Quick Look: New G.I. Joe Movie

January 31, 2009

UPDATE: The full official trailer can now be viewed online. Check it out!

Entertainment Tonight recently showed the first moving shots of the upcoming G.I. Joe movie. Hard to tell anything from these 12 seconds, but at least it reminds me of how cool Snake Eyes was in the cartoon when I was a kid. Embedding was disabled for this video, so you’ll have to watch it at YouTube.

Also, if you missed them, the studio premiered a bunch of one-sheets highlighting six different characters in the film. You can view them all by clicking Snake Eyes below.

Snake Eyes


One Week Left To Go?

January 30, 2009

Terribly sorry for the lack of posts lately. We’ve been busy, as you can imagine.

We’re coming up on the Week 39 mark. That means Maryalice could pop at any moment. I’m watching her like a hawk and jumping at any indication that my crazy, detail-laden brain could perceive as the start of labor. The bags are packed and loaded in the car. The car seat is locked and loaded in the back seat. A bag of P90X-friendly groceries are gathered and sitting on the kitchen counter. We’re ready to hit the hospital.

Friends and family, we’ll call or email as many of you as we can when we have news to report. I’m sure I’m missing some email addresses, though, so be sure to keep an eye on this site. I’ll update it with a picture of a beautiful girl someday very, very soon!


Baby Bump Update!

January 23, 2009

After several requests, we just posted a new baby bump pic for January. Sorry it’s been a few weeks!

Check out the lovely Maryalice in the Baby Bump album by clicking the Photos link above.


Minor Site Updates

January 22, 2009

I changed the way my photos and videos are posted. The way I had the photo gallery set up didn’t seem to scale well, and I want to be sure we have plenty of room for all the pictures of our beautiful baby when she finally decides to enter the world.

Now, when you click the Photo link above, you’ll go to a full-screen view of my online photo galleries. You can still view all the pics, download most of them, and even upload your own pics into our public gallery for all to see. The change should enable for easier viewing and should work better with a variety of web browsers.

Also, I gave Videos its own page. I’ll just use YouTube embedded videos to share the cute and wonderful things that Abigail will do.

Thanks for your prayers! We’re doing great, but we are seriously ready to get this show on the road!


Star Wars Virgins

January 17, 2009

So, have you ever met someone who has never seen Star Wars, or at least has only seen parts of it, and yet still think he knows the whole story? Yeah, those people bug me, too.

This is a beautiful Star Wars retelling from a girl who has never seen it.


KHAAAANNNNNN!!!!

January 14, 2009

Sadly, it’s time to say a fond farewell to Mr. Rourke of Fantasy Island and Khan, the nemesis of Captain James T. Kirk. Actor Ricardo Montalban died today at 88.

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Every child born in the 70’s will hear Montalban’s voice echoing through their heads for the rest of their lives. Whether it was telling the Fantasy Island greeters, “Smiles! Smiles, everyone!” as the plan approached, or giving drooling car buyers an unhealthy yearning for “soft Corinthian leather,” Montalban made his mark on my generation.


Baby Dancer … and Other Updates

January 14, 2009

We’re about three and a half weeks until the due date, and Abby is kicking and moving and stretching and reaching and punching and dancing like crazy. I just spent five minutes watching Maryalice’s stomach move around. It looks like one of our cats stuck under a blanket. This is one happy and frolicking baby.

In other pre-baby news, the nursery is about done. I’ve assembled the crib, toy box, armoir, pack ‘n play, swing, bookcase, and more. This weekend, I’ll attack the car seat, slider rocker, and a few other odds and ends.

Maryalice has been a champ this whole time, but she’s about over being pregnant. We’re totally ready to meet this kid.