Friday, January 29, 2010

Howard Zinn RIP (w/ December Interview)

The man was brilliant and I had the chance to hear him speak back in New York. Just as witty and inspiring as you would imagine. He will be missed and his work will live on.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The rains have finally stopped and things might have a chance to dry out. Well, at least until Monday night through next Wednesday when more storms are predicted. Except for being messy and lousy to drive in the rain hasn't really had much effect here in Ladera Ranch. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for folks living in the burn regions North & South of us.

The horror stories from Haiti continue to push everything to the background, except for the Late Show Wars Part Deux. How can people being saved from the wreckage of their homes compare with what is happening at NBC after 10:00pm? *sigh*

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Well, things are nasty out here this week, at least weather-wise. We have had rain on & off since Sunday night. The worst hit areas were those that suffered fires late last year. Currently (2:05pm PST) there is a tornado warning in effect for the area of Laguna Beach, which isn't all that far from where we live. Donna called to tell me not to worry if I can't reach her later, but that doesn't ease my mind, of course.

Christina, one of our house guests over the weekend, left last night with only a short delay of her flight. Her mother, Fran, is scheduled to fly out tonight and her flight is still scheduled to depart on time. We'll see what happens and if she extends her visit.

Folks reading my Facebook posts already know that I attended the Jets/Chargers play-off game on Sunday. Pretty exciting for my very, first NFL game. Almost got in a fight, and I hadn't even had my first beer yet! Who knew that wearing a Brooklyn Cyclones ball cap would set off a drunken Chargers fan? Probably a good thing I didn't have on my Red Sox or Mets cap! I might not have made it out of the men's room in one piece. :-(

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

MSF/Doctors without Borders (mirror)

These people are doing good work in the most difficult of circumstances. They need and deserve your support.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Happy New Year! Figured I should get that out of the way pretty quick. :-)

Sorry I haven't posted recently, but to be honest, since I can get to my blogs from work I tend to post on my breaks. On the other hand, I don't have access to Facebook, Twitter or MySpace on my work PC so I tend to spend my online time at home playing around there. I was off since Christmas Eve so I haven't been around. Did I miss anything?

Donna and I played pretty low-key for the holidays. Spent Christmas Day with Kristina and some friends. Donna talked me into going to Bingo with her four times last week, including a pot-luck/New Year's Eve session at a local high school. As usual Donna did pretty well, although I actually did win one game for $125, which was nice.

I got some nice comics related stuff for Christmas, including a $100 gift certificate for Nuclear Comics, a cool HELLBOY figure (from HELLBOY 2), and a huge book called MARVEL UNIVERSE (a coffee table book that chronicles the history of that company and many of its characters in all media). Most of the gift certificate funds were spent this past weekend.

Finally, in the next day or so, I'm going to be posting over on SHOT'S SHACK my reviews of AVATAR (Must see film of the season!) and the last three David Tennant DOCTOR WHO episodes.