Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Movies

2) What new movies i have seen or am planning to see.

I assume that anyone who is reading this probably knows me (and if not get a life and get off my blog) and anyone who know me knows that I am a big movie buff. I have just over 140 DVD's in my collection and probably another 100 bootleg DVD's plus hundreds of Disc's worth of TV shows on DVD's. My DVD buying started out as just a mild habit and quickly grew out of control. The first DVD I bought was "X-men". I followed this with "Blade" and "Any Given Sunday". After that it is kind of a blur. I have a section for Action movies, Sci-fi movies, Mob Movies, and Comic Book movies. I also have a section for what i call really bad movies. Currently that section includes "Gigli", "Show Girls", and a few others. I think every collection needs a flaw and this is mine. So far i have only been able to sit through about 20 minutes of Gigli. It is so far beyond stupid it is funny.

Anyways the point of this post is supposed to be what new movies i have seen or am planning to see.

Have Seen
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I saw Casion Royale 2 weeks ago. I thought it was really good. I wouldn't consider my self to be a bond fan by any means. I have only seen the Pierce Bronson movies and bits and pieces of the Sean Connery films, so i can say how it rates as a bond film but as a general movie it was good. It is a marked departure from the way Bronson played Bond. Craig is a much more physical presence. When he was getting into fist fights with people and running and jumping and stuff you could tell it was designed to show the differences between him and bronson. Overall i give the movie a 3 Star *** rating. It was good, but the villian in the movie really wasn't very tough at all. Not that smart either

I saw De Ja Vu last weekend. This was the new Denzel Washington acted, Jerry Bruckheimer produced film. Like all Jerry Bruckheimer films (Con Air, Face Off, Pirates of the Carribean) it had a lot of action. It really seemed like a movie that should have come out in the summer. Denzel Washington does what he can with the material he was given but this really was not much of a movie. I knew what the characters were going to say before they said it most times. And the sci fi logic used to justify this movie is terrible. Scotty, Geordi, B'lanna, O'brian, and Trip would be rolling in the aisles. And if you don't know who those people are then shame on you.

Finally i have added a few over due titles to my DVD collection. I recently bought the 2 -disc addition of "The Shawshank Redemption" This is probably my favorite movie all time. The acting is perfect and were it not for the fact that it came out the same year as Forest Gump it would have cleaned house at the oscars. I already had the regular addition but it was time for an upgrade. The next movie i got was the 2 disc collectors addition of "Robin Hood Prince of Theives". I got this movie to help me complete what i call the "Sword and Sandal" section of my dvd collection. Right now the section includes (First Knight, King Arthur, Gladiator, Troy, LOTR, etc...) Now i think the only thing i am missing are "Brave Heart"

Well i think that is enough for now.

The next blog will finally explain why i named my blog the Green lantern.

...peace

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Promsises Kept

In my last post I promised three things...

1) I will be describing my last 2 weeks at my old job
2) What new movies i have seen or am planning to see.
3) Why i named my blog the Green Lantern

So here we go..
1) I will be describing my last 2 weeks at my old job

I officially handed in my resignation from my previous job on Friday November 3rd 2006. It was a pretty difficult thing to do. I have only had 4 jobs in my life (including my new one). My first was a telemarketing job (Consumer Contact [CC]), then i worked at the bay for 7 years, then after college i got my first real job at flgsp. I had been there for approx. 2 and a half years at the time I handed in my resignation. Leaving flgshp was much more difficult than quitting my previous jobs. Although i worked at the bay almost three times as long in terms of years it was still only part time. So i may have still actually spent more physical time at flgshp. Additionally, unlike the Bay and my telemarketing job, flgshp's offices are not any where close to where i live. I bump into people from CC all the time. And i still shop at the bay so i see my ex - coworkers from time to time (as recently as last weekend actually). This will not happen with my flgshp coworkers. Flgshp's offices were located in Richmond hill close to Aura actually. I have absolutely no reason to go that far north. So leaving that job meant leaving old friends to an some extent. It's a very wierd feeling. I don't regret my decision and long term I am quite sure it was the right thing to do but it was still really difficult. I am quite sure that leaving my new company won't be as hard if or when the time comes.

I will say that thankfully my co-workers made my last two weeks very memorable. We had a good time and joked around a lot. We all went out for lunch on my last day. And they gave me a superman poster. I am kind of comic book geek so it was an appropriate gift. If any of you guys are reading this thanks for a good two weeks and a good 2 and half years. I learned a lot and it will always stay with me.

That's it for now.


...peace

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I did not ask for the life I was given, but it was given, none the less. And with it, I did my best.
~Mr Eko

Saturday, November 18, 2006

My First Post

Welcome to my blog everyone.

I was inspired to create this blog by my friend and ex co-worker Chris. I forget the reason but one day in the office one of my other co-workers (Dom) was doing a google search on Chris and we stumbled onto his blog. I found it to be very interesting reading. In the span of about two days i read every post on his blog and i actually check his blog on a regular basis because i enjoy reading the updates. He seemed to put a lot himself out there. I can not promise to disclose as much information as he does (my girlfriend would kill me) but i do think this format is a good way to keep people up to date on my life.

I also always said that i would not start a blog until i had some life altering event take place. While i don't know if it is life altering, i am starting a new job on Monday. I will be working for a company called Wunderman. I would describe Wunderman as the biggest company you have never heard of. When i applied to the position (Thanks monster.com) i checked out Wunderman's website http://www.wunderman.com/ they appear to be a very large company. In the select location section they have offices all over the world. They apparently do a certain amount of consulting work. I will be on site at Microsoft. Anyone who owns a computer knows about Microsoft so i won't talk about them.

I think this is enough for a first post so i will just leave a little teaser for upcoming posts.

1) I will be describing my last 2 weeks at my old job
2) What new movies i have seen or am planning to see.
3) Why i named my blog the Green Lantern

...peace