Tuesday, December 30, 2003

I just finished watching "Alex & Emma" starring Luke Wilson and Kate Hudson. I'm still drying the tears from my eyes, because I am a wuss who loves sad sad cry crap. I won't give away the ending...but I mean, it's probably obvious. The twists and turns were really good, though. The whole premise is that Alex is a writer working on his second novel, and a year or more later, he's still got nothing...except a large gambling debt and a Cuban mafia that wants the money. Kate Hudson answers his ad for a stenographer, and that's when the story starts, as does the novel.

I really enjoyed the way things were dicated, and then bits were scrapped and reworked. It was cool to show that the process of writing isn't all easy and straightforward. He writes himself into a dead-end a couple of times, and it is interesting to see him fix it, and how. Of course, there is a parallel between the novel and the true-life romace developing between Alex & Emma, and I know this isn't the first time this has been done, but I think it was done very well, and you could at least believe the chemistry, unlike many other movies where the two leads have no reason to like each other.

It was nice to see a good romantic comedy that I haven't already watched 20 times. Of course, I would be saying that about "A Life Less Ordinary," except the tape it was on ran out before it ended, because my brother is a jerk. I still need to see the end of that movie. Grrrr. I would, without a doubt, say that "Alex & Emma" is the best movie Rob Reiner has done since "When Harry Met Sally." Even though I haven't seen "North" starring Elijah Wood, something tells me I'm not missing a contender.

Saw "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" on X-mas Eve with Matt, and it was so fucking awesome. Words simply cannot do it justice. I am so glad I finally saw it, since most of the people I know saw it when it opened. Never before has a week seemed so long as that one week between it opening and my finally being free to see it. I cannot wait for the extended edition. Hell, I think I might wanna see it a couple more times in the theater, too. But first, I have to see "Elf." Any takers?

Meanwhile, I was at least not depressed today, although my plan to only nap this morning backfired bigtime. I fell asleep on the couch in the den (in the main house) watching tv about 10:30 I think..maybe 11am. I came to around 3:30pm, but my neck was a little cricked... so I went bacl to my house, in order to take a shower, etc... I ended up taking off the clothes I wore for 21 hours, and putting on my sleeping clothes (boxers), and decided to nap for an hour or so. When I awoke after turning off my alarm, it was 6:30 or something. I know I didn't get out of bed until about 7pm. I still had to shower and drink coffee before I had to meet Shannon at the Green Cactus at 8:30. It was a race against time, and i lost. Again. I mean, I was only 8 minutes late, but late nonetheless.

Speaking of sleep, I should try getting some now, as it is 6:45am and I have a dentist appointment at 11:30am. I finally get my real crowns for my teeth, as opposed to these Howdy Doody plastic teef I've had for 3 weeks. Guess I'm only sleeping for four hours. I really don't wanna take a nap afterwards. I feel like I've been sleeping too much lately. I mean, granted I work a twelve hours shift, but there should be more to life than sleeping during the day, waking up at 5pm to drink a cup of coffee and maybe eat while watching thirty minutes to an hour of television before working twelve hours, coming home at 7 something, watching thirty minutes to two hours of television (or being online for two hours), and then going to sleep around 9am. Man I hate working nights. I really don't recommend it. When it's nice and sunny, it's hard to go to sleep. So I must go to sleep now before the sun changes my mind.


song of the day:
"I'm Not Allowed" - Buffalo Tom
"Kickaround" - Tarkio

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