Isqua Istari

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Lurking bulk

Posted in Articles by Ziggy Thursday November 29, 2007 at 15:05

I had an unnerving experiance the other day. I’ve felt it before, the best way I can describe it is the “unseen bulk syndrome”.

My job is in a large industrial building, a warehouse really. (more…)

Am I Enchanted?

Posted in Other by Ziggy Monday November 26, 2007 at 14:54

After posting a rant on the subject I was pleasantly surprised when I went to see “Enchanted” with my sister. I was quite impressed! Maybe I just really wanted to enjoy the movie, but I’m honestly not sure what to make of it. While I was watching I felt like the story was setting up a beautiful picture in order to make fun of it in some way. The thing is if it did I never caught it. The picturesque quality survives to the end. The plot is rather straightforward, villains predictable, humor mild; However, the hero(s) are honorable (if a bit stereotypical) and the heroine is lovely. It seemed so wholesome that I was a bit unbalanced by it all. I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, but looking back I begin to suspect that it was barefoot the whole time.

In its essence, “Enchanted” is about the power of innocence, purity, joy, and optimism in a jaded world. The “true love’s first kiss” slant made me a bit uneasy, but it was balanced out by a healthy practicality (and I can’t honestly vouch one way or another). If “true love” is interpreted broadly enough one could even draw rather deep implications from it. Go see Disney’s “Enchanted”, I hope you’ll be as encouraged as I was.

Oh, and if you don’t like it, please let me know where I lost my mind.

Photos, report, and a short nap

Posted in Other by Ziggy Sunday November 4, 2007 at 05:47

I made an album of the photos I took while at the X-prize cup. It included more airplanes and less rockets than expected, but it was great nonetheless. There was a really impressive airshow, including some stunning aerobatics by Rob Holland. Getting sick wasn’t part of the plan, but it happened anyhow, and I’m just recovering today. Not much to say about the x-prize cup, some rockets launched. One exploded every time it launched, which was barely inside the operating envelope. As you can see from the picture, the airforce personnel allowed us to get very close to the planes (inside them in many cases).

Okay, time for the nap portion of this post.

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