June 4th, 2003

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Two Nights Off....

Well, going to have tonight and tomorrow night off, and going to go through my "usual routine" again...the Old Milwaukee didn't "settle well" with me on my last day off, so I'm back to the Evan Williams. Went to Wal-Mart after leaving work this morning...as I was buying the bourbon, I got "carded"! First time in several years that has happened to me! Normally they see all this grey hair and just assume I'm old! But after walking out of the store, I got to thinking... the girl at the register looked a little "cross-eyed" and was wearing those kind of glasses that looked like the lenses were cut out of the bottom of the glass Coca-Cola bottles of yesteryear... maybe to her I looked young!
While at Wal-Mart, I racked up on DVD's again, always like to have something "new" to watch while imbibing. Bought the newest James Bond film "Die Another Day"($14.24)-haven't seen it yet, but like all the Bond films, hope to eventually get all of them on DVD. Finally bought "Ghostbusters"($9.44), always liked that movie, and I'm sure the DVD will be a vast improvement over the copy of the movie I recorded off Showtime about 16 years ago, plus Sigourney Weaver was extremely hot in that movie! Lastly, I was digging through a "budget bin" of $5.88 DVD's and found a two-DVD set of some of the old John Wayne westerns from the early 1930's. Remember watching a lot of those back in the 1970's on Saturday afternoons on the local Public Broadcasting station. Most are only about an hour in length. Eleven films on both the DVD's combined. It's on one of those "budget label" companies, so I'm sure the picture quality will be "CRAPtacular"...but for $5.88 for over 11 hours of John Wayne "public domain" films, I'm not going to argue much!

Well, off to shower then eat a bite...by 9:00am, I should be "settled in" to start my "relaxation" for the day.....

UPDATE: Might be a "little later" than 9:00am starting my "relaxation"...just had to make a quick trip BACK to Wal-Mart. Started opening my DVD's, noticed JUST BEFORE opening the James Bond one that I inadvertenly picked up the "Full Screen Version"...took it back, exchanged it fot the "Widescreen Version"...
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Maybe More "Spectacular" Than "Craptacular".....

Just watched one of the 11 John Wayne movies at random on the "el-cheapo" 2-DVD set, and I may have misjudged the cheap DVD companies in general. Picture quality was a LOT better than I expected. I knew they would be using old prints of the films, not "digitally cleaned" and all, but at first I was expecting it to look like that DVD I bought on the "Madacy Entertainment" label of the W.C. Fields short films, which looked like the company dubbed it from an old 6 hour speed VHS tape, had that "fuzzy" quality to it. But from what I see of the John Wayne set I got for $5.88 on the "Platinum Disc Corporation" label, they went for high quality. Granted I knew the films themselves would be "splicy" and a little noisy in the sound areas, but they weren't "fuzzy" at all! Looked like they were dubbed directly from the old worn film, instead of a SLP VHS tape. It may not "sound" like a big difference to the average layman, but to me, it's a HUGE difference picture quality wise....
Not to get back to the "Making Of..." documentaries I started watching on the James Bond DVD...not sure why, I always watch the documentaries before the main film, even, as in this case, I haven't seen the film yet...

Halle Berry in a bikini....."drool"....
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Uncle Floyd

My mom recently started paying my Uncle Floyd a bit to start mowing the grass on the acre of land here, since he has a riding mower, he showed up today to start mowing....

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