Thursday, October 20, 2005

Long time, no post

This is kind of train of jumps all over the place. I apologize in advance.


Sorry, it's a bit hectic with our company open house coming up. My company is in the middle of a big move right now...we are consolidating our three buildings into one, high-tech, centralized facility, which is totally sweet.

I've been in there since yesterday permanently and there is still a lot of construction going on around us, but it's nice to finally be in a centralized place. I doubt it will be a permanent home...this is only supposed to last for another 2 and a half years before we outgrow it. We have rights to the same size land directly adjacent to our new facility. Marketing departments are always the first to move.


Saw a great movie last night...North Country. Incredible acting all around, but a really rough subject, sexual harassment.

This might not be a movie that I would go see normally, but I had a free pass and there is a lot of awards buzz surrounding the movie so we went. And I was glad I saw it. Good (albeit somewhat predictable) story, compelling characters and great acting. Charlize Theron continues to impress me with her acting skills. Not bad for a former model from South Africa.


Chiefs looked decent last week against Washington. It will be interesting to see what they can do tomorrow night on the truncated time table against Miami. I'm hoping for them to really blow them out...for the offense to really explode like they haven't yet this year.

We'll see.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005


Alli and I went to see Proof last weekend. Gwyneth Paltrow stars and is supported by Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jake Gyllenhall, and Hope Davis in this movie about...math. Based on David Auburn's award-winning play (in which Paltrow played the same role on the London stage), I wasn't sure what to expect from a movie about a mathematician gone mad.

However, in much the same vain as Good Will Hunting (one of my favorite movies of all-time, if not my favorite), the film is not nearly as much about the math ("sitting behind a desk and doing long division for the rest of my life" - Will Hunting), the movie focuses more around the relationships surrounding the main character, Catherine (Paltrow).

I'm not sure if I could do the plot justice if I tried to explain it. Hopkins plays the aforementioned "mathematician gone mad", her father, Gyllenhall plays (very well, I might add) a former student of her father's and her love interest, and Hope Davis plays Catherine's concerned sister.

Paltrow is a terrific actress and it is a shame that she hasn't done more in the last few years. John Madden, the director (who also directed her in Shakespeare in Love), gets the most out of Paltrow again and should again earn her a nomination from the Academy.

I really liked this movie. It has a very similar feel to Good Will Hunting without all the swearing (Note to Bravo, who is showing Good Will Hunting a lot lately: the movie is not nearly as authentic without all the swear words...just my opinion).

Proof succeeds as a film and I really enjoyed it.

IMDb rating: 8 out of 10.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Different Week, Same Story

See below. The Chiefs embarrassment yesterday against the Eagles was a travesty. 31 unanswered points when your offense is supposedly the most productive of the past 3 years in the league.

Something ain't stirrin' the Kool-Aid...