7998 – Just another Manic Mondayyyyy…

GeotargetWent on a long walkabout yesterday… down Hillsboro to the beach, and then around to the Deerfield mall out on Powerline to see the Narnia movie and get $3.99 all you can eat buffet pizza at Cici’s. Shared a table with a Jamacian lady on “holiday” in the states – I put holiday in quotes, because she was working her vaykay in a child care center. I dug Narnia… the Christian allegory was there, but it wasn’t so heavy handed as to annoy any but folks that got offended at Tron or E.T. for the same stuff are going to bark louder over this.

That said, I quite enjoyed Narnia. The kids chosen to play were well-picked, and Edmund would make an excellent “Kid Miracleman” should someone decide to kick Alan Moore in the ribs and squeeze out the rights to make a movie. I quite enjoyed the CGI, which was smooth and believable despite what I’d heard earlier. I wonder how people that are unfamiliar with the books will do with the talking animals and other remarkable characters in the movie? Some might say it makes for a younger audience, but there are some grim parts that a little kid might not fare so well with, especially in regards to Aslan. (it is bloodless, but still strong content) I might’ve picked another person than Tilda Swinton to play the White Witch in the film, despite the fact that she did a fine job, I kept seeing the Borg Queen (even though Alice Krige is a totally different actress). The movie is as loyal to the story as I remember it (hasn’t been read for years… possibly/probably a decade or more.)

If I had a kid, I’d certainly take ’em to see it over any Harry Potter flick. I may look for the Narnia stuff as Audiobooks.. I suspect that it’ll transfer to listening-stuff better than Lord of the Rings.

Walkabout stats – 12.2 miles, burned 3034 calories. Good thing, considering that I scarfed down a pile o’pizza at Cici’s. I’m glad there isn’t one closer to work, or I’d be in diet danger.

Nose is a little sunburned from being out and about all day. Adds to the “Santa Look”.

Hm. That brings up a question.


I’d heard yesterday that 61% of folks in the USA wear corrective lenses. Can that be true? More than not?

Ah, here’s the breakdown.

The American Optometric Association (1997) reports the following statistics on persons who wear contact lenses:

* Nearly 25 million Americans wear contact lenses.
* Two-thirds of all contact lens wearers are female.
* 10% are age 16 or younger.
* 30% are 17 to 24 years old.
* 50% are 25 to 44 years old.
* Most are nearsighted.

It is estimated that more than 150 million people in the U.S. use corrective eyewear for refractive errors (Prevent Blindness America, 2002).

An estimated 29% of males and 40% of females ages 18 to 35 wear corrective lenses. This increases to 44% of males and 53% of females ages 35 to 54 and 61% of males and 66% of females age 55 and older who wear corrective lenses (American Association of Retired Persons, 1995).

Those numbers are a decade old. I wonder how much they’ve changed?


Moment of Lyric: mp3 (via )

Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero Ano y Felicidad.

I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
From the bottom of my heart!


Via Herm –

For Online Star Wars Game, It’s Revenge of the Fans

Ogre to Slay? Outsource It to Chinese

I do hope to make it back to SL in time for the winterfest there.


Found out that Cousin Billy (Uncle Bill’s Oldest – both my father and his passed names down) is in jail for threatening his girlfriend’s son on his answering machine. I wonder how Paula and David are doing… last I heard, Paula (oldest – 37) was in a similar clinically schizo boat as my bro and David (31)(youngest – Billy is the middle child, eldest son at 35) was married with a kidlet. Uncle Bill is a pretty well-off lawyer in the cape.


Newt and I got a Christmas card from Pilar and Clydee! Very nice, and Newt sniff-rubbed it before it got put on the fridge. It is enjoyed by us both. Thank you to my Favorite Korean/English Teacher and Sweet fuzzy Collie!


Kim Possible has been renewed for a 4th season


1 year ago – damned don’t dance, Mel’s Gramma, shopping, vote switch software, Hardee’s Monster thickburger, UFO theme popular, Gigantor

2 years ago – sleepyhead , mugger caught on lj audio, Epipelagic and Mesopelagic Animals, misc

3 years ago – Newt with his feet up, Froogle gets rolling, VB memos, given serious sam by msk

4 years ago – Linus Recounts the reason for Christmas, segway thoughts

5 years ago – Hell week day 2, the psychic, longfellow

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