Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Update from the Keeper

Yes, that's right, I've been playing goal keeper on my Monday night soccer team. It's not my first choice, but no one else wants to do it and at least this way I get to stay in the whole game without a sub. I've done this for three games now, and although I have improved a lot, there is still a lot to learn. I haven't yet taught myself how to fall on the ball. My throwing and kicking need a lot of work too. But last night our team won our first game and the other ladies only scored on me twice!

Friday, May 12, 2006

Movie impossible

Yes, I saw MI:3 last night. I went in with very little expectations -- you know, just more spy-action goodness. Hoping for maybe some humor like XXX. Well, the action parts were not that bad; only a few scenes where the laws of physics were ignored. But what I didn't expect was all the drama. They added this whole human relationships element -- ick! You can only do so much in an action movie without it being "over the top", and this was one that I thought went too far. In the end, I rate it a 5.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Save the Internet

Okay, so you all know that I rarely get political. Politics in general are one of those very personal topics that I tend to leave alone because I believe that people should be allowed to have their own opinions and convictions. Yet every once in awhile a topic comes along that rattles me so much that I feel the need to speak out or do something. This is one of those times. If you are not familiar with the Save the Net issue, let me try to summarize: Internet backbone providers want to find ways to make more money. This doesn't bother me. But their plan is to basically start dividing up the traffic and charging extra fees for "premium" service. This means that those people who do not pay extra, will start to have degraded service. In other words, small sites like this one (my little blog) will become slow. Lots of controversial, independent voices could eventually be stifled. The assumed equality of all pages on the Web will no longer be true. In my opinion, there are other ways to make money than to start adding a class structure to the network traffic. So I am signing the petition to try and block Congress from passing a bill that will make this possible. And if you feel similarly, please sign it too. Okay, I've put the soap box away again.