Friday, December 28, 2012

In a nutshell X 12

My micro version run-down of 2012

Jan: back to chandler, subbing, coaching (hamilton), kindle fire purchase

Feb: giants win super bowl, AZ turns 100, more subbing & coaching

Mar: more sub jobs, ‘hunger games’ hits theaters, march madness

Apr: conference, back home, kentucky wins ncaa tourney, volunteer Pat’s Run

May: subbing continues, coaching resumes (chandler-summer league), ‘avengers’ movie

June: pool guy training (2 wks), heat win nba finals, new calling-EQ counselor

July: another spiderman flick, AC goes out!, ‘dark knight rises’, retired sweetJ plate

Aug: Olympics in London, harry potter marathon (8 films in 3 days)

Sep: teaching-school, teaching-church, a little coaching thrown in, changed wards

Oct: conference, job interview, @ pier1(holiday help), mom…cancer : ( , cali sis. visits

Nov: giants win world series, hurricane sandy hits NE, obama wins election again, date w/ kelly, quit gym membership, ‘skyfall’ released, ran a 6:49 mile on a whim, new calling-webelos leader

Dec: mom starts chemo, ‘hobbit’ comes out big, sandy hook shooting, Vegas sis. visits're next!
- JL

Saturday, December 15, 2012

An Unexpected Surprise

8 yrs
waiting for the arrival of this film on the big screen
my man, Pete Jackson, does it again

I sat there the whole 2 hrs. 36 min. realizing that this was an artful piece of movie-making at it's finest.
The story was well-told. The scenes were well-shot. The music was well-scored. The effects were top notch. There were a few slower scenes, but the action parts compensated nicely. The characters were well-acted. In short, all the elements of a great rendition. I won't like waiting another year, but I know part 2 will be another amazing event.
* did not see 3D, or HFR, but feel like it would be more incredible to witness.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

the 2 worst days in United States history

#1: the night of November 4, 2008.  Barack Obama won the Presidential election, beating out John McCain not with the popular votes, but with the all-important electoral ones.  The following morning brought mass amounts of confusion about the future of the country...

#2: the night of November 6, 2012.  Barack Obama is re-elected, after multpile failures to prove his value and his worth to this nation, by once again gaining more electoral votes, over his opponent Mitt Romney.  The morning after brings a generous supply of anger about the character of not only the politicians in the race, but the extreme lack of morals and principles of the majority of the voting public.

* It's like waking up from a bad dream...and then realizing it's not a dream at all.  How can a person with a background like barack obama ascend to the post of 'leader of the free world'.  The first time he won, he didn't seem to have as much competition (sorry John and Sarah). 
But then the next 4 years go by, and there is literally more chaos in the unstable government and less economic progress than ever before. 
The second time he runs, he faces a formidable foe in a highly successful former governor.  Then a hurricane hits the upper eastern coastal states just days before the ballots get counted. 
The relevance?  An act of God?  A divine warning to the citizenry? 
There is one thing that is sure to be true: the next four years will see more 'chutes' than 'ladders'.  I am personally ashamed and embarrassed by the populace of the U.S., and can barely fathom the intelligence level of those deemed 'responsible' enough to cast a vote.
In fact I am going to call B.S., simple as that.