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Month: October 2002

Wow, I haven’t posted very…

Wow, I haven’t posted very frequently lately. I really have no excuse, just haven’t thought much about it. In case you were wondering, the boys are doing great. G is so smart and really B is too (I can tell already :). G is beginning to learn his letters and numbers already!

Of course we went duck hunting a few weeks ago (one day only) but didn’t see much. But it was a beautiful day and fun to get outside for a few hours.

I have successfully removed the batteries from most of the boys toys (Read my rant from 9/8 to find out why) and I think it’s a success. G is being more creative at play time and B is no less interested in his toys. Yeah!

I watched 2 movies recently…. -…

I watched 2 movies recently….

– The Rookie: A very well done baseball movie that I enjoyed thoroughly and would be happy to watch with my young son.

– The Count of Monte Cristo: Most of the story was fine and followed the themes and spirit of the book just fine (Dantes’ revenge was the main point). But the movie ends completely opposite the book. Dantes learns forgiveness in the movie and thus gets Mercedes back, but if you’ve read the book you know he doesn’t learn to forgive so he can’t have Mercedes. The movie brings God into the equation a lot more than the book and this makes the forgiveness more credible but I like the way the book gets the point across better. The scenery was great and the action scenes had some great shots which made it enjoyable but the ending had a high cheese factor. Everybody that I’ve talked to who’s read the book didn’t like the movie and everyone I’ve talked to who hasn’t read the book like the movie. So there you have it.

So yesterday I tried McDonalds…

So yesterday I tried McDonalds “grown-up” burger, the big n’ tasty. Given that McDonalds food is pretty cheap and this burger was on special for $1, I’m okay with this burger. The beef was fairly dry but the veggies weren’t bad. The pickles were somewhat bland. Probably worth the price I paid.

Also, last night I checked out a game I haven’t played in a few years, gearheads. It’s a great game, very playable since it can be played in 2 player mode. It’s like a game of chess with wind up toys. You should try it out some time

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