Monday, July 26, 2004

Matt and Ben

I saw both Matt Damon and Ben Affleck yesterday.  My father and I went to see The Bourne Supremacy and I think we both really enjoyed it.  It was very good indeed.  I am curious why they changed the frame up to Russian Mafia as opposed to Chinese politician that was in the book, however.  Relations with the Chinese aren't all that different now than they were in the 80's when the book was written.  My father pointed out it's easier to take a train to Moscow from Berlin... Affleck was interviewed during the Red Sox game last night. (Good game by the way.)  Why the hell are they allowing him to speak at the Democratic Convention? And those rumors about him and Jennifer Garner in Canada  better be false...
Speaking of the Sox game, ESPN, though they kiss Yankee ass whenever they can get away with it, they at least try to be impartial. Fox, on the other hand, seem to want to be sodomized by Yankee bats...If you watch a game where the Yankees aren't even playing they will be brought up probably more than once.   We really shouldn't be that surprised since Fox News sucks up to the current administration but I find it totally disgusting and way unprofessional.  Did you see the Mets game last weekend I think it was when they were interviewing John Franco and they asked him if he'd like to pitch for they Yankees?  Very stupid question indeed.
Stargate SG-1 was surprising this good this week.  I never thought of Anubis coming back at all. With O'Neill now base commander, this season should be very interesting indeed.   Stargate Atlantis  was able to show a way there show is original.  I really cannot think of any show that has a team take over an abandoned alien base that no one knows anything about.  It's pretty cool if you ask me.  


Friday, July 23, 2004

Does My Enter Key Work?

I was going to mention this yesterday but the enter key on this keyboard wasn't cooperating and I really didn't want to have a huge paragraph about several unrelated topics. I finished Phoenix and was quite pleased with it.  As I mentioned to my mother, this book has a lot of meat to it. Yes, it still has the silly magic mishaps and misadventures that amuse children but there's so much more to it.  I will say though that I was disappointed about the "major death."  Can a character who hasn't been in all five books be considered major? Yes, I know what that character means/meant to Harry but, to me, Hagrid or Dumbledore may have been a more interesting choice or even Snape...   

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Hello it's Me

Things have been interesting lately.   I came across a library job (in New Haven) this past Sunday and have been spending this past week getting 3 lettters of reference.   One is on it's way. The second person I asked I haven't heard at all and I still need to get one more.  The job is at a community college and I'd (somehow) have to work at their main campus and their sattelite campus in North Haven. Not sure how that'll work.   I've also applied for an office job in Hartford where I'd be doing bulk mailing 16 to 20 hours a week which is fine while I take my last course in the fall. 

Saturday, July 17, 2004

Woad of Things to Say

Topic 1: King Arthur had some really great battle sequences but that really was the whole movie. It needed more meaningful dialogue.  The romance between Guinevere and Arthur wasn't developed convincingly.  If  I relocated a woman's fingers, she still would not want to have sex with me.  I suppose having sex was a good enough reason to get married back then but please...
 
Topic 2:  I am thoroughly enjoying Phoenix.  Harry actually gets some and not from a woman oddly named Lovegood...Ron and Herminone act like a married couple but Herminone, like a typical woman, doesn't notice he's interested...
 
Topic 3: Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis were both very entertaining. With the original show I have one question, what about the Goa'uld that wanted to stay? Obviously he can't because he's played by one of the Andromeda cast (Although his character on that show was on a space station that blew up...) I can't wait for Fifth and the Carter clone to return. Cool!   Atlantis is a little different from the original but I look forward to see it distance itself more. It's kind of Stargate meets Farscape.  Teyla, the token alien, is way too human I think but Jonas was even more so on the original so I guess it's ok... 

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

I'm Back! I'm Back! Oh! My Back!

The most exciting thing that happened over vacation was getting a chance to see Spider-man 2 with my cousin. While I thought the movie rocked, it was not better than the original. After the confrontation with Doc Ock and MJ's rescue, the movie started to drag. I checked my watch more with this film than with P of A and that was a good twenty minutes longer! A question: I kind of understand why Peter took his mask off in the runaway train scene but does anybody believe a whole trainfull of people would keep his secret?

Over vacation I bought two CDs: Heart's new one "Jupiter's Darling which seems to blend the 70's and 80's personas of the band quite nicely and REO Speedwagon's "The Hits" which was on sale. (Did you know they were the ones who did "Riding the Storm Out"? I was surprised.)

Now that I've finished Goblet and am reading Phoenix many things I had to say earlier don't fully wash but I was ignorant. Forgive me. Personally, I think it would have been cooler to reveal that the Malfoys and Potters are related instead of with the Blacks but Lillian was a Muggle so that wouldn't be likely...
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