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My roommate's college friend was up again so we got some more good food, including an awesome chocolate cake, and watch four movies. First up was Gameplan with The Rock as a quarterback for the fictional team "Boston Rebels," a name I'm sure they put a lot of thought into, whose hereto unknown daughter shows up at his door. Disney hilarity and drama ensues. The movie didn't suck but let's just say it won't be going in my collection...

The second film was another Disney film: Meet the Robinsons. This film was very good if predictable. One more comment: Nicole Sullivan and Tom Selleck voice this couple. If the two of them were really married, I think one of them would die and Tom's the NRA member so "choo choo on this!" (Best line of the movie...)

Film number 3 was No Reservations with Catherine Zeta Jones, Aaron Eckhart and Abigail Breslin. Jones plays a executive chef who feels her employment is threatened by Eckhart and whose sister dies leaving her to take care of her niece (Breslin). The movie, more than Gameplan, reminded me of Black Beauty and Fly Away Home. Very good movie indeed.

Finally, we have Happy Feet. Definitely Robin Williams at his best but, while the movie was great at using information found in March of the Penguins, why Mumbles (Elijah Wood) had different eyes and markings than everyone else was never delved into. The answer to this would explain why he tap dances instead of sings...

Briefly, I want to talk about my book some more as it's the most exciting thing to happen to me in years. To answer the question in the comment section, it's called Winter Storm and is a spy thriller concerning a NATO intelligence agent investigating the assassinations, both successful and not, of several European heads of state. KJ Kofsuske may remember this from college though I can't remember if she read back then or not. I remember the discussion of it, however. Still no official release date but bookmark the site for more news as it develops!


K.J. Kofsuske said…
I definitely remember talking about the story...was it one I beta'd at one point?

BTW, my jealousy on your impending publication is huge. :)
Likestrek said…
All I really remember was that you were coincidentally writing an assassin story of your own at the time.

The process is much easier, and cheaper, than I would have guessed. I went through PublishAmerica.

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