Friday, July 02, 2010


Ok, so slacker doesn't even begin to cover my lack of postings hereabouts, but I shall endeavor to make amends. As you may recall we recently pulled up stakes and hauled our collection of shit, crap, and sundry junk into a new(to us, anyway) abode. As I've whined previously it was more traumatizing than I'd anticipated, and I kinda spiraled into a deep mauve funk. (it wasn't a deep blue funk because I rather like that color, and this funk was not pleasant) As time has passed, however, and the stuff of our lives has osmosed into the closets and drawers of the new place I have found melancholy replaced by sheerest boredom. But not the kind of boredom that inspires you to actually do stuff. No, more the kind of boredom that, if it weren't for the pesterings of hungry felines, might cause one to question the wisdom of getting out of bed at all. Well, 'tis time to break out of this cocoon and get some shit done! And let me share a bit of advise for any of you that might be renting your dwelling from an actual rental company...don't waste your time cleaning before you leave. We busted our asses making sure the old place looked better than when we moved in, and still got buggered out of 9/10ths of our security deposit.

Now for a media report. Don't go see Robin Hood, unless maybe you are seeking a drug-free sleep aid. My grud! I expected it to not be very good, but I didn't expect to be bored to death. Russel Crowe exhibited all the personality of a piece of Formica in this snoozefest of a movie. The rest of the cast did their very best to add a sense of fun to the film, but every time Crowe was on screen he acted like a fun-absorbent bit of floating boom, sucking in all semblance of merriment until everyone around him seemed to just give up and wander, zombie-like, through the rest of the picture. Ridley Scott owes me two hours and twenty bucks!

On the up side, thanks to a massively generous house warming gift, we now have our very first HDTV and Blu Ray player. I had seen the high def televisions, and even allowed myself to lust after them a bit, but was only just beginning to entertain the possibility that we might, someday, be able to afford one. Well now we have one, and it's FREAKING AMAZING!!! And the best part is that the disc player has built in WiFi, so it can talk to our wireless router and stream movies from the Internet directly to the TV. If I might steal a line from Will Wheaton, I love living in the future. Anyone want to take a guess what the first Blu Ray movie I bought was? ;-)

And that's about it for now. I'll be joining Duke for the Independence Day celebrations again this year, and I'm very much looking forward to that. Podcasting is going great, and we've been recording like crazy lately, and the COA is at her dad's, so Mrs. Marius and I are getting a very much needed break.

So, I'm going to get some breakfast and then do some cleaning. I'm sure you'll be on the edge of your seat until this exciting activity is fully documented in this august journal(I know it's not August yet, but indulge me) but I'm afraid I have to keep some things private.

Oh, and if you haven't seen the Matt Smith Doctor Who yet, why not?! He's brilliant!!



C.L.J. said...

Second that about Matt Smith. I actually like him better than Tom Baker.

Marius said...

While I can't definitively say, since I haven't seen a Tom Baker episode in nearly twenty years, I wouldn't go that far. ;-)

flurrious said...

I just got my first HDTV too, but it's a small one for my office. The picture is so good that at first I thought there was something wrong with it.

And as always: meerkat!

Marius said...

Meerkat, my friend. Meerkat.

C.L.J. said...

rosebuckle said...

Congrats on the TV.
I HAVEN'T. Why, because f**king BBC America isn't on basic cable & won't let you watch on line!!!