Tuesday, January 30, 2007

I Hate That Damn Machismo...

Forgive me while I wax nostalgic, but this song popped into my head on the way home, and whatcha know, the video's on youtube!

Monday, January 29, 2007

I may be wrong...

...but I think I might have seen the ugliest woman in the world while I was at work today. Ewww.

You know, in case you were wondering whether or not I had. Which would be odd. Over and out.

Friday, January 26, 2007

I know everybody hates when I review movies...

...so I'll try to keep this short. Call it more of an elaborate recommendation, if you'd like.

Tonight my love affair with movies based around layered realities, where things are not what they seem on the surface continued with "Stranger than Fiction," a movie about a man who suddenly finds his mundane life being narrated. While he's the only one that can hear the narration, he refuses to believe he's insane, and makes efforts to figure out what's going on. Things soon take an interesting turn when the narrator makes a disturbing comment.

The cast of this movie did quite well. It stars Will Ferrell in a mostly serious role, which he more or less nails. Dustin Hoffman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Emma Thompson costar, all with solid performances.

"Stranger than Fiction" could be described as a dark comedy, a romance, a fantasy, or a drama. I'd say that it's a little bit of everything rolled into one, but at any rate, it certainly encourages critical thinking, especially on the subject of what doing the right thing really means. At the very least, it is a lovely look inside the mind of a man who is learning how to find his way in life. So, um....yeah. Watch it.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

It is Sunday afternoon.

I am sitting on my couch.

I am watching the NFC Championship.

I am NOT at work...

...and it's a Sunday afternoon.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

I Remember Now

Running is kind of a painful endeavor. I went out and ran for the first time in quite a long while this afternoon. I didn't even make it two miles, and was going pretty slow. I was, however, able to get into a rhythm after a little while though, and I'm enthusiastic about making this a routine. If I can get through the freezing weather this weekend and time crunch at the beginning of the semester, I should be in good shape. So do me a favor, harass me about running some time in the next few weeks.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Hello again, internetters...

I'm back from Arizona as of last thursday. The trip was pretty much awesome...I ate really well, had some fun, did not spend the majority of New Year's Eve on a bus, and got to watch the best football game I've ever witnessed firsthand...too bad about that final score though. Crap, that sucked. But! The rest was good. Yay!

Let's see, food:

PF Chang's: Chinese Chain...pretty good.

Frank & Lupe's: Mexican food, not the typical sort you get around here, very tasty, quite affordable. We sat in a cool little patio area.

Main St. Thai (or something like that): Thai! Unexpected and delicious. Half the people there had not had Thai before, so it was fun watching people discover the greatness...pad thai and green curry were particularly wonderful. It also had an amazing atmosphere, with nice lighting, a fireplace, and even a unisex bathroom.

Pink Taco: Mexican food...um, yeah. Did I mention I like puns?

Z Tejas: Drinks on New Year's. It was very crowded.

Bangkok Pepper (or something like that): another Thai place...this time in El Paso on the way back. It was also delicious. Yay Thai food.

Here's a random thought...the other day I confused Derrick Straight with George Strait. How great is that?