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Memorial Day Movies and More

We've been eating a lot of cake lately. Two ice cream cakes and Monday, our friend brought a chocolate mousse cake. All of this was to celebrate my roommate's birthday last week.

We saw two movies. Mad Money with Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, Katie Holmes and Ted Danson. This movie was really good despite the having to blast the volume because none of us could hear it. This wasn't the best movie I've seen Katie Holmes in but it was certainly the best role I've ever seen her in. I don't know if that makes any sense. Let me clarify. Jackie is a better character than Rachel Dawes from Batman Begins which this film wasn't...

We also saw I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. Going into this movie I had low expectations (I mean it starred Kevin James and Adam Sandler...) but it's not the derogatory mess one might think it would be and was, of course, hilarious! I didn't expect all the cameos from the openly gay Richard Chamberlain and Lance Bass to Dan Ackroyd, Ving Rhames, David Spade and Steve Buscemi not mention James' brother, Gary... My one real beef with the movie is, and this could be construed as a spoiler, Sandler gets gets the girl, played by Jessica Biel, at the end. After she finds out he was lying to her about being gay the whole movie. A real woman in that situation would back over him with her car, m'kay?

Tuesday night, I went with a large group from the seminary to see a Seadogs game. I haven't had that much fun at a game since I went during Senior Week in college. I mean I got to see the lighthouse, that only goes up with a Seadog hits a homerun, in the first inning! I haven't seen that in years.

Around the eighth inning, the mascot, Slugger, came up to our section and sat down next to this blonde woman in the row in front of us. One of the seminary students seated behind me yelled "I can't see the game over your fat head, Slugger!" He turned and then climbs over the seats to get her. It was then they began the ritual of singing "Sweet Caroline" like the following video but not really since that's Fenway with a bigger crowd:



Slugger starts dancing with her. Because I was sitting right there I guess, he grabs me and I dance as well. He points at me to do the "Bum. Bum, Bum" part which I do and he approves. It was a great time.

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