Just Do It

There’s so many things running through my head right now.

I want to do many things, but who’s to say that I should do them. With so many things up in the air at work, I wouldn’t want to add one more thing to do without knowing how or when the other things are going to fall. For instance, I would love to write a technology blog. I think I could garner some readers and maybe even receive things to test — nothing hard core; though I would be able to do that. But, consumer electronics; cameras, blu-ray players, tablets, netbooks — shit like that. Yep, it could work. How could it not? It would start as something small — pointing readers in the right direction for tech stuff and why couldn’t I evolve into the go-to person for things. Yes, I would even include social media; which plays a huge roll in technology today. Again, though, it all depends on how and where those other items fall.

I spent wasted money going to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in Imax 3D. First of all, total ripoff to just upconvert the movie to 3D instead of actually shooting scenes in 3D. Also, there were like three scenes max that even played well with the upconvert. Let’s not mention the fact that ZERO — yep, I said ZERO — scenes were shot in Imax. Was it cool to see it on a ginormous screen? Yes. Was it worth the extra money for both Imax and 3D? Nah. Live and learn, though.

Speaking of movies … Now that I have a Blu-Ray player, it’s difficult to decide which movies from the hundreds that I have for “normal” DVD format should I fork over money for in Blu-Ray format? “The Dark Knight” was a no-brainer — thing looks b-a-utiful in blu-ray. Problem is, what else should I get? I purchased “Green Zone.” The night scenes were ATROCIOUS. For a second, I thought it could’ve been the player, but I popped old faithful (“The Dark Knight”) in and it looked just as good as it did the first day I purchased it. I still have “Green Zone” sitting on my entertainment center, problem is I can’t find the receipt to return it. I wonder if I could just go to Best Buy and say it was a gift to see if they would be willing to take it back. The problem becomes, which movie should replace it? I really like the updated “Sherlock Holmes,” but is it worth a blu-ray title? That’s the problem I find myself in. I look at a movie in my DVD collection and the first thought that pops into my head is, “Is this movie worth me purchasing again certainly for a higher price in blu-ray? I own two movies that are awesome in blu-ray, the aforementioned “The Dark Knight” and Tim Burton’s “Alice In Wonderland,” which is also awesome in blu-ray. (It was even awesome in Imax 3D so no surprise that it would be awesome in blu-ray.)

My mom and I bought my nephew catcher’s equipment for his birthday. The kid was excited to say the least. He was all about it. He loves baseball. He called to thank me and say that when I went to visit them in August that I to bring down my gear, too. That way, he can catch his brother and I can catch his dad (my brother). Hearing him excited about me going down has put me in countdown mode for August 16. I cannot wait to get down to Nashville and visit them. And, yes, I would be more than happy to go to the park with them — even if it will be hot down there.

Just an FYI, I am using the fullscreen writing mode here on WordPress and it’s a beauty. There’s nothing but your black text on a white screen so it’s easy on the eyes and less of a distraction factor as you write. Certainly good. And, quite possibly, why this post is this massive. I do this for you, my reader (if I have any of those).

The NFL ended its lockout yesterday. Hallelujah! Never knew how much I loved pro football until there was a threat of the season not being played — then it was like, “Are you kidding me?! Fix this!” That, and the fact that I have Patriots tickets for their Monday Night Football game against the Chiefs in November.

Ben Huh, the founder of Cheezeburger Network, is going to be the keynote at the ONA Conference in September. That makes me happy. He’s a funny, funny guy, and he knows his stuff. A win-win for conference-goers if you ask me. Good job, ONA!

That was a substantial post. And that’s about it until next time.

Catch you on the flip side.

— JB


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