Sunday, July 13, 2008

To twitter or to plurk?

Saturday Mr. Man and I went out to do some errands one of which was to get some gas. We went to the cheapest one around, $3.95 for crying out loud, and the place was packed on a Saturday afternoon. When we first pulled up one dude was about to leave but apparently a lady had already made claim to being next in line even though she wasn't very close, whatever we move on. As he is out pumping the gas I'm looking around at the mayhem going on around me. I pull out my phone to start a text then Mr. Man gets back in the car.

"Who are you calling?", he says rather perturbed.

"No one, I'm twittering."

Later on in the evening he is watching the NASCAR race and I spend my time on the computer mainly because the race was not that great. Once a commercial comes on he does a pass by me to aggravate me and get some attention.

Him : "What are you looking at?"

Moi : "Plurking."

Him : "You twitter and you plurk!"

It has been almost a year now since I came across Twitter. I believe I first heard about it from a few different podcasts. The simple explanation for Twitter is that you are answering the question, "What are you doing"? I gave it a try and invited some friends to join but only one did. At first I didn't think much of it and eventually stopped messing around with the place. I'm not sure what brought me back to the place but I began to update more frequently, mostly by sending a text from my phone. It seems most of my updates are from my phone but soon I discovered an add-on for FireFox called TwitterFox that allowed me to update without having to go to the site. I don't really interact with many people on there but I still can't help my twittering.

There are more sites like Twitter which I have learned are Microblogging sites. Plurk is the latest addition to web surfing line up. What I have noticed with Plurk is that it is easier to interact with people but I think that is because there are not as many people on Plurk yet. Plurk tries to differentiate itself from Twitter with karma, you get karma points for "good behavior". So far I like the look of Plurk better.

One that I haven't checked out yet is, I'm thinking about joining to try it out.

I get addicted to stuff for a little while then lose interest so I'm not sure how long I'll be twittering or plurking. For now I'm having lots of fun with them both.

Anybody using anything else?
Any thoughts on the microblogging?

Mine to check out…



Friday, June 20, 2008

How dare they...The Lost Boys 2?

One of my favorite movies of all time is “The Lost Boys” from way back in 1987. The first time I saw it was at a theatre in Buckhead with my sister Violet and nieces Jennifer and Vanessa, at least I think Nessa was with us. I swear it was a pre-screening or something and we ended up missing the first 15 minutes of the movie because we couldn’t find the place. I ended up seeing it again in the movie theatre at least two more times, one of those was at the Starlight Drive-In for a double feature with the forgettable “Near Dark”. Eventually got in on dvd and bought the soundtrack, on cassette and cd.

I had a major crush on Kiefer Sutherland back in the day; it has waned to a degree over the years but not by much. So when I saw that he was going to be a vampire looking all bad ass I was thrilled. “Maggots Michael, you’re eating maggots.” Damn I loved it! And I still love it. No, it is not a great FILM, but it is a damn good movie and dare I say classic. Maybe not but it is still enjoyable to watch thank you very much.

I wondered if they would ever do a sequel but without Kiefer Sutherland I wasn’t too interested. Yesterday I was checking out my Netflix and the first recommended movie for me was “The Lost Boys 2: The Tribe”, and the only thing I could say was WTF! The only originals from the first movie are Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, and Jamison Newlander. It is apparently straight to dvd which is no surprise. It just amazes me that something like this gets money to get made.