The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

Everyone insists on calling this movie The Chronicles of Narnia, which, as a person who read all of the books somewhere around eight times since the time I was ten years old, grates on me a little. Then again, every time a new Harry Potter or Star Wars movie comes out, it’s generally referred to as just “Harry Potter” or “Star Wars”. The biggest problem I had with this movie is that I didn’t get a sense of awe-inspiring grandeur from Aslan, the great lion, the Christ figure. You’re told that he is this great being, but until he’s resurrected and starts breathing life into the petrified victims of the White Witch, you don’t get to see that he’s such …

April 2006

Saturday, April 1, 2006 We woke up and had a nice morning capped off by waffles. I thought we did anyway. After a while we went out to do some running around; went to the mall, got groceries and some other stuff from Wal-Mart, that sort of thing. We went by Circuit City while we were over on that side of town and picked up a memory card reader. I really needed something for the laptop. After we got back we watched George Mason get taken apart by Florida. Midnight for Cinderella, as everyone was saying. They were down by a good little bit with three minutes left, but they were within a range that, if they were really lucky, …

March 2006

Wednesday, March 1, 2006 – Ash Wednesday, Happy Birthday Kristen Barriner I got a haircut for the first time in over a year today. Actually, it was just a trim, but it was the first time anyone took scissors to my head in any way, shape or form since the day I first interviewed with my boss, Scott Hendrix. The weather was just absolutely beautiful today. I felt compelled to start my work day out back at the picnic table. Amanda and I went out to eat downtown at the Reel Cafe. Rob Peterson and Kristen Barriner were already there when we got there. Kim Ayars came next, followed by Ben and Jessica Lambeth and then Paul, Kim’s husband. Paul …

February 2006

Wednesday, February 1, 2006 I finally got a few things done today, but I still feel like it wasn’t enough. The day started off with a conference call between me, our programmer, Josh and the boss-man, Scott. We’re going to start doing that the first business day of each month, which is a great idea. Other than that, I could hardly stay off the phones. Our small group meeting was good. Often we have trouble focusing on the matter at hand, that being Bible study and whatnot. The good side to that is that generally we just get caught up in talking. All of the other couples (me and Amanda, Ben and Jessica Lambeth, Paul and Kim Ayars and Rob …

January 2006

Sunday, January 1, 2006 We slept in until about 10:00 today then scrambled to get out the door for the 10:30 service at church. Nice way to start off the year. Mike Ashcroft, the preacher, talked about letting things go and the passage of time. That’s a theme that’s always rung deep with me. Afterwards, when we were heading home, the Five for Fighting song 100 Years came on the radio, which sort of goes along with that theme. We ate lunch at Golden Corral with Peggy and Earl. Anytime I eat at a place like that I try my best to get my money’s worth. Or, as the case may be, my grandfather-in-law’s money’s worth. We got back to …