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see ya [Jul. 10th, 2006|02:59 am]
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It's become clear to me that my heart just isn't in this livejournal thing. I have the time and the access now but I'm still not posting in it. So, I wanted to take this opportunity to say "thanks for reading" and "see ya". If you'd like to contact me, my e-mail address is notwedge@hotmail.com and my AIM screen name is xmonorail pilot. I also post frequently at the message boards at www.rkmbs.com with the screen name notwedge (big surprise there, I'm sure). Sorry, I can't come up with anything funny or profound to say, so take care and look me up if you feel like it.

See ya.
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Cars [Jun. 10th, 2006|01:36 pm]
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Reposting what I posted about it at the RKMBS last night (I avoided spoilers while writing it):

Pixar has once again displayed its inability to do wrong. My wife (the increasingly famous Ariel aka Warp) and I just got back from seeing it. I thought it was great which is pretty much what I think of all Pixar movies. If I were to list my top ten favorite movies Pixar would take about half the spots, and "Cars" would be among them, not at the top, but solidly in.

The animation was beautiful, and I think the fact that my wife and I saw it in a DLP (Digital Projector) theatre helped that. If you have a theatre nearby showing it in digital, I'd reccomend you see it there. I am, without a doubt, a Pixar fan, so keep that in mind. If you don't like Pixar films, this probably won't change your mind.

I'd say it's better than "A Bug's Life" and "Finding Nemo", but not as good as "The Incredibles", the "Toy Story" movies or "Monsters Inc.". I'd also say it's skewed older than any Pixar movies other than "The Incredibles".

The closest I'm going to come to any spoilers is that there's a special treat for Pixar fans during the credits, so stick around. It actually probably had me laughing harder than any other part of the movie.

I know it was a concern of some people, so I'll say that I found the character played by Larry the Canle Guy to be funny, but I've never seen Larry the Cable Guy in anything else, so I'm not sure if he's more or less annoying than usual.

I really don't want to get too specific and ruin the movie for anyone, but I'd say this is the best movie I've seen all year and probably the best since "the Incredibles".

So, if you were worried, don't be. Pixar has done it again.
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Wii [May. 29th, 2006|12:02 am]
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That's right, I added "Wii" to my list of interests. Wanna make something of it?
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X3 [May. 27th, 2006|10:16 pm]
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I liked it. Wasn't as good as the second one, but about as good as the first. I'm about to fill this to the brim with spoilers, so I'm gonna try to use the cut thingy.

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So, it was good. Better than average, without a doubt.
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The Baha'i House of Worship [May. 7th, 2006|12:18 am]
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[Current Location |On the couch]
[Current Mood |happyhappy]
[Current Music |it's pretty quiet]

I went to the Baha'i House of Worship again today (the visitor's center was closed when I went last week). I had a great experience there. There is some work being done on the exterior, but it's still such a beautiful building. The gardens are very nice too and it was nice and sunny today. I went to the Auditorium first to pray for a little while, but I was anxious to get to the visitor's center. I just wandered around a bit at first, looking at some of the displays and looking at some of the free literature. I got a pamphlet on Choosing to Become a Baha'i and continued to look around. I saw that a video was about to start in the presentation room so I sat down to watch it. It was about the Baha'i faith in general and the building of the House of Worship in particular.

After the video, I went over to the book store. After looking for books on the Baha'i faith in "regular" book stores, it was a little overwhelming to suddenly have so many to choose from! While I was in the bookstore, I started talking to someone named Arash who works at the House of worship, he not only helped me pick out some books (I wound up getting Thief in the Night, Some Answered Questions and a book of Baha'i Prayers) he also talked to me at length about the House of Worship, the Baha'i Faith and his own experiences. He was very nice and helpful. After I purchased my books, he showed me to the foundation room where the stone Abdul-Baha dedicated is located. He told me the story of how the stone was brought there and how it was chosen. He talked to me more about his own experiences as a Baha'i such as how he had to leave his home country of Iran after he declared. He also showed me the original model of the Baha'i House of Worship. It made me feel good that both the woman who brought the foundation stone and the man who designed the House of Worship were former Catholics like me.

He also gave me some information about how to get into contact with the Baha'is of my community and introduced me to another man there named Kim who talked to me as well. Like Arash, he was very nice to me and answered a lot of questions for me. I had such a great experience there, I'm getting more and more sure that I will make the decision to become a Baha'i. I plan to contact the Baha'is in my area soon so I can talk and learn more, but I don't think it will be long before my final decision is made. Arash gave me a declaration card for when I do.
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Can't sleep... [May. 5th, 2006|02:29 am]
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[Current Mood |awakeawake]

I should REALLY be in bed by now, but I'm not really sleepy (the two cans of Vault Zero were probably a mistake.) There's some stuff tha has happened that I haven't talked about here. My grandma was in the hospital for some heart problems, but she's a lot better now. I went up to Rockford to see her. My wife and I went to the Bahai house of worship, it was really pretty even though there soing some construction and landscaping right now. The visitor's center was closed, but I got to attend a service. I'm really thinking it's the right thing for me. I'm planning on going again this weekend, hopefully the visitor's center will be open this time.
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Challenge of the Batman! [May. 3rd, 2006|12:21 pm]
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[Current Location |IN OUR APARTMENT!]
[Current Mood |ecstaticecstatic]
[Current Music |my wife's playing Animal Crossing]

WE HAVE A COMPUTER AND INTERNET IN OUR APARTMENT! I'M BACK ONLINE FULL TIME! To celebrate, I've written a very stranage (and short!) fanfic about Batman. If you wanna read it, here's the link: http://www.robkamphausen.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/704694/Main/704437/#Post704694
When I say it's weird, I really mean it. You've been warned.
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The status of the Nightwatch [Mar. 3rd, 2006|02:48 pm]
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[Current Mood |peacefulpeaceful]

My current plan is to start posting the stories here once we have our computer. That way, I can actually type and save the stories before I post them online. The format is going to be different (the script format was a common complaint). I'm planning on writing it in first person now, in the character of Drake Marshall. I'm not sure if all the stories will be written from his viewpoint, but it makes sense for the first story, particularly since I've planned to write the conclusion in his words since fairly early on.
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How the heck am I? [Mar. 2nd, 2006|03:46 pm]
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[Current Mood |goodgood]

I haven't posted anything since my little rant about Iceman (and it turned out that I really had nothing to be upset about, so that'll learn me to fly off the handle.) so I thought I'd just update the many, many people reading this (both of you. On a good day) about what I've been up to and what I'm planning on being up to at some point in the near future. I'm not sure If I've mentioned yet that my youngest sister is getting married this December. She'll be getting married at Epcot, so it also gives my wife and I an excuse to head down there and ride Soarin' over and over and over and over again.

the fact that it's been so long makes it hard to actually think of stuff to say, so let's see. We're about to renew our lease at our apartment (we just got the papers in the mail today, though they say they already sent them to us, the liars) and the plan right now is to move once the new lease is up. At that point, we're moving to Florida. Yep, I'm going back to Orlando and I'm takin' my wife with me. We're planning on looking for aparments while we're down there for my sister's wedding. My wife is thinking og applying for a job while we're visiting down there. I may do the same or I may just transfer with the rapidly imploding Blockbuster company (if it even still exists at that point).

I'm still looking into joining the Bahai faith (and I figure now's the best time since I currently live less than an hour from the Bahai House of Worship). I know, my progress on this is practically glacial, but I have been actively reading about it and I think the moving plans will motivate me to get going.

We're planning on getting a computer with our income tax refund and getting internet at the the apartment. So, hopefully, I can start updating this thing regularly.

I'll try to post again soon in any case.
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(no subject) [Nov. 3rd, 2005|11:45 am]
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[Current Mood |angryangry]

I don't think I complain very often, at least not out loud. But, I'm about to complain about something. It's comic book related and includes a spoiler about House of M #8. So, I'm gonna try to use the lj cut thingy. OK? OK!

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There. I feel better now.
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