Today's ramble is brought to you by Hobbitses everywhere. Filthy, Dirty, Lying, Thieving Hobbitses.
I've got no real clue where this is headed but I know I haven't written in a minute (where did this phrase originate and why the hell am I using it now?).
Lets kick it off with Weight Loss
By the way - Tony Romo was the 1st QB all season to throw for over 300 yards against our Defense. Amazing.
I finally went out and saw The Hobbit last night and I'm quite happy with the movie. It's nice to watch a movie set in this universe with a not-so-serious tone as the Lord of the Rings movies. The movie didn't feel like it was as long as it actually was, it had great humor and a lot of nice action. I have not read the books so I don't know if the books had as many one liners as the movie had or if that was all added in after the fact. However, it wasn't overly campy that I was taken out of the experience but I did take notice when it just felt like a line shouldn't have been there (the Golf joke, the frying pan/fire joke, Gandalf slicing a guy who then stands in front of him like nothing happened until Gandalf gently nudges his head off with his staff....). Overall I loved the movie and I will be seeing it again.
Once I get a more favorable schedule I'll have to find time to take the old man to see the movie because he's been in love with The Hobbit long before any of the Lord of the Rings movies ever came out. I remember tales from my childhood where he talked about The Hobbit being one of the few (maybe the only) books he ever really read and loved.
The biggest gripe is going to be the fact that I've got to wait another 2 years to finish my tale as The Hobbit is going to be it's own separate trilogy.
LOTR was a big epic book divided into 3 movies. The Hobbit was a much smaller work divided into 3 movies as well. Next thing we know Peter Jackson is going to make 3 movies out of an extra 100 pages that was "discovered" while sifting through J.R.R. Tolkien's unfinished works, but it will be about an alternate ending where Frodo decided to give the One Ring back to Gollum.
I've started working out my goals for the new year and I really want to share them, however I'm still a couple of weeks too early for that crap so I've just got this list rambling through my head with no real rhyme or reason currently. It's like I have some extra voices in my head who want to find a home, a home on my blog, but they are all lost because I refuse to type them out. One is holding a sign saying "will joke for food."
I've been slacking off with my writing/blogging lately but I'd like to get to a point where I can churn out more quality over quantity. Now that I'm no longer at a point in my life where the blog is acting as anti-depression medication I don't feel the urge to sit down and write every single day like before. However, I think part of my absence this month is because of that damned Outlook catastrophe and I'm still in mourning for the loss of what I considered a great, well thought out and analytic post about a corporate entity who has parents by the balls :)
Has anyone else seen the Hobbit?
What did you think about it?
How are we feeling football wise? Is Dallas going to sneak in? (I know I've got some Cowboy fans reading this)? Is Washington going to take that division behind TWO Rookie QBs?
Does anyone want to face Seattle right now or is this overblown because of their opponents the last couple of weeks?
Does this blog make my ass look fat?
Washington takes the division.ReplyDelete
I really want to see the 49ers-Seattle game.
I think that would make for my perfect NFC Championship game in all honestyDelete
I think my Cowboys will be eliminated from contention next week against the Saints, but will spoil it for the rival Redskins the following week handing the division to the G-men. Seahawks and either Vikings or Bears get the wild card spots. I also like the Seahawks to make it all the way to the NFC Championship game and put a major scare into either Green Bay or San Francisco if not pull off the upset to go to the Super Bowl.ReplyDelete
I haven't seen The Hobbit, but one of my buddies that is a die hard LOTR fan and read all the books walked out of it. It is one of only 3 movies he has ever walked out of early. It's just one man's opinion, but will probably cause me to wait for the Blu-Ray.
Interesting take on the Cowboys - they do certainly have their hands full in the coming two weeks so we will see what happens.Delete
Seahawks have kind of hidden under the radar after the whole "catch/no catch" vs Green Bay thing but their D is playing amazing and Wilson has come a long way from the beginning of the season...
They could be a surprise team or they could fall just short like San Fran last year.
Interesting division for next year I tell ya and the Rams will be there shortly under Fisher.
JT88Keys---If Dallas loses to NO, but beats Washington, and the Giants lose at least 1 game, I believe the Cowboys still win the division....I prefer they win both to avoid any worries tho.ReplyDelete
Grrouchie--GO COWBOYS!!!!! lol
MtDewBoy - The one thing I can say about the last few years is that shit is real good at the end for a whole lot of people.Delete
There are a lot of scenarios for some of the teams and it's just downright good football to watch.
My gut tells me that the Giants will take out their frustration at the beating they took from the Falcons on the Ravens next week. And the Eagles are just plain bad with absolutely nothing left to play for. I'm predicting the Giants don't lose again this year (regular season only of course).Delete
Son I have read more books if you remember i had the hobbit and the lord of the rings that you bought for a long time a go. I even gave a book report on the hobbit when i was in school i did watch cartoon of the hobbit.Would love to see the movie now.ReplyDelete
I think you are a HobbitDelete
You might be Frodo's great grandfather