c where it will precede original episodes of 'Stargate SG-1,' 'Stargate Atlantis' and 'Battlestar Galactica.'"

Friday, May 06, 2005

A sweet serenity


As discussed before, this series was among the best scifi series on television. There was so much potential that it crushes my heart everytime I think it of being canceled. Thankfully, the creator and dialog genius, Joss Whedon, fought to get his vision on the big screen. The debut has been pushed back to September 30, 2005 but the trailer is available now. It is one heck of a trailer with such glorious production that I get goosebumps thinking about it. You have to see it!

Monday, April 04, 2005

Last Exile and the breathtaking art of flight

I finished Last Exile, a recent anime which is based on sort of turn of the century technology, with a little advanced stuff thrown in there. It was gorgeous and very sweet. There was a mix of standard and CGI animation that has topped all other anime I have seen and the characters were rich and moving. The ending was a little too confusing and could have been explained a little better but I loved almost every part of this series. Exciting stuff!!

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Ages ago

I took a break after my thesis work that it took a while to get back into the swing. I went on a cruise to celebrate my big day and turning an appropriate but slightly large numerical age. I watched a ton of anime and read more Harry Potter. I joined Netflix and finished listening to my entire soundtrack/score collection consisting of over 250 CDs. It's been a big project getting away from my big project. Now I am back into the swing of things. Looking for full time employment and deciding what to do with the next few years of my life. No worries, the hard part has to be over.

For my purposes only a list of anime

Monday, March 14, 2005

Catching up on old Anime

So I finished Neon Genesis:Evangelion and though was disappointed with how the story ended, loved the images that flashed across the screen as it did. That sort of collage always plays well with me. Hopefully the movie will enlighten me a bit more on what exactly happened to Yugi.

Also watched the Truth and Betrayal Rorouni Kenshin Movie and was a flutter with samurais and romantic gestures. It truly was a masterpiece of anime.

Speaking of masterpieces, I watched Nausicaa again this past weekend in Japanese. It is growing on me but I still think Mononoke is better. I had to watch it again just to prove it too myself. I love the door opening scene and the scene where Ashitaka holds his sword in his mouth to shoot an arrow and the impending samuarais. God bless Miyazaki.

Friday, March 04, 2005

Lost in numbers

The repeating numbers

Just when the show, LOST, tends to be about the characters, mysteries abound around a set of numbers which could link everything. After reading numerous message boards about these numbers popping up everywhere from years on a job to rows on a connect four game, this show peaks my spidy skills once again to become my favorite of the season. So enchantingly produced and eerily connected, LOST sneaks its way to a season finale complete with birthing baby.

Friday, February 25, 2005

Firefox spreads

The browser of the week is Firefox (abbreviated Fx). With customization and fast loads, there is no comparison to IE. I will never go back.
Get Firefox!
On another note, I have been watching Neon Genesis: Evangelion with eyes of wonder and excitement. I know the series has an incomplete ending but still, this is anime to be reckoned with.

Friday, February 18, 2005

Three Ghibli releases next week

Don't forget to get your copies of these spectacular movies. Buena Vista has a deal where if you buy all three, you get one copy of Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke or Laputa: Castle in the Sky free.

Monday, January 31, 2005

Yeah! for me

Its been six long years but I have passed my final oral examination in my Ph.D. program. A big thanks to all my family and friends who have supported and encouraged me throughout the years. I am glad it is over but I long for a time when things will not be so complicated. Anyways, a big woohoo!

Monday, January 24, 2005

Welcome back, Science Fiction

I can say with absolute certainty that the role of science fiction in my life just jumped about 10 notches. The Friday night lineup on the SciFi channel is some of the best television out there with production values through the roof and pretty actors galore. While I admit that Stargate: SG-1 has let me down with their stay-at-home storylines, the witty writing still keeps me involved. Stargate: Atlantis has greeeat potential (said with the voice of Thor) and Battlestar Galactica rivets my attention for every second. Too bad they ripped off Firefly's camera zooms in space but didn't keep the silence in space aspect which would have put it over the top. Thank God we scifi fans have something to scream about because it was getting bone dry.

On a related note, the Wednesday night lineup on ABC with J.J. Abrams' Lost followed by Alias is also ranked up there as top television. This night is my weekly fix for impressive action and intriguing drama. Nothing but 24 could push these two well suited shows off the top of my list.

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Whoa - Talk about fingertips

Mozilla Firefox - Smart Keywords

So I use the keyboard more than the mouse and switching to Firefox has really made information more accessible to these overworked digits. Just right clicking in any search box can add a keyword search so that moving to the url box and typing a simple keyword followed by my inquiry brings the page right up. No clicking, just typing. All's good in Firefox these days.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Miyazaki DVD explodes

UltimateDisney Forum

Two excellent releases of Hayao Miyazaki films are being released February 22, 2005. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Porco Rosso, and a bonus is Studio Ghibli's The Cat Returns. Their menus are shown at the UltimateDisney.com forums. There is no end to this excitement and I eagerly away My Neighbor Totoro and Howl's Moving Castle.

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Get a load of Alias...

In the words of Marshall, "We're back!" It was a perfect opener, a perfect setup for a great new season when finally the bru ha ha's of red tape don't weigh them down. I hope the action and drama continue.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Women in Engineering

The Google 2005 Anita Borg Scholarships

As a woman in the engineering field, it gladdens me that a large company with much influence in technology advertises something close to my heart. I only hope that more women are encouraged to pursue a vast and challenging career.

Happy New Year

Time for some great happenings on TV. Alias and 24 are back and both have the power to overwhelm. I am geared up and ready to go!