Book Talk: Burgling The Hobbit

People make inferences all the time, sometimes tinged with past experiences they miss something major, others times things give off a set of wordless vibes, tucked at the back of your mind until later. For instance, I knew my grade 7 Language Arts class, now called English Language Arts (ELA), had a different makeup of …

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I couldn't resist. Plus the answer is yes, always, and let me read the map you get lost too easily.  

Music Monday: Misty Mountains by Richard Armitage and Dwarf Cast

Sometimes you want to slow things down. The first time I read The Hobbit, I wondered how long the Misty Mountains song would go on in the chapter. I also remembered thinking Thorin as a jerk. Not just any jerk, but a bonafide, numero uno, block-headed, stubborn, and curmudgeonly as Tolkien described him as older …

Music Monday: Courage and Wisdom by Howard Shore

Just Tweeted how I would play this and not cry. Mission failed. How can anyone play this track and not have a tear roll down a cheek? Whatever the criticisms about the last movie people may have, the Bilbo/Thorin scene met my expectations. http://rd.io/x/QcawkTdc2G9m/

T’was the Hours Before Battle Of The Five Armies…

I took a look at my post count. Counting this post, I have three to publish before the mighty 300. It's equivalent of an army of sweaty, half-naked Spartans, lead by this guy: who can give this guy: a run for his money in the beard-growing department. (Editorial Note: You can keep your Prince Charmings. …

Midweek Geekiness: Hobbits, and Heroes, and At-Home-Sick Oh My!

The sage advice series I put together last week to experiment with the sticky-post widget on WordPress. Good thing too as I am at home sick with pneumonia since October 20th. After a week of antibiotics, I have two puffers to open up my airways. Trust me, people take breathing for granted until they have trouble …

A Little Pick Me Up

Thankfully, a short work week after food overdose known as Thanksgiving long weekend. Sadly, I return to a Xerox printer/photocopier not working. After staring at John Proctor for a while, time for a new Armitage character and one with possibly worse troubles then a Xerox machine.