shadowfort

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from Key Largo, FL

  • Activity

    • New Job

      12 years ago

      shadowfort

      Hi All. I started a new position this summer and it means I have to learn a new system. I know an electro is an electron but how they are routed and the quirks of the system still need o be learned. i have some new pictures i will try to get up later. I am also starting to dable with my space when I get the time. I have to run for now and put the kids to bed. I will try to write again soon. Plus go throgh all the journals I need to catch up on. Talk to you all later.

    • Sorry about Easter

      13 years ago

      shadowfort

      To those I did not write happy Easter, I am sorry. My underway life got in the way. I hope you will for give me in this I am trying to get on when I can. I still hope you all had a good one. Talk to you later.

    • I am here

      13 years ago

      shadowfort

      I am sorry I have not been around much. I am now currently going to try to catch up on all that is going on please forgive me. It has been a little rough.

    • Reviews of Movies I saw recently.

      13 years ago

      shadowfort

      I have been lucky the last week and went to 2 for a total of four movies in the theaters in the last 2 months. For those with young kids will know the pain I am in. First if you are taking kids it has to be age appropriate. Second it had better keep their attention, not a big problem with my 6 year old daughter but a huge one with my 2 ½ year old son. Third, if you are not taking them you have to get a sitter that your spouse trusts. Not easily done with my wife, luckily her mother was up for a couple of weeks and we got date nights. These are my impressions of the films and what my wife and kids tell and show me. I don’t review the special features or extras on the DVDs. Now on to the movies.

      First was the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. This is a movie that I wanted to see because the book is what truly started me reading for the pleasure of reading. I was not disappointed with their take on the story. I can’t name the departures from between the two because I have not read the book in about 20 years. The kids did a good job of acting opposite CG creatures and adults in this. The girl that plays Lucy is cute and fresh I hope that she fines more roles and the kid that played Edmund was perfect. The eldest sister reminds me of another actress but I can’t place who. There are still some times when the CG leaks through and takes away from the movie but on the hole it was just a minor irritation for me. The whole family saw this film. My daughter and I enjoyed it, but my wife and son did not. Mostly because the movie did not keep enough of my son’s attention and he fidgeted the whole time. That being said it is for me a good movie all around.

      Next was Yours, Mine, and Ours. This was a family affair as well. One we all enjoyed. I had to see this film because Dennis Quaid’s character is in the Coast Guard. For me, most of what happens in this film is predictable. However, the cast of this film makes it entertain and fun to watch. The two youngest steal several scenes and the older ones look to have promising talent. As always I got to enjoy the acting talents of Rene Russo and Dennis Quaid. I have enjoyed their performances in the past and they did not let me down here. There were only a few minor hits on the movie that I have. Most dealing with the inaccuracies concerning the Coast Guard. First one, the Cutter they show is a west coast Cutter. There are two of that class on the east coast, the Dallas and the Gallatin, but they are homeported in Charleston, SC. The next big oops is when… well I can’t tell you that because it is part of the story. Other than that I enjoyed it and will be buying it when it hits the stores. I have heard it is a remake. If I can find it, it will be interesting to find the original and compare the two.

      Two weekends ago, my wife and I saw Last Holliday. We both enjoyed it. Again most of what happened was predictable and formula but the performance of the cast made it a pleasure and funny to watch. LL Cool Jay and Queen Latifah have continued to show the can handle a script as well as they can handle their music. Queen Latifah was truly a pleasure for me to watch. She could have carried this movie by herself, but they went and got Gerard Depardieu and Timothy Hutton. Two great actors in my book. This is another film I will buy for my collection and am glad I got to see in the theater.

      Last weekend the family got to see Hoodwinked. This movie the whole family enjoyed. Other than on potty break towards the end of the film for him, it kept his interest. For the type of film it is I was expecting a lower quality CG film for the 20 million budget I had heard. It was better than we expected. The CG, while it was not up to Pixar or ILM quality, was very good. The voices were great. I even liked Andy Dick’s and I usually do not like him at all. There were some slow moments but they did not last long. My son would slide down and jump up and down saying “Granny, Granny, Granny†every time she came on. Buying this film is a must for my family collection. It was a fun romp and a fresh twist on the fairy tails we grew up with and I am looking forward to the sequel that is rumored to be happening.

      The last film I will review is Transporter 2. Yes I know it is out on DVD and thought seeing a movie in theater vs. TV is different, still, I am glad we waited to rent it. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed the movie with my wife and we will probably even buy it when it hits the bargain bins, it just seemed to be missing something the first movie had. The action was great and he has that intenseness my wife loves, plus she thinks he is hot. I think that is the main reason she watched the film. I had higher expectations for this film and while it did not bomb it was just merely ok.

    • I have to take a time out.

      13 years ago

      shadowfort

      To all who watch or visit me. I am sorry to report i will be gone for a bit. There has been a death in my family, and i am going on leave. My Brother-in-Law committed suicide yesterday in his mother’s front yard. My best wishes to you all and i will see you all again soon.

    • As agreed to

      13 years ago

      shadowfort

      I was over at PerfectVixen and am posting this per the deal with her asking her some questions. Here you go.

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    • Next Duty Station

      13 years ago

      shadowfort

      Well at least we are to the acceptance phase of transfer. Yes, you guessed it I have gotten word back, unofficially which means they can still send me somewhere else, about where I am going next. We are staying in VA. I will be on the same base but on land at a new command. I just glad to know. My job is designated as an instructor. Great, I have to get up, instruct, and answer questions in front of everybody. As long as I look at it as a script with some improve thrown in I should be ok. I still hope I make chief soon. Then they could short tour me to another unit. I hope not. It is on thing I do not need right now. The short tour is what I do not need, the chief thing would be real nice. That is my biggest news so far. I will try to post some picture later of some picture take around the ship and maybe some others too. I will talk to you all later. I hope you all have had a good day.

      From Somewhere on the Ocean or Sea, this is shadowfort signing out.

    • Back out

      13 years ago

      shadowfort

      Sorry I have not posted a lot in my journal and added any more pictures, but when I am at home, I like to spend a little more time with the family. Therefore, if you have not guessed I am back underway. We are floating around and trying not to get tossed around while keeping our lunch down. This class of ship is notorious for its bad ride. That is just something you have to get use to. The biggest drama unfolding now is where I go next. It is the in between time of submitting where you want to go and where they will actually send you. Last time I knew very quickly where I was going. This time I have a feeling that it will be a last hour type thing. Here’s hoping it was not like one of my buddies that was told he had two weeks to get to his next duty station while he was underway and had to move his family too. Got to run for now. Will write more later. Until then, party as much as you can for life is too short to let it get you down.

    • HALO Movie news

      13 years ago

      shadowfort

      I don't start threads often and am not going to dig around for the right thread for this, so i will put it here and it can be directed where it needs to go. Just found a partial script review and a link to more. Do not know how accurate it is. The partial is at Dark Horizons, www.darkhorizons.com/news05/051107k.php , and the link to the full is on that page at Latino Review.

    • I hate renting.

      13 years ago

      shadowfort

      I hate that I am renting.

      I recently had a leak in the hot water pipe. It took 2 days to get it fixed. I found the leak on a Saturday when I went to mow the lawn. It seems that the pipe had busted before and the coupling had loosened. Don’t get me wrong. I am ok at fixing things, I have helped build and remodel houses. One thing I did notice is that the original pipes they used when they built the house are the wrong type. The section they cut out and replaced was the wrong type of pipe and a poorly done job too. As soon as I found it I started calling the agent at 9am. Did not get a call until about 5pm while I went out to get some food while I was out with the family. So I did not get the message until 7pm. I called them back to set up the appointment for them to come out. The plumbers said they needed to have authorization to come out from the rental company. The rental company already had called them according to the message I got. So I had to call the agent back. I ended up playing phone tag between the to for another 3 hours. The plumber did not get there until 3pm and took 15 minuets to fix the problem.

      I have more to say but it will have to wait till later. I hope you all have a good day.

  • About Me

  • Comments (44)

    • Phen0m

      13 years ago

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    • laeria

      13 years ago

      Good point. XD

    • laeria

      13 years ago

      If you want to put me on watch that's up to you. It's fine with me. =P

      Just as a warning most of my journals are pointless and random, but I think they're helpful for when you're bored.

    • BloodFetish

      13 years ago

      We need all the prayers we can get. Thank you so incredibly much. Knowing my friend on here care means soooo much to me, more than you know. Thanks.

    • thegurutiger

      13 years ago

      Bunnies of the Playboy kind....

    • Captain0x

      13 years ago

      Yes, there will be much "tail" ^__^

    • Kasmira

      13 years ago

      Happy new year :D

    • chickybird13

      13 years ago

      i have the song sugarhigh on my computer, the version from the movie, if you want it hun

    • chickybird13

      13 years ago

      hey hun just to let you know your one of the winners of the contest and you get +10 mods congrats!

    • GamerChick05

      13 years ago

      Merry Christmas =)

    • chickybird13

      13 years ago

      thank you very much for the compliment

    • chickybird13

      13 years ago

      very cute entry for the contest

    • WhoIsBrodie

      13 years ago

      It was a personal greeting card from one Frank Miller.

    • Jessy

      13 years ago

      Merry Christmas to you too :)
      I have absolutly no idea what kind of butterfly it is, I did a bit of research a while back to try and classify it but I could find nothing that looked like it. But since I was in a big greenhouse full of butterflies when I took it, I'm sure somebody must know what it is!!

    • Siren04

      13 years ago

      Thank you very much! I hope you have/had a Merry Christmas. ^_^

    • Zen_Kaeinsho

      13 years ago

      Thank you and same to you.

    • SpicerK

      13 years ago

      Surprisingly yes it's been an excellent Christmas. I had no relatives come over and that's the best gift of all.

    • Lukie

      13 years ago

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      Have a great and happy holiday!

      Love,

      Lukie

    • SpicerK

      13 years ago

      Merry Christmas Shadow and have a Happy New Year. smiley0.gif

    • g0dlik3

      13 years ago

      Same to you shadowfort!

      Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

      May you get all the gifts you wanted this year, and all your wishes come true.

    • BoxCarBob

      13 years ago

      back at ya, have a happy holiday

    • melaflander

      13 years ago

      Merry Christmas, God Bless you and your family.
      -Melaflander

    • Lukie

      13 years ago

      It's just the angle, lighting and make up.

    • Lukie

      13 years ago

      No, I'm on her modelling site.

      it says she has an A cup

    • ebay

      13 years ago

      So would I. I read a interveiw were the guy asking quetions was like is anyone else besides Jiraya based off of actual people?

    • PerfectVixen

      13 years ago

      so what did you think of my answers?

    • PerfectVixen

      13 years ago

      your questions are answered!
      Kisses

    • sic_Kris

      13 years ago

      Otakon takes place in August in Baltimore, Maryland.

    • sic_Kris

      13 years ago

      Mailorder.

      Um...while it was technically mailed to me, it was bought at Otakon.

    • GamerChick05

      13 years ago

      thanks for the support :)

    • Peach_heart

      13 years ago

      thank you! you too!

    • Kevin_H

      13 years ago

      Happy Thanksgiving

    • seasponge

      13 years ago

      heres my award for the mod point smiley0.gifsmiley0.gif
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    • adrcrc

      13 years ago

      Thanks! i made my costume! took a while but looked hella awesome!

    • LadyLancer

      13 years ago

      none of the above, actually. all the images in my profile came up when i googled my own name in different spellings. her pic came up under abigail

    • qtdivachick

      14 years ago

      Hellooooo :) Thanks for all the nice comments you left me!! ;)

    • holpar

      14 years ago

      Happy 4th of July to you too! :)

    • SpicerK

      14 years ago

      Your so right about Tom Cruise. I seen War of the Worlds and was very impressed. I can now overlook the whole TomKat thing. I think anyways. Unless he days something else stupid like LOL. "I've studied the history of Psychology" WTF?

    • SpicerK

      14 years ago

      I need to lose 10 lbs. it's the American Way.

    • holpar

      14 years ago

      Got to love Coasties!

    • ShiranaiMiko

      14 years ago

      Coast Guard person!!!
      woot!!!!
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    • magickmaster

      14 years ago

      thanks
      everyone is al ways telling me to smile

    • magickmaster

      14 years ago

      thanks for the comment

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