Jul 24, 2010

Random Ramblings

Day 266

Lately my blog has been under attack in the Comments section by porn. So if you see any writing like the following (I am afraid to try to translate it) DON'T click on the link.

呈婷呈婷呈婷呈婷 said...

On one hand I have to admit that I am a little flattered. I guess my blog has become so popular that now the porn industry wants to ride my coat tails. 

Once a week I will review my past week on the blog. I do that to catch mistakes and to get some ideas. I was looking at my Lime blog and noticed that no one voted in my poll. But then I noticed that my poll was not even working. I don't really want to go peek at the source code to try and fix it. Let's just say that Lime won. And speaking of lime, my family and I went to StoneCold Creamery to get some ice cream and tried a tasty new concoction called Key to My Heart.

It was Key Lime Ice Cream (with small lime candy bits like green lifesavers), mixed with frozen raspberries, pieces of graham crackers and topped with whip cream. Being a lime fan, I had to try this out and it was refreshing and fantastic. I would totally get this again.

Last Tuesday I went and saw Inception with my dad and brother. Lately it seems like most of the movies I have seen have some terrible actresses but this movie had two actresses that were fantastic. The movie was absolutely entertaining. The writing, directing and acting was fantastic. I also like the vague ending and I liked that the movie didn't have to dumb it down for me. Some of my friends that have seen it have debated whether or not it was an accurate portrayal of dreams. Personally, I don't care how accurate the dreaming was. The movie did what it was supposed to do. It entertained. I don't think there was supposed to be a meaning to it, it was supposed to entertain. I do have to admit that it has certainly made me think. What would it be like to be in some one's dream? Would I be like Mal? Could I go back to reality?

 I also have to admit that I am beginning to really like Leonardo DiCaprio. I couldn't stand him in Titanic but he has been winning me over with this show and The Departed. And I probably should admit that I really like Ellen Page.

She was one of the very few bright spots playing Shadowcat in X-Men: The Last Stand and I really liked her in Juno and I thought she was great in this.
I probably need to see this film again. I also enjoyed the soundtrack as well and have been listening to it since I saw the film.

Last Monday I got a call from my niece Breanna. They were taking her mom to the emergency room and they wanted me to meet them there. So I ran up there and met the kids. Eric had taken Raylene into the emergency room and I was going to take the kids, Breanna and Yellie. I noticed that Eric's car was still parked in the emergency lane and I hoped it wasn't. I asked Bre if that was their car and unfortunately it was. That car is a stick and I don't know how to drive a stick. I went in to the emergency room and asked the attendant to get the keys to the car so I could move the car. I thought I could at least get the car into first gear and drive it into the parking lot which was not far away at all. I got the car keys and I tried to start the car and it wouldn't start. I was probably doing something wrong, I have never started a car that is a stick much less drive one. I tried unsuccessfully and finally had to give up. I got out the car and thought that I should just snag Eric but I didn't want to disturb him as he was trying to calm and hold down Raylene.

I got out of the car as this guy was coming out. I said, "Excuse me. Can you help me out with something? I don't know how to drive a stick and I need to move this car out of the way. Can you drive a stick?"
The man looked back at me surprised. I am sure he has never been asked this before in his whole life. He looked at me dangling the car key to him and looked back at the car and replied, "How the hell did you get it up here?" I quickly explained that it was not my car but it was my brother-in-law's. He smiled and shrugged his shoulders and grabbed the car key. So I hopped in and thanked him probably a thousand times as he drove the car into the parking lot. I told him that I have always wanted to learn to drive a stick and he laughed and said now I have the perfect excuse.

Maybe I will have to put that down for next year's New Year's Resolutions. Speaking of New Year's Resolutions, I still have my bass guitar out and I have been playing pretty regularly. I have added a few new songs that I can play now without looking. And I have a couple of Traveling Wilbury songs that I can sing while playing the bass. You know how difficult it is to sing and play the bass at the same time? I keep wanting to sing right along with what I am playing on the bass. But I am having a good time and my fingers are no longer sore. I also did something that I have always wanted to do but I have always justified my way out of it. I finally joined my church choir and will have my first presentation tomorrow. I don't know why I am nervous. It is not like I am singing by myself. In fact I used to sing solos and duets in church all the time when I was younger.


  1. Loved your "Random Ramblings"!!! I had noticed those weird comments with some of your posts, and to find out that they're from a porn site is freaky!!

    I'm so glad that you've seen "Inception" and that you enjoyed it. I am totally obsessed with this movie - it is one of my all time favorites! I've seen it 3 times already! I think Leonardo DiCaprio did a fantastic job (he's become a terrific actor over the years) and I felt that Marion Coutillard and Ellen Pager were excellent! Love the soundtrack, too!

    Lastly, I totally feel for you about the whole "stick shift" issue. I never learned how to drive stick either, and I feel foolish about it!

  2. Matt, you can go in through your google account and block this "person". I had to do it from someone in Slovinia.

  3. Loved your random ramblings... is Raylene okay? I will have to see Inception... I loved Leo (we're close... I can call him that) in the Departed... and obviously Jeremy loved it as well!

    I just have to tell you that I smile everytime I get a glimpse of the Bottlecaps in your background! :)

    Also glad to know that you don't, in fact, speak an Asian language and have someone commenting to you in that language... I kept thinking to myself, "He served his mission in New York... was it Japanese (or Chinese etc) speaking?!?!" Lol... Love and miss you guys!