...I'm pretty busy today, and probably will be through the weekend, so I doubt I can maintain this posting schedule. Beside having a ton of things on my to-do list today, my lovely wife Crystal is in Colorado picking up our toddler Cecilia from her parents, and they won't be back until tomorrow. Until then it's just me and Naomi, who's with a babysitter right now, but will no doubt keep me busy when we get home. While they're gone I plan to take advantage of the opportunity to geek out with movies and video games, but I also need to clean the house some before they get back.
I'll comment on breaking stuff as I get the opportunity, and I'm cooking up a couple of mini-rants for your amusement as well, but posts are going to be sporadic over the weekend.
// movie alert //
Last night, I watched an little-known George A. Romero flick, The Crazies. After a military virus infects the drinking supply of a small Pennsylvania town, infected people become homicidal maniacs, and a hasty military operation is launched to contain the outbreak. Of course, not all the citizens appreciate the Army rounding them up, and a few escape into the woods, where they must contend with soldiers, infected townspeople and the spread of the disease among their own group. I was expecting to like it, but I liked it even more than I expected--it was excellent; it conveyed a lot of the paranoia and nihilism of Night of the Living Dead and, like Night, it generated an incredible amount of tension and suspense on a low budget (though this flick is in color) and with a cast of mostly unknown actors (look for Richard France, the guy who plays the scientist with the eyepatch in Dawn of the Dead, here too as a scientist). I plan to write a review of it, but until I do you can check out the ones at Teleport City, Cold Fusion Video Reviews and ZombieKeeper. I was surprised my local non-Blockbuster video store carried a copy of such an obscure movie (and the fact that it did is exactly what I like about smaller chains).