The newest member of the family.

Well, he's not exactly new.  We've had him for about a month, but I could find my camera until now.  His name is Max.  He's about 5 months old now.  Here he is in his favorite hideout:

and here he is with one of our other cats, who we got last December.  His name is Simon.

Max isn't small(actually, he's big for his age), it's just that Simon is big.  Last time we weighed him, he was ~20 lbs and it's all muscle.  You can hear him walking down the hallway.

We have two other cats(one of which is almost 20 years old), but I keep feeling that we need 1 more.  I love cats, if you couldn't tell already.


Box Office Top 10: 6/12-6/14

This WeekLast WeekTitleWeeks
# of
 11The Hangover2$33.4M$105.4M$10K3,355
 3NewTaking of Pelham 1231$25M$25M$8.1K3,074
 44Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian4$9.6M$143.4M$2.9K3,365
 53Land of the Lost2$9.2M$35M$2.6K3,534
 6NewImagine That1$5.7M$5.7M$1.9K3,008
 75Star Trek6$5.6M$232M$2.1K2,638
 86Terminator Salvation4$4.7M$113.8M$1.8K2,650
 98Angels & Demons5$4.2M$123.3M$1.7K2,436
 107 Drag Me to Hell3$3.9M$35.1M$1.7K2,273


Box Office Top 10: 5/1-5/3

The Summer movie season officially kicked off last weekend and the numbers showed it.  X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the latest installment in the X-Men franchise starring Hugh Jackman reprising his role as clawed-mutant Wolverine, debuted #1 at the box office with an estimated haul of $87.0 million.  This marks the largest weekend opening so far this year.  Matthew McConaughey's lastest romantic comedy, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, debuted at #2 with an estimated $15.3 million opening weekend while last week's #1, Obessed, starring Idris Elba(of The Wire fame) and Beyonce Knowles, came in at #3 with an estimated gross of #12.2 million.

Here is a complete table of the Box Office Top 10:

This WeekLast WeekTitleWeeks
# of
 1NewX-Men Origins: Wolverine 1$87.0M$87.0M$21.2K4,099 
 2New Ghost of Girlfriends Past $15.3M $15.3M$4.8K3,175
 31 Obsessed $12.2M$47.M $4.9K2,514
 42 17 Again 3 $6.4M$48.5M$2.0K3,255
 56 Monsters vs. Aliens 6$5.8M$182.4M$2.2K2,626
 64 Soloist 2$5.6M$18.1M$2.8K2,033
 75 Earth 2$4.2M$21.8M$2.31,804
 83 Fighting 2$4.2M$17.5M$1.8K2,312
 98Hannah Montana: The Movie 4$4.1M$70.9M$1.4K2,819
 107State of Play 3$3.7M$30.9M$1.5K2,445


I'm Still Back In 2008.

Since for a majority of last year I lacked the monetary funds to purchase all the games I wanted, I am still playing catch up.  I still have to play


81st Academy Awards Nominees Announced

Best Picture
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Milk
  • The Reader
  • Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director
  • David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Stephen Daldry, The Reader
  • Gus Van Sant, Milk
  • Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
  • Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon

Best Actor
  • Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
  • Sean Penn, Milk
  • Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
  • Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
  • Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Actress
  • Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
  • Angelina Jolie, Changeling
  • Melissa Leo, Frozen River
  • Merryl Streep, Doubt
  • Kate Winslet, The Reader

Best Supporting Actor
  • Josh Brolin, Milk
  • Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
  • Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
  • Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road

Best Supporting Actress
  • Amy Adams, Doubt
  • Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • Viola Davis, Doubt
  • Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler

Best Original Screenplay
  • WALL-E - Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, and Pete Docter
  • Happy-Go-Lucky - Mike Leigh
  • Frozen River - Courtney Hunt
  • In Bruges - Martin McDonagh
  • Milk - Dustin Lance Black

Best Adapted Screenplay
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Eric Roth and Robin Swicord
  • Frost/Nixon - Peter Morgan
  • The Reader - David Hare
  • Slumdog Millionaire - Simon Beaufoy
  • Doubt - John Patrick Shanley

Best Animated Feature
  • Bolt
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • WALL-E

Best Foreign Language Film
  • Revanche (Austria)
  • The Class (France)
  • The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany)
  • Departures (Japan)
  • Waltz With Bashir (Israel)

Best Animated Short
  • La Maison En Petits Cubes
  • Lavatory - Lovestory
  • Oktapodi
  • Presto
  • This Way Up

Best Art Direction
  • Changeling - James J. Murakami, Gary Fettis
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Donald Graham Burt, Victor J. Zolfo
  • The Dark Knight - Nathan Crowley, Peter Lando
  • The Duchess - Michael Carlin, Rebecca Alleway
  • Revolutionary Road - Kristi Zea, Debra Schutt

Best Cinematography
  • Changeling - Tom Stern
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Claudio Mirando
  • The Dark Knight - Wally Pfister
  • The Reader - Chris Menges, Roger Deakins
  • Slumdog Millionaire - Anthony Dod Mantle

Best Costume Design
  • Australia - Catherine Martin
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Jacqueline West
  • The Duchess - Michael O'Connor
  • Milk - Danny Glicker
  • Revolutionary Road - Albert Wolsky

Best Documentary Feature

  • Nerakhoon
  • Encounters at the End of the World
  • The Garden
  • Man On Wire
  • Trouble the Water

Best Documentary Short

  • The Conscience of Nhem En
  • The Final Inch
  • Smile Pinki
  • The Witness - From the Balcony of Room 306

Best Film Editing

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall
  • The Dark Knight - Lee Smith
  • Frost/Nixon - Mike Hill, Dan Hanley
  • Milk - Elliot Graham
  • Slumdog Millionaire - Chris Dickens

Best Live Action Short

  • On the Line
  • Manon On the Asphalt
  • New Boy
  • The Pig
  • Toyland

Best Makeup


The First of My Spring College Textbook Purchases

They aren't really official college textbooks.  They are for my Web Scripting class this Spring semester.  Due to the class size(only 5 of us are signed up), it has become an independent study class, which means that there are not any set class times and we meet with the professor individually at any time to complete projects while we learn the material on our own.  Our professor has allowed up to purchases whatever books we want to to learn the material that is expected to be learned, which is will be the programming languages JavaScript, Perl, and PHP.  I just purchases these books via Amazon just about an hour ago.

Learning JavaScript
Learning JavaScript

Learning Perl
Learning Perl

PHP 6: A Beginner's Guide
PHP 6: A Beginner's Guide