Summer 2007 Thoughts (Part 2)

Original Date: August 2, 2007

I’m tired this evening, but since its been a couple of weeks since I’ve written anything, I decided to make the effort. I’m not sure if I have anything really profound to say tonight.

Summer is passing, and the heat is beginning to return to my area. I don’t mind the heat too much, I just wish I could go swimming. I love to swim, and I think its one of my favorite things to do outdoors. I’ve loved the water ever since I can remember, even the time when I was three or so standing on the bottom of the pool looking up toward the surface. No one knew I had fallen off the steps, but I remember being very calm and sereene. I walked myself back over to the steps and climbed back up.

Movie Reviews (Part 2)

Ratatouille: I think this is one of my favorite Pixar films of all time, and it was fantastic. I don’t have anything negative to say about it. It was one of the most original ideas I have seen in a long time.

I am happy that someone out there still has original ideas and tries to make good films based on those ideas. I get so tired of formulaic, regurgitated stories being done over and over again.
One good thing about this film, my little boy started looking at food a bit differently for a day or two. He actually wanted to try different things. So now I just need to get the movie on DVD.

I think that is about it for the summer movies. There are some interesting films coming out later this year. August does not look like anything exceptional is coming out. I read through for all the latest every Wednesday. I think its a great site.

Changing subjects, one of the necessary tools everyone needs in life is a back scratcher. It is amazing how wonderful of a tool it is when you get an itch where you can’t reach. I find it is important to always santize it after use, using your favorite anti-bacterial soap. Speaking of tools, I love them. You can do anything you need to do if you have the right tool.

I cleaned my garage a couple of days ago. I try to do it yearly to clean out all the dirt and bugs that try to find a home. I had a Brown Recluse (Fiddle Back) infestation a year ago. Nasty spiders because of their terrible poisonous bites. Last year, I lost count at killing them (20+ in the house / 40+ Garage). That was the first time I have had that problem since living here. Our neighbors have had a hard time too. Their dog got bit. A friend at church father’s been bit twice this year.

I exterminate (house and attic), use sprays regularly, have electronic repellers in every room, sealed every hole and crack I could find in the house, and try to keep everything as clutter free as possible. Thankfully I have only seen around 10 or so in the house this year. That was prior to sealing more holes in the walls that I didn’t get last time. I think the worse months for them is May and June. I only saw around 5 in the garage this year when I did my cleaning. A couple were already dead (proof the sprays work).

I really don’t have a problem with spiders as long as they are not in my house. I acctually appreciate them because they help keep the insect population under control. If it was not for spiders we would probably be over run. I don’t even mind insects as long as they are not in the house. Live outside and be happy. I’ll live inside and be happy. hehe

I decided to empty my 10×10 storage unit and return all the boxes to the garage. I don’t want to have a ton of stuff in the garage, but I am tired of paying to store my stuff. When I moved up here from Houston, we went from a three bedroom home to a two bedroom. So to say the least, we cannot fit everything. I have decided to bring everything back to the house, so I can start having garage sales and get rid of as much as possible.

This past year I had a TV, DVD player, and VCR go out on me. I moved them out of the garage today and onto the curb. I hope someone picks them up tonight or tomorrow. If you ever want to get rid of anything that is the way to do it. Just sit it out on the curb. I got rid of a bunch of junk during last year’s garage cleansing by putting it on the curb.

Work is going well. Right before and during the first week of school is the busiest time of year for me. Plus, the summer was shorter than normal, so I have been working hard to get everything ready for the teachers when they come back. For those of you who don’t know, I work in IT. I love my job and this field, but I have been very frustrated with our departmental leadership lately. But, I’m not sure I know anyone who doesn’t have problems like that at work.
My boy (Elijah) starts Kindergarten this year. Not much of a change since he has been attending Pre-K day care for a couple of years now. I hope he likes going to “big” school. I love to learn, and I want to try to pass that on to him. Its nice too because we don’t have to pay for day care anymore.

I read the new Harry Potter book in 4 days. I liked it, but I would have liked to know what Harry and the others did for a career after everything wrapped up. Did they finish school at Hogwarts? Just a few questions I would like to have answered. I think having the Epilogue set 19 years after the story ended was a bit too far in the future for my taste. The 8 months living in the tent time span was pretty drawn out. Other than that I think it was good.

I’m currently reading Star Wars: Dark Journey. Almost done with it. Only 100 more books to read in the New Jedi Order series. lol.. I’m kidding of course. Its not quite 100.

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