Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Didn't get the job

Bummer. I had my second interview. I felt it went well, but I just got a call back, I will not be the new Graphic Assistant for Colwell Banker Commercial due to the fact that the other applicant had "slightly better qualifications"
Well, Back to the Job Board.

Signing off from MSN

So, Here I am at work, we're recieving about 1 call an hour. And there's really no reason for an L2 to be here today. But I need to squeeze as much paycheck out of this as I can.
Thankfully I will be leaving early to interview for a new job. Hopefully I will get that, it would be an immense blessing in our life.

Fortunately, I do have another job at Call-tech, should this not work out. At least there will be some money coming into our household. But Hopefully the following Doodle will play out.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Episode III

Okay, I just have to put in my 2 cents.
This Movie was great!!!
Episode II was great!!!
Episode I was: you better believe it, great!!!

I guess I'm feeling like the odd man out here, but I like 'em all. And all the criticism sounds the same - I've heard it all, so I don't really want to hear it again.

Everyone and their DOG that criticizes Hayden Christensen comments that his acting is "wooden." Frankly, I was enthralled with the whole story, and not once when watching the film did I step out of engrossed-in-the-moment-mode, to say to myself, "this just doesn't work for me."

This was what they call a tragedy, and my heart sank every time Anikin crept closer to the Dark Side. When order 66 was initiated - that was a sobering moment that everyone in the theater was feeling, it was so heavy you could cut it with a knife.

This is good storytelling. It makes the Saga Complete.

I have so many thoughts about this, that this post is destined to be disjointed and an inadequate representation of every little Nook and Cranny of my Star Wars Thoughts.

Which brings to mind that these are my thoughts, I think that a lot of people that have issues with Star Wars are obsessing over their Feelings. Dwelling upon a nostalgic feeling of how this movie made them feel when they were a kid. That's all fine and dandy, but those feelings can mask truth. For instance, Thundercats. When I was but a lad I watched Thundercats Every Day, I Loved it! I played I was Lion-o and I constructed my own magical sword and sheath (I made a lot of toys that my parents couldn't afford to buy me). The point is, I caught an episode of Thundercats a few years ago on Cartoon Network, and it STUNK!!! It was horrible, I couldn't believe I spent so much time watching such ROT. But my feelings about Thundercats are another story, I still have fond memories of it - but frankly the memory is far better than the truth.

I think there's a similar phenomenon happening with Star Wars, everyone remembers how Cool it was and how great they felt as a kid watching those movies, and when they got older and began to understand the subtleties of the plot it became better. But if we're honest with ourselves, there was all the same elements that are nitpicked in the new Trilogy present in the Originals.
There is bad acting
There is bad dialogue
There are annoying characters
There are superb special effects

I know I know, you don't want to admit it, but it's true.
"But I wanted to go to Bacchi to pick up some power converters," is every bit as horrible as "wahoo" or "I'm beside myself," and, "what a drag." Problem is, that line is remembered fondly, in spite of it's status as both Bad Dialogue and Bad Acting. . . Heck Luke at that point could be considered an annoying character, every bit as whiny as his Father Anikin.

And speaking of annoying characters, let's talk about Jar-Jar Binks. Sure he's annoying, but don't tell me you haven't had to deal with somebody in you life that was completely obnoxious, because if you do - I know you're lying, or too young. Personally I think it adds a bit of realism.

Really I could go on and on like this all day.

But I won't, I'll just sum it up succinctly.
They're all great movies, with a generation spanning story line that enthrall me. Those who say otherwise are dwelling on minutiae and need to relax and maybe, just Maybe, remember that they're just movies and they don't pertain to anything of importance in the eternal scheme of things.

A Blog Begins

I've been wondering about this Blog thing for a while and thought I might give it a spin. I have wanted a place to post my opinions about certain things, and a way to possibly post Sketches and Doodles - a visual Blog if you will.

I'm sitting at work and I have Little to do. Currently I am employed as a Dial-up Phone Technician for MSN, I've worked here for two and a half years and Have climbed the ranks (stifled laugh) to Level 2 Tech aka. Resolution Specialist. Some few weeks ago we were informed that Tuesday the 31st of May would be our last day, and the volume of calls has declined steadily ever since - Wednesday of this week (May 25, 2005) I took a grand total of 2 calls. The Longer of the 2 calls lasted a fantabulous 6 minutes, and yes I worked a full 8 hour shift.

I'm caught up on all the Web-comics I read. I've read all the news-posts found on CoastToCoastAM.com. So Here we are - Blogging.

I have 2 days off and then I come in on Tuesday for my last day. They didn't Fire or Lay-off the whole Department; rather, they're shifting us to a new project/client/subsidiary. So on June 6 I will begin Training as a COX Cable Video Technician. For some that means more pay, but for me it means less (and a less desirable schedule) So I have been Franticly searching for a new Job. Last week (May 20) I had an interview for a Graphic Assistant Position at Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate, and yesterday they called me and Scheduled a second interview, so hopefully I'll be working in a more desirable field of work in the not too distant future.

Before Posting I ran a spell check, I find it Ironic that the Blog Spell checker doesn't recognize the words Blog or Blogging.