Firstly, to all my friends and family reading this who know about the situation here in Seattle... thanks for your thoughts, prayers, and positive energy. This has been one of the longest days in my life but, despite all the delays and the waiting, everything turned out with the best possible results we could hope for.
Waiting, as they say, is the hardest part.
In an effort to distract my head, I put in a very full day. First I went to see Transformers, which was pretty freakin' cool. I love that they never cheated you out of a transformation or a battle. You see everything. And there are few things better than watching giant robots beat the crap out of each other...
Where the film failed me was in the utterly pointless deviations from the actual story. By the time we got to Sam's mom talking about masturbation, I was just plain pissed. It wasn't funny. It wasn't interesting. It was just needless distraction. Why? And then there's the whole military sub-plot that goes nowhere. Why? But worst of all... John Turturro, who I actually enjoy as an actor, plays a character "Agent Simmons" who was so unbelievably annoying and stupid that he very nearly ruined the movie for me. Why? Somebody needs to be in the editing room with Michael Bay so they can slap him upside the head when he makes stupid decisions to include crap like this, because otherwise it was pretty good flick.
Then I went to see Fantastic Four 2, which was better than the awful first film, but still a far cry from what a Fantastic Four film should be. The only real reason to see the movie is for Silver Surfer, who rightfully kicks ass...
I found myself almost wishing that the Fantastic Four weren't in their own film so I could see more of him. That's pretty sad. Overall it was mediocre, but I was glad to have seen it.
And, of course, I stopped to take a look at the iPhone up close and in person. And, of course, it's just as amazing as everybody says it is. And, of course, I want to have an iPhone now more than ever before. Everything about it is just cool. Particularly the screen and web browser, which is mind blowing...
Blogography looks great, and is totally readable in horizontal mode, even without zooming...
A pity that they're sold out absolutely everywhere.
But not surprising.
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Every image of the iPhone I see makes me drool. Want badly… So long to wait!
All my best wishes to you on 4th July…
I liked the human parts of Transformers. Shia is a really good actor, and I think the humor of the parents was a nice addition. The Bumblebee peeing part was the only part that really annoyed me.
The CG was amazing – you never felt that you were watching graphics – they felt like they were right there.
I loved every moment that the Silver Surfer was on screen, too – he looked amazing, and Doug Jones physical acting was perfect. I also enjoy Johnny and Ben – their characters are good, and I wish they’d dispense with the rest of the cast. What was up with the actress playing Alicia? Apparently to be blind now you have to look retarded?
I thought the love story got in the way of F4. I thought the same thing with SpiderMan 3. They ought to just keep the stupid romances out of these potentially kickass action flicks.
Dave, I’m glad things are working out for you personally…I am sending you my most positive vibes right now. Can you feel it?
Good luck finding your iPhone. I hope you can get one soon!
Cool looking phone indeed. Hope all is all right with you.
Wow – That phone does look cool!
And I can’t wait to see fantastic four – I liked the first one.
Whatever was going on yesterday, I am so happy that it turned out with the best results possible….lots of love and good thoughts your way to make this an even better day. Yeah yeah, I am in a “sweet Hilly” mood today :).
yeah, i have to admit… i’m even starting to want an iphone – they just look so damn cool! you’ll get yours, ‘lil dave… soon enough!
If the best possible results were for the situation I think you mean, I’m glad to hear that all went as well as could be possible. I’ve been thinking about you…
I’m generally against folks making movies of the shows I loved as a kid because they just don’t do it the right way! Then when I try to explain how it should be to my younger cousins, I end up feeling ancient. Yuck.
Glad you got the best possible results you could’ve hoped for! Gives you even more to celebrate.
Enjoy these beautiful Seattle days!! Maybe the clear blue skies will take your mind off the iPhone.
Yeah i check it out yesterday at the Apple store. They truly are kick butt. Believe it or not thought, they have both the 8 and 4 gig in stock.
You freak. Now I want an iPhone. I was so happy before I became addicted to Blogography and NOW LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE.
Silver Surfer rules !!! 🙂
P.S. I want a iPhone !
Dave, glad all is well as all can be. Having a friend who has just waltzed into Cingular and waltzed out with an iPhone, no lines, no wait, no nothing, I know your pain, he is currently texting me about how cool it is and how lame I am for not having one, but I’m on Sprint…what can I do… Apple, why hath thou forsaken me?????????
Blogography does look pretty smoothe on that thing, nice work making your page iPhone compatible years before it was fashionable, kudos.
Can’t wait to see both those flicks.
I must say I’m a little stumped about the “sitch in Seattle” because my feedreader said there were 4 new entries, and it duplicated the recovery one and didn’t list out a couple others, and I don’t see anything about SEA but I guess if you wanted to share you would.
I’ll send you positive energy anyway. I’m actually quite good at it; I’ve been told I could be a professional healer. Seriously.
Thanks for the Blog love. All is going to plan here and recovery looks good. Many more steps to take, but the positive energy helps.
C U soon and have fun in Chicago