Friday, March 27, 2009

My heart keeps pumping

I scratched my cornea last Sunday, so this week's thanks have a new 'safety' theme.

  • A body that can repair itself
  • A doctor's office that fit me in on short notice
  • Other drivers who slow down some in the rain

Friday, March 20, 2009

Who Watches?

So I have delayed a little bit on my review of Watchmen. I saw it opening weekend on an IMAX screen and I really enjoyed it. Then, I borrowed the full graphic novel from a coworker and enjoyed the reading, but not as much. Finally, I went back to the theatre again last night to watch it again in the new AMC Cinema Suites.

I'm going to rate the movie a 9 overall. I really enjoyed the feel of the film, especially during my first viewing. I did not like the graphic novel as much, mostly because it is so dated, but also because I think some of the characters were just too weak to be believed as true "heroes". I like all the changes made in the movie and I think it builds a stronger story in the long run.

The new theatre I will give a rating of 5. There were some good things -- a very comfy recliner, being served at my seat, more space, and no kids. But there were also some bad things -- the leather seats squeaked pretty loudly, some of the servers didn't crouch and thus blocked my view, some of the patrons thought that a smaller theatre meant they could make more noise, and bad food. In the end, I think I would go back, but it would have to be the right kind of movie and the right kind of circumstances.

A warm breeze

I think Spring might be here! It's harder to be depressed when nature is waking up all around you.

  • A successful compile
  • Oven-roasted cauliflower
  • A night of sound sleep
  • Solving a difficult problem
  • Trees showing new buds

Friday, March 13, 2009

Head above the flotsam

It's been another rough week with lots of bad news. Sometimes it takes awhile to see any bright side. Yet when I stop for a moment to think about it, my life is not all that horrible. I am still thankful for:

  • Seeing a good movie with friends
  • Finding a new funny sitcom
  • Coming home from work to husband cooking a delicious, healthy dinner
  • A boss who takes her team out to lunch

Friday, March 06, 2009

Seasons Changing

Spring is not my favorite time of year, but since it means that Winter is over, I'd say it's my second favorite. Even if it's not officially Spring yet, it's starting to feel like it, and that makes me happy. Other things I'm thankful for this week:

  • A winning home team (Go KU!)
  • Five Guys fries
  • Not just a second wind, but a third, while playing a tough soccer game
  • A sunny day
  • Outdoor temperatures rising
  • A small chocolate frosty