Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Old-Movie Reviews

I've decided to do short reviews of some of the movies we watch. Here is the first installment of Old-Movie Reviews (approved by the SRFIA).

Burn After Reading

Spoiler Alert: This movie is terrible! As my wife suggested this movie should have been entitled Burn Before Watching. This was just another typical Coen Bros. movie. Filled with every type of post-modern tripe that you have come to expect. Hint: if you've seen Fargo you've seen all of the Coen Bros. movies. They are all the same. At least O Brother, Where Art Thou? had a great soundtrack.

This film was allegedly a comedy. If adultery, very crude sexual references, the 'f' word, watching someone get beaten to death in the head with the blunt side of an axe and marriages falling apart is funny, the world is worse of than I thought. Burn spent so much time on character development I forgot what I was watching (and yet hated every minute of it, Coen magic!). By the time the plot finally rolled around I just didn't care, I just wanted it to be over.

There is one shining light to the movie, however! The acting. The cast was really phenomenal. George Clooney, Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Richard Jenkins, they all did a very fine job indeed! Especially given what they had to work with.

If I had some kind of rating system, this would score a "don't even bother."


Saturday, April 18, 2009

The New Job!

Well, as many of you know, I actually got a new job the other day. I also know that many of you are beside yourselves just dying to know what it is.

As of April 27, 2009 I will be employed by a small, yet very powerful, environmental compliance company call Environmental Compliance Management Corporation. Basically, as an entry-level employee, I'll be assigned to various work sites where asbestos abatement is taking place taking air samples and make sure everything is being done in compliance with various NYS and federal laws.

Now you know about as much as I do.

Thank you to all who supported us in this trying time, for your prayers!

Thanks again!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

My Deepest and Most Sincere Apologies

Okay, I seem to have made a very large error in judgment. What was meant to be just a silly joke about how ultrasounds look pretty much all the same has offended, what turns out to be everyone I know. I am sorry for my comments, and I mean that. I'm asking all of you to please forgive me if I have hurt you with my words, this time, or any time in the past. I have a nasty habit of doing that, but I'm trying to get better. I meant no harm. And like I have said to a few people, we don't have any good ultrasounds yet, that's not for a couple more weeks, so there is still time for me to eat my words.

Mostly I want you all to know that I am VERY sorry for the comments I made.


A Video.

I'm not usually into the whole viral video thing, but this one is really great. Heartwarming to the max!

Lady From Britain`s Got Talent Really Has Talent This lady proves you can`t judge a book from its cover.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Another Baby Update.

We have decided, as a family, that we were not going to be "those people" (even though just about everyone is) that make you look at their sonograms on the internet. As it turns out, they really just don't look that good. But because we know that everyone loves our still forming, yet fully alive child that lives within his or her mother's womb, we wanted to take a moment to update everyone...

So I guess our child looks a little something like this... of course I'm sure that it's nose is a lot larger by now.

That is pretty sweet.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Unemployment Line is Long

Well, most of you probably know by now that I'm out of a job. My one year stint with the USPS as a letter carrier came to an end on April 5th, because apparently the way to make up a $3 Billion deficit is to can all the guys that make the least yet work the hardest... but I digress...

Being unemployed is not easy, it's only really been two days now, officially, and the strain is already pretty heavy. We are really trying to lean on the Lord, to trust in Him and His goodness. But it's not easy with a wife and a baby in the womb. We're a little bit scared.

My wife and I read Our Daily Bread (ODB) every night before we go to bed, and very frequently we're really amazed at how the topic of the day fits into our lives so well, it almost seems like it was planned. And when I say "our lives," I mean the thing we just spent an hour talking about only seconds before we opened up the ODB to read that day's installment. Well, last night was no surprise (well, really it was a surprise, because no matter how many times something like that happens it always take you aback) because it happened again.

"Are you in a position where all self-sufficiency is gone? As you turn your eyes on the Lord and put your hope in Him, you have God’s reassuring promise that you need nothing more." That was the closing statement of yesterday's entry. It pretty much sums up where we both would like to go and are going, but where we both, regretfully so, are not quite yet. Please pray with us as the our Father teaches us how to turst in Him through this trial.

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face;
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace.