Sunday, September 23, 2007

Going, going. .. still going. . .

This weekend I celebrated 25 pounds. I don't mean to be vain, but I thought I would share the before:

And after

not too bad, I just have to stick with it.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Long time no blog. . .

I was chastized today by Eikon for having asserted my own blog independence and then failing to post for quite some time. So here I am.

I'm taking a full course load, running a music program at a church, and practicing like hell so that I can wrap up my work here in Lake Wobegon and hopefully be-gone in January. . . Here's hoping. I've applied for several jobs and have yet to hear back from any of them. I get a little more hopeless that I wont find a job each day. Sigh. . .

Tonight I finished the second season of Rome.

I love historical fiction of the Roman, toga-wearing sort, and this really fit the bill. Being a victim of basic cable, I used netflix to get both seasons. Yes, I'm way behind, the season ended forever ago. . .

I know that one can expect higher quality production from HBO, Bravo, etc, but this went beyond the standard. Each individual episode seemed like part of a two year long movie. The sets were perfect, the acting was exhilarating, and the plot lines were fantastically twisted, yet to the point.

Anyway, 4 stars for Rome. Check it out if you haven't seen it. Here's a promo: