22 November 2005

Who are you?

Apparently, according to this little survey I am Galadriel, which is quite fine with me. However I would rather be a brunette.

Possessing a rare combination of wisdom and humility, while serenely dominating your environment you selflessly use your powers to care for others.

Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.

11 November 2005

Computer Geek Issues

The Vortex of Goo got me last night. My vintage PowerMac 8600 had to be re-imaged and then my almost vintage Cube got messed up because I ran a Mac OS update.

Every time I restarted the bloody thing it would get stuck on "loading Mac OS" and just stay like that forever. I couldn't even get it to boot from disc. So I linked my PowerBook via fire wire and ran some tests. I thought it was all fixed. Then I got the wild hair to restart the PowerBook in the Cube's OS. That was stupid. It wasn't fixed and this time the PowerBook got stuck on the "loading Mac OS". There I was surrounded by three useless computers!

Oh, but wait there is more!

I had to reload an older, non-DVD version of OS on the Cube to get it back up and running. Then I had to boot up the PowerBook as if I were loading a new OS and tweak it to recognize the Cube via fire wire. I then shut down the PowerBook at which point it made me select which operating system I wanted. I finally was able to get it up and running freely of the Cube.

Meanwhile the 8600 loaded perfectly and seems to be fine as is the Cube, but now I need to reload all the Apps. I lost a lot of stuff, but thankfully my music and graphics are all on an external drive.

Sometimes I think I truly hate all these gadgets.

03 November 2005

Are You Lucky?

Melissa M. and I went to Sakkura's for Sushi, wine and conversation last night and then to the Savannah Film Festival. We got to view Match Point, which was directed by Woody Allen.

The film starred Scarlett Johansson, Johanthan Rhys-Meyers (always pleasant to gaze upon), Emily Mortimer, Matthew Goode (more eye-candy), Brian Cox and Penelope Wilton.

Basically, the film is about a former tennis pro Chris (Rhys-Meyers) falls for Nola (Johansson), who happens to be involved with Tom (Goode), Chris's tennis partner and soon-to-be brother in law.

I enjoyed the film very much. The filming was great and the acting convincing. The movie ended in a way that left you wondering what was going to happen to Chris Wilton. Will he crack, go insane or continue through life very guilty?

It was another splendid evening.

02 November 2005

The Fates Are Out To Get Me

I came home from work yesterday. I put the key in the door and the key broke off in the lock. I called my friend Betsy to see if she could bring me my spare set and she did. I figured I could go through the back door in the courtyard, but noooooooo! The doorknob lock was broken and the key would not work.

I had to call Bradley Lock & Key for help. Finally a man with no teeth showed up and proceeded to work on my front door. After what seemed to be a very long time, he gave up on the front door and he went to the courtyard to try his luck with the back door.

Again, what seemed to be forever he throws his tools down in frustration and walks away. I think to myself, okay now what. He returns with what looks like to be a very large spanner, pliers thingy. He then proceeded to tear off the doorknob from the door.

So I finally get in to my apartment at 8:30 PM and $85.00 poorer. The locksmith repaired the front lock and replaced the doorknob on the back door.

What the hell! Are the Fates trying to tell me something? Can't they do it in a less expensive manner? I mean, really!

01 November 2005

The Squid and the Whale

Melissa M. and I went to see The Squid and the Whale last night at the Savannah Film Festival. Melissa gets two "SP" passes every year. I am not sure what the "SP" stands for, but I decided it might stand for Staff Perks.

The film is based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother. It's centered on two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.

The film starred Jeff Daniels and Laura Kline. Jeff's character, Bernard Berkman was a complete ass, but amusing. He played this character rather convincingly. Laura Kline played her character equally well. The scene where she bursts out laughing at her husbands’ suggestion they get back together. Well, let's just say I related to the insanity of it.

Jeff Daniels was present at the festival and after our viewing he was presented an award from the Savannah College of Art & Design. He gave a short speech and then there was an opportunity for students and others to ask him questions.

It was an excellent movie and a rather enjoyable evening.