Monday, March 09, 2009

Gearing up again

Jeez, you go one day without blogging and you get grief. Well, not serious grief but Cathy was looking at me with some astonishment and mild disdain last night when she checked the blog and noticed I hadn't written anything.

"Aren't you going to blog today?"

"No, I don't think so," I said. "I don't really have anything in mind to write about. Besides, traffic numbers plummet on the blog during the weekend (I'm convinced people only read blogs at work) whether I write something or not."

And then I get a "look" like I'm a lazy bastard because I didn't write anything. Gah.

To be honest, I still don't have much to write about today. The flap George Baker started last week seems to have mercifully died down. It also appears to be an otherwise quiet news day, which I'm glad of. There's nothing much happening around town. Hell, I've even calmed down after watching Brad Gushue absolutely gag in that game versus Ontario Saturday night. Dear God, that 10th end. I'm surprised I didn't wake Cathy up with the moaning, the screaming and the banging.

No, not sex. The moaning in despair as I could see the way the end was unfolding, the screaming at one of the silly bastards to make a God damn shot and the banging of my head against the coffee table when Gushue rolled out leaving Ontario an open draw for three to win.

I think Cathy is beginning to despair Brier week more than any other week of the year.

The only other thing of note was that I saw the new Star Trek trailer over the weekend. And I guess mission accomplished with that trailer. I was pretty uninterested in the movie up until now. I believed, and still do, that the best thing for the franchise is to lay fallow for a few years, get a fresh set of brains working on it and reevaluate it for a post-Battlestar Galactica 21st century television landscape. A movie that's basically "James Kirk's Wacky Starfleet Adventures" wasn't what I was looking for.

But hell, take a look for yourself. That's a pretty snazzy trailer.

And for another take on the trailer, read this.

It's still just a trailer, and lord knows those things can lie. Still, there is hope the movie won't completely suck.

Oh, and Watchmen didn't open here this weekend, so no review on that any time soon. Honestly, given the local theatres recent record when it comes to getting new releases, I doubt if it will open here before I get to Ottawa next month. Actually, I'm trying to remember the last movie I saw in the theatres here. It's been awhile. The pickings have been pretty slim.

Last Five
1. Stutter - Andy Stochansky
2. Over my head - Fleetwood Mac
3. Positively 4th Street - Bob Dylan
4. Imagine - Avril Lavigne
5. Navigator - The Pogues*


Anonymous said...

Thank you Cathy, Paul

KOTN said...

I've been reading lots about that new Trek movie. All I want to say is that in a quantum way, it ties in the timelines of the earlier series.

There are many timelines, all existing at once. The events of this movie change the events of that timeline, but the original timeline is still intact somewhere.

And Simon Pegg will be an awesome Scotty.

Shanlee said...

Yes - that game between Gushue and Howard was a heart breaker. It sucks when all the players before you flash and expect you to ride in and save the day. Sometimes it just isn't going to happen. What about Howard's shot against Sask? When will these young guys learn to keep it clean if you are up without the hammer? Also, I admit I'm an at work reader of your blog.