Month: December 2009

Another Friend in the Blogosphere

Posted by – December 30, 2009

Two Kittens.  One with their arm over another.

Awww Kittens!

A lot of strange stuff has happened over the last few weeks which I’ll get to in the next following posts.  However I wanted to welcome my good friend Georgia to the world of blogging.  I helped set her up a WordPress install and now she’s well on her way to hours and hours of stress of trying to proofread posts as well as staying motivated to keep posting.

It’ll surely be fun and interesting to share posts with each other from now on though as there aren’t a whole lot of people I can casually pingback.

Good luck, and don’t sweat the small stuff.  It gets easier and better the longer you do it.

Georgia’s Blog

I Finally Got My H1N1 Immunization!

Posted by – December 3, 2009

How immunizations work.

How immunizations work.

I just got my H1N1 immunization yesterday, and wanted to remind people that’s it’s probably a pretty good idea to get it.  I still think it’s likely to be Overhyped Bullshit, but it’s always best to err on the side of caution.  And I have a feeling that it’s likely to get into the yearly rotation of influenza (joining the common strain H3N2) so it’s best to get some immunity to it so you wont be bedridden for a week if you get it.

I also feel the need to clarify myself a bit too.  The reason why I say that the H1N1 is overhyped is because a lot of media were treating it as if AIDS went airbourne or something and we were all going to die, when in fact the statistics show that at this current time, it’s far less lethal than the seasonal influenza.

The big thing about H1N1 is it hasn’t been around since the 70’s so anyone born after that doesn’t have any immunity to it.  This is why your immunization is important, to get some defense against it in case you do happen to get it.  It’s not going to kill you, but you’ll make your suffering a lot shorter (hopefully) by getting immunized.

But I think I’m probably preaching to the choir though.

Review: Moon

Posted by – December 2, 2009

Movie poster for "Moon".

Movie poster for "Moon".

Wow. I really don’t want to say all that much about this movie because I want everyone to experience this movie without any preconceptions.  So I’ll keep it short.

It’s about a character named Sam who lives on the moon and has to control the mining operation there for something they call Hydrogen3.  He’s only got a few days till his three year contract is up, and then some stuff starts happening.

Sam Rockwell (most notably remembered by me for playing Zaphod in the recent rendition of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy movie) is simply amazing. Kevin spacey voices the AI known as GERTY.  Again, won’t say any more because I don’t want to ruin anything.

It really is an amazing movie. I recommend everyone see this.   I’ll probably touch on this again in a few days/weeks to give people a chance to view it.

Note: I find it so weird to have so little text and a giant movie poster image, but I like how I’ve been doing it, so who cares.