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Music- "It's All Over Now"- The Rolling Stones

I had to shut the cat out to actually get this post out. I'm catnip...

The Sunday before last, and I can't believe I forgot to write about this previously, I went with my aunt, her co-worker and my cousin to see a stage production on the life of Henry W. Longfellow. It was held in the little theater on the second floor of Portland Stage. It was good but you had to pay attention the way the story was presented. There were three performers: Longfellow and a man and woman who are other characters as needed and sometimes act as narrator or Greek Chorus if you will. I liked it.

Thanksgiving dinner at my parents' house consisted of us, my uncle and grandmother, who I drove up with, and my aunt so it was a small but good group.

Friday before my grandmother and uncle drove back, my uncle, father and I watched the classic Paul Newman movie Cool Hand Luke. I'm ashamed to say I'd never seen it before. Great movie.

Friday night, we rented a couple movies and watched Wild Hogs that night. Funny movie. I would say John Travolta, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy each really have their own brand of comedy so I was curious to see the four in the same film. The movie itself was probably a cross between the Allen and Travolta brands. I basically had the same problem with the soundtrack as I did with Herbie Fully Loaded: Great tunes but usually at the wrong time. Is Peter Fonda old enough to be Ray Liotta's father? You know I'll look it up...

Saturday morning, I watched Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. The first one was better than Daredevil and The Hulk so I was very happy with it but this one is definitely a keeper. It was so good. I still wonder why Julian McMahon was cast as Dr. Doom but at least they seemed to dump the Sue Storm/scientist angle so I was happy there. The third one will be the birth of Franklin but will they go with the Submariner or Skrulls? I can't wait to see. I'll be pissed if they go with something lame like Moleman...

I saw two Boston Celtic games. They really have a good team this year. It's been years since a star of Paul Pierce's caliber can pass it to someone, in this case Ray Allen, to knock down a buzzer-beater three to win the game. Sweet!

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