The P-3 Website

The P-3 website is up and operational!  Within the next few weeks I hope to have my contract with Stampin’ Up (C) signed and my copyright under the Illinois Assumed Name Act.  I’ve been hard at work in the evenings getting my “home office” set up as well as working on the cards I’ll be donating for the Silent Auction to benefit Johnna Hood on September 6th.  If you don’t know about that event, you can check out her blog to find out more information.

And stop by the P-3 Website at to find out what I’ve been up to and what products and services we’ll begin offering here in the near future!


Reviewing Vantage Point

I’ve been feeling a little bit under the weather this week with a summer cold, so I’ve been spending most of my evenings at home, working on things for P-3 and watching movies.  On Wednesday night, I watched Vantage Point.  I wasn’t expecting too much hence intending to watch it while I was multitasking.  I did the same thing with last night with 21 and Step it Up: to the Streets.  But unlike the movies last night (that lent themselves well to multitasking) I had to stop Vantage Point until I was actually able to pay attention.

I was pleasantly surprised by this movie.  Usually I dislike movies like this because I think they go on too lonag and keep viewers in suspense for too long.  There is a tipping point where good suspense morphs into pure frustration.  I am happy to say, a least for me, that this was not the case on Wednesday night.

A quick bullet list of my “Likes” (spoiler warning):

  • Just when I’m wondering whatever happened to Matthew Fox’s character, he’s back in the picture.
  • Presidential switch threw me.  May have been naive, but…
  • I knew “Sam” was a key player when he first introduced himself.
  • I like that we only saw a “single vantage point” for a few key characters and then, like a normal movie, the vantage point of the characters who were key at the moment.
  • Interesting use of recognizable actors in non-key roles (Sigourney Weaver, Zoe Saldana, Bruce McGill)

I’m not usually a huge fan of the “neat wrap-up” at the end of movies, either.  Something about forced coincidences asks too much of my ability to suspend my disbelief.

But again with this movie I was surprised at how satisfied I was at the end of this movie.  It seemed more like the end was a resulting kismet rather than unbelievable coincidence.  Kismet brought about because of one character.

I almost said by one character, but I can’t say where the circle of fate started.  By the person who shot him?  Was that part of this elaborate set up?  Or the bad Matthew Fox’s under-estimation of our hero?  Or was it simply the training and good eye that led to the fate at the end of the movie?

That’s what I like about the concept of fate.   You can’t really know where the initial catalyst lies.  However, the result isn’t forced, it’s unavoidable.


Author’s Note:  I don’t believe in fate, kharma, etc.  However I can see how it’s an attractive concept for humans.  It gives us more control over events and circumstances than we can actually have, which makes bad (and good) things seem easier to handle.