After a hateful little virus somehow made its way into my FTP folder and prompted a full, admin-level quarantine of my domain name, I've finally managed to sort it out enough to get my main page back up and working. It's been nearly four weeks since my last update, which isn't something I had planned but it couldn't be helped. In that time I've watched quite a few films and TV shows, in particular Showtime's "The Tudors" which I thoroughly enjoyed and can't wait for the final season of, and Benecio Del Toro as Che Guevara in "Che", which was long but still very different from your average war film and far more artistically done. I still haven't seen "Avatar", and yes, I'm starting to feel like that guy who has his head in the sand and refuses to do something trendy because it has been over-hyped. I've had a chance twice to go during the day on Thursdays when I was home from work but I've always decided against it. The first time the weather was crap and the second time I just decided I didn't want to go by myself, which kind of kills the buzz of movies for me sometimes. I saw "The Road" by myself, which was good, but I'm ready for a fun, popcorn and coke movie experience and it wasn't in the cards.
On a related note, popcorn and coke are not in the cards in general for me because I've been dieting now for two and a half months and I've lost nearly 21 pounds. I'm not exactly back in my skinny clothes (or scrubs), but I'm getting there. It's just as painful as the first time I did it, but this time without the benefit of several hours of video games or a roaring new novel to distract me. I've been slowly working my way through the third edit of the new novel I'm writing, but it hasn't been quite distracting enough to take my mind off of how fungry I am more or less constantly.
I did discover an awesome series of cartoons on YouTube called "Tales of Mere Existence" that I thought I'd share with you.
More to come as soon as I get this site completely put back together.