July 22, 2009

A reason to resume blogging

Posted in life, review, Uncategorized tagged at 21:29 0 by gillsmoke

I’ve had an Idea for a review site for a while. Something anonymous where people could send me a review. I edit it or just approve it and onto the site it goes. This is a review of the kind I would want to receive.

Hey Denny’s in Ponce PR, I know the ugly gringo tried to order in Ingles but that’s no reason to burn my food. The picture held such promise, but my Sizzling Chicken Platter was a charred pile of burnt Fail. What makes it most insulting was it was my first meal in three days. (I think that story is the next post.) My meal was awful but I ate it anyway, partly because I don’t know how to complain in Espanol, but mostly because I kept figuring I had to eat something, 3 days makes a fast, before that you’re just stalling. And by the way even the coffee was burnt. I rate this one of the worst dinners in my adult life. It’s up there with the “American Style” Restaurant in China, which is best summarized as, “Whoa buddy that wasn’t a cow steak that was shoe leather or dog and I’d rather not know which”.

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June 19, 2007

Long overdue review

Posted in Random, review at 21:29 0 by gillsmoke

Primer

WOW, I woke up today with the movie on my mind. I will not spoil any details. I will give nothing away. I last watched over a month ago, and it is still with me. If that isn’t a good reason to get your mitts on a movie, what is? I’ll tell you what you won’t get. You won’t get a romantic comedy, but there are a couple of funny spots. You won’t get a horror flick, but there is something disturbing going on. You definitely won’t get and effects laden SciFi movie, but it has a mind numbing contraption as it’s core prop. CRSE was kind enough to get it for me for Valentine’s Day and the gift keeps giving. Seriously go see it. Then when you are looking for answers later, remember that I told you, yes you are right, that sequence of events is most definitely wrong.

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On a related theme, I used to have deja vu on a regular basis. It got so common for a time I played mystic. I ride the sensation of knowing that this had happened just like this for days, I started taking notes and making mental predictions. It was always spoiled by trying to get others on board, as soon as I tried to get others to see the wave of synchronisity the wave would collapse.
I remember hearing the Police song and went, “It’s just like that, but completely different.” I remember reading about Jung’s experiences of profound Synchronisity and thinking, “Wow, I wish I could have seen that. I wonder how he got there?” I used to have a strong sense that I was supposed to witness something profound. I’m glad that’s gone. I have given up most of my mystic thinking for matters more mundane. With the distance of years I have to ask was I crazy? Did I need “Professional Help”?¬† I don’t think so.

Tonight  a triple post to get that blogging monkey off my back

September 22, 2006

No Plot No Problem review

Posted in NaNoWriMo, review at 13:52 0 by gillsmoke

Cris Baty’s book isn’t batty at all. some of the contents are lifted right off the NaNoWriMo website but otherwise it is full of unique info for writing a novel in a month. If you are not interested in NaNoWriMo from hearing me rant then reading this book might do the trick. Includes do’s and don’ts for getting ready and a week by week guide for writing 50,000 words.

I am glad I got it before Nov. I would not have read it otherwise. Borrow or buy the book and join the madness. I got 2 or 3 of CRSE’s friends interested in it. Maybe they will join in.