Three se7ens

Not sure why I feel compelled to post something today. I mean, it is cool that today is 07.07.07 and all, but does that mean I need to acknowledge that with a post?

This is a post, so I guess so, but how to acknowledge it exactly? I mean, I can’t just post this and be on my way, can I?

I suppose I could, but I did have one little idea. I thought, maybe since there are three sevens, I’d do three lists of seven. And, since it is Summer, maybe have one list be of things I have enjoyed so far, another of things I have not and finally, the third of things I am looking forward to over the rest of the Summer.

Yeah, that works and it gives me a chance to fill in some blanks since I haven’t posted much lately. Of course, it hasn’t been officially Summer for but three weeks, but we all know we started thinking it was way earlier than what the solstice tells us, right?

Anyway, here goes nothing:

Seven up

  1. Transformers
    Yup, just saw it today and I’m leading off with it. Even if you are not a fan, of them or Michael Bay, it is just a good old fashioned Summer popcorn flick. Go see it.
  2. Beckett and Matsuzaka
    Seeing these two pitch on back-to-back nights was pretty cool. Amazingly enough, I have seen the front four and Gabbard while being able to miss Tavarez. Hopefully I’ll be seeing Lester in that spot soon.
  3. Knocked Up
    Yeah, another flick that was pretty damned good. This one straddles the line between romantic and crude comedy with skill. Also highly recommended.
  4. Crackdown
    Wow, what a fun game. A surprise hit that I never expected. Turns out to be the first game I scored all the achievements on, and at an elevated 1250 to boot. Hitting up the Halo 3 beta was also a boost in excitement for that to drop at the start of Autumn.
  5. Working from home
    Okay, except for when it is way too hot outside, which I have been able to miss so far by happening to be in the office those days, but it has been great to gain back at least six hours of time and fifty bucks each week by not driving North.
  6. Beer with fruit
    Yes, it is true. I like fruit in my beer. Whether it be a Corona with lime, a Harpoon UFO with lemon or even a Harpoon Raspberry UFO, there’s some extra refreshing about having one of those on a Summer day and I am glad those days are here! I think there’s something macho about admitting that… ha!
  7. Thunderstorms
    I don’t know, it is just one of those things I really like about Summer, as long as they aren’t ruining some outdoor occasion, etc. I suppose this is an every year truth, but with the Summer so short and my life so, well… crap, it is hard to come up with even seven things…

Seven down

  1. iPhone
    Enough already! I get that it is the geekiest geek thing to own right now, but c’mon, it costs twice as much as it should and doesn’t even do any one thing well, except maybe be an iPod, but you figure they got that down pretty well by now. At least Sony can justify the PS3 price… I could rant a lot about this one, but maybe you don’t care and I don’t have the willingness to go into detail anyway.
  2. Spider-Man 3
    What could have been an incredible film on par with its predecessor, turned out to be a disappointing and hard to keep up with movie. Wouldn’t it be cool if Raimi could do his director’s cut that took out all the Venom stuff and simply teased him at the end?
  3. Crackdone
    I just hate that it is over…
  4. Working in the office
    I’m sorry, but now it sux when I have to put on the business casual attire and go into the office now. Nothing like coding in your boxers and t-shirt 30 seconds after getting out of bed!
  5. Blogging
    Yup, I haven’t really been up for it. I tried to get off on a good foot at the start of June, but fell off pretty quick despite having my *list* of entries to plow thru. Let’s see if I can make July better, but honestly, I’m not convinced…
  6. Music
    I haven’t found that Summer album yet. The new Beastie Boys all instrumental disc (The Mix-Up) is pretty cool, but it is no Ill Communication. I thought maybe The Sun and the Moon by The Bravery would be it/one, but while good, not so much with the can’t stop listening. They might be coming soon though.
  7. Cameos by The Office cast
    Yes, in order for me to rant on this it means I must admit I saw Evan Almighty and, to a lesser extent, License to Wed. The former was pretty horrible all around, but Wed wasn’t too bad. Anyway, I understand the connections in these two films (and Knocked Up), but c’mon! If you get more than one in a bit role in each, how is that really good for them? I guess I just think it is overkill.

Seven ahead

  1. The Simpsons Movie
    Probably the best thing about seeing Evan Almighty was getting this trailer. It looks so over-the-top all-over-the-place to me and I can’t wait.
  2. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga by Spoon
    I am almost positive this will be the Summer disc for me. I will see them when they come round in the Fall. If you have seen Stranger Than Fiction and dug on the soundtrack, then you dig on Spoon. Out this week!
  3. Superbad
    I’m pretty sure this will just dismiss the rom-com aspects of Knocked Up and just be all crude…
  4. Our Love to Admire by Interpol
    I don’t know about being a great Summer disc, but I’m looking forward to it. The first single is really good and their first two efforts are outstanding. Also out this week!
  5. Transformers
    I wasn’t even thru the first scene and I wanted to plan my next viewing. I don’t even know the last time I wanted to see something twice in the theater.
  6. E3
    Well, I’d almost put an upcoming full, non-Xbox Live Arcade title here, but they just aren’t coming this Summer. The well is getting pretty dry on stuff to play. That said, I can’t wait until they announce all the other new stuff that will also get delayed…
  7. My Boys
    Yes, a Summer season television program that I actually want to watch! If you didn’t catch this last year, it is a good take. I mostly like the dialog, but PJ is nice on the eyes too I suppose. You can check out last season on the TBS site on these here interwebs.

That’s about it. I could add taking some time off work and getting the doors off the Jeep to the last list, but those are obvious and I can’t point to when either will truly happen. I actually tried to pull those doors off today, but they are very stuck in the hinges right now and I was hurting my back trying to get them off. I think a rubber malletting will be in order…

Anyway, how about you share some lists of your own with me in the Comments?