November 30, 2003
What Pattern Are You?
Via Jay Solo.
Between that test and studying for my other finals, I did manage to see some movies.
My parents and I rented "The Life of David Gale." I realize that most of you who know me probably think I'm biased because it has my man, Kevin Spacey in it. But honestly, it's a really good movie. It was very interesting to me because Spacey's character is on death row, yet spent most of his life protesting the death penalty. I took the Law of the Death Penalty last year, so I actually knew a little bit about the subject. Anyway, the script could have been tighter, and I could have done without a few of the cliche activist moments, but overall, this movie had major moments of greatness. The acting by both Spacey and Laura Linney was superb. It's also one of those flicks where you're trying to figure out what the hell is going on, and constantly guessing what's going to happen. The end is awesome. One of those, "Oh my God" moments. I know the critics panned it, and I often agree with them--but not this time. This movie is worth seeing.
I also rented "Far From Heaven" with Julianne Moore and Dennis Quaid. While I thought she was wonderful, and most likely deserved her Oscar nod for the picture, overall, I wasn't too impressed with the movie. It was a cross between "Jungle Fever" and "American Beauty."
Finally, I would HIGHLY recommend going to see "Love Actually." I'm usually not a huge fan of those mushy, feel-good movies that have no sense of reality. But this movie stays true to its title. It had its fair share of mush, but it's hysterical and sad in parts as well. And the ensemble cast is AWESOME. On an interesting note, Billy Bob Thornton plays the President of the United States. For those of you who have seen it, which president do you think his character was molded after?
Anyway, those are my movie opinions for the holiday weekend.
November 29, 2003
What a sicko. Wonder if he also had Chianti.
However, nothing I say could possibly illustrate how easy and brainless blogging is better than checking this out--The Snoop Doggy Blog.
Yes kids, if Snoop can blog, my cat could blog.
This is sure to provide you all with endless laughs. It did me.
November 28, 2003
2. What was the last thing you purchased? Hmmm.... I think it was a set of candles online that came with Christmas gift bags to give away at parties, the mailman, my trainer, etc.
3. Do you prefer shopping online or at an actual store? Why? I like both. I adore online shopping for its convenience. I usually even have decent luck with clothes. However, if you need to match something specific or are looking for something that you just need to try-on, you can't beat the actual store. (Preferably at an off time when it's not a zoo).
4. Did you get an allowance as a child? How much was it? I did. I can't remember exactly (Mom, you may have to help me on this one). I think it was $10 a week.
5. What was the last thing you regret purchasing? I ordered a pair of khaki pants online that didn't fit correctly from J. Crew. So, I had to send it back (And pay for shipping to send it back--one of the downfalls of online shopping).
November 27, 2003
I'll report back later as to my food intake, as well as who won the Mills Family Men v. Women game-off this afternoon (games yet to be determined, but if I have my way, it'll be Trivia Pursuit and Charades).
November 26, 2003
Check out Oprah's list here, for yourself!
Thanks for the tip, PJD.
November 25, 2003
November 24, 2003
Thanks to all who have read!
November 23, 2003
While all those on the list seem quite deserving of induction (I'm an especially big Bob Seger fan), how the hell is George Harrison JUST NOW getting nominated? I mean, The Clash and Elvis Costello got in BEFORE Harrison. That's just insane to me.
He was a musical genius and deserved being inducted, as a solo artist, long ago.
November 21, 2003
Those people at D.A.R.E need to snatch him up on the speaker's circuit immediately! Oh wait...he probably can't talk.
But, the wife's "Living History"??? Please. He was just afraid of the beat-down that would fall upon him if he didn't rank it.
And this one I found particularly IRONIC: "Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study in Ethics and Politics," by Reinhold Niebuhr. Umm, Bill. Did you ACTUALLY READ that one?
November 20, 2003
Give me Redford, Newman, Clooney, Grant (that's Cary), ANY DAY!
Depp's greasy, stinky, and SHORT.
November 19, 2003
As he's cleaning up, I walk over to look at the sticker. 1) It's BIG, UGLY and has BRIGHT RED writing on it. 2) His boss told him it had to be RIGHT NEXT to the handle of the door, not down subtly in the corner, and 3) The sign reads: Balcony Weight Not to Exceed 1,500 pounds.
I'm thinking, "No shit Sherlock!" Now, if you saw my balcony, you'd know that having 4 people on it would be pushing the limit of being comfortable.
I asked Jason why the sudden need for a sticker to tell me something so freaking obvious. He said, "Well, another tenant was storing things out there--very heavy things--and his balcony started to cave in. And, he's suing the apartment complex."
It's a good thing Jason didn't know the guy's name.
Once again, when common sense fails us, we head to the legal system. It's got to be someone else's fault that I'm a huge giant dumbass, right?
I know I'm going into this profession, but I sure hope my common sense doesn't fail me in recognizing when someone should be held accountable for something and when someone shouldn't.
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You can buy it at various stores that carry the Kiehl's line (Neiman Marcus, etc.) or online at the Kiehl's website.
Now all your kisses under the mistletoe will be perfect!
November 18, 2003
Bill Clinton is reportedly set to become the face of a men's clothing brand based in China.
The former US president will be paid around ÃÂ£1.3million to model for Fapai, in Wenzhou, eastern China.
According to Taiwan's United Daily News, Fapai chairman Peng Xing has been trying to enlist Clinton's endorsement for the last three years by sending him a selection of suits, shirts, ties and shoes.
Clinton, who was previously paid $400,000 to pose for Jiannanchun Co - an alcoholic drink made from distilled rice, will appear in the adverts from next year, reports Vogue.com.
The company, which launched in 1997, has over 300 stores across Italy, France, Japan, Hong Kong and China.
The museum was only an hour away from where I grew up.
The last line of the article is very interesting: "People think this doesn't happen in nice little places like Terre Haute, Indiana."
However, after growing up in southern Indiana, I have to say I've seen and heard some of the more racist, backward-thinking comments spoken there.
UPDATE: I agree wholeheartedly with Rita.
It's worse when someone's cell phone goes off in a theater.
But this is the worst.
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