Slow Times

Man, I’ve gotten myself into another posting slump again. I feel like half of all my posts are me apologizing to my non-existent readers about my posting irregularities. I have a lot of ideas to write about, but I can’t seem to get them out. So I’ll play a little catch up.

I survived last week and got home safely for spring break. Now that I am home I am battling with allergies a bit. I have come to the conclusion there is something in the house, specifically the living room area, that is causing me to sneeze a lot. I was out a lot today though, so it wasn’t too bad. I picked up Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire on DVD today and was annoyed to have to chose between a plain release and a 2-disc edition. I guess they’re trying to charge more for value added features, but its just really annoying for consumers.

Speaking of movies, I enjoyed the Oscars a lot this year. I didn’t think that Chris Rock was bad last year, but everything else was pretty boring. I thought Jon Stewart did a great job and I was glad to see others having fun as well. I was really happy to see Crash win Best Picture. I don’t have anything against Brokeback Mountain, I just felt like Crash was better movie. Thus I am kind of annoyed by all the whispers about Crash‘s win, saying that Hollywood was too scared of gay cowboys. One thing Hollywood is scared of is DVDs as noted in Academy president Sid Ganis’ speech that encouraged people to see movies in theaters rather than on DVD.

On a much more serious note, I just wanted to mourn the loss of one of my high school classmates Jay Crawford. He died suddenly and unexpectedly in his sleep last week, the exact cause has not been determined yet. I can’t say I knew him well, but I was in a couple of classes with him my freshman year. I was a shy new student then and he was one of the first people to treat me as a friend. He was a good guy and will be missed.

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