Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Movies Coming Out

this is a list of movies I plan on seeing and many you should see too!

The Road
A Serious Man
Up in the Air
Sherlock Holmes
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

and films coming out at the beginning of next year

Youth in Revolt
The Book of Eli
The Wolfman
Shutter Island
A Couple of Dicks
The Crazies
Alice in Wonderland
Wall Street 2
Iron Man 2
Toy Story 3
The Last Airbender

Friday, December 4, 2009

Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley

By Percy Bysshe Shelley
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shatter'd visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamp'd on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

The Road Not Taken
By Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Sorry I don't post that often. I'm gonna try to keep up a schedule. And a lot of these posts will be posts of my favorite essays or poems. Maybe I'll post good short stories. Stay tuned.

Names of My Potential Future Children

I hope to have a boy first for some irrational reason. I guess most fathers want their first born to be a son. His first name will be William. As for a middle name...maybe Ernest. I've always liked that name, but maybe that will be the name of my second son. So maybe William Ernest Lane, for the first son. Oh and it will be William and not Billy. I don't like Billy.
I also really like the name Malcolm.

As for girls, I really like the name Meredith. Others include Persephone, Rose, Mercedes, Leigh, or hell maybe I'd like to ruin her life and name her Lois....No, I won't be that cruel.

All of this depends on whether I can get a wife. That's the first step, and so far it hasn't been going so well....

Invictus by William Ernest Henley

One of my favorite poems.

by William Ernest Henley

OUT of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.