Thursday, June 07, 2007

Thirteen Favorite Jack Sparrow Quotes (Dead Man's Chest)

I haven't had a chance to see the new movie yet. People tell me it is great. Maybe this weekend.

Thirteen Favorite Jack Sparrow Quotes

  1. Black-Toothed Diva: Davey Jones cannot make port, cannot step on land but once every ten years. Land is where you are safe Jack Sparrow. And so you will carry land with you. [Hands Jack a jar.]
    Jack Sparrow: Dirt. This is a jar of dirt.
    Black-Toothed Diva: Yes.
    Jack Sparrow: Is the jar of dirt going to help?
    Black-Toothed Diva: If ya don't want it. Give it back.
    Jack Sparrow: No.
    Black-Toothed Diva: Then it helps.

  2. (When Elizabeth Swan shows up on board the Black Pearl.)
    Jack Sparrow: Come to join my crew, lad? Welcome aboard!
    Elizabeth Swann: I'm here to find the man I love.
    Jack Sparrow: Deeply flattered, boy, but my first and only love is the sea.
    Elizabeth Swann: Meaning William Turner, Captain Sparrow.
    Jack Sparrow: Elizabeth! [to Gibbs he mutters] Hide the rum.

  3. Gibbs: Let's put some distance between us and this island and head out to open sea.
    Jack Sparrow: Yes to the first. Yes to the second, but only insofar as we keep to the shallows as much as possible.
    Gibbs: Ah, that seems a bit contradictory, Captain.
    Jack Sparrow: I have every faith in your reconciliatory navigational skills, Master Gibbs. Now where is that monkey? I want to shoot something!
    (I'm sure the movie's disclaimer mentioned to actual monkey's were shot during the filming of this movie.)

  4. (to Elizabeth) You know, these clothes do not flatter you at all. It should be a dress or nothing. I happen to have no dress in my cabin.

  5. [Empties bottle of rum.] Why is the rum always gone?
    [Stands up and staggers drunkenly.] Oh... that's why.

  6. Jack Sparrow: Is this a dream?
    'Bootstrap' Bill Turner: No.
    Jack Sparrow: I thought not. If it were, there'd be rum.
    ('Bootstrap' Bill Turuner hands him a bottle of rum.)

  7. Jack Sparrow: Mr. Gibbs.
    Gibbs: Captain.
    Jack Sparrow: We have a need to travel upriver.
    Gibbs: By "need," do you mean a trifling need? Fleeting? As in, say, a fancy?
    Jack Sparrow: No, a resolute and unyielding need.

  8. (to Elizabeth) Darling, I am truly unhappy to have to tell you this, but through an unfortunate and entirely unforeseeable series of circumstances that had nothing whatsoever to do with me, poor Will has been press-ganged into Davy Jones's crew.

  9. (Talkign to Elizabeth about Will who's knocked out.) Leave 'im lie... unless you're planning to use him to hit somethin' with.

  10. My tremendous intuitive sense of the female creature informs me that you are troubled.

  11. [to Bootstrap] And to what do I owe the pleasure of your carbuncle?

  12. Will Turner: What vexes all men?
    Black-Toothed Diva: What, indeed.
    Gibbs: Well, the sea!
    Pintel: Sums!
    Ragetti: The dichotomy of good and evil.
    Jack Sparrow: A woman.

  13. Jack Sparrow: How did you get here?
    Will Turner: Sea turtles, mate. A pair of them strapped to my feet.
    Jack Sparrow: Not so easy, is it?

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Snow in the Sierras

I woke up this morning to cold and a dusting of snow on the mountains across the valley. Just a tiny bit. It was all melted by the time I was back from work this evening.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Thoughts on Reading

I found these stats below on Jennifer Shirk's post about reading.

58% of the US adult population never reads another book after high school.

42% of college graduates never read another book.

80% of US families did not buy or read a book last year.

70% of US adults have not been in a bookstore in the last five years.

I've seen similiar statistics in the past. I'm not really all that surpised. I know more bookless people than book lovers.

Here is a story about one of the bookless people I've recently lost a book to....

I got the last book in my latest order today. It is a book from an author buddy named Michelle Perry called Three Motives for Murder. The funny thing was that I was thinking about one of her books the other day. I'd lent out In Enemy Hands to someone that told me she loves romantic suspense. The other day when I asked her if she'd finished, she gave me one of those blank stares. She can't seem to recall I gave her any book, much less Michelle's book. I didn't ask her if that meant she loves watching romanctic and suspenseful movies and TV. Nor did I ask for my book back. I just figured it is time for me to hit again.

Which Reminds Me

Some people are still reading plenty.

My brother works at and they are so busy this week that the they're asking for volunteers for overtime. If the orders keep coming at this rate, they're in for mandatory overtime. He expects to work 60 hours next week.

He already expects to work lots of overtime when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is released next month. He says that they already have some of the pre-orders and that the publisher insists they hire special security to make sure no boxes make it out of the warehouse. That book is so popular that it caught the eye of even non-readers.

What The Market Can Bear

Heard that saying a lot lately when the media is discussing gas prices?

I sure have, and I can't bear the current gas prices. Truly, I can't. Something had to give.

I have to spend just over $210 a month to get back and forth to work. No guess about that. I car pool. It helps. But the fact is I commute 50+ miles a day and I use 3 tanks each month minimum. Sadly, when I got hired I had to spend about $150 a month. Even though I carpool and it helps, I still had to eliminate the 4-gallons I used to use each month on my expeditions to B&N and Borders (which is a commute too from where I live). That was very easy because is willing to deliver what I want directly to my mailbox at no additional charge.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Drive Safely

Keep an eye on the rearview mirror.

This guy...

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is on the road behind you.

Two years back I was cruising along at 85 mph (in a 75 mph speed zone) on I-80 on this mostly flat area in the Middle of Nowhere, Nevada. Out of nowhere a semi-tractor trailer shows up in my rear view and swerved to miss me by what felt like inches. I estimate he had to be doing at least 125. He slowed down after that. I think he scared himself silly too.


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Here is a website with more information about the kiwi of New Zealand.

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