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Reviews, Bad News and a Loopdy Loo or Two.

Probably not in that order.

First, that UConn-Albany game. The Huskies really would have to have the "suck" label placed on them if they didn't pull that game out of their ass. Somehow I knew that the announcers going on and on about what an upset it would be would actually help Connecticut win since the opposite is almost always true no matter what sport your watching but it was way more of a nail biter than I really was predicting when I sat down for it. They better hope that they fixed their problem going into the next round because they will be slaughtered if they turn the ball over that many times but then, you all knew that...

Before I get to the movie reviews, my thoughts on our trip this morning to the Yale British Arts Center. We went because we heard of the art exhibit by John Virtue of London that was going on now but the whole collection was very interesting and it was free so that's always good.

Last night and this morning, I watched two movies. With my parents I watched Rent last night. The whole time I was like this movie is all right but not the best work Chris Columbus has ever done. (Mrs. Doubtfire is one of my all time faves and the first two Harry Potter films were also better than this.) I say all this but this long movie went by very quickly so I'm guessing I subconsciously liked it which is a strange realization.

This morning I watched, by myself, Ultimate Avengers: The Movie. Overall, this was a great movie. However, not only do I question why it was rated PG-13 when nothing sexual or anything more violent than you'd expect in a superhero cartoon happened, the main problem I had with it was that the series premiere of Justice League already had a "form a team of heroes to stop a shape-shifting, gooey-looking alien invasion" plot although I admit it was done here a tad more convincingly. I do also question why Captain American was fighting these aliens during WWII instead of the Red Skull but that's probably neither here nor there.

Now, I must close with something much more serious. We received an e-mail from the woman who replaced my parents at our old church that our former next door neighbor died on Wednesday. His three daughters and I were great friends growing up though we drifted apart around high school. One just had a birthday last week I remember. Long time readers and those others who've known me otherwise for a long time, know that one of the older twin daughters was actually my first love. I just found out a couple hours ago so a lot of memories are flooding back which is not something I want to be thinking about now considering the woman I've been talking with online implied earlier today that she's ready to meet next weekend. Nothing is ever easy is it?


Anonymous said…
I remember your neighbors. I'm really sorry. Keep your mind on the future woman though, I like the sounds of her! :)

~Your cousin

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