Work sucked of course---A week of ups and downs...glad it's over and to obtain my two days of freedom. Currently reading several books at one time....all purchased used...
Just purchased and enjoyed LOCK OUT on DVD. Made in cooperation with Luc Besson (who directed the 5th element) LOCK OUT has received some stupidly bad press on the Internet for one reason--the basis of the plot---the US President's daughter is on a humanitarian visit to a sub-orbital prison and is taken hostage.
Guy Pierce does and excellent job as Snow, a freelance agent who is sent in to get her....the same basic plot as in Escape from New York...but that's where the similarities end....unfortunately the Internet goobers got hung up on that one fact and missed a very good, very styling, french action/SF film, while they busily trashed LOCK OUT as a copy of the 80's Carpenter film.
I don't necessarily recommend buying this DVD unless you are a true SF die hard like myself....but it is for sure worth a rent for the special effects and the excellent portrayals of the world's worst,insane convicts locked up in space--
The US stock market is now like a reservation casino---nothing but bad economic news all week yet stocks are up? Wall street brokers are like convicts betting on the cell block cockroach races.....I wouldn't let them play with monopoly money if it was up to me..........
Today, a legally blind, South Korean Olympic archer, set a new world's scoring record---kinda made my personal great accomplishment of today----managing to stay awake at work seem...well.... pretty weak......
My weekly MPG average was 50.9---
My JoJo has been reorganizing to provide space for this summers canning.
Below is the result of a short walk again through the garden just picking what came to the eye..
The Zeppelin model has arrived via Fed-Ex all 4' of it---and prior to even opening it I have been at work for it's arrival.
It can be considered very strange when one must physically adjust one's living environment to fit a model into it---but that's what has been required with the start of the Zeppelin Model project. I re-purposed a wooden shelf which had been removed from our food storage shed to put to use for storage/display of the zeppelin in the Nerd Cave. Much adaption was required--cutting the shelf down to the right sizing for the space available.... painting since the Nerd Cave is anything but natural wood.....more black, chrome, gray and yellow....so taping, priming, and painting was required of the shelf itself--the brackets and the pole. The pole is an interesting addition--originally intended as a clothes hanger attached to this particular shelf in the shed....
I have purchased a pair of techno, battery powered, multi-position, Stanley clamp lights with the intention to attach these lights to the wooden pole at the front of the shelf for use as adjustable reading lamps when sitting on the sofa beneath the new shelf----rather than removing the pole i believe it is an excellent use factor......
Even I, my greatest critic, have to say that this project might turn out rather nicely, both for display of the Zeppelin and for general Nerd Cave occupation.
"Today i step into the shoes of a great man, a man by the name of
Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho."
from Mike Judds film Idiocracy
from Mike Judds film Idiocracy