Saturday, February 13, 2010

What is The Warfreak Doing?

When I first started this blog, I used to periodically make posts about what I was currently in to - music, movies, that sort of thing. Basically just a listing of what was going down in my life at the time. Now, I realize that may not be very interesting reading, but it's alot of fun for me to go back a look at those time capsule like posts and see what was going on at the time I made them. So, that means you're stuck with it, I guess.

Currently Watching (film): I thought that my film watching would go down quite a bit after having the baby, but instead now it's just done in pieces. I'm able to watch movies off of my Netflix Instant Queue (via Xbox Live) in 30 minute segments during every feeding! Pretty nice.

The last few movies I've watched are Rick Rosenthal's 1983 gritty teen prison (reform school, whatever) film Bad Boys and Spike Lee's opus Do the Right Thing. I'd never seen either of these films before and I was really impressed with both of them.

Currently Watching (television): Right now is a pretty good time for me on network television. I got roped into Jersey Shore for its entire season, and, oddly enjoyed it. But now I'm back to my staples - How I Met Your Mother, The Office, and The Big Bang Theory. Oh, with Community thrown in for good measure. I've also been watching more of The Daily Show and Colbert Report lately (thank you, DVR) and have been catching up on Moral Orel reruns.

Currently Watching (television on DVD): My wife and I have just started the second (and final) season of Pushing Daisies on DVD. It's a quirky, silly show that we enjoy. It's kind of like Tim Burton Presents: CSI. If you've seen it, I think you'll agree.

Currently Listening To: There aren't really any bands that have my attention right now. I listen to The Dan Patrick Show every day, so that's cool. Here's a list of some recently played tracks:

The Unicorns: Tuff Ghost
Tupac Shakur: Picture Me Rollin'
Neil Young: Down By the River
Tom Waits: The Piano Has Been Drinking
The Arcade Fire: No Cars Go
The Timeline Post: Wedding Bell Murders
The Grateful Dead: Box of Rain
The Beach Boys: God Only Knows
Peter Gabriel: Solsbury Hill
Chuck Berry: Nadine
The Red House Painters: I'm Sorry
Sigur Ros: Staralfur
Fair to Midland: The Wife, The Kids, and the White Picket Fence

Currently Reading: Just got done with Under the Dome and am starting (for my first time) Cujo. So far, I'm enjoying it. I also just read the Devil's Due mini-series Halloween: Nightdance (which has an interesting set-up, but falters due to plodding writing).

Currently Playing (video games): When I get the time, I'm still playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II. I enjoy it a lot, especially when I can connect with old friends on XBL and play some Team Hardcore. Other than that, when my friend Jon comes by the house (and the baby isn't home) we have started rocking the Rock Band again. Name of the band: ShotgunHemingway. Look for us, cause we are making a come-up. I've also just downloaded the multi-player demo for the upcoming Aliens vs. Predator game and am really looking forward to that (hopefully my tax refund will let me afford the game).


wiec? said...

i kind of gave up on The Office these day. i like the reruns but the new ones are head scratchers. it's funny at times but the story is dumb most of the time.

Pam and Jim work and live together now that they're married. how do they not want to kill themselves?

* i love Parks and Recreation. most improved of NBC's thursday line up.

J. Astro said...

'Cujo' = MUCH better book than movie, in my opinion. Book creates a sadness and sense of overall loss and unhappiness that the movie misses.

@ wiec? - I kinda agree, Jim & Pam being together and Jim as a co-mngr just isn't as fresh or interesting.

The Warfreak said...

Yeah, I agree with both of you - the changes that have taken place are not for the better. I think there has to be a natural progression and Jim couldn't pursue Pam forever, obviously, but I think they could have milked it longer than they did. The co-manager thing is just stupid.

That said, I will still watch until the end because of how great I know it can be - plus, it's still good for a few laughs per episode, which is better than a lot of shows.

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