5.31.2009

THOR is going to be the best movie ever.

Here is a little bit of an interview with one of the writers. The question asked was something like "What would you like to bring to the characters in the Thor saga?"

Grit. Not in the sense that you’d want to see a generic “dark” take on Thor, but in the sense that you want to feel Thor’s rage when he rages. You want to see him fight like hell, and take as much he dishes out — maybe more. You want to have a visceral reaction to the guy, and what happens to him. You don’t want his adventures to be clean and antiseptic. You want to see the dirt, and grime and blood. You want to feel every bone crunching moment of every fight. And when he unleashes the storm, you want to feel like you’re seeing the power of a GOD at work.

The best example I can give you is the end of Ultimates 2. When Thor shows up and kicks ass, he shows up and kicks ass. He isn’t screwing around. There’s a certain brutal, cock-eyed realism to Thor in that moment (and through that book in general) that I really resonate to and want to expand on.

If they are able to deliver what he just said... it will be the best marvel movie ever.

5.29.2009

missy higgins



missy higgns is also a new favorite from the other night

5.26.2009

new music night ...

here are a couple good ones i found tonight:

The Hollow Sound awesome
Ryanhood acoustic duo from boston
Dolores O'riordan <-- she of course is not a discovery but some of her new songs were new to me. and awesome by the way.
and maybe Joe Brooks

found this song today as well and liked it.




car crash by matt nathanson

found this today and liked it

5.22.2009

nerd news update

been checking the interwebs for the latest nerd news and i have 2 things to report.

first: new version of google browser chrome is out (v2.0)
i gotta say i didnt like the old one very much but this one is way way fast. fastest thing out right now as far as i can tell. and in some ways twice as fast as the old version. and i must say its working fantastically well for my needs. i love that i can move tabs from one browser on one lcd screen to another browser on another lcd screen.. lol thats about the extent of my rigorous testing. any way. for basic browsing.. i think nothing beats it's speedy delivery.

2nd: there were about 2 million posts about freaking robots!
im talkin creepy japanese made robots.. robot fiction.. robot freaking everything. and yes i realize transformers 2 and the new terminator are out and coming out so theres lots of robot excitement in the world but c'mon! im sick of it! please no more blasted robot spam!

5.21.2009

a word about the symphony

i shall tell you of the symphony...


first here is the "all-star evening" lineup:
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor
intermission
Richard Wagner - Lohengrin: Prelude to Act III
Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 2 in C minor ("Little Russian")



ok let me just tell you how different and incredible it is to be on the FRONT ROW! it was a whole new experience. the symphony becomes not just something that is seen and heard but FELT! branden got us THE best seats in the house for sure. being close enough to see 18 year old Conlan Miller's hands smash the keys to the famous Rach 3 was incredible.

however.. that was not the only incredible thing i witnessed that night.. for the first half this was the seating arrangement. Tiera - Branden - Kareena - Me and last but not least.. some old guy with "a problem"

so here i am witnessing arguably one of the most beautiful things ive ever seen while being horribly distracted by this man with "a problem". what was his problem? well who knows really but for some reason he decided to "mouth noise" the entire flippin concerto! if you dont know what "mouth noising" is ask branden or dan or myself... current raining champions... or so i thought... to be honest.. as amazing as the utah symphony+conlan miller doing Rach 3 was... this "mouth noiser" was almost equally amazing! so.. 2 incredible things happening at the same time on 2 opposite ends of the spectrum. one beautiful the other insane yet both impressive. needless to say it was a unique experience. it was exhausting for my mind to run from one edge of the inspiring plane of musical wonder to the edge creative violence that this man inspired in me, over and over... back and forth! At one point i looked over at kareena and branden wishing i could convey my horrifying dilemma but they could only look at my quizzically. later i could only laugh out loud at the irony of it all. a person uses the art of mouth noising when a clearly unimpressive situation presents itself. this man had that special quality of soul to mouth noise through the enitre Rach 3 concerto! Unbelievable! One moment I was forced to think about how wonderful it might feel to throw all my weight into a flying elbow and the supreme satisfaction it might be to let it crash into his face! and a moment later i was thrown back into the awe of Rach 3...

it was... incredible.

anyway.. after the intermission the amazing mouth noiser decided to sit a few seats down from me for the last half and i was truly grateful..



all in all it was a fantastic date. we all had a good time.. even though branden had to suffer a few minor set backs.. namely: he couldn't find where his date lived.. and had to have her come to his apartment. then there was an incident involving a fair amount of melted butter and his new vest.. and then.. his car battery died. which forced his date to donate her car for the evening =)



but like i said.. despite all this.. we all had a fantastic time!


here is a video of a different rach 3 .. enjoy

5.19.2009

dont look to far into this ...

Dear Mark:

I like how easy and fast it is to install printers on a mac.  The end.

-- Garit

5.16.2009

5.14.2009

so i did this 'signature strengths" test...

yesterday at work they told us to take this test to see what our signature strenghts were. after knowing what they are they said that using them more regularly would bring you more happiness in your life or something. here are my top 5 results.

http://www.authentichappiness.com/ (then register) to take your own test.

Your Top Strength

Social intelligence
You are aware of the motives and feelings of other people. You know what to do to fit in to different social situations, and you know what to do to put others at ease.

Your Second Strength

Humor and playfulness
You like to laugh and tease. Bringing smiles to other people is important to you. You try to see the light side of all situations.

Your Third Strength

Curiosity and interest in the world
You are curious about everything. You are always asking questions, and you find all subjects and topics fascinating. You like exploration and discovery.

Your Fourth Strength

Bravery and valor
You are a courageous person who does not shrink from threat, challenge, difficulty, or pain. You speak up for what is right even if there is opposition. You act on your convictions.

Your Fifth Strength

Creativity, ingenuity, and originality
Thinking of new ways to do things is a crucial part of who you are. You are never content with doing something the conventional way if a better way is possible.

5.13.2009

satan herself!

im now fully convinced that the little girl that lives upstairs is satan.  she is a phychotic little girl that screams with the sure powers of hell.  im not sure what to do about it.  i think im gonna have to call an exorcist.

5.10.2009

2 things from last week

symphony!  is so exciting!
 
lol
had some fun at leah's farewell party..
 
one more thing.. as i was looking at these photos.. i realized something as i zoomed in on one ..

my friend branden was a terminator this whole time and i never knew!

mothers day was a little different this year...

 
 
 
  
  
 

5.08.2009

windows 7 rc

i download the 3gig windows 7 .iso and installed it in a virtual machine and played with it for a bit tonight. here are my thoughts:

i completely hate it.
it may be minutely better than vista...
but that means its still not any better than fresh manure.

i really hoped the few good reviews i heard and read would actually be true...
sadly no.. nothing could ever convince me to use it. i think this marks the sad end of windows. at least for me it does.

so long.. and thanks for all the fish

4 minutes of fresh terminator glory? yes please!

5.06.2009

these look fun

i dont know about you but i would really like to see these things on a day to day basis...

5.05.2009

recently i ...

... was walking down the halls at UVU and found a new enemy...
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... had dinner with barbara...
 
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... took a picture of a place where i once had an amazing idea...

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... had some fun watching transformers on blu-ray...

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90'' of HD glory!