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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Grisham Novel Reveiw

Playing For Pizza: A Novel Playing For Pizza: A Novel by John Grisham

My review


rating: 4 of 5 stars


I've always loved Grisham novels. I keep a worn copy of The Firm in my house, and will occasionally grab it and read 10 pages at random when I'm waiting for my slow computer to render something. I haven't been a fan of his non-legal books, however. A Painted House was just so much rambling, Bleachers was too much small town football, and The Innocent Man left me totally cold. So I have no idea why I picked this one up except I needed something for the plane.


Imagine my surprise to find that I actually enjoyed it. It's like a combination of The Broker and Bleachers. Even though I'm by no means a football fan, I could follow all of the play by play action that is marbled throughout this book.


The most interesting part for me, was the rich description of Italian food, history, and culture.


This is the story about a very self involved man finding humility in extreme adversity without being preachy in the least.


Very nice book.


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Monday, February 09, 2009

Mosaic of Me

This looked fun, so I thought I'd give it a go

Concept:
1. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search. http://www.flickr.com/search/
2. Using only the first page, pick an image.
3. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.
http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/mosaic.php (choose four columns and three rows, also choose individual URL's)
Questions:
1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One word to describe you.
12. Your nickname.

You should try it too! I'd love to see how yours turn out!


Here's how mine turned out


1. oh, David!, 2. Pizza Marzano - Lasagne Pasticciate, 3. Snow College Clock tower, 4. Blue Balls, 5. brooke sheilds, 6. Mysterious Green Liquid, 7. REAL... "REAL ESTATE" (IRELAND), 8. big ole ice cream cake, 9. Actors Needed, 10. The Lovely & Talented Kathi, 11. Face Painting Fun, 12. The Wonderful World of Flickr Colors

Monday, February 02, 2009

Long Lost Commercial

This is a commercial that i did almost 2 years ago, and I just saw it for the first time today.



Find more videos like this on Utah ACTORS

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Phrasing is everything

I love when people mis-speak. Mike likes to jokingly distance himself from me when I'm being particularly goofy. His favorite method is to indicate that he was adopted, or dropped off on the doorstep.

The other day, he meant to say he was the mailman's son... He looked into my eyes and deadpanned, "I'm the mailman's father."

He he held my gaze and cockily nodded his head to make his point, until I started laughing my butt off. Then he did a mental replay, and blushed 3 shades of red. "Shut Up!" he laughed.

I love my kids!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Latest Film Fest Entry

This is the my latest video. It was done in 24 hours for the "LDS Film Festival's 24 hour Marathon"

We were given the theme (Sacrifice), required element (a match), and the required line (Let me be your _____) at 10 am Friday morning, and had to have a finished 3 minute movie turned in at 10am Saturday morning.


Dusk!


We chose to mock Twilight. :-)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It's a Whole New Day

my brother Bob found a picture of my Chicago Tribune Ad on Flickr, so I decided to do my own search and see what turned up.


Flickr Woman
Originally uploaded by Stellar Max



Tribune Ad
Originally uploaded by Pirate Alice
again