Weekend Update

Many fun things to report today:

• Melissa and I finally were able to see “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” tonight; we tried to watch it shortly after Christmas, but it was sold out. Tonight, success – and was it ever worth the wait. It’s been awhile since I sat through a movie that I absolutely loved everything about as much as I did this one; probably not since “Black Swan.” I haven’t seen the original version, and I haven’t read the book. This movie is fantastic though. Even the opening credits are amazing

• The three-pack of previews before the movie tonight were all of stuff that I’m probably going to want to see – “John Carter,” which will be two hours of non-stop CGI alien punching from the looks of it, should be fun; “Prometheus” looks more fantastic every time I see a trailer for it; and “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” which is going to be record-settingly horrendous, but also awesome. Nicholas Cage is funny like that.

• Millie came into our bedroom today while I was watching a bit of the start of the Broncos/Steelers game and says to me “Andy, come.” Both Megan and Helen went through phases where I was “Andy” and not “dad,” (Megan did that for many, many months, in fact; Helen’s phase was significantly shorter) but neither of them started at 21 months. It was kindof awesome. 🙂

• I backed a successful Kickstarter campaign for the first time! I threw Sean Demory, who was on quiz bowl teams with me at Manhattan High School and is an all around awesome dude, $20 to help publish his book, “Zobop Bebop.” He wanted to raise a thousand bucks and ended up with $1,700. Congrats, Sean! You can check out the Kickstarter page for his book here; I”m looking forward to seeing his book in November.

• Spring semester of grad school starts tomorrow. I still have zero relevant emails from either school or instructors, and no classes have been posted on the eLearning website yet. Awesome.

• So, Tim Tebow, eh? 300 yards on 10 completions… Ridiculous. New England will probably still beat them by four touchdowns next weekend. Atlanta did a lovely job playing dead for the Giants today, too.

• I saw no signs of molten lava. My world view is shattered.

That’s the news, and I am outta here.

Andy Bartlett

By day, I am the executive director of communications and marketing at Bemidji State University. The rest of the time, I'm a husband, father of three, and proponent of super heroes, lasers, space ships and explosions.

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2 Responses

  1. Kimberly says:

    What is your obsession with molten lava? (Yes, I am just catching up on reading the blog now.)

  2. lol – just have to be sure you’re paying attention. 🙂

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