Monday, July 26, 1999

Jul 26 1999

Nothing much has happened yet today. Lessee what else has gone on lately.

Oh, I caught the film version of Starship Troopers a few days ago. I was somewhat surprised to find that it wasn’t as bad as I thought; there was a furor when it came out regarding its similarities to the novel it’s based on. It’s certainly nothing like the book, but it’s a decent action/adventure take on the story, I think. And there are some nice nods to the novel here and there; they certainly didn’t completely abandon the plot. The acting was spotty (Denise Richards was, for some reason, conspicuously bad), and there were some huge plot holes (cf. Denise Richards’ character running around and acting normally after being speared through her chest with much pain and agony). Overall, though, it was pretty good. I wouldn’t mind watching it again (much like my reaction to Wing Commander).

My Mom’s been reading books by Dr. Laura lately. She hits the nail on the head amazingly well, though IMHO her reactions (ITO what she does and how she treats people) tend to be a bit extreme. But I think that what she believes and espouses is right, and I applaud her for sticking up for them.

I’ve pretty much finished up changes to the site. I still need to figure out what else I should put on the site, but until then I’m satisfied.

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