Through My Eyes

the thoughts and musings of Justin Thorp; the 21 year old college of God...friend...boyfriend...and internet geek

Saturday, July 02, 2005


My blog has moved to

Go there to see my thoughts on anything and everything.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Moving Soon! - Word Press Coming

I am in the process of migrating my Through My Eyes Blog to a different web host. I will also be using WordPress for my blog.

I will also be at

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Apple Store Grand Opening - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Apple Store in GR
Originally uploaded by thorpus.
This morning we woke up early and went to Grand Rapids for the Grand Opening of an Apple Store at the Woodlands Mall.

When we got into the mall, we heard a roar of people. You would have thought that it was the opening of a new Star Wars movie or that there was a geek convention in town. When we got there there were 200-300 people in line. Starbucks was open so we got coffees.

After waiting for about an hour and half we actually made it into the store. My dad picked up an Apple iBook and my mom got some card games software for her laptop. We all got our commemorative t-shirts.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Grand Rapids is Gearing up for an Apple Store

Grand Rapids is gearing up for getting it's own Apple Store. The Grand Rapids Press writes about some of the preparations at the Woodlands Mall. They say the Apple Store launch will be their biggest store launch yet.

I will be there. I won't be there when the mall opens at 7am. I will try to take some photos of the grand opening and post them.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Panera Bread & Sticky Hands

Panera Bread is easily my favorite place to eat.

When I was eating there on Sunday with my family, my mom made the observation that at the stations where you put away dishes and throw away trash they should have things of sanitizer.

Your hands get sticky when your throwing away the trash and you need something to clean them off with. So Panera Executives, work on that...

Monday, June 20, 2005

Are you geek enough?...iPod + Linux

Apparently there is a iPod Linux Kernel out there. If you are tired of Apple's iPod OS, you can free yourself.

Wow...this is too much, lol.

The Justin Thorp Show

Check out my first podcast of the Justin Thorp Show. (.mp3 3.5mb)

You can subscribe to it using my blog's feed.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Movie: Batman Begins

As my friends can tell ya, it takes a lot for me to stay into a movie. I will usually start to get really tired and start to doze off.

The movie Batman Begins kept me into it everystep of the way. Christopher Nolan directed this series prequel. Nolan brings a stroke of excellence to what most would consider to be a struggling series. Recently, the last two Batman movies had received bismal reviews and disappointing outcomes at the box office.

This wasn't just some action movie but it had a considerable amount of depth to it. It takes a look at how Batman came about, how Batman's struggles and his fears brought him to where he is and who he became.

Christian Bale I think is the best Batman yet. He really masters the character.

I hope that Paramount Pictures keeps the Christopher Nolan & Christian Bale team together for a Batman sequel. I would be excited to see what they can do.

Rating - 9/10