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.