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Summer Fun

Posted on 2009.07.18 at 19:00
Current Location: 754049
Current Music: Harry Potter - All of the them

14-days on; 60-hour weeks, but I can't complain. Sure work is taking advantage of the fact that the economy is sour, just like we took advantage of them during the IT boon. It all evens out in the end, but payback can be a cruel bitch.

Summer is here, both the kids are back, and its time to have fun in the sun!

Spent a couple of days out at Lake Texoma in Oklahoma, a half-hour drive North of here. The water was shallow and warm, about 85-degrees. We're looking to bust out our tent and go camping a couple of times before school starts. Its also been 12-years since I canoed, but we're thinking about renting one and taking the kids out - if all goes well, they're dirt cheap at the new Academy they built in McKinney.

And though its been even longer since I've been on a bike, we bought an embarrassingly inexpensive his & hers this weekend as well. Its funny, but very slowly, nearly all the adults in our small neighborhood have been riding bikes around here this summer. Seemed like a good idea.



Saw Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on the DLP screen in Plano. I was bored with the two-hour thirty-three minute movie but catttitude loved it. My favorite parts of the score were the recycled tracks from Order of the Phoenix but there were a few surprises, such as "In Noctem" (lehah please check your email, thanks!) Walked to The Macaroni Grill afterward where the Chicken Parmesean was served raw on the Mama's Trio and soured my entire meal. They comped it, but I hope I don't get ill this evening, as we're spending all day tomorrow with my folks.


CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2009-07-19 05:15 (UTC) (Link)
AWESOME looking bikes. I hope y'all have fun. You need a good vacation!!!
ehowton at 2009-07-20 01:28 (UTC) (Link)
They're a lot of fun. Its a workout though. I hope to jump on them at least once a day. Let's face it, I don't do much else physically exerting.
yet another duct tape ninja
vxo at 2009-07-19 06:10 (UTC) (Link)
Stupid question, but did you also see a Laserjet 4 in the movie?

It was in one of the scenes where the broken typewriters and stuff are in the background. It had a parallel cable hanging form it, and the MIO socket was empty.

Wizards vs. PC LOAD LETTER.

Pic very related.
ehowton at 2009-07-20 01:29 (UTC) (Link)

PC Load Letter? What the fuck does that mean?

I didn't, but I was looking for familiar objects in Mr. Weasley's muggle shed.
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ehowton at 2009-07-20 01:30 (UTC) (Link)
Ours are the opposite of the Trek 6000. They'll do for around the neighborhood though. Lots faster when I have to run down the street to get the kids, too!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-07-19 15:43 (UTC) (Link)
It's about time you got off your fat ass and got some exercise.

Edited at 2009-07-19 03:44 pm (UTC)
ehowton at 2009-07-20 01:31 (UTC) (Link)
I was thinking the same thing.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-07-20 01:33 (UTC) (Link)
Excellent avatar choice!
irulan_amy at 2009-07-19 17:56 (UTC) (Link)
Those bikes are great. We always say that we'll take our bikes over the boardwalk in Santa Monica and Venice, but we both hate driving over that way. So much traffic. I hope you guys have fun with them.

We saw Harry Potter last not too, and I really didn't care for it. I felt like the director was trying to make an artsy indie film with blockbuster subject matter. Eh.
ehowton at 2009-07-20 01:33 (UTC) (Link)
I hope to gain great wisdom on them. And if that's not possible, maybe start getting in better shape. Bikes are way better than that stupid treadmill!
ehowton at 2009-07-20 15:02 (UTC) (Link)
Oh and hey - did you see that Sherlock Holmes trailer?
irulan_amy at 2009-07-22 04:35 (UTC) (Link)
Yes! How awesome was that? Actually perhaps the best part of Harry Potter was that trailer.

wardlejew at 2009-07-20 14:57 (UTC) (Link)
His/Hers huh. Which one is his, and which one is hers? Is his bike by his car? I almost like the red more than that shade of blue, but good for you on getting some exercise. I usually chase my boys on roller blades, while pushing the youngest in the stroller.

I figure I'll have to see the HP move in the theater because I have seen all the others in the theater. I'm not expecting much since the 6th book didn't do much for me when I read it.
ehowton at 2009-07-20 15:08 (UTC) (Link)
His is the one which says, "His" underneath the pic (in the caption area), but yes, well done on my secondary key-identification feature, that being mine photographed adjacent my car, and her's (marked "Hers" underneath in the caption area) being shot adjacent hers!

See, my efforts did not go to waste after all ;)

My wife and I see only one or two movies a year in theaters. HP is always her choice - and she thought it was the best one yet. Good for her, but I'm with you on the yawnfest. Here's to hoping the last will be as good as the book and not a repeat of the abomination this one was.
wardlejew at 2009-07-20 16:33 (UTC) (Link)
Captions? Who reads captions anymore? My bad.

You do know that the last HP book will be made into two movies?
ehowton at 2009-07-20 16:57 (UTC) (Link)
I didn't actually - but that's good to know; I think they'll be able to better pace the book that way, especially given the two part storylines - that crossed my mind when we left the theatre, how they were going to handle Harry's hunt for the pieces with the end battle. Makes a lot of sense.
dawaioser at 2009-07-21 00:01 (UTC) (Link)
YAY! I have the same bike in maroon color. It's been too hot to ride though. Kudos to you.
ehowton at 2009-07-21 02:05 (UTC) (Link)
Well, it has been hot, but I discovered I no longer have the stamina I once did. So I go out in bursts until such a time I am restored.
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