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10,000 BC

Posted on January 29, 2008 by under Movies.    

As a member of a primitive tribe during the dawn of man, 21-year-old mammoth hunter D’Leh (Steven Strait) travels through unknown lands on a quest to rescue his people from extinction. D’Leh, leading an army, uncovers a lost civilization while in pursuit of a warlord who kidnapped his love, Evolet (Camilla Belle). D’Leh and his army encounter saber-toothed cats, mammoths and other prehistoric creatures in the journey to save his tribe.

I think this is going to be a great film but I am worried that it will be similar to “Clan of the Cave Bear”. Instead of a woman from a lost tribe you have a man that finds a lost tribe. All in all I think this is a fresh take on an old story. So far the movies that have been coming out have been Sci-fi or Action Adventure.

I look forward to seeing this when it shows and hopefully it will be entertaining and fun.

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Jan Got an iPhone

Posted on January 28, 2008 by under Toys, Wishlist.    

Jan got an iPhone on Sunday. I am so jealous. I have wanted one for a long time now. Just couldn’t justify paying $600. Even now at $400 I still think that is too much. Specially for a phone that I still have to hack. I’m pretty satisfied with my T-Mobile rate plan and don’t feel like switching.

Anyway, we went to the AT&T store with her after brunch at the Good Egg. Not quite decided, we all went to Best Buy to check out the iPod Touch. Ultimately, the iPhone proved to be a better deal so Jan returned to the AT&T store to purchase the phone while Brian and I went check out this open house in College Hill. Brian got a ticket in the process. I don’t even want to talk about the ticket because it is so stupid. No, it’s not a speeding ticket. A speeding ticket would actually have been preferable, and probably even cheaper.

Went to check out the house, then stopped by mom’s open house (Tita Bev’s house at the Remington), and then went to Jan’s to check out her new iPhone. While there I got to watch a bit of Staying Alive (don’t ask) and a bit of Inside Man (interesting movie). Apparently, I need to catch up my 70s John Travolta movies.

Jan fixed us each a glass of pomegranate martinis except for Brian, of course. He had to drink sprite. [Note to self: It’s always five o’clock somewhere.] Here are some of the photos.. (more…)

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Mom’s Beverly Hills Smile

Posted on January 28, 2008 by under Family, Life, Sponsored Post.    

Here’s a conversation Brian and I had in the car on Friday night..

BRIAN: It would be cool to work for Viega, but I would be traveling a lot.

CHING: And that’s bad?

BRIAN: We haven’t been apart for more than a week. I couldn’t do it.

[ It was actually two weeks back in 1999 but whatever. ]

CHING: You’re such a wuss. My dad did it for three years.

BRIAN: Yea, but I love you too much.

CHING: You don’t think my dad loves my mom? He paid $30K for her beautiful teeth even though she didn’t need them. If that’s not love, I don’t know what is.

BRIAN: But that was for sexual reasons!

[ Inside joke. We both busted up laughing. ]

CHING: I’m so going to tumble this!

BRIAN: Don’t! Your mom will kill me.

CHING: She brought it on herself.

[ More laughter in the car… ]

Not to pick on mom but her Beverly Hills smile, a work in progress over the last two years, is now complete. She is so proud of it that she tends to over-share. Who can blame her, though? Her teeth are absolutely perfect and truly something to behold.

Anyway, mom had her smile makeover done locally by Dr. Coad. For those can afford it, you can get a true Beverly Hills smile from Beverly Hills dentist Dr. Maddahi. Dr. Maddahi performs smile makeovers using advanced dental techniques including painless air drills, miniature cameras, and digital x-rays. Now, you too can have a perfect smile like my mom’s!

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The Post Office Ate My Mail

Posted on January 27, 2008 by under Life.    

This is what happens when you send a packet of poutine gravy by mail. The mail sorter gets hungry and eats it! LOL.

The Post Office Ate My Mail

Letter and Poutine Gravy Packet from Kim and Chris

Letter and Poutine Gravy Packet from Kim and Chris

Many thinks to our Canadian friends, Chris and Kim Feifel, for the wonderful Christmas wishes. Even though the poutine gravy didn’t make it. It’s the thought that counts! 🙂

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Actor Heath Ledger Dies at 28

Posted on January 23, 2008 by under Life.    

I am sure that by now you all have seen the headlines and watched the new and know of the tragic death of actor Heath Ledger. Personally I was a big fan of his and found him to be one of the more promising actors in the world today. Heath Ledger was found dead Tuesday of a possible drug overdose in a Lower Manhattan apartment.

The Academy Award-nominated actor was 28 and was found naked and unresponsive, facedown on the floor at the foot of his bed by a housekeeper trying to wake him for an appointment with a masseuse, Police are saying that they found prescription pills next to the bed that looked to be for Anti-Anxiety and Sleeping Disorder and believe that this may be an accidental overdose.

Police have stated that no note was found and there was no indication of foul play and they believe by all indications that this was not a suicide. Ledger was found at about 3 p.m., and was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency personnel about 3:30 p.m.

A crowd of onlookers, photographers and reporters gathered outside the apartment building after news of Ledger’s death was reported. Police officers were called in to guard the doors from news crews, paparazzi and anyone else wanting to get too closer glimpse of the actor.

Ledger’s family called his death “very tragic, untimely and accidental”. Heath’s father Kim announced on the Australian news “Heath has touched so many people on so many different levels during his short life, but few had the pleasure of truly knowing him.He was a down-to-earth, generous, kindhearted, life-loving, unselfish individual extremely inspirational to many.”

The autopsy that was performed this morning and so far the evidence is inconclusive as to the cause of death. According to officials it could take up to 15 days for the information to be accurately determined.

Heath ledger left behind a 2 year old daughter from his girlfriend Michelle Williams as well as other assorted family. He was a gifted actor, a great person and will be missed by the world.

Our Hearts and Blessings go out to his family and loved one.

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