Film review: The Muppets

The Muppets is directed by James Bobin, written by Jim Henson (characters), Jason Segel (screenplay) and Nicholas Stoller (screenplay). I was pretty worked up to see this movie. But I told myself that I needed to calm down, chill out and be real about my expectations. This movie had the potential to break my heart.Continue reading “Film review: The Muppets”

Making the best of a climb-free week-end

It happens sometimes. The trick is not to let it get you down, to keep in some kind of perspective and try to see the positive. No climbing this week-end, climbing partner is away for work and no way anyone (read: me!) can get upset about that. What to do, what to do? Friday eveningContinue reading “Making the best of a climb-free week-end”

Thursday, November 17, 2011: New socks day!

Day started a bit slow, then suddenly there were piles and pile of stuff for me to do! And then I got to go on a road trip to another office and pack boxes. Packing, stacking, sorting, pushing boxes, lifting boxes. Which you know what? Means that today was the perfect day to skip theContinue reading “Thursday, November 17, 2011: New socks day!”

Film review: Anonymous

“Anonymous” is directed by Roland Emmerich, written by John Orloff. Well, in spite of the subject matter, I found this one a total yawn. This movie is a fictionalized interpretation of a shaky pseudo-academic theory that states the historical man named William Shakespeare was not the writer of those plays that we love so much.Continue reading “Film review: Anonymous”

Film review: Rock ’em, Sock ’em Robots

“Real Steel” is directed by Shawn Levey, written by John Gatins, based on a story by Dan Gilroy and Jeremy Leven. Ok, so I’m really late in writing this, I saw this a couple of week-end ago and never around to putting fingers to keys… What isn’t to like about this movie? A touching storyContinue reading “Film review: Rock ’em, Sock ’em Robots”

Making the most of Saturday

Saturday, Saturday, Saturday. I look forward to all week and when you are here and I am in the moment, your perfection blows away all my expectations. Climbing in the am, 6 climbs = 1 x 5.8 (wimpy) + 3 x 5.9 + 2 x 5.10- (finally back at an appropriate difficultly!). Then, sushi! AndContinue reading “Making the most of Saturday”

Swimming through shark-infested waters

I mean, like, you know, metaphorically, so don’t blame me if you read this and at the end think “bex didn’t talk about swimming or sharks in the post – talk about misrepresentation!” Yesterday am bounded out of bed, ready to take on a big, bright, beautiful day. My morning routine now includes doing aContinue reading “Swimming through shark-infested waters”

Thursday, November 10, 2011: Contentment

Lately, seems like I’m really get the hang of Thursdays. Today, loads to do and load getting done. Couple of odd moments thrown in for fun. Into work and they are doing work on one of the doorways is taped off with “Caution” tape. So, how I am getting to my desk? Given directions andContinue reading “Thursday, November 10, 2011: Contentment”