Sunday, April 19, 2015

Interstellar

Interstellar by Christopher Nolan
Cool story bro
With an exhausting (but fruitful) week in the rearview mirror, I wanted nothing more than to unwind, overeat a bit, and maybe watch a movie. When my movie-crazed sister Margot and Disney-crazed brother Marlon suggested we watch Interstellar, I happily obliged. Sarah was out for the night, I remember having heard great things about the Christopher Nolan vehicle, and a reunion of siblings in the new apartment is always a good idea. Bring on the space and stuff!

"The moment will never be again, the moment is gone"

If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things by Jon McGregor
"Ignored and lost and thrown away"
BuzzFeed's 51 Books That Prove Reading Can Change Your Life listicle is a never-ending source of inspiration. I'm systematically tackling the list, which also contains The Catcher in the RyeThe Last Continent, The Hunger Games series, the Harry Potter series, The Book Thief and It's Kind of A Funny Story, and this time it was up to Jon McGregor's If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things (2002) to step up to the plate. I had never read anything by McGregor, but the quote in the article convinced me enough.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

2014-2015 NBA Awards Picks

NBA Awards 2014-2015

It's that time of the year again.

The season is in the books and the Playoffs are just around the corner, meaning that its time NBA bloggers all around the world to unveil their ballots. I was 3-for-6 in 2013-2014, 2-for-6 in 2012-2013, and 3-for-6 in 2011-2012. My gut feeling tells me that I have a clean sweep on my hands this time around.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The what and how of Ad Customizers

AdWords Ad Customizers
Automatic, so dramatic
For the last month or so I have been messing around with Ad Customizers at Queromedia. They have been around since late last year, but unfortunately they weren't yet available in Belgium.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Book Thief

The Book Thief by Brian Percival
Beyond words.
I recently watched The Book Thief (released October 2013) by British director Brian Percival (Downtown Abbey, among others). Markus Zusak's beautiful same-titled book had really struck a chord with me two years ago, and so the German-American movie adaptation was certainly on my radar. Unfortunately something alwasy came up, which is why I hadn't yet seen it. Until it came on TV while I was cleaning, that is. I was quickly hooked, and let's just say I didn't get a lot of cleaning done.

Kick-Ass 2

Kick-Ass 2 by Jeff Wadlow
Wham Bam Pow!
I recently watched Kick-Ass 2 (2013) by British director and screenwriter Jeff Wadlow. It played on TV on the first chill night in our apartment, we had both immensely enjoyed the first installment from 2010, lovely If I Stay actress Chloë Grace Moretz is our mutual spirit animal, Superbad actor McLovin' Christopher Mintz-Plasse is mine, and seriously: what other more perfect movie was going to pop up? That's right, none.
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