02 January 2007

SPOTD E-mail on the Web (#113)

I wanted to send out a SPOTD before I left for California, but things were busy before leaving and have been busy since. We had a great Christmas with Lacy's family in San Diego and am spending the New Year with her parents. Joseph has lots of fun with his cousins, especially Sophia. She is the daughter of Lacy's sister Lillie and her husband Ross. They are only 5 weeks apart. I will put some pictures of the trip on Spanish Phrase of the Day and the website.

Today's phrase:
A repeat, in honor of the New Year. Repetition is the key to learning.

¡Felíz año nuevo!

Phonetic with emphasis on bold syllable:
Fay-lease ahn-yo nway-voe

Happy New Year!

The Miami Hurricanes had a rough season this year, but managed to pull off a close victory in their bowl game.
BYU on the other hand had a great season, after some early missteps, and finished their season with a convincing win over Oregon, 38-8. It was the most dominant performance I have seen from BYU in a long time, and against a foe that should have put up more of a fight, their record notwithstanding.
I'm rooting for Florida to kill Ohio State in the Championship Game. Dirty buckeyes!
And I couldn't care less about the Alabama head coaching job. The sports media are a little too excited about a position that matters much less than it used to.
Congrats to Tom Proctor for winning the first ever SPOTD Fantasy Football league. You can visit the league home page here.

I saw Rocky Balboa the other day and thought it was fantastic. I have long been a fan of the Rocky films, notwithstanding how poor the 5th movie was. This film was a satisfying finish to the series. Yo, go and see it.

Scoop: This film by Woody Allen went largely unnoticed, but its a fun one. The writing is very good and the story is clever.
The Holiday: This is a better than average Chick Flick. The story, while containing the usual Hollywood serenditpities, is more believable than most. Normally the genre relies on ridiculous decisionmaking by the protagonists to create dramatic conflict. The Holiday avoided that and it was a good choice.
A Prairie Home Companion: More of a love letter to the long running radio program than anything else. Clever and sometimes very amusing, but I'm not sure I'd recommend it.

Awesome Video
Defies description

2nd Amendment
I don't own a hangun, but I have always enjoyed shooting. Recently I've decided that I would like to own one, and while the decision to buy has not been made, my weapon of choice has been identified.
It's a nice weapon.

Link of the Day
Check out this funny piece from http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2006/10/10bryan.html '>McSweeney's.
There is renewed talk of the 4th Indiana Jones movie being made this year. Hopefully it will work out.


Lillie said...

When did you guys watch the Prairie movie? After we left and you started the REAL partying? No good huh?

We miss you guys already... particularly the little one. :) I wish Sophia could play with Joseph every day... but not in your house, we don't play in houses with guns.

Lillie said...

Oh and where are these pictures you keep saying are on SPOTD and the website... not seeing any new pictures.