Wednesday, February 23, 2005

The first top ten list

Top ten movies of all the time.

1. Top Gun - so good that Kelly McGillis could not ruin it. Should be number one on everyone's list.
2. Point Break - Totally. Reeves and Swayze at their best. Like Rich Aurillia's 2001 season.
3. Field of Dreams - I defy any man not to cry after "Dad, do you wanna have a catch?"
4. Swingers - The most quotable movie ever.
5. Brothers McMullen - More raw and pure than She's The One.
6. She's The One - 2nd most quotable movie ever.
7. A Few Good Men - By law, Kevin Bacon must be in a movie in the top 10.
8. Dirty Dancing - I have more than enough macho movies to justify a) a chic flic; and b) two Patrick Swayze vehicles in the top 10. Most inspirational concluding dance to any movie ever.
9. Good Will Hunting - Very eerie how I am as smart and tough as Will. As if it is based on my life.
10. Contact - Best cinematic discussion of science versus religion ever.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Staring into the void Posted by Hello

Merrill and the Boys  Posted by Hello

Monday, February 21, 2005

Just got back from two awesome days of skiing with the boys at Hunter Mountain in upstate New York. Color me East Coast biased but I think East Coast skiing is as good as Tahoe. Of course I have only been to Tahoe once but Hunter has great steep trails all the way from top to bottom. I have now skiied five times this season, my high water mark since 1999-2000. Until you get in the groove, you forget how incredible it is skiing and I finally got the knack of the shape ski. Going next weekend and I can't wait!

Now of course I have to decide on the direction of my personal life. But I digress into obscure details.

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Today's deliberations promise to be intense and controversial.

1) To Treo or not to Treo. This is of course the marriage of a Palm, camera, phone and computer. The pluses - it's easy to check email (a total pacifier for ADD symptoms), I can avoid lugging my computer on trips, and chics dig it. The minuses - as someone who is prone to lose wallet and phone and sunglass size objects, am I basically throwing my money away for a short term buzz? Also, maybe the wrong type chics dig them.

2) 8 or 10 mile run this morning? Love the 8 mile run but I have to start doing more to get ready for Wildflower (

3) How much time do I spend trying to figure out how to upload photos onto my blog? If I place photos on it but noone comes to the site, did I really accomplish anything?

4) Who is more admirable ; the shark for its constant movement or the triathlete?