June 19, 2008

Kung Fu Pandaren

Posted in Life tagged , , at 6:33 am by rymes

If you haven’t seen Kung Fu Panda yet, do it. I went and saw it last night with my brother and a friend, and it absolutely cracked me up. Jack Black, as the voice of Po the Panda, is hilarious, and is well supported by the voices of Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, and Jackie Chan. JACKIE CHAN DOES VOICE ACTING?!?!

Anyway, it’s a very funny movie, the animation is incredible, and it looks like the really did a lot of research on the actual Kung Fu scenes: the combat, while bizarre at times like Crouching Tiger, is mostly believable and very well animated.

Oh, and I totally want to crochet the noodle-guys hat.

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May 13, 2008

Hostage Situation

Posted in /Silly, Life at 3:50 pm by rymes

Dear Shawn,

We have your mother. We’re not letting go. The funny thing is, she came looking for us. And now your family will be trapped and helpless to resist our inane demands.

Today, you will sing Numa Numa all day long.

Tomorrow has another torture in store.

-Signed, the Internets

May 4, 2008

Washington – You can have it all

Posted in Life tagged , , at 10:34 pm by rymes

I went for a nice long drive yesterday. Ten hours long, in fact, and nearly 400 miles.

I work for a medical company that does home-health care, and I deliver medication, supplies, equipment and oxygen to peoples homes so that they don’t have to be in a clinic or hospital to get their medical treatments. It’s usually for people that have recurring infections, some cancer patients, patients with special formula diets, etc. where it’s not necessary for them to receive the intense care of a clinic or hospital, or where they can self-administer.

So, nice long drive. 400 miles. Started off all gloomy and rainy, but as the day progressed, it started getting nicer, and I was again reminded of how much I love living in beautiful Western Washington. I took a few pictures, and thought I’d share them with my few readers.

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This is out near Forks, WA, on the way through the Olympic National Park. The mountains are all obscured by low cloud cover, but the serenity of the lake and the surrounding forest made me stop and take a few photos.

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There’s lots of little waterfalls along the side of the road. I decided to turn of my radio going through this area to focus on the natural beauty of my surroundings. 006

This is near La Push, which I’ve heard is a popular surfing area in Washington. The highway comes right up near the edge of the ocean, and the waves breaking over the beach is so serene and peaceful. The cloud cover had started to break a bit, though these pictures are still a little dark.

Despite the bad rep that Washington gets for being a nasty, rainy place, I love it here. Any outdoors activity you can do, you can probably do here, from hiking in the mountains, to skiing, to kayaking, or fishing. If you like the outdoors, I think Washington is the place for you.

It’s certainly the place for me.

May 1, 2008

Crazy-go-nuts

Posted in Life at 2:44 pm by rymes

In 12 days, my brother is coming home from his 2-year Mission in Colorado. During this time, my family hasn’t seen him except for pictures he’s sent home, and have only communicated through letters and a twice-a-year phone call. Things are going to be a little crazy around here as we prepare for his homecoming.

March 30, 2008

WTF!?

Posted in Life tagged at 8:53 pm by rymes

Despite the fact that it’s ten years old, my buddies and I still get together now and then for a rousing game of StarCraft. This last Friday was one of those days, and I had alot of fun during the matches, and even though I’m not a spectacular player, I still managed to do pretty well. But that’s not what this post is really about.

Before the event was supposed to start, I drove over to my friend Ulrich’s house and hung out for a bit; then we took his car to my friend Charlie’s house, where we got the party started. Now, Ulrich doesn’t live in the greatest neighborhood; it’s not awful, but it’s pretty close to the low-income housing developments. Anyway, while we were out getting our game on, someone swiped my windshield wiper blades.

Who the hell steals wiper blades? And they didn’t just take the blades, either, but the whole plastic assembly. I’ve got two metal arms attached to the rotors, but that’s it. I live in freakin’ Seattle! It’s almost April!

/sigh