I took Milo for his first hair cut and he looks a little different with his hair cut. I like this look as I think he looks way cuter this way. One thing I find interesting is the length of his tail. I think it is longer than his body.
With the recent announcement from Apple about the new iPad Mini I am wondering do I get one or do I get a full size. I guess I will have to wait to play with one to know more but I think the size and price are appealing. I am just wondering if I should go for the full size model or will I be happy with the Mini. I like the smaller size and I want to get something smaller than my 13.3 inch MacBook to carry around so it seems like a logical choice.
I have been doing some soul searching lately and trying to decide what direction my life is going and where I want to go. I have not made any earth shattering decisions like quitting my job and running away with the circus But at the same time I have thought about where I see myself in one year from now and what I would like to see for myself. I will definitely be selling my house after fixing it up over the next few months and then moving closer into the city. (Closer to Vancouver) I know this is a positive move for me as really I am spending way too much time on the road and not enough time enjoying what life has to offer. Another thing I will try and make happen is more travel as I have been spending too much time working and not taking time for myself. Hopefully I can find someone who will like to travel with me as I hate traveling alone. Finally as I live alone and tend to spend a lot of time alone I will get another dog as soon as I get settled in a new place as it has been lonely the last 3 years since I lost Tara.
Lately I have not been myself, especially this week I have been on edge with a really short fuse and very emotional. Which is very unusal for me as I am normally pretty level headed. It all came to a head yesterday when I blew up at work and ripped a strip off of some of my team. As this is very out of character for me I have spent last night and today thinking about what is going on and why I have been on edge lately.
As I drove home tonight it hit me that today is September 14th and it has been eleven years since my mother passed away. I am not sure if emotionally this has been on my mind and I was so focused on work that I did not realize the date was coming up. Not sure if this is case but it has been an emotional period for me and it has been especially challenging both at work and in my personal life.
While it has been eleven years since both my Dad and Mom passed away I do think of them often and normally as the two dates August 15th and September 14th approach I take sometime to reflect. But for whatever reason this year I did not.
I miss them a lot.
Yesterday I took the afternoon off and went south to Bellingham, Washington to visit a freind. Normally my passage across the border is very straight forward as I am a member of the Nexus program and normally crossing the border is very quick. Yesterday I pulled up to the booth and the border agent started typing on her computer, after a few minutes she asked me to shut off my engine and keep my hands where she could see them. Next she said something into her radio and 5 more agents came over and they discussed something on the screen. Meanwhile I am sitting in my truck with my hands in view wondering what the heck is going on.
She asked me the last time I crossed the border and was this my vehicle. After a couple more minutes of talking to a fellow agent and typing on her keyboard she indicated that there was a flag on my name and I had to go inside. I guess I had a concerned look on my face because she then said it is nothing to worry about it is just that I have such a common name that they need to make a correction to my file.
So I headed inside and after waiting a few minutes the agent at the desk took my details and then there was more typing on the computer while I am sure my life was being analyzed by US Customs After about 5 minutes I was asked to have a seat and the agent disappeared into the back. After what seemed like 25 or 30 minutes but was really about 10 minutes I was presented with my ID and the story was explained to me. Apparently there is another Anthony Jones with a birth date close to mine who is African American and had a conviction for Armed and Dangerous. Well that explained why I was asked to keep my hands visible but I think even though I am tan I think there should have been some common sense when looking at me. I guess I will see the next time I cross the border. I can chuckle about the incident but it is kinda scarey as the process is intimidating. Especially when you have no idea what is going on. Maybe I should change my name. Any Suggestions?
I decided to go see the new Spiderman on the weekend knowing that it was a reboot of the series with new actors and a new attempt at telling the story. More on that later, but during the previews they showed the trailer for the new movie Total Recall. Did I say new? How can that be, wasn’t there one before? Yes I know rhetorical question I know the answer but I am wondering as I have in the past why we need to rehash movies which were made a few years back. I will not call the original an old movie and will not say it was good because it is neither. Having said that I still cannot get why there are so many movies which someone feels need to be remade. Sometimes a reboot is necessary but it seems like it is becoming the norm. In a lot of cases I have found the remakes are not as good as the original but there has been some exceptions and I think this is the excuse to remake instead of create an original idea. Sometime they get it right and the reboot works and maybe this will be the case with Total Recall.
Enough of my rant, now onto The Amazing Spider Man which I thought was alright but am not sure about the new Peter Parker and felt the character development/script was severely lacking. The movie while trying to reinvent the character did not really do it in my humble opinion. While trying to be different it did not grab me and i found it difficult to stay interested. Maybe the next one will be a home run or at least somewhat interesting.
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From a recent business trip
Where do I begin….well as has probably been quite evident I decided to take some time off from posting. Since early January and until mid June I was extremely busy with work and work travel and I was going through some personal crap in my life. With all that I had going on I was not in a frame of mind to want to post about me or what was happening in my life.I sometimes think that this space is some sort of therapy for me and sometimes I will rant or vent. Since I think things have slowed down a bit for me and I guess I am feeling better about things with my personal life I figured it was time to start to post again to my corner of the web.