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This is all I seem to be writing about lately but nothing of import is really going on with me as usual. I can say I was finally paid for the May photocopying with the assurance this will never happen again. We'll see how long that promise lasts when I possibly start a new job on Tuesday.

My mother left for Tennessee on Friday morning so my father and I rented a couple movies she probably wouldn't like. The first was the Woody Allen picture Match Point. It's been awhile, if ever, where I saw a non-funny Allen movie or one he wasn't in. If you like intrigue and really surprise endings, I highly recommend this movie. I do not recommend it, however, if you don't like morally irrehensible people as my mother does not. We didn't expect this going in but we're glad after the fact she didn't see it.

This afternoon, as my father was busy with Korean Partnership stuff, I watched the movie we rented just for my viewing pleasure: Underworld: Evolution. I liked this sequel more than the first one. The backstory on the feud was actually kind of original I think and very interesting. I fully admit I don't read vampire or werewolf fic so I would not be surprised to be found wrong by that statement but let me have my moment. When the movie came out in theaters, at least one movie reviewer couldn't understand what Derek Jacobi was doing in this movie. I thought his role was very cool indeed. Rumor has it that the next film won't have Beckinsale in it which would suck something other than blood. It should be pointed out that her husband basically created the series so that seems unlikely. Now that I've seen this and Aeon Flux, I guess I must now complete the female assassin "trilogy" with Ultraviolet.

Seattle has been a bitch for the Red Sox for at least two seasons now but yesterday really annoyed me listening to the assholes on Fox. Manny isn't and probably never will be a role model for young kids, ok? The fact they think he should be is laughable. Oh and this weekend was the first time I actually saw Kyle Snyder pitch. When I first looked I could have sworn it was Bronson Arroyo...


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