For Brett

I hate being sick.

I started feeling a little icky yesterday at work. By the end of the day, my neck was achy and my throat hurt. We rented a movie on the way home from work and crawled into bed for the night. Exciting, I know.

To make things worse, the movie we rented was absolute crap. I’m not even going to name it…it was THAT BAD. We turned it off about 15 minutes in and just watched Lost instead.

I woke up today feeling better, but certainly not tip-top.

I rarely get sick, usually about once per year, around this time. Usually, it’s worse. I don’t know what’s up with me this time. Alli was sick last week, so that may have something to do with it, but my immune system is pretty good. The dog woke me up at 3:30 in the morning barking at nothing again.

Not only that, but I drank coffee today (OK…it wasn’t really coffee, but Quik Trip French Vanilla cappuccino…hardly coffee…I hate coffee). Just wanted something warm since the temperature today compared to yesterday is about 20 degrees lower. I love cold weather, but it came as a bit of a shock to the system.

Incredible

Saw the movie The Incredibles this weekend.

Pixar has done it again. I don’t know what it is that they put in the water out at Pixar, but their atmosphere for creativity must be spectacular. I can only imagine that with Steve Jobs as one of the owners, the working environment is pretty cool.

I read that Kevin Smith (a huge superhero fan in his own right) is calling it the best superhero movie ever. While I don’t know if I would go that far, it was…well…INCREDIBLE. The voices for the characters were perfect, particularly personified by Smith’s buddy Jason Lee as Syndrome, the bad guy in this 1st Incredibles movie (I’m saying first because there is no doubt they’ll make another one).

It’s not just the voices and dialogue that make this movie genius. It’s the concepts and ideas behind the characters and their situations. Some of the things that happen are so out there (in that normal people wouldn’t think of them), but they seem so natural, woven into the fabric of the movie so seamlessly that you can’t but admire John Lasseter and the folks out there in California for the brilliance they have brought to the field of animated movies.

5 out of 5 stars!

Mean Girls Review

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Funny parts. Written by Tina Fey, so it was a little different than most of the normal high school movies. Alli said it was a lot like Heathers (which I never saw), so I’ll take her word for it. It certainly was not as good as Can’t Hardly Wait or American Pie, the best high school movies of the past 10 years (Dazed and Confused would make the list were it not made in 1993).

Super-Size Me

Go rent or buy this movie.

We watched Super-Size Me last night. I had talked to a couple of people that had seen it who were thoroughly disgusted. I kind of rolled my eyes and thought to myself…everyone knows McDonald’s is bad…I don’t need a movie to tell me that. After watching Morgan Spurlock’s experiment on himself, I never even want another McGriddle (and if you know me, that’s something…the McGriddle is easily the best sandwich ever created by McDonald’s).

There were a lot of things that were great about this movie…things that make you think. What I didn’t realize was how good of shape Spurlock was in before he started. This guy is 6’2″, 185 lbs. with about 11% body fat. That’s really good.

And McDonald’s wreaked havoc on his body. The doctors he employed during the process were funny because they were blown away at the amount of damage that it did to him. His cholesterol jumped from 165 to 225 in about a week. His liver became completely toxic. He got depressed and had a bunch of other awful things.

It’s gross, but also funny and well done. I highly recommend to anyone…those with weight problems (like me) and those without.