Like Dreamers Do

Randy Pausch is a professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He was told last fall that his pancreatic cancer was fatal and he only had 6 or so months to live. Carnegie Mellon has been having professors give a lecture of life lessons as though it was their last. He decided to give his on childhood dreams.

Have you seen or heard about this? This is the entire video (just over an hour) but you can watch the shorter one he gave on Oprah (around 11 minutes). Human strength and courage is amazing!

Crying, Hoping, Waiting

I’ll finish my New Years in New Orleans wrap up soon.

The Oscar nominees were announced today. Many wonder what’s going to happen with the Oscars since the Golden Globes had to be cancelled. I never actually looked up the winners once they were announced and after looking up the Oscar nominees just now, I realize why. I never saw a movie in the theatre this past year. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I watched Superbad at home and laughed all the way through it. But the last movie I saw in the theatre was The Pursuit of Happyness. The crazy thing is that I live right next to a Tinsletown…where I know one of the managers and rarely have to pay to see a movie!!! I guess I’ve enjoyed my time with my friends by being able to converse with them while we hang out. I’m not opposed to seeing movies alone, either. I just haven’t. Just an interesting tidbit about my last year.

Which brings me to the question, “What do you think will win out: BlueRay or HD DVD?”

Love you, mean it!
~C

Lost, Season 2

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=thebigbenfors-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=B000FIMG68&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=72E96A&f=ifr Season 1 was great. What a cliff-hanger! When I finished the season finale, I couldn’t wait to start the next season so the next day, I stopped at Best Buy to get Season 2!! I’m already on disk 2 and I’m glad I don’t need to look at the keyboard to type ’cause I can’t take my eyes of the screen. Some of that has to do with watching the back story on the Korean characters. You have to read some subtitles for that. 😉

Anywho, if you haven’t started any of Lost yet, don’t wait for Season 4 to start to start watching. You really have to watch it from the very beginning. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, I found out that season 3 comes out on DVD in December. The one good thing about watching the series on DVD is I don’t have another show to keep up with every week. I can watch the whole thing over the holiday (summer, Christmas) seasons. 😀

Lost, disc 5

I’m up to disc 5 in Lost, Season 1. I’ve found the funniest moment so far in Lost:

Hurley: “Need a battery? (to Sayid) She says ‘Hey’.”

Good stuff.

What a great show!

Fred’s Dance

Last fall, our Band Booster President was caught, enjoying the band at a football game. He’s awesome enough to give me permission to share this with everyone! Dance Fred, dance!!

http://www.youtube.com/v/ItKY0r1z9sg