Monday, January 30, 2006

In honor of Being Green

My Dad, being the nice guy that he is, sent me a book the other day entitled It Isn't Easy Being Green and other things to consider which is a collection of quotes and poems by Kermit, Jim Henson, and Friends. Now my dad is great. A smart and funny man, most of the time. In honor of his goodness and sense of humor, I submit this advice which is identical to some he has given me time and again, minus the pigs part.

"Here's some simple advice: Always be yourself. Never take yourself too seriously. And beware of advice from experts, pigs, and members of Parliament." ~ Kermit

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Look what I did

Been wanting a small bag for a while and felting seemed to be the right thing. I have to admit it turned out well.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Glorious Kitano

KikujiroI have been on a Japanese kick of late, watching three films this past weekend. Two were Kitano films and let me say, the man is glorious to watch. Both acting and directing, his films drive straight to the art of film and storytelling. Everyone should enjoy Kikujiro, a touching story with humor and depth.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Miyazaki san on TCM

Yeah, he has a bit of an ego but hey, the man can tell a story like no other. Turner Classic Movies shows a 9 movie fest of his top credits including the ever charming My Neighbor Totoro which is about to be released in the States with brand spankin' new dubs. His films are beautiful and have deep meaning. Hishasi also composes most of the scores and he never lets me down. I will probably catch all of them even though they already reside on my DVD shelf and memorized in my heart.

Miyazaki san directing and Hisaishi san composing:

  • Jan 5: Spirited Away
  • Jan 5: Princess Mononoke
  • Jan 12: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds
  • Jan 12: Castle in the Sky
  • Jan 19: My Neighbor Totoro
  • Jan 19: Porco Rosso
Studio Ghibli Films with Miyazaki San either producing or writing the screenplay
  • Jan 19: Whisper of the Heart, directed by Yoshifumi Kondo, music by Yuji Nomi
  • Jan 26: Only Yesterday, directed by sao Takahata, music by Katsu Hoshi
  • Jan 26: Pom Poko, directed by Isao Takahata, no composercredited

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

The Buckeyes Tempt in Tempe

I have an affinity with my alma mater that I never thought I would. With my spankin' new TV and watching that game in HD, all I truly missed was script Ohio. Nothing beats the loyalty of OSU fans. Win or lose, Buckeye Pride is something I would stand in a crowd and proclaim to all. What a great season!