Tuesday, January 02, 2007


One of our goals this year is to get Grant to expand his horizons when it comes to movies, to move away from only seeing animated features. One of my goals is to get out to the movies more. Those two goals came together today when we saw "Night At the Museum." All three of us enjoyed the film quite a bit. It's got your big special effects and your smaller character moments and your humor. Plus, Dick Van Dyke and Mickey Rooney. A highly entertaining way to spend close to two hours.

Grant and I also got back to our DVD-watching; we're in the middle of 3 box sets and he got a lot more for Christmas. We had left off on disc 2 of The Simpsons Season 8, doing the commentaries. But we decided we should start off with an actual episode and moved to the disc 3 opener, "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show," a classic where Homer becomes the voice of a new addition to the venerable cartoon within the cartoon series. Cram it with walnuts, ugly! Oh, we also saw a new previws for The Simpsons movie and Grant was laughing hysterically - that is definitely on the summer movie schedule for the Steiners.

Jill and I started on The Office Season 2 tonight, knocking out the first 3 episodes - "The Dundies," "Sexual Harassment," and "Office Olympics." John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer just knock it out the park. I also watched the commentary for "Diversity Day" from Season 1.

Three more stories from Asimov's today as well..."Immunity" by Susan Forest, "Safe!" by Brian W. Aldiss, and "A Dying Fall" by Christopher Priest. All solid work but nothing I feel the need to write about.

I wrote this entry while listening to Spoon's Loveways and also listened to about two-thirds of Love, the new Beatles album (more on that soon). Add "NFL Live" and "Around the Horn" and "PTI" and some "Sportscenter" and the Bulls game and a little of the IU/OSU game and some general flipping and that was pretty much my day. Oh, and KEXP.

Question: Is this more boring than usual?


Trevor Jackson said...

Answer: No.

How 'bout that Beatles remix? All the fun of listening to Girl Talk but with only Beatles songs. I dug it.

Justin said...

Thanks, Trevor. I was worried I was being too detailed.

And yes, it's a fun album - see the above post.