Friday, November 28, 2008

LOST Season 5 Promo (New)

As always, if you're in the process of catching up with the rest of the cool kids who already watch the greatest show ever made in the history of television, DO NOT WATCH THIS. This means you, Mom! And if you've never seen the show but think you might want to watch it someday, DO NOT WATCH THIS!

OK, you've been warned. Here is a new promo featuring music by The Fray (another band I'm starting to appreciate more and more:

What I've Been Up To (The Indredibly Random Version)

-I saw the new Bond movie and was less than impressed. I do want to give it another chance but I don't expect my opinion to change all that much.

-I'll spare you all the ugly details, but I had not one, but two surgeries in less than 28 hours. Something to do with my bladder shifting during surgery and the mesh used to repair one hernia not attaching correctly...

-At one point after surgery #2, I actually prayed for death - seriously (then thought better of it and decided I wanted to see how LOST ends before I die). So God and I have this deal worked out...

-Speaking of LOST, have you seen the new promo? It's pretty killer. Maybe I'll post it if I can find and embed-able copy (is that even a word?).

-Oxycodone is a great drug. I'm not advocating recreational drug use or anything, but if you have hernia surgery, make sure they give you Oxycodone. Like Tony the Tiger says, "They're GRRRRRREAT!"

-In no particular order, here is what I've been listening to over the past few weeks: My Morning Jacket, Gomez, Pixies, Dave Matthews Band, Metallica (I actually listened to "Broken, Beat and Scarred" on the way to surgery #2 - I found it quite appropriate), Radiohead , Gavin Degraw, Ray Lamontagne, Band of Horses, Muse, Veruca Salt (they kicked so much ass back in the day - and I had a HUGE crush on Nina Gordon in college).

-My mother stayed with me for a few days after my surgeries. She actually watched LOST Seasons 1 and 2 and got half-way through Season 3. She's more of a trooper than I thought. In fact one morning at around 6:00 she asks, "Can I put in the next LOST disc?"

-In case you're wondering why I would be up at 6:00 in the morning when I didn't have to go to work, let me explain: My pain medication made me sleepy, but I was so uncomfortable I couldn't sleep. I now know how pissed-off sharks feel.

-I will never again take for granted the simple task of getting out of the recliner and walking to the bathroom. Last week, that "simple task" took about 25 minutes each time I attempted it. 5 minutes to get out of the recliner, 5 minutes to walk down the hall to the bathroom, 5 minutes in the bathroom, 5 minutes to walk back to the recliner and 5 minutes to get back into the recliner and get comfortable after the pain subsided. This happened about once an hour, so I basically got to sit about 35 minutes out of each hour. This lasted six days...

-Let me just take this opportunity to say I have the best Mom in the world. She put up with a lot of complaining, whining, bitching, crying and cursing last week. God bless her! I know for a fact I couldn't have recovered alone.

-Still haven't seen "W", but I did see "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" the night before the Metallica concert. It's not a movie for everyone, especially if you're easily offended. But if you can appreciate the crude humor of Kevin Smith, I highly recommend it.

-The Samsung Propel commercials featuring Ozzy Osbourne are hilarious.

-I've pretty much decided that I'm getting a dog after the holiday season. Most likely a Puggle (half pug, half beagle). I'm gonna name it Harley. If this works out OK, I'll probably get another one and name it Hendrix. Harley and Hendrix... I think that works! I thought about Luke and Leia, but that would have been too creepy (and dorky, and sad, and George Lucas would probably find a way to make money from it). I also thought about Sawyer and Dharma, but I already have enough of a LOST obsession and my friends would most likely have me committed if I went that route. So, Harley and Hendrix it is. Instead of children, I'm gonna have dogs! Not that there's anything wrong with that. Dogs need love, too! Plus, you don't have to send them to college...

-Long Duk Dong is playing one more show. New Year's Eve at Holiday Inn North. But... since I don't have a New Year's Eve date and the tickets are pretty expensive, I think I'll probably have to skip it.

-There's a band in town called See Alice. I think that's great!

-Let's revisit the topic of dogs for just a second. I always said I wanted a solid black Great Dane named Anakin. But, Great Danes don't live that long, they need A LOT of room and they eat A LOT. After I met my buddy Boog's dog, Paxton, I decided I wanted a Puggle. Paxton is basically the greatest dog ever created, so hopefully my future dog will be great, too.

-Nip/Tuck - January 6!

-LOST - January 21!

-I think they need to change the name of the NBC show Chuck to Can They Make Her Any Hotter Than They Did Last Week? - Oh Wait, They Just Did!

- I watched the first season of Mad Men. It was great. Now I need to find Season 2 somewhere online.

-That about it for now. Thanks to everyone who prayed, called, emailed, texted, stopped by, etc. last week during my surgeries and recovery. I really do have the best friends on earth - and quite a few of them, too, it seems!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

LOST Season Five

ABC announced last weekend that LOST Season Five will begin on January 21. This will be a three-hour premiere with a one-hour recap special followed by two back-to-back episodes. Do I even have to say it? OK, I will...

I'm excited!

10 more weeks! 70 more days! 1680 more hours!

Yes, I need help...

Arrested Development Movie?

I heard on the news today that the Arrested Development movie is moving forward. Jeffrey Tambor himself said he had received calls from the writer, director and producer. Mr. Tambor was quoted as saying, "Get your hopes up."

To add further credibility to this story, David Cross said he has received the same calls.

Maybe this is actually going to happen!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Metallica in Columbus

Yesterday I made the trip up to Columbus, OH to see Metallica... again. This was Metalli-show #15 for me and it was as good as ever. These guys continue to deliver live. It's hard to believe they're all in their mid-40's. Anyway, the setlist is below. They played five songs from the new album (which I loved), but they also surprised us with several old songs that they hardly ever play live (which I loved even more). Check it out:

That Was Just Your Life
The End Of The Line
Creeping Death
Ride The Lightning
Broken, Beat And Scarred
Sad But True
Wherever I May Roam
Leper Messiah
The Day That Never Comes
Master Of Puppets
Nothing Else Matters
Enter Sandman
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Die, Die My Darling
Jump In the Fire
Seek and Destroy

I know this isn't a very detailed report, but I got home at 2:59 a.m. and I'm and in that "half-asleep, half-awake" zone and my ears are still ringing. Front row at a Metallica show can drain the life right of of you, but it's worth it. Besides, with surgery coming next Monday I'm trying to squeeze in all the fun I can!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Gomez "How We Operate"

Here's a great tune from Gomez called "How We Operate". It's a few years old, but I've had it stuck in my head lately so I thought I'd share it with you.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Health Update

I met with a surgeon today to discuss and schedule my hernia operation. Everything went very well - much better than expected, actually. The surgery will take about an hour and a half and will be an out-patient procedure, so I won't have to stay in the hospital, which is awesome. The worst part about it will be the first few weeks after the surgery. Basically, I can't lift anything over 15 pounds for six weeks and I'll have to lay around with ice packs on my incisions for a few days to keep the swelling down. Other than the obvious lack of mobility and activity, it should be pretty routine. After speaking with the surgeon, I actually feel relieved. Things could have been a lot worse! I'm just ready to get it over with and get on with my life.

Let me just take this opportunity to thank all of you who have called, emailed and stopped by to check up on me. You guys are the shiz-nit!! Thank you so much for your prayers and keep me in mind on November 17... the day of the surgery.

Oh, before anyone asks, yes I voted today! And you should, too, if you haven't already!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Basketball Season Started Today...

...and you know I was there!

Sunday, November 2, 2008