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December 3, 2003

THIS is my kind of Advent Calendar

LotR Advent Calendar.

It sure beats the ones my mother-in-law gave Lou and I the first years we were in our apartment. We have more tiny ornaments now than we know what to do with! Especially as we aren't doing trees anymore (no room, and cats who eat plastic trees). We had to put a moratorium on ornaments as Christmas presents a few years ago.

December 5, 2003

Definitely in that next age bracket...

I fell into 36 this year. But it doesn't feel as old as I thought it would at 26, or 16.

Like last year, I am again getting snow for my birthday, though it will arrive later this year than it did last.

Presents have included a 3 qt. Electric Fondue Pot, The Extended Edition of The Two Towers, without the Gollum figure, alas (why didn't they do the two towers as bookends like they did the statutes???), Pirates of the Caribbean 2-disc DVD set, and Alias: Season 2 on DVD. It is a very DVD Christmas Birthday!

Now I just have to decide where Anne is taking me to lunch!

December 9, 2003

Black Isle closes

The RPGDot link has been slashdotted, but here is where I found my original information.

Lou won't be happy. Fallout 3 has been shelved.

The information comes from an unnamed Interplay source, who says 'Any time you see the [Black Isle] logo on a future product, know that no one who was associated with BIS actually worked on it', as well as a post by BIS employee Damien Foletto on the Interplay message boards, who adds: 'The non-announced [PC] title that the division was working on, Fallout 3 [aka Van Buren], has been 'shelved', to quote management.'

That's just too bad.

December 10, 2003

Merry Merry, quite contrary

Congratulations! You're Merry!

Which Lord of the Rings character and personality problem are you?
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December 11, 2003

Hot Sweaty Elf Sex. Or Not.

What Tolkien Officially Said about Elf Sex.

I know I've read this before, but I couldn't find a blog entry pointing to it, so I may not have had the blog then. Or just didn't link it.

Reminder courtesy of Tafkar's LJ.

Complete Seasons

I love complete seasons on DVD. Still need to get Buffy 5 and Firefly (maybe for Christmas?), but until then, I'll just keep adding them to my Amazon wish list.

Oh! How did I not know that this was out?

::puts on wish list::

December 14, 2003

VSD of Hussein

The Very Secret Diary of Saddam Hussein

December 15, 2003

I am going to be SUCH a mess

I'm already tearing up just looking at (SPOILER ALERT!) this (SPOILER ALERT!) photo. I must remember to bring extra tissues tomorrow.

And I'm not one who cries a lot at movies. It has to hit me at the right moment. But this scene in the book always gives me chills. I can't wait to see it on screen.

Some good news - it appears that RotK is going to start at 10:00 p.m., meaning we should be home by 2:00 a.m. at the latest. Bad news is that there's no outside food allowed, and our Line Party is an unofficial one, since National Amusements Cinemas frown on that sort of thing.

Second breakfast after the movie at Denny's, though. I think I'll just save mine for when I get up later.

December 18, 2003

Once More, With Hobbits!

A Lord of the Rings and Buffy the Vampire Slayer Musical Adventure. Not quite complete yet, but getting there!

More Rings things

I think I know where I'll be headed in August.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy - The Exhibition - Museum of Science, Boston.

On August 1, 2004, the Museum of Science will open the much-anticipated The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy—The Exhibition. The Museum will be the U.S. premiere site for this international touring exhibition.

Thoughts and commentary on the movie coming later. Maybe much later. I am still digesting it all.

But I do agree with what a friend of mine said, when she saw it at a press premiere...

Fucking wow.

December 19, 2003

Elves...why did it have to be Elves?



To which race of Middle Earth do you belong?
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December 22, 2003

US didn't capture Saddam by themselves

Saddam was held by Kurdish forces, drugged and left for US troops.

Saddam Hussein was captured by US troops only after he had been taken prisoner by Kurdish forces, drugged and abandoned ready for American soldiers to recover him, a British Sunday newspaper said.

Since this is Yahoo, and it will likely vanish soon, here's another bit:

A former Iraqi intelligence officer, whom the Express did not name, told the paper that Saddam was held prisoner by a leader of the Kurdish Patriotic Front, which fought alongside US forces during the Iraq war, until he negotiated a deal.

Do you think this will get much play in US newspapers and on the news? Naaaah.

December 23, 2003

Upgrade Complete!

No, I'm not talking Starcraft, though I heard the words often enough over Thanksgiving break...

The upgrade to MT 2.65 seems to have gone swimmingly on all my sites.

And I personally can't wait for 3.0.

Beige? The 80's called, they want their computer back.

Mac eye for the Windows Guy.

I like how Carson has the belt-buckle Apple logo. *laughs*

December 29, 2003

Home with a cold

I'm sitting at home, not doing the work I'd planned for today, since I woke up this morning with a cold.

I am, however, watching Ed Wood, and marveling at Johnny Depp's performance. He is a fabulous actor.

Of course, Martin Landau is superb too, and definitely worthy of the Oscar win.

Hopefully, I'll feel better enough tomorrow to attempt watching Firefly, which I got (twice, actually), for Christmas.

December 31, 2003

Thought I was gonna be Kaylee...

"The Soldier"

Which Firefly character are you?
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