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The Spiderwick Chronicles (Review – A-)

My wife and I went to see ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles‘ last night and we really liked it. You could tell that it was a PG-13 movie – no blood or anything, pestilence but that did not detract anything for me. My wife really hates tense moments and suspense and she was hiding her face for much of the movie. How I love my wife. She did like the movie.

It was a fun movie full of well meshed fantasy and a few touching emotional moments Fellow RPG players or fantasy buffs will recognize many of the faerie creatures’ names. Their incarnation was different than what I am used to, medicine but it was fascinating and neat none-the-less. Their take on faerie is really cool. Great movie! The acting was good and the special effects were great.

You may want to reserve this movie for kids in the +/- PG-13 range. Some of the suspenseful moments might be a little much for a child that is really sensitive and afraid.

"Fools Gold" (Review – B)

My wife and I went to see the movie “Fools Gold” at the theater last night. We were celebrating Valentines Day early since she has to work all night today.

We were pleasantly surprised by this film. We were expecting more of a romance film, treatment but we received an adventure romance with just a splash of comedy. That was a recipe that worked well for us.

For the girls we got plenty shots of Matthew McConaughey’s tanned body. For the guys we have a little bit of adventure and puzzle solving.

We liked it.

Reflections on My Previous Marriage

I found this link to College Humor which has loads of videos. It is not humor for everyone. With a little taste here is a link to their Dramatic Lemur as a follow up to the Dramatic Chipmunk post I made earlier. Not all are work friendly due to language. I do not know about anything else to be concerned about for work.

I originally posted this on October 26, what is ed
2007 to my MySpace account quiet a while ago, ask but I thought it would be good to post here.

Having an over developed sense of propriety or prudishness (depending on how you want to label me), endocrinologist
I would normally not post anything about sex, but this is a really interesting article from Forbes:
Your Health: Is Sex Necessary?.

With all that I have been writing about marriage I have been thinking about my two marriages. I am currently very happily married which shows as a stark contrast to what I had the first time around, salve especially considering it was my first serious relationship. I am just going to write a little (or a lot depending on your opinion) about my thoughts and the process, about it
and some reflections on my experience.

I was a late bloomer when it came to romance and dating and stuff, story
and was not really ready for that until after high school. I was shy, introverted, and very nerdy. I do not mean geeky, because in this day and age that infers a level of social competance. I am currently a geek and have outgrown my nerdy roots, at least, I seem to think so.

I fell in love with her while I was home on leave from the military. It was someone I was told that I had to meet. I spent time with her a few days via some mutual interests and friends, and we bonded very quickly. I went back to Virginia and the military. We talked and talked over the phone over a period of 6 months and finally we decided that she should move down with me. I went home on vacation during the summer and we drove back together with loads of stuff in my 1979 Cherry Red Mustang [How I miss that car! =( ].

I knew that she previously had financial problems and she said that these were a thing of the past and I, of course, wanted to believe this. She had not really given me reason to suspect anything. I had my suspicions unfortunately, and I did not address them with her because, perhaps, I was too afraid of the truth. I was afraid that my suspicions were correct and the pain that would result. I always asked how our finances were going and I got a response about this or that with nothing to raise any significant alarm. Sometimes she would say that we were a little behind, but that arrangements were made or that it will get paid with the next check or whatever.

I found myself a horrible victim to my inability to accept that my partner might not be able to handle things when I thought that she could. I was stopped by fear of her potential failure and her potential deceptions. I was afraid to know the truth.

In the end there were many lies and so very many bills that were not paid, and I took them on following our divorce as a sort of penance for not taking care of it in the first place; and allowing that situation to get out of control. I had thought through things that had been happening and thought that she may have been cheating on me with someone that she worked with, but I have no proof. It was horrible and agonizing part of my life, but I have learned a lot from it. In some perverse way I am thankful for this experience. =) My life is better for having experienced it.

Perhaps I was in the throws of New Relationship Energy (NRE) or Limerence, which is thought to last 6 months to 2 years. This may have blinded me and help to prevent me taking charge or allowing myself to be blind. We dated 6 months long distance, and lived together for 6 months, before getting married. From marriage (August 1, 1998) to finalized divorce (~ Oct 1999) I tried to make it work – to go to therapy but she did not want it, so I decided on divorce. =( The rest is legal history.

Your Health: Is Sex Necessary?

I found this link to College Humor which has loads of videos. It is not humor for everyone. With a little taste here is a link to their Dramatic Lemur as a follow up to the Dramatic Chipmunk post I made earlier. Not all are work friendly due to language. I do not know about anything else to be concerned about for work.

I originally posted this on October 26, what is ed
2007 to my MySpace account quiet a while ago, ask but I thought it would be good to post here.

Having an over developed sense of propriety or prudishness (depending on how you want to label me), endocrinologist
I would normally not post anything about sex, but this is a really interesting article from Forbes:
Your Health: Is Sex Necessary?.

College Humor Videos

I found this link to College Humor which has loads of videos. It is not humor for everyone. With a little taste here is a link to their Dramatic Lemur as a follow up to the Dramatic Chipmunk post I made earlier. Not all are work friendly due to language. I do not know about anything else to be concerned about for work.