Wednesday, January 28, 2009

We Who Are About To Cry Salute You!

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears!

Except clean them off first, eh? That's kinda gross.

Actually, keep your ears, that's ok...

I will take a PB&J sandwich, though...

Here we are, Tuesday the 28th of January, or rather what's left of it. Went into the rug shop today and got some shtuff done for mom. Had a slow ride home, a solid meal, finished editing tonight's Favorite Scene and now I'm typing this, my first blog post from Crown Stealer, my new computer! Feels awkward, actually. Like I'm walking around the shoe store in a pair of shoes I'm trying on...

The remainder of this week is going to be crunch time, as I need to finish the March newsletters for my clients, have to edit & format an interview, and finalize the redesign for the Rug Care Central site. May not seem like a lot, but trust me, it is. I wanted to get some things together for my Wagnervana site too, if possible. We'll see. I work pretty well under pressure.

Read some more of The Name of the Wind, it certainly picked up steam quickly, which is a good sign. I like it; the author writes like I wish I could. Crisp, clean, strong, fluid. When I find a good, relatively short example, I'll post it in here. I guess technically, I'm not really supposed to post even little snippets of other author's writings without permission, but hey, I'm not really supposed to post movie clips either. I'm already living life on the edge, so why not!? MUAHAHAH!

Besides, if it's OK for me to post YouTube links to movie scenes, why shouldn't I be able to post the scenes themselves, eh? It's impossible to believe all those people on YouTube all had permission to post clips.

Speaking of clips, I might as well post tonights clip, which is from the movie Gladiator.

I like the video/sound quality on the Flip Video better than my MacBook webcam, but the file sizes are much larger as a result, unfortunately. If I continue to use it, I'll have to keep it brief. And I already want to change the intro! After three episodes! Well, there's something to be said for tinkering until it's right...

Not much new to add; things are going well.

Until tomorrow, strength and honor.


havah said...

Great clip -- I got chills :) I agree about Phoenix -- he should have won the Oscar. I've yet to have a character make my skin crawl thee way he did. Yes, indeedy...another great movie I will never watch again.

Oh, and I loved the driving down the highway bit. And people are worried about cell phones! *lol*

havah said...

Oops. Think you can fix my "thee" typo in there? :-/