I Am Legend

Will Smith’s newest DVD, I Am Legend, just hit the stores last month and I picked it up at “Wally’s World of All Things Cheap” on my faith that it would be good since, after all, Will Smith is the star.

The DVD has bonus materials and the website has some goodies for the fans, too. wouldn’t be surprised to see a Playstation game coming out with the must kill all zombies theme.

My son loves the movie – he’s watched it 3 times already. Now he runs around the yard with his super pumper water gun killing pretend zombies.

Interesting concept – that everyone dies quickly from a genetically engineered virus. It was loosely based on fact – as the AIDS virus was manufactured by and released by our government. Only problem is that it takes a long time for someone to die of AIDS, otherwise they had quite a weapon, didn’t they?

Wendy’s Bought By Arby’s

Read n the news today that the Triarc Companies, owner of the Arby’s chain of restaurants, has bought Wendy’s International restaurants. The deal is worth an estimated $2.34 Billion. Wendy’s is the third largest hamburger chain in the U.S., behind #1 McDonald’s and #2 Hardees.

The family of the late Dave Thomas, Wendy’s founder, said they were hoping that David Karam, a Wendy’s franchisee, would buy the comapny and effectively “keep it in the family,” but he was outbid by Triarc after months of negotiations.

Wendy’s 2008 first quarter profits totaled $4.1 Million, compared with a 2007 first quarter profit of $14.7 million.

Gonna Vote?

I can’t get excited about any of these candidates for president.

I think McCain is too old and too hot headed. And his election guarantees more war(s).

I think Obama is too inexperienced and naive. I hate the way he makes great speeches but says the stupidest things when he has to ad lib. If you think Bush was nothing but a puppet, if Obama gets in office he’ll be another one.

I think Clinton is the best of the three, but she isn’t going to make it – she and her skirt chasing hubby have too many enemies.

Is it even worth voting this time?

Pay the Man

Gotta do the taxes today and get them in the mail. I cringe at the thought.

Pretty sure I don’t ow any money, but just sifting through all the paperwork and reading the confusing instructions drives me up the wall. I hate filling in forms. I wish there was an easier way. I’d be fine with them figuring out how much tax I owe and them take it out of each paycheck, then only if you think you should get money back should you have to file anything.

Otherwise, let them keep the damn money they already raked in and let them fill out their own damn forms and leave me the hell alone.

Whether I get money back or have to pay money in, it’s tradition in my house to not fill out the forms until after work on the 15th, then drive the envelope up to the post office as close to midnight as you can risk having to get in the long line of other last minute filers and still get the postmark before midnight. It’s tradition, and you don’t mess with tradition.