so I finished last month off with:
X-Files: I Want to Believe- OK
Memento- one of my favorites
Mama Mia!- OK, fun.
Casshern- great visuals
Chronicles of Riddick- also great visuals.
Overall I had fun with this goal though I can’t say it was particularly mind blowing. Worth doing overall.
Grizzly Man- interesting, thought it was OK
2LDK- dumb, didn’t like it.
The Dark Night- loved it.
Battle Royale- classic
Space Chimps- kinda cute and funny, was OK.
Ghidorah: The Three Headed Monster- classic Godzilla
Machine Girl- Stupid, but awesome
Hellboy II: The Golden Army- great summer action movie
Meatball Machine- Weird but interesting
Mongol- epic. Loved it.
~Half way there!!
with 933 songs. I’m glad I did this one, I find myself listening to my iPod more now that I have a bigger library. I am becoming less dependent on radio. It’s sort of time consuming, tracking down my favorite songs, but it’s worth it.
I think I’m going to track that this month. So far I’ve seen 5 this July. Here’s what I’ve seen so far and my ratings out of 5 (just b/c I feel like I should!!):
Joshua- 2/5 (really disappointed in this one)
Forbidden Kingdom- 3/5 (was OK)
Mulan- 5/5 (classic!)
Total Recall- 4/5 (again, classic)
839! ...this wasn’t an overly difficult goal!
bought lego Star wars 2 and crackdown months ago.
I have a hard time being OK with $60 per game, but these were older and it’s good to update once and a while.
Today I watched Godzilla 1985. It was cool, but a shade below monster classic-dom. Loved Raymond Burr’s cameo, it made me laugh.
Luckily Ghidorah is on DVD, so it’ll be much less of a hassle to view it.
Yep, so I finished Magalon today, which leaves me with only two left to go. The second part of Megalon was a lot better. More monster fighting, etc. I love Jet Jaguar!!! So awesome. I hated that little kid though. The person who dubbed him was horrid, horrid, horrid!! Ah well. Hope they release a DVD version one of these days. I know a lot of fans would like to forget this one, but it is part of the series, and in the grand scheme of things there is worse being released to disc nowadays.
OK, so I’ve finished this, and I had a lot more fun in the process than I expected to!! OK, so my reading list for this was as follows:
I Just Kept Hoping- Gloria Stuart
With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child- Keiko Tobe*
Godzilla on My Mind- William Tsutsui*
To Catch a Predator- Chris Hansen
The Eagle’s Shadow- Nora Martin
Starred= my favorites out of the selection.
Hope to do this again sometime…but I’ll probably skip March.
I have only 654 “items” on my iTunes, and I think 2 of those are videos. I feel an overwhelming urge to go on a shopping spree, but I’m waiting a bit on that.
Finished To Catch a Predator. It was good for what it was: a tie-in to the show. About half of the chapters in the book were “behind the scenes” accounts of the various stings filmed for the show, the other half delt with issues regarding these types of Internet crimes. I liked the latter chapters as I felt they delt with issues the show does not address, such as the predator’s family and what happens to them, female predators, and the actual benefits of the Internet. That last one in particular is one of the books strengths. It doesn’t use the Internet as a scapegoat, which is refreshing.
Anyways, I have moved on to a kid’s book called “The Eagle’s Shadow”. It’s thin, and I know I’ll burn through it, but I just want to get it read as it has been sitting on my bookshelf for (literally) years!! After that I will technically be done, but I may read just one more as this one’s so short.
I had a lot more fun on this goal than I thought I would have. It’s cool to get back into reading, and I have found that the “I don’t have time” excuse is totally lame. You always have time, you just have to claim time for yourself, y’know?
at this moment, I’ve seen ‘em all, but 3: Godzilla 1985, Godzilla vs. Megalon, and Ghidorah: the Three Headed Monster. I have all of them already, so it’s just about getting around to watching them. I tried to watch Megalon today, but it is horribly DULL. Granted I just watched the first part, which was a lot of stupid human stuff, but WOW. Sci-fi special effect badness doesn’t bother me (I actually love the Megalon scenes), but lack of action does get on my nerves.
Oh well, moving closer to completion anyways.
This goal isn’t totally in my radar yet, but I am indeed one step closer. I loved the movie, so I’m interested in reading this one (and, yeah, I know they’re different and everything).
Finished Godzilla on My Mind today, and started on my next book: Chris Hansen’s “To Catch a Predator” (written in response to Dateline’s popular series of the same name). It’s good so far, more of a behind the scenes book desguised as a parenting guide. It’s not the best writing you’ll ever see, but it works for what it is. If you find the show interesting, you’ll like it.
It’s short and easy to read, I think it’ll go by fast…then just one more!!
I finished reading “With the Light”-great book. Right now I’m (re) reading “Godzilla on My Mind” by William Tsutsui. I’m reading this mainly becuase I don’t have much else around at the moment. But I’m also going back to it becuase it’s a fun, interesting little read.
At least it should tide me over until my next book comes in at the library!
So, to sum up, I’m working on my third, with 18 days left in Feb. Yikes!! I may have to speed this up a little. Well, if I work on it, I could finish “Godzilla” in a few days. Thankfully the weather’s horrid at the moment! ;P
I’ve read one book this month: “I Just Kept Hoping” by Gloria Stuart. Stuart’s an actress who achieved mild fame during the 1930’s with her roles in The Invisible Man, and others. In recent times, she was nominated for best supporting actress for her role as old rose in Titanic. It was interesting, but the writing was pretty mediocre. I reccomend it, but not for everybody.
Right now I’m working on reading “With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child”, which is a 500+ page manga about a mother and her son, a boy who’s diagnosed with autism from an early age. I don’t normally like manga too terribly much, but this is a great story, and I’m liking it alot.
So far so good!!
The city was awesome, but the school was very mediocre. I also noticed a rather snobby attitude in some of the people there (though that could have just been the school).
Overall though, I met a good friend in Chicago, and I have many great memories of weekends spent exploring the city. Overall, it was worht it for me.
P.S.-there are some super, super little restaurants in the city. Always keep your eyes open, some places look cheap-o, but are in fact delicious.