February 14th, 2010 by Calvero

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January 17th, 2010 by Calvero
  • don’t know what happened, but I had no internet since the 6th. And I survived without the internet for that long! Yes, it can be done! LOL #
  • watching TWit from the other day at CES while I’m cooking dinner http://live.twit.tv/ #
  • watching part 3 of HBO’s John Adams mini series while folding laundry. Really enjoying it (the show that is; laundry, not so much, LOL) #
  • good night! #
  • morning! Cold and breezy 35F #
  • watching @FatherRoderick live while getting things together to take Katie to school http://sqpnconnect.ning.com/ #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — An Open Letter to the YouTube Community http://youtu.be/nBTyZ68uhVo?a #
  • playing part 4 of HBO’s John Adams #
  • home from a long day. eating left over dinner and cranberry juice. watching more of John Adams. #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Davos Week – Day 2: Adam the Alien http://youtu.be/xMLH0NtlCrc?a #
  • good morning! getting ready to head out the door #
  • good morning! #
  • finished watching John Adams last night. Really good mini series. Appreciated more about him & life in the late 18th-early 19th century #
  • had a full day with kids and work. Now some R&R. Feel like watching a Sherlock Holmes story ๐Ÿ˜€ #
  • Decided on “The Greek Interpreter”, one of my fav Sherlock Holmes stories and adaptations ๐Ÿ™‚ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG7OwHr4JHU #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Clinton Bush Haiti Fund PSA http://youtu.be/_ke9TuLLbXk?a #

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January 3rd, 2010 by Calvero
  • writing Sherlock Holmes review… but taking a break for dinner #
  • back from dinner. And back to writing Sherlock Holmes review ๐Ÿ˜€ #
  • Kids in bed. Attempting to continue Holmes review while writing http://is.gd/5zq3X #
  • time for bed. Most of the review is written, just need to finish up tomorrow. Good night! #
  • looks like Sherlock Holmes has made TT again! ๐Ÿ˜€ #
  • RT @levarburton: Congratulations Patrick, on your Knighthood…! http://bit.ly/5Y9RME #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Jimmy Fallons Sherlock Holmes screen test http://youtu.be/vIq-OHtCrow?a #
  • Here’s to a new year and new decade and that it’s better than the last! #
  • blue moon tonight too ๐Ÿ™‚ #
  • watching Dick Clark with my parents. kids are sick so I’m letting them be in bed #
  • Happy New Year! #
  • watching Lord of the Rings. reminds me of a funny video of how it should have ended http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yqVD0swvWU #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Smothers Brothers – What’s My Line? http://youtu.be/ZuH5l0YyfzU?a #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — How To Be a Nerdfighter: A Vlogbrothers FAQ http://youtu.be/FyQi79aYfxU?a #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Doctor Who: New Series Preview – BBC One http://youtu.be/UnPUF8an-XE?a #

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December 30th, 2009 by Calvero

Watson and Holmes with his violin bow

I wasn’t sure on what to expect from the movie.ย  I’ve been a Sherlockian for over 20 years. I was excited.ย  It was the first Holmes movie in more than 20 years.ย  I had my doubts about Downey.ย  Not in his acting however or that he was not British.ย  One of the big complaints from some Holmes fans about Downey was the fact that he was not British. Having seen him numerous times in Chaplin (Charlie Chaplin was British) where he had to learn 2-3 different accents to cover different eras of Chaplin’s life, I knew he could handle that.

Jude Law looked excellent as Watson, and from the trailers he seemed good, but I was going to hold off final opinion until I saw them in action.

I also had never seen a Guy Ritchie movie before.ย  Other than having violence in his work, I really didn’t know what form he would take Holmes.

I went to the theater the day after Christmas.ย  It was a busy Saturday afternoon and a lot of people were outside. I stood in one of the two lines.ย  And as I stood there, I listened to what people were getting tickets to see.ย  Most were for Holmes shich made me smile and also made me nervous.ย  What it gets sold out before it was my turn?

“Sorry, it was just sold out.ย  The last ticket was to the person right in front of you”

But I held my breath and waited.

“Three for Sherlock Holmes. Five for Sherlock Holmes. Two for Sherlock Holmes…”

After serveral people on both sides getting Holmes tickets, it was my turn.

“One for Sherlock Holmes”

After the poor guy had to type in my number because the card was worn, which also added a little tension thinking that it would sell out, he gave me the little ticket to sign, then handed me the movie ticket and receipt ticket.ย  I smiled and headed in.
I gave it to the guy inside who was talking to a couple of the other patrons about how he was having trouble saying awake while working.

I walked in the room where it was playing.ย  Packed!ย  I looked around for a place to sit.ย  Down…Down…Down the aisle I went.ย  Finally I settled in the middle of the third row.ย  They were playing one of those commercials for Coca-Cola and Walmart with the young guy going through a party, singing.ย  I looked around.ย  There were young teens, older couples, and people my age or thereabouts.

Good size crowd.ย  Very good size.

Trailers started.ย  First one showed Robert Downey Jr sitting in a crowded courtroom.ย  It was a trailer for Iron Man 2.ย  After a few other trailers, the cobble streets of London filled the screen…

The Review

Robert Downey Jr as the master detective, Sherlock HolmesI was afraid I wouldn’t like Downey as Holmes, mainly due the physical differences.ย  It doesn’t seem right that Holmes is shorter than Watson.ย  And the hair didn’t seem right either.ย  While I watched the trailers and see Downey, I mainly saw Downey play Holmes… I didn’t see Holmes.ย  And I was afraid that would be too distracting.ย  So I decided I would go in based on the other factors, his acting (wasn’t too worried about that) and how he sounded.While it was a little distracting in looks, I quickly was able to put that aside and enjoy the film.ย  His accent was very good.ย  He sounded like I expected Holmes to sound.ย  I liked how he talked his way on how to attack an opponent and the result of hitting/ kicking would do to the poor soul he was fighting.ย  His meeting with Watson’s fiance Mary (one of the actual characters from the originalย  stories, first in Sign of Four).ย  She insists that Holmes give deductions about her, all the while Watson is trying to talk her out of it. Holmes goes through a rapid fire list of things about her, resulting in her throwing her drink in his face (I don’t think Holmes saw that coming ๐Ÿ˜‰ ).

Other deductions were also great such as when Holmes has a bag placed over his head so he couldn’t see where some men were taking him.ย  When the bag is removed after arriving in a chair in a secret location, the host doesn’t expect Holmes to know where they are at or who the host is.ย  Holmes then goes through a list of smells, sounds, turns of the carriage that he observed while riding in the carriage and gives the location of where they are and who the gentleman is.

Also I liked how the film showed Holmes’ lack of socializing and “absurd” (to society anyway) way of living. which Watson hits Holmes with while being held in a pen.

Also interesting brief look into why Holmes does not socialize much during the scene with him in the resturant and the sounds and appearances of people get to him for a brief moment as he tries to block it out.

Holmes fighting, giving a left punch. From "Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist". Illustration by Sidney PagetBig arguments about the fighting scene with people saying that Holmes didn’t fight.ย  While he did not fight a lot, he certainly knew how to and was familiar with martial arts and how to wield a cane.ย  The picture on the left is from “Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist”, published in 1904.

Ultimate was at the end where Holmes explains how everything happened (though I’ll let you find out what Holmes discovered.)

Things like that gave me a thumbs up for Downey (though Jeremy Brett is still my favorite Holmes).Jude Law brilliantly plays Doctor Watson

And now Jude Law as John Watson.ย  The guy was good. So, so good!ย  The look, the way he talked.ย  One hundred percent believable. Unlike Downey, when I looked at Watson, I saw Watson, I didn’t see Law playing Watson.ย  I put him right up there with David Burke and Edward Hardwicke as great.ย  Just like the Watson in the stories, he is faithful to his unusual friend but also brutally honest when there’s something that he does not agree with him about.

Rachael McAdams was good as Irene Adler, though I must say I am sick and tired of people putting a romantic spin between her and Holmes.ย  Though credit goes to the film for showing Holmes not totally interested in her romantically.ย  And yes, Adler is American (I’ve read some grumblings about that).ย  She is another character from the original canon, A Scandal in Bohemia (one of my favorite Holmes stories) which was the first Holmes short story.ย  And yes, she outsmarts Holmes in that.ย  But there was no hanky-panky with them in there.

Mark Strong was good, though a bit of the stereotypical bad guy.ย  In parts he kind of reminded me of Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs.

And hooray for them putting Inspector Lestrade in it, played by Eddie Marsan.ย  I was wondering if he was going to be in it, and also how his name would be pronounced.ย  Marsan didn’t look rat faced enough so I still will mark down Colin Jeavons as best Lestrade (from the Brett/Burke/Hardwicke series).ย  And the name is pronounced the same in this film as it was in the Rathbone films, with a short “a”.ย  When I originally read the stories, I read it with a long “a”, like in” trade”.

The soundtrack

The minute I found out that Hans Zimmer wrote the soundtrack, I knew I would like it.ย  Turns out that not only the main theme is great, but the whole thing is good!ย  Love the sound of a broken piano, it added a new fresh sound to Holmes.ย  While listening to it at home, I looked through a bunch of pictures of Rathbone/Bruce and Brett/Burke/Hardwicke, the music still fit.ย  Thumbs up for Zimmer (again)!ย  I am listening to it repeatedly as I am writing this review. Click hear to have a listen from the movie official site.ย  Just let it play and you can listen to the whole thing.ย  If press the triangles, it’ll just play samples.ย  Here’s a great article from the London Times about how Zimmer created the unique sounds: “Hans Zimmer: ‘The sound of Sherlock Holmes? Itโ€™s a broken piano'”


I had the theme song stuck in my head a couple hours after the movie, my mind a whirl wind of positive things things to say about the film.ย  I was smiling throughout the whole thing, totally taking up in what was going on, and trying to figure out the little mysteries as they came up.ย  And with all the positive things I’ve see in tweets and reviews, looks like there will be more interest in the great detective, which, for a long time fan, is always a good thing ๐Ÿ™‚

Favorite Scenes/Lines

(Holmes pointing his violin bow at Watson)
Watson: Get that thing out of my face
Holmes: It’s not in your face, it’s in my hand.
Watson: Get that thing that’s in your hand out of my face.
Scenes with the Big Guy that Holmes fights twice, and they talk French to each other. Ha! Very good!ย  A Indiana Jones moment at the shipyard when Holmes throws a small hammer at him and it just bounces off. Reminds me of when Indy fought that big Nazi by the fighter plane in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Holmes: Save your bullets Watson.
(a few seconds later they both fire their guns, Holmes doing most of the shooting)
Watson: What was that about saving bullets?
Holmes trying to unlock a door. Watson comes up and kicks the door in.

Not a deerstalker/curved shape pipe/”Elementary my dear Watson” in sight! Yay!


There were a few of classic Holmes sayings. Two that I remember:

“Data, data, data.ย  I can not make bricks without clay”

“”It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.”

And finally, a cool trailer….

I had posted trailer #2 in my last regular post, but a much better one was released later:

This movie will definately be on my “DVDs to get” list!

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November 22nd, 2009 by Calvero
  • watching classic Looney Tunes cartoons on Cartoon Network with Kristi #
  • good morning! ๐Ÿ™‚ #
  • home from work. have cold ๐Ÿ™ . Cure: watch new Doctor Who ep “Waters of Mars” wOOt! ๐Ÿ˜€ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDI9i7Kmijo #
  • good night! ๐Ÿ™‚ #
  • hanging out in @FatherRoderick ‘s chatroom http://ping.fm/A0etF #
  • watching Dutch tv on @FatherRoderick ‘s ustream channel. Sounds a lot like Sims tv, ROFL #
  • working on my blog. Updating WordPress seemed to have gone well ๐Ÿ™‚ (whew!) http://ping.fm/RHQ1E #
  • RT @Londonist: Every London location ever visited by Sherlock Holmes…mapped http://bit.ly/IFjb4 #
  • RT @chrispirillo: Watching “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” on Fancast: http://bit.ly/4Xe9d [Free!] #
  • going to rewatch Doctor Who “Waters of Mars”. Very creepy how the Doctor goes to the dark side http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC2X_NqkJGg #
  • good morning! Kids are in school. Going to enjoy the quietness of the house ๐Ÿ™‚ #
  • setting up Doctor Who commentary for Waters of Mars. Haven’t done this in a couple years http://bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/doctorwho #
  • enjoyed the Doctor Who commentary! Love it when David takes part in it. #
  • just voted “Donna Noble” on “Doctor Who: Favourite Companion 2005-2009” vote too โž” http://bit.ly/174s4r #
  • time for bed! good night… good night… Partly is such sweet sorrow…. #
  • watching Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith -the Doctor, Sarah Jane, and K-9! Goodtimes! ๐Ÿ˜€ #doctorwho http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTDMEx86nB8 #
  • That was a fun episode! Loved it! Gives me ideas for my #nanowrimo story ๐Ÿ™‚ #
  • Katie is finally quieted down in bed, so now I can to wash my hair #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — sja – wedding – Part 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTDMEx86nB8&feature=autoshare_twitter #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Sarah Jane Adventures Video Diary – David Tennant http://bit.ly/3xnJ2W #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Super Mario 64 DS Walkthrough Part 27 http://bit.ly/RFgk4 #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Super Mario 64 DS Walkthrough Part 1 http://bit.ly/CjkF1 #
  • home from work. watching new #doctorwho from Children in Need special http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH0IM_vPls8 #
  • time for bed. Good night! #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Breakfast – David Tennant on why he quit Doctor Who (03.11.08) http://bit.ly/526PGv #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Pokemon Mystery Dungeon 2: Explorers of Time Intro http://bit.ly/07BXK2R #
  • Mark just dropped the girls off. They had a great day together :). Been more than 3 months since the last time he came over. #
  • watched the first part of Dreamland. Interesting story about Area 51. Animation is a bit odd, took awhile to get used to. #doctorwho #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Pokemon Galactic Battle Episode 28 Uncrushing Defeat! Part 2 http://bit.ly/6CwcOQ #

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November 8th, 2009 by Calvero
  • planning on taking Kristi to see This Is It as a reward for a great report card ๐Ÿ™‚ #
  • @insidethemagic cool! I’ll listen when I get the chance. Looking forward to the Haunted Mansion recording ๐Ÿ™‚ in reply to insidethemagic #
  • Krsiti & I liked This Is It. I <3 Startin’ Something & Smooth Criminal w/ classic Bogart & Robinson. Kristi’s was Beat It. Both <3 Thriller #
  • taking on NaNoWriMo challenge. Who knows where this may lead? http://ping.fm/kmqpc #
  • good morning! #
  • RT @Liturgy: You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late. Emersonโ˜œ #
  • Moonfruit goes global. Win a pair of flights every day this week, you choose where! #flymeto New York? http://bit.ly/flymeto #
  • only had about 15 minutes yesterday for #nanowrimo . Wrote 112 words. Total so far is 334. I have off today, so aiming for over 1000 ๐Ÿ™‚ #
  • going to heat up pancakes and grab some orange juice to break my fast #
  • @scoopie77 thanks for the support! Yes, I’m staying positive. If I had all day long to write & only did 334 words I’d be bummed, lol in reply to scoopie77 #
  • Someone is slow on the newswire ๐Ÿ˜€ RT @poshmama: Apple to put TV Shows on iTunes – I thought this was already being done. LOL #
  • That is funny. I would consider voting for him! ๐Ÿ™‚ RT @philcrissman: “is awesome” … That is inspired. Brilliant. http://twitpic.com/o4nrn #
  • hanging out in @FatherRoderick ‘s chatroom waiting for Daily Breakfast podcast to start http://ping.fm/Fc9qx #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Nanowrimo in 3 Minutes http://bit.ly/22w3f6 #
  • taking a break from writing to do laundry while watching Charlie Chaplin’s Limelight #
  • searching for a potato bread recipe #
  • found this recipe http://ping.fm/9de5T (typing with flour dusted hands) #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — NaNoWriMo!!! http://bit.ly/28UtpJ #
  • #nanowrimo is being taken up by @realjohngreen Yay! What will a pub’d author do w/ it? Hmm… http://ping.fm/aqNoA #
  • @scoopie77 wow, they look good! Charles aka Jim barely looks a day older. Loved Murphy Brown! in reply to scoopie77 #
  • listening to Travel w/ Rick Steves podcast “1000 Places to See Before You Die; Haunted Europe” while cooking http://ping.fm/zd6Ql #
  • Hurray! I met my personal #NaNoWriMo goal! At 1386 words, though OpenOffice says it’s 1438. Good either way. Was aiming for 1000 ๐Ÿ˜€ #
  • Added #nanowrimo badge to blog http://ping.fm/WKahe . Now going to bed. Night! #
  • wrote just a little bit for #nanowrimo . Up to 1447 #
  • good night! ๐Ÿ™‚ #
  • gooood morning! #
  • going to spend some time outside. Such a beautiful day! Sunny and 66F #
  • I am back. Enjoyed my little outing ๐Ÿ™‚ #
  • writing bits on #nanowrimo Darn thing is slowly turning into a Sherlock Holmes fanfic LOL. Nothing @mary_russell needs to be jealous of ๐Ÿ˜‰ #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — OBAMA DOES THRILLER http://bit.ly/bBZcQ #
  • watching the new recording of Star Wars podcast by @FatherRoderick http://ping.fm/xGBOP #
  • Star Wars podcast is finally under way ๐Ÿ™‚ http://ping.fm/Tareq #
  • my #nanowrimo is up to 1718 words. Still seems to be heading in a Sherlock Holmes fanfic direction. Heading to bed now. Good night! #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Dawn-Nobody’s Perfect http://bit.ly/yCL0j #
  • forgot to say “Good morning!” ๐Ÿ™‚ #
  • home from work. Now to write a little on my #nanowrimo #
  • watching @uncultured ‘s video “What is the Uncultured Project?” http://bit.ly/4DZTVQ #
  • hooray! Made it past 2000 words on #nanowrimo ! 2,042! #
  • good morning! getting kids ready for church #

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November 2nd, 2009 by Calvero

I have to thank my 8th grade English teacher for introducing me to the great detective and and his trusty companion.

Basil Rathbone (left) and Nigel Bruce play the crime fighting duo

Basil Rathbone (left) and Nigel Bruce play the crime fighting duo

We were reading Hound of the Baskervilles (considered by many fans to be the best of the Holmes stories) and watched the 1939 film version starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruceย  it in class.ย  We had an assignment of pretending to be a news reporter covering the murder. I’ve never cared too much for mysteries. It was usually someone gets killed (kind of a downer). Detective investigates and usually solves case. Killer is usually hateful/jealous/mean streaked.ย  Then justice is done. But the characters of Holmes and Watson really got my curiosity.ย  Holmes was stand-offish and not social. He could tell you where you came from and what you do for a living within the first second of meeting you.ย  But he was not a romantic, but rather preferred facts when dealing with people… or rather, people’s cases.ย  Along with his cocaine addictions, violin playing, and pipe smoking. Watson was loyal.ย  Ready to help his friend when needed. And wrote about the cases that he and Holmes took on.ย  Handy with a revolver.ย  If Holmes asked him to go off and do something, Watson went without question. I happened to mention about the story to my mom, telling her that I thought it was really interesting and not hard to follow the decades old story.ย  So when I graduated the grade, my parents gave me a book that had several stories in it (most of the Holmes stories were short stories), including Hound.ย  The book had the original illustrations by Sidney Paget, which were originally with the stories when they were originally published.ย  Considered to have cemented the “look” of Holmes to the public. I read those stories. Inhaled them is a better way of putting it.ย  The stories were also out of the ordinary.ย  Some were murders, though the cause of death no always easy: an animal in self defense or the victim died out of terror or a guilty conscious.ย  Or perhaps faked their own death.ย  Or something was stolen.ย  In addition to that,ย  I watched more of the Rathbone/Bruce movies on the local tv channel. I believe it was every Sunday afternoon.ย  Rathbone was my Holmes. Until…

Jeremy Brett as Holmes (left) , Rosalie Williams as Mrs. Hudson (center) and David Burke as Watson standing in front of the infamous 221B residence

Jeremy Brett as Holmes (left) , Rosalie Williams as Mrs. Hudson (center) and David Burke as Watson standing in front of the infamous 221B residence

I saw Jeremy Brett and David Burke. Oh. My. Gosh!!! (that’s right, I said gosh. Deal with it! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) The performances of those two men really shot the characters out of a canon and onto the small screen.ย  Brett’s portrayal was spot on. He set a very high standard of how someone should play Holmes. And Burke’s Watson as well as Edward Hardwicke’s Watson was much more faithful to the Watson that Conan Doyle wrote about.ย  And the rest of the cast: Rosalie Williams who played their landlady Mrs. Hudson, Colin Jeavons as Inspector Lestrade, and a bunch of others who appeared looking like what I had pictured in my head when I first read the stories. And shooting it out of a canon can be taken another way… it was almost 100% Canon (canon – meaning the original stories).ย  The stories were as close to word-for-word as one could fit into less than a 60 minute program.ย  Costumes were beautiful. Sets were marvelous.ย  The Baker Street residence was not too ornate.ย  Everything was so… well…. perfect! (Except for the last few episodes. Production got lazy, and Brett’s health got worse and passed away in September 1995 :'( ). Even when I watch them now, they do not look like they are 25 years old.ย  I

Brett again as Holmes, and Edward Hardwicke picking up the role of Watson

Brett again as Holmes, and Edward Hardwicke picking up the role of Watson

am picky when it comes to period films and if there is too much 1980s in something that is supposed to be 1880s, then I’m not happy.ย  But this was, as I already said, perfect. A few years later I became a huge fan of Charlie Chaplin.ย  And to my delight, one of Chaplin’s early acting childhood gigs was that of Billy the Pageboy in the Sherlock Holmes play written by William Gillette.ย  There were two men who played Holmes for the play, Gillette and H A Saintsbury, and Chaplin worked with both of them, commenting in “My Autobiography” that he thought Saintsbury was the better Holmes.ย  Many years later when he was making Limelight, he brought on Nigel Bruce to play Mr Postant, largely due to his Watson role.ย  Which is another reason why I have kept the name Calvero for so many years… it connects some of my favorites together :). And speaking of the Holmes/Chaplin crossover, there is the “Sherlock Holmes” movie to be released later this year starring Robert Downey, Jr. who playrf Charlie in the 1992 film “Chaplin”.ย  Loved him in that!ย  And now he’s playing Holmes.ย  While I can’t think of anyone better to play Chaplin than him, it will be real tough to even equal Brett’s Holmes.ย  But he can do a very good British accent (he did a couple different ones in Chaplin).ย  Jude Law has a very very good look for Watson (He also had a small part in the Granada series, “The Disappearance of Lady Carfax”). The trailer looks good: I’ll just have to put Brett’s image to the side when I go to see the new movie.

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October 25th, 2009 by Calvero
  • RT @GrammarGirl: It appears that "Jr." can be used for a boy or a girl; it's just uncommon to hear it used for a girl. #
  • telling Kristi how cartoons like Bugs Bunny used to be shown in movie theaters before a feature http://ping.fm/yt6HX #
  • watching "Jeremy Brett's Sherlock Holmes", music video starring my favorite Holmes. Song is great also http://is.gd/4tg1B #
  • and now to bed. good night! #
  • good morning! #
  • Enjoying a quiet day today. Katie got out her frustration earlier this AM, so now she's just chilling, which gives me time to write ๐Ÿ™‚ #
  • I found my older writing notebook a few weeks ago ๐Ÿ˜€ though will continue writing in my blue one #
  • listening to @leolaporte live for Floss Weekly podcast at http://live.twit.tv/ while eating dinner with the kids #TWiT #
  • listening to Magnatune's instrumental selections while working on my sites. http://ping.fm/aHlqq #
  • folding laundry while watching @FatherRoderick live http://ping.fm/XGQKc #

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September 27th, 2009 by Calvero
  • good afternoon! #
  • working on Comedy Classics Ning – Updating Feedburner feeds for Twitterfeeds.http://ping.fm/m3JMv . So far, so good! ๐Ÿ˜€ #
  • RT @DFTBArecords: FREE MP3! Follow @dftbarecords & then RT this msg & we’ll DM you a link to Hank Green’s “Demolition Derby” studio version! #
  • RT @jdcoffman: Yo Neil Patrick Harris, I’m real happy for you & I’mma let you finish but #pbs had the best shows of the year, of all yea … #
  • @poshmama LOL. I send my sympathies ๐Ÿ™‚ #
  • came home bout 8, & stayed busy reading to Kate, eating dinner & folding clothes while watching Antiques Road Show & History Detectives #pbs #
  • saved store $500+ when I caught 1 of my customers trying to sneak out with electronics. He didn’t know who he was messing with ๐Ÿ˜‰ #
  • ok, well, I was on the computer long enough (:lol). Time to go to bed! good night ๐Ÿ™‚ #
  • back from work. Eating late dinner. Watching #HouseMD http://ping.fm/2QFiX #
  • got a lot of pats on the back & “good job!”s today when everyone found out about me catching the guy from almost stealing $500+ yesterday. #
  • I feel better now! stomach full and thirst quenched. Now to working on my sites #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Smile – Ideas Remain http://bit.ly/2MZnWF #
  • time for bed… good night everyone ๐Ÿ™‚ #
  • and here we go again! good morning! #
  • about to watch Special Agent OSO with Katie #disney #
  • went downtown to buy Kristi a recorder for her school music class, $3! ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice one too. Easy instrument to maintain for a 10 yr old. #
  • also bought dinner. Sweet & Sour chicken with sugar snap peas stir fry. will be starting to cook that in an hour or so. And with Cuban bread #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Health Care Reform: The Hank Factor http://bit.ly/goLAG #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Paper Towns in Paperback: A How-to Guide http://bit.ly/raUvM #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Where’s Margo! A Nerdfighter Event! http://bit.ly/2zJCc8 #
  • morning! #
  • haning out for a bit in @FatherRoderick ‘s live chat while getting Katie ready for school. Cam’s on, but no one is home http://ping.fm/ICyaC #
  • watching @FatherRoderick at http://ping.fm/AZQMa work on Biggest Loser podcast (joint podcast with @gspn ) #
  • heading out the door for a little me time. #
  • #PlayhouseDisney ‘s site http://ping.fm/0TBZf has faulty link. “Watch Episodes” redirects to Disney UK. Now I have a sad 2 yr old ๐Ÿ™ #
  • RT @FatherRoderick: Excited about the launch of the ‘Biggest Loser Fan Podcast’ with Cliff & Fr. Roderick! http://www.biggestloserpodcast.com #pabl #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes – The Body Language http://bit.ly/XlGki #
  • watching “‘We’re Just Too White’ The Amazing Pink Things on Arsenio Hall”. 1 thing-they had guts http://bit.ly/2FabDf #
  • just ate a sandwhich on whole wheat bread #pabl . Now eating a moonpie, which is not exactly pabl, lol #
  • RT @GSPN: Biggest Loser Podcast w/ @FatherRoderick is going live right now. Come join us at http://gspn.tv/live #
  • RT @johntesh: Podiatrists say FLIP FLOPS are responsible for MORE health problems than any other type of shoes. http://bit.ly/FbSX2 #
  • testing settings. #
  • @Toddly00: don’t remember 1st DVD I saw, but 1st dvd with commentary was “In the Company of Men” #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Surprising language in the Constitution http://bit.ly/RXRBb #

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September 20th, 2009 by Calvero
  • morning! #
  • watching kid vids on YouTube with Katie http://bit.ly/16qJIX #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — The Beatles – All together now http://bit.ly/zkura #
  • @iboughtamac here’s a link from Windjammers (ppl who perform circus music) site for a CD: http://is.gd/3iTzu in reply to iboughtamac #
  • @Scobleizer I would ask my 2 yr old to help translate, but she’s in for a nap ๐Ÿ™‚ in reply to Scobleizer #
  • @brandonheath since you said please, I guess I will ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck! in reply to brandonheath #
  • @YoGeek ooohh… I think it’s shopping spree time! ๐Ÿ˜€ in reply to YoGeek #
  • making homemade veggie noodle soup while listening to TWiT #212 “Leave The Gun, Take The Calacanis” http://twit.tv/212 #
  • Watching House “House Divided” on Hulu http://ping.fm/RawtV interesting story dealing with a deaf teen #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Mewtwo-Bring Me To Life http://bit.ly/15gbaE #
  • I rated a YouTube video (3 out of 5 stars) — Mewtwo http://bit.ly/3LZ3Nf #
  • morning! #
  • making brunch. home-made egg McMuffin #
  • sad ๐Ÿ™ RT @nytimes: NYT NEWS ALERT: Mary Travers, a Member of the 1960s Folk Trio Peter, Paul and Mary, Has Died #
  • In memory of Mary:Peter Paul & Mary singing Too Much Of Nothing on Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour http://bit.ly/cvSm4 #
  • good morning! #
  • watching A&E’s Biography on Albert Einstein on Hulu http://ping.fm/poXhT #
  • finished eating breakfast. now onto my next adventure… #
  • came home from work and ate a sandwich. Feel better now ๐Ÿ™‚ #
  • good night! ๐Ÿ™‚ #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Michael Jackson – Beat It http://bit.ly/ombRh #
  • top o’ the mornin’ people! #
  • RT @zefrank: http://twitpic.com/i69o3 – i laugh each time i run by this sign :: #
  • RT @LIFE: Attention Digg Users: When Newspapers Mattered: http://digg.com/d314l4y #digg #digguser #media #newspaper #
  • ate lunch with Katie. We had sandwiches, potato salad, cole slaw, and mac & cheese #
  • watching Full Time Mom podcast live http://gspn.tv/live/ #
  • got home. ate a late dinner (as usual). Now bed. Good night! #
  • home from work. had an eventful day. #
  • I heard some voices behind me, and there was 3 of our security pinning a big guy to the wall, then a few seconds later on the ground. #
  • No one hurt, and they took the guy away after several minutes. #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (CBS; 1987) Scene 1: Holmes takes the case http://bit.ly/19M8ae #

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