Monday, December 27

Missing LOTR

Don't get me wrong I'm not going to dress up like a hobbit, nor will you catch me with a staff and wizards cloak, but this holiday season I was kind of bummed that I didn't have the excitement of a new "Lord of the Rings" movie to see.

I remember the first trailer I saw some 4-5 years ago. Having never heard of the books I yawned and though that'll be a "renter" at best. A year or so later I began to hear about it and so I saw the first movie. The trilogy now holds a special place in my heart, and I think is by far the greatest trilogy ever made (and I grew up on Star Wars and Indiana Jones).

So when I saw this article I was curious (click on the link in the title). It was the last paragraph that gave me Hope!

Wait For the Lion’s Share
For those still in need of hope, The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, is scheduled to be released Christmas 2005. C.S. Lewis’ fantasy series should appeal to the same audience that ate up Lord of the Rings. Movies based on the six other novels in The Chronicles of Narnia are set to hit the big screen in the six consecutive years. Hold onto your hobbits, Aslan’s on the way.

Ahhh I can sleep again with anxious anticipation (I just hope they are half as good as the LOTR)!

Tuesday, December 21

Fun News

This from our friends at the

Actor Receives $25 Million For Everyman RoleHOLLYWOOD—Tom Hanks will reunite with director Steven Spielberg in Dreamworks' Payne's Pride, in which he will play the part of everyman John Hamilton Payne and receive $25 million for his efforts. "Tom is a man of the people," Spielberg said. "America loves him because he seems so approachable, and that's exactly what I told him last weekend over some Merlot from his vineyards." Spielberg added that Hanks is always a joy to work with because "he can really nail 'down to earth.'"

Thursday, December 9

It's hard sometimes for people to admit that they are wrong!

But we love them any way.

Bill, Nick, Kwame and Amy entered the boardroom. . .

This would have been interesting

Before signing a deal to stay with the Cubs, Nomar Garciaparra instructed agent Arn Tellem to find out if the Yankees wanted the former Red Sox shortstop to play second base in The Bronx.
- New York Post

Seriously? Can you imagine? Just 2-3 years ago Nomar, Arod, and Jeter were considered maybe 3 of the greatest Shortstops ever!!! And George expects them to all play on the same team? Wow! some people I tell ya. Not that I think Nomar is all that, but seriously this would have been insane. It's already perposterous that the best SS in baseball plays 3rd for the yankees (thank you Derek Jeter's ego).

Anyway, I'll try and post something meaningful once school is out next monday.

Thursday, December 2

Why do I still fill these out?

Got this in an e-mail from a friend so I thought I'd just post it in leu of something serious.

The theory is that you will learn a lot of little things about your friends, if you did not already know them.

1. What time do you get up? Anywhere from 5:20 am (monday's) to 8am (depending on how tired i am during the week.

2. If you could eat lunch with one person, who would it be? My beautiful bride to be of course. But if we are talking like fantasy once in a life time kind of thing Mark McGwire.

3. Gold/Silver? silver

4. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? WOW ummm . . . I know this . . .Man I really can't remember (amazing how things change so quickly) I'm going to say probably "The Village" M. Nigh Shanallalallannan ( I do like his movies just can't spell his name.

5. What is/are your favorite TV show(s)?Survivor and the Apprentice

6. What did you have for breakfast? nothing today

7. What inspires you? People who risk everything

9. What is your middle name? Dean

10. Beach, City or Country? City to live, country to relax, beach for a short visit

11. Favorite Ice-cream? Rocky Road

12. Butter, plain or salted popcorn? Butter

13. Favorite color? Red

14. What kind of car do you drive? Pontiac Grand Prix

15. Favorite sandwich? Quizno's Honey bacon club w/ Roast beef instead of Turkey

17. Favorite flowers? no idea

18. Where would you like to go on vacation? Holy Land, or Europe (Another baseball trip would be a blast though)

19. What color is your bathroom? White and blue I think

20. Favorite brand of clothing? They have brands???

21. Where would you retire? The Northwest

22. Favorite day of the week? Tuesday ;)

23. What did you do for your last birthday? Had penut butter pie, went to David and Farah's for a small cook out, then sat on a couch and tried to figure out a rubix cube for about 3 hours w/ Beth (before we were dating).

24. Where were you born? at the hospital . . . ohhhh right. . . . Lima Ohio!

25. Favorite sport to watch? Baseball

26. Who do you least expect to send this back to you? don't know

27. Person you expect to send it back first? see above

28. What fabric detergent do you use? Whatever is avalible

29. Coke or Pepsi? Dr. Pepper

30. Are you a morning person or a night owl? I lean toward the morning

31. What is your shoe size? 10ish

32. Do you have any pets? no and I may never again :(

33. What is your favorite season? Christmas or Fall

34. What time is it? 8:24pm35. What is your name on your birth certificate? Roger Dean Webb II

36. Nicknames? Buck, Buckly, Buckles, Dude, Man, Buddy, hey you, slacker, Babe, Punk, to name a few

37. Number of candles on your last birthday cake? I think there were like 8 or 9 (but I turned 28)

38 Kids? nope not for a few more years hopefully

39. Hair color? what's lefft of it is still black

40. Tattoos? nope

41. Eyes? 2 each are green

42. Piercing? nope

43. How much do you love your job? I enjoy it a lot and it pays well just need some more work.

44. Residence? Tacoma, Wa in the home of Pete, Kathy, nate & ankeka Siems (pronounced "sims")

45. Favorite food? Steak

46. Been to Africa? Yep

47. Been toilet papering? AND HOW!!!!

48. Have you ever been in love? Definately!

49.Been in a car accident? yep

50. Croutons or bacon bits? Croutons

51. Favorite saying or phrase? "Ummm Yeah"

52. Favorite restaurant? none curently

53. Favorite nonalcoholic drink? Dr. Pepper

54. How many times did you fail your driver's test? Never in either of the 2 states I've had to take it!

55. Before this one, from whom did you get your last e-mail? Myles Werntz actually

56. Do you sing in the shower? Not usually, but I might start trying that . . .

57. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Best Buy!!!!

58. What do you do most when you are bored? bored? Grab a book or a movie, but that doesn't happen much anymore

59. Bedtime: about 11 most nights

60. Glass half empty or half full? Half Full!!

61. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Right where I'm at, well except I'd be living with Beth, but that'll happen soon enough

62. Time you finished this e-mail? 835am