Stine left today so I can once again start to behave like the nerd I am.

I finally got my thumb out of my ass and went to the movies to see the final Lord of the Rings movie; The Return of the King. The movie can be described with one word: Massive! As we all know it premiered in 2003, but since I’ve been a little slow when it comes to movies lately, it falls into my movies-of-2004-bucket. It’s a brilliant movie, and I’ll be very surprised to see any better movies this year. Seriously. Some of the battle scenes were so good I got all sentimental. Three thumbs up.

Two new books from the Amazon warehouse found their way to my local post office today: Hot Text: Web Writing that Works and Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability. I thought Hot Writing would teach me how to write more entertaining for you guys, but so far it looks like it’s about everything else. But the book is a good 450 pages, so I guess it’s a few pointers about that in there, too. The usability book is quite small, and I was able to get through a couple of pages before I went to the gym. So far it’s a good read.

My exercise-three-times-a-week-plan failed miserably last week because of Stine’s visit, so I started again this week. The company gym is kind of old fashioned and deserted most of the time. Which means it’s almost like having my own personal gym. Sweet.

And now for the irregular feature you’ve all been waiting for. Another picture ripped shamelessly from Cali es Cali - and this time it’s a hottie showing you this year’s evening dress fashion:

Yet another babe from Cali es Cali