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Laziness vs Embarrassment

Laziness is opting to take the elevator to the 2nd floor instead of using the stairs that are right there as well, for no other reason then just being a fat unmotivated slug. Embarrassment is having a co-worker jump in and press the button for the 4th floor, somebody who has a right and reason to use the elevator, and them having to wait for your lazy ass to get off a moment later. :-/

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Written by gsm

11/30/2006 at 10:10 am

Posted in  Miscellaneous 

365-230-7477

Today marks the one year anniversary of starting, or actually, ‘re-starting’ this website. As I wrote and posted in the ‘About This Website‘ entry on this day in 2005, this is not my first website effort, but it was a fresh start with a renewed desire and focus on more personal entries and writing.

So here I am, 365 days, 230 posts, and 7,477 unique views later, wondering if I’ve stayed on course, met my expectations, and what I’ve accomplished with this effort so far.
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Written by gsm

11/29/2006 at 11:55 am

Posted in  Journal 

National Treasure (2 stars)

National Treasure imageModern treasure hunters, led by archaeologist Ben Franklin Gates (Nicolas Cage), search for a treasure chest rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin as funds for the Revolutionary War. The whereabouts of the chest may lie in a secret code embedded in the U.S. Constitution and in a map drawn on the back of the Declaration of Independence. Co-stars Diane Kruger, Sean Bean and Harvey Keitel.

Geoff’s Comments: I’m not a big fan of Nicolas Cage so I was already working against the current, but my god, people, couldn’t you have put even the slightest bit of effort into the plot or story lines? This was as weak as the coffee at Denny’s.

[ rent National Treasure via netflix.com ]

Written by gsm

11/29/2006 at 8:08 am

Posted in  Video 

National Treasure (2 stars)

National Treasure imageModern treasure hunters, led by archaeologist Ben Franklin Gates (Nicolas Cage), search for a treasure chest rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin as funds for the Revolutionary War. The whereabouts of the chest may lie in a secret code embedded in the U.S. Constitution and in a map drawn on the back of the Declaration of Independence. Co-stars Diane Kruger, Sean Bean and Harvey Keitel.

Geoff’s Comments: I’m not a big fan of Nicolas Cage so I was already working against the current, but my god, people, couldn’t you have put even the slightest bit of effort into the plot or story lines? This was as weak as the coffee at Denny’s.

[ rent National Treasure via netflix.com ]

Written by gsm

11/29/2006 at 8:08 am

Posted in  Video 

A Window Office

I Have an office at work. It’s a typical office with walls, a door, an adjacent window into the hallway, a white board, and a seldom used pencil-cup. I actually spend the majority of my time at the office in that office, but in the mornings, when time and schedules allow, I like to take my laptop to the cafe on campus. There, I’ll get a cup of coffee, perhaps a bagel or cup of warm cream-of-wheat, and take a seat up against the broad wall of windows. Using the fast wireless network I can sift through emails, prioritize bugs and tasks, prepare for meetings and do pretty much any and everything i would do in my office, but with a full view of the campus and lots of sky and sunlight. It’s quite refreshing and takes the ‘hovel’ feeling out of the workday.

The View From Cafe Macs

Written by gsm

11/28/2006 at 9:34 am

Posted in  Journal 

Must Love Dogs (0 stars)

Must Love Dogs image“Divorcée Sarah Nolan (Diane Lane) isn’t ready for romance. But when her sister (Elizabeth Perkins) signs her up for an online dating service, love-seeking mates come calling. While one Mr. Maybe (Dermot Mulroney) is rife with possibilities, another (John Cusack) is even more intriguing. Still, there’s just one problem: While this second eligible bachelor’s ad states that his dream woman “Must Love Dogs,” neither he nor Sarah actually owns one.”

Geoff’s Comments: The title says it all.

Written by gsm

11/28/2006 at 8:08 am

Posted in  Video 

Must Love Dogs (0 stars)

Must Love Dogs image“Divorcée Sarah Nolan (Diane Lane) isn’t ready for romance. But when her sister (Elizabeth Perkins) signs her up for an online dating service, love-seeking mates come calling. While one Mr. Maybe (Dermot Mulroney) is rife with possibilities, another (John Cusack) is even more intriguing. Still, there’s just one problem: While this second eligible bachelor’s ad states that his dream woman “Must Love Dogs,” neither he nor Sarah actually owns one.”

Geoff’s Comments: The title says it all.

Written by gsm

11/28/2006 at 8:08 am

Posted in  Video