“I think there’s more to this hobbit than meets the eye.”

The Eye of Sauron

My Eyes After the Marathon


Lord of the Rings.

Maybe you’ve heard of it.

This weekend, the wife and I are going to attempt a feat that I’ve wanted to try for ages now… we’re going to watch all three extended editions in one sitting. I ordered the Blu-ray set, and I figured that its arrival today coupled with the long weekend we’re about to enter must clearly be a sign that we are meant to do it now.

My only concern is the attitude of Small Boy during this endeavor.

It’s much different to think of doing this now that we have a baby, as it’s possible that the baby is actually the one practicing ownership here; his mother and I are often reduced to willing servants, hanging on every grin and coo that the master sees fit to bestow upon us. Nevertheless, this must be done. This is one of the great trilogies of our time, and I intend to watch it in its entirety. I often wondered if I could pull off the same stunt with The Matrix movies, but the sense of dread I felt when I considered watching Reloaded again was enough to deter me.

So that’s the plan. Tomorrow morning, wake up to coffee that I’ll program in advance, grab some breakfast, and start it up. I have no idea if we’ll be successful, but 90% of the fun is just in the attempt, right? I’ll be sure to document the goings-on and deliver a full report once we’re finished!

The Sad State of the MMORPG

“If MMORPG players were around when God said, “Let there be light” they’d have called the light gay, and plunged the universe back into darkness by squatting their nutsacks over it.” – Cracked.com

Benches (Some of the Nicest People I Know)

Benches outside


There are some benches outside of where I work that don’t seem to serve any purpose. By and large, no one even knows they’re there. I’ve never seen anyone sitting on them, despite the fact they’re in a somewhat shady spot behind the building. I was roaming around this morning looking for interesting and/or unusual things to shoot (as I am wont to do from time to time) and decided that even though these benches aren’t particularly spectacular, I wanted to document them; patiently waiting for when anyone that happens to walk by might be tired and need to rest a moment. Something about that struck me as being very kind and generous of them. Taken with my iPhone using Hipstamatic.