Garden State – Zach Braff Blog

My wife and I saw “Garden State” recently. It was only playing at Phipp’s Plaza for this area, but it was well worth the trip. We both enjoyed the film so much. Zach Braff (Scrub’s) wrote and directed “Garden State,” in which he co-starred with Natalie Portman (Star Wars: Episode I,II). The most interesting aspect… Continue reading Garden State – Zach Braff Blog

Gavin DeGraw

As recommended by Zach Braff, Gavin DeGraw gets a second from me. I’ve enjoyed going to his website allowing the playlist to continuously loop through a very nice selection of tracks. Props to the marketing genius for that. To summarize DeGraw, mix Howie Day and Jason Mraz. Any idea why it’s suddenly cooler to use… Continue reading Gavin DeGraw

Seven Nations & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

We went and saw Seven Nations with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra last night. That was a killer show! We didn’t get to see the whole thing; we left after intermission to go tend to our sick baby. I did pick up a CD though, and Amy got a t-shirt (“got music?”). If you have an… Continue reading Seven Nations & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Notice Anything?

You probably haven’t noticed yet, but I moved over to a real hosting service. Things should be much quicker from now on – no more waiting on images to load for you highspeed users. Sorry to have taken so long. Incidentally, if you’re interested in getting some space for yourself (maybe you’re a Gradin)… Continue reading Notice Anything?

Canon Announces the XL2

The waiting is over for the prosumer mini-DV world as Canon (finally) releases the XL2, the follow-up to the wildly successful (some would say ground-breaking) XL1S. With both 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios (film-like and TV-like, respectively), variable frame rates (again, to more closely emulate film or TV), interchangeable lens (the same as the XL1S… Continue reading Canon Announces the XL2

Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows

Some of you know this, but others are oblivious. My mom, Vivian Gradin, was in a movie when she was a young, impressionable teenager (no, not that kind of movie). The movie’s title was, Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows. Make sure you check out the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) record too – it’s a hoot!  more…… Continue reading Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows

The Honda Experience

The Honda Element has an unusual aesthetic value about it. I believe the general favor for this vehicle is split between those who love it and those who hate it. Oddly still, that split is probably 50/50. My wife and I coincidentally agree on our view and like the overall design. We’re both mostly utilitarian… Continue reading The Honda Experience