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Birthday Recap 2005

Not sure you're interested but let me tell you about my birthday celebration yesterday. For dinner we had roast beef and gravy with mashed potato and gravy and broccoli. It was very good. This year, instead of cake we had pie. I know it sounds a bit unusual but I think it's good we shook things up a bit.

I received no books this year which is very odd. I also only received one CD: Bob Dylan's "Live at the Gaslight 1962" (You know the one only available at Starbuck's.) It wasn't on my list but is a very good album nonetheless. In fact, I had a buttload of CDs on the list this year and I left off a few others so it would have been nice to receive at least a couple of them.

I did get a few DVDs this year. Only one was on the list: Batman Begins which my father and I watched again last night. I love this movie. The casting is spectacular just taking into account Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon which is so much more accurate than Pat Hingle who acted more like Harvey Bullock. Lady Vader commented recently that Liam Neeson was acting very much like Qui Gon Jinn but, if you know anything about the character he was playing here, it was a quite accurate portrayal. I think there are a few similarities between the two characters which may account for the similar portrayals.

I received a couple DVDs from my aunt as well. She's pretty quirky in her gift giving. (She gave me Yoko Ono's Greatest Hits one Christmas.) She gave me Kingdom of the Spiders a cult film from 1967 starring William Shatner. I haven't watched it yet but it will be good. She also gave me a collection of Boris Karloff movies which look to be entertaining as well. I'll keep you posted.

The biggest gift of all was from my parents: tickets to see Spamalot on Broadway tomorrow night. This will also be very entertaining but I will give a review later of course.

Oh, those interested in my love life, I was contacted by a woman whose ten years older than me...

This quiz result is fairly interesting:

Your Musical Tastes Match: Nicole Kidman

See her whole playlist here (iTunes required)


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