According to This List, I Have No Life!

So, I’ve seen this list floating around the interweb recently, and I decided to see how many of these movies I’d seen.

*It’s been said that allegedly if you’ve seen over 85 movies you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own blog, paste it in and put x’s by the ones that you have seen. Add them up, change the header adding your number, and post it.*

(X) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(X) Grease
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
( ) Boondock
(X) Fight Club
(X) Starsky and Hutch
(X) Neverending Story
(X) Blazing Saddles
(X) Airplane
(X) The Princess Bride
(X) AnchorMan
(X) Napoleon Dynamite
(X) Labyrinth
( ) Saw
( ) Saw II
( ) White Noise
( ) White Oleander
(X) Anger Management
(X) 50 First Dates
(X) The Princess Diaries
( ) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Total so far: 16 out of 22.

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Posting From TextMate

I’m a little bit late to the [TextMate][] party. There are many other people who evangelize this piece of software. I’m not going to follow in their footsteps. Instead, I’m going to try to learn from them, and pick up as many tips and techniques as possible to make my TextMate experience enjoyable.This also marks my foray into [Markdown][]. There may be a bit of a learning curve as I try to pick this up. Both TextMate and Markdown should serve this blog well from here on out.

[TextMate]: “TextMate by MacroMates”
[Markdown]: “Markdown by John Gruber”

Posting Via Email

Well, I’ve finally upgraded my blog to WordPress 2.0.2. It’s taken a couple months for me to actually put together the time to get it all straight. The upgrade went surprisingly smooth. Kudos to the WordPress team for making everything quick and painless. Y’all should give my dentist some pointers.

While I was setting up some new plugins, I turned on posting via email. I was always a bit scared of this before. Tonight I decided to face my fears. Who cares if someone jacks my shit. I can always fix it later. Nothing is ever permanent in the digital age we live in now. That’s the beauty of web content.

So off we go with the new set up. I should be updating the look and feel of the site once I find a new theme to use. Sadly, I haven’t learned enough CSS to make my own theme just yet. I am getting better though. I should have my resume and portfolio online soon. That will give you a sense of how far my coding skills have progressed the past couple of months.

Sad Day on West End

Cheeseburger by jetalone

After 75 years, Vandyland is closing it’s doors in June. My mom and I used to spend many an afternoon at Vandyland (then called Candyland) eating a banana split or drinking a milkshake before we headed home. We’d always sit up at the counter so I could talk to Mac and watch him work. I never wanted to leave because we were having such a good time. Plus, leaving meant we had to get on the interstate to head back out to Bellevue. I hated the interstate.

It’s sad to see a Nashville tradition shutting down after all of these years. I’ve been going to Vandyland all my life. I don’t know anything different. I feel like I’m losing a piece of my childhood today. I’ll have to make sure to make a few trips down there before June. If this keeps up, the Nashville of my childhood will be a distant memory.

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Blogging About Nashville

Metroblogging Nashville went live this morning. Being a Nashville native, I applied to blog for the site back in September or October of last year. Here’s a direct link to all of my posts to date. I’m feeling more inspired in my blogging now, and hopefully this will translate into better content for both of my blogs.

As you can see, we’ve just made it through the initial ramp up period. We’re sitting on seven bloggers at this moment. Fill out an application if you’re interested in blogging about the “Athens of the South.” We’d love to have you.

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

Wow, a spectacularly impressive snowstorm blew through Nashville last night.

The above statement is a lie. There was no snow in Nashville last night. After 2 solid days of meteorologist hype, the citizens of Nashville woke up thoroughly disappointed. Every weatherperson on every local station seemed to be using the same TelePrompTer. They were all claiming we’d see snowfall amounts in the range of 2-4 inches. Well, as you can see if you live in Nashville proper, we now know these “experts” don’t have a clue.

Now, some of the surrounding areas (White House, Portland, Clarksville) did see fairly significant snowfall amounts. I’m glad to they’re able to experience winter to the fullest. I wish I could say the same for us here in Nashvegas. All of those people who made the stereotypical run on Kroger are probably feeling a bit overloaded with groceries now. I feel worse for all the kids who’s parents ran out to buy them a sled or toboggan in anticipation. Lisa Spencer, Leeland Statom and Lisa Patton should have to drive around from home to home to apologize to all the children who were undoubtedly upset when they woke up this morning.

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And So Begins the Migration…

In case you haven’t heard (what, do you live on Saturn?), Apple released their new Intel based iMacs and MacBook Pros. Now I won’t burden you with a rant on how shitty the name MacBook is. You can probably read that elsewhere. I will tell you that two listings for G5 iMacs popped up on the Nashville Craigslist site within an hour of the Stevenote. I don’t doubt for a second that these won’t be last to pop up there either. I think now is a good time to buy a G5 iMac. You should be able to get something for a very good value that will last at least 3 years.

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Christmas Money + Bingo Win = IKEA Shopping Spree

My wife and I have been planning on driving down to Atlanta to buy some more of our bedroom furniture from IKEA. Luckily we picked a good time to go. We both received nice sums of cash for Christmas from our respective families, and my wife lucked out in our first ever trip to the Bingo Hall in Blue Ridge, GA. She wasn’t the big winner for the night ($500), but she was the only Bingo for the game she won. Now we have a little extra fundage for our upstairs. That makes this an even better holiday season.

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Labor Day Trip in Doubt

My wife and are were talking about driving down to Atlanta to visit with some of our friends down there for the long weekend. We also have a friend from college who’s in a rehab hospital down there after a car accident. Now this is all in doubt because of the insane way gas prices have skyrocketed.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t really want to spend all of my money on gas for a 4-hour trip. I’d like to be able to have some fun while I’m down there. I also don’t want to get in a situation where I’m stuck somewhere without gas. I don’t think there’ll be a shortage, but you never know with the way the local news media across the country is sensationalizing these stories.

With that said, I’d like to think that I’m not going to let something like this affect my plans. This is America, and we do what we God damn please no matter what. I guess I can always rely on the old standby, the credit card.

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Absence from Blog

The past two weeks have been pretty crazy for me. Last week I was down in St. Petersburg, FL at the beach. It wasn’t too crazy down there, but I was away from all things tech. I will post some pictures when I get a chance. I will also try to post a review of my trip to Busch Gradens Florida.

This week has been insane here at work. Too much to do and not enough time to do it. Things should settle down and I’ll return to my normal activity.

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