Tree of Life

Tree of Life

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.  Read on for my review

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oscars 2012

Ahh the Oscars, a time where I get to pretend that I am a glorified movie critic and can pass my judgement on this years nominated movies.  For whatever reason I have always loved watching the Oscars.  Maybe its the glamorous dresses or the history of film, but its my thing what can I say?

As my normal ritual goes I attempt to watch at least every movie that was nominated for best picture each year.  This year I am going to have a bit loftier goal, I am going to watch every best picture and every best actor/actress nominated movie.  Thankfully there is some overlap otherwise I may not be able to make it through in the 30 days from nomination to awards.

Jesse has willingly agreed to watch all of these movies with me so I have some ideas to bounce ideas off of, and hopefully I will be able to make some solid predictions about what movies should win and what movies actually will win.

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hazy shade of winter

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I understand that I may completely be alone in this but I like winter!  Rochester just saw its first real snow last week and I couldn’t be happier.  No I am not a skier or a snowboarder like my sister, I just really like the snow.  I have always blamed it on my norwegian heritage but I think I am just a bit off.

I don’t mind bundling up to go outside or cuddle up with a blanket while watching TV.  Driving in the winter might be the only problem, but it forces you to be deliberate and careful, which I think we could all use a bit more of in our lives.

sites i love: Digitwirl

I don’t really consider myself a tech savy person, but the more and more I hang around my not so tech savy family I realize that I am.  But I have a secret, I steal other tech savy people’s ideas.  My newest source and most useful webshow is Digitwirl.

Carley Knobloch and her ladies have the acute ability to take the newest apps and gadgets, weed out the junk, and break it down in an easy to understand and fun three minute web series.  With inbox subscriptions it makes viewing the videos even easier.  Its a great filler while I am waiting in line for lunch, and Digitwirl is one of the few subscription emails I love to get in my inbox

Here is one of their most recent videos, go subscribe you’ll thank me later.