Saturday, August 14, 2010

"The biggest mistake is believing that there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation –– or a relationship." - Deborah Tannen

Hello gentle people,
Look at your Blog,
Now back to mine,
Now back at yours,
Now back to mine,
Sadly, yours isn't me,
But if you stopped reading my blog and go see Scott Pilgrim VS The World,
Your Blog could read like mine.
Look down, back up.
Where are you?
You are in a room, reading that blog yours could be like.
What's that in your hand?
Back at me, I have it.
It's two tickets to that movie that I love.
Now look again, the tickets are now bags of popcorn.
Everything is possible when you go see Scott Pilgrim VS. The World.
I'm on my computer.

If you can’t tell, I recently saw Scott Pilgrim VS The World. And it was Fantastic, with a capital "F". It’s been kind of weird the last few weeks. It’s rare when right after watching a movie, I want to buy it on DVD. It’s not only happened once, but twice. The first was Inception, which was brilliant in, well, its inception. And now it’s happened with Scott Pilgrim.
It was cleverly written, the dialogue was rather snappy, the fight scenes were entertaining, and a friend told me it was rather relatable in the sense that is how a lot of dating is like, both of you bringing your baggage to the relationship and seeing how you cope with it. I, for one, wouldn't know cause I’ve never been in a relationship of any degree in that area. Which I’ve been told by friends and family alike that I need to rectify.
I like the idea of dating. I don’t dislike it by all means. I just don’t have the dating bug at the moment. If someone comes along, then great! Plus, I don’t think I’m in the right environment to meet someone that’s around my age. My work is hopeless (Cause there’s me and only one other guy) and the church group I frequent, I’m afraid that I’ll start hitting on some girl that’s 18 and right out of High School.
Plus there’s a little fear of being in a serious relationship for the first time. I’ve never done it before so I have no idea what to expect. There’s a little fear of the unknown there. I just need that first little experience to push me over the edge.

Friday, August 13, 2010

"Why is it that if someone tells you that there are 1 billion stars in the universe you will believe it, but if someone tells you a wall has wet paint, you will have to touch it to be sure? " - Unknown

I got back today from staying a week up at Bear Lake with family today.  It was rather enjoyable experience I must say.  Family and all.  Plus it allowed me to experiment with something Ive been wanting to do for awhile.  To see if I could take some pictures of stars and have them turn out all right.
I must admit that, for a first try, the pictures turned out a lot better than I was expecting.  Nothing perfect (that would be a real far stretch of the imagination), but I surprised myself.  I think if I had thousands of dollars to throw at a hobby, I think I would really pickup Astrophotography.  I think it would be real fun to produce high level images of different celestial objects.  It sure isn't for everyone.  Theres a lot of sitting around on your thumb going on.  But I find it rather peaceful.  But thats just me.  Heres what I did on my first attempt.