Friday, November 25, 2005

Beggars can't be choosers

So, along with the great beakup of 2005 (not to be confused with the greater breakup of 2003), my computer melted down. Or more specifically, it developed power problems. I dealt with this by having my ex boyfriend replace some parts. Unfortunately when you start replacing parts on a Dell, aparently you should just get an almost new computer. So, a new case and motherboard later things are back to normal.

Except that my computer routinely sounds like it is getting ready for takeoff. I know that the Dell had some super niose deafaning thing in it cause when Sailor Boy took it apart he said something like,
" I wondered why it was so quiet..."
I did not consider the meaning of this at the time, being more concerned for the data on my hard drive not getting fried. But now, Jack is barking at the computer from the other room. He routinely comes in and sniffs it when it makes too much noise.

It cracks me up. I'd much rather have a noisy computer than a dead computer. Still, I wonder how to sound proof it? Watch out, you might see my computer flying over the greater San Diego area any day now. I've got to get out of its path.

M.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

So when the book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire first came out, Neil and I both wondered how on earth they would make a movie out of it. Because the book is so damn long.

Last night we went to see it, and now we know how. They cut several of the threads that ran through the book entirely. It was a movie, not a book. There is no space for endless character development. The movie clocked in at just over 2 hours. It was paced well, with a tight plot, and excellent visual representation and effect. I thought Fleur Delacouer could have been way more beautiful but in real life women aren't veelas.

However, there was some flavor missing. The back story about Barty Crouch was gone, the twins didn't get any prize money, there were no house elves, Percy Weasley doesn't make an appearance. So in the movie mythology those cut threads become dead ends. There will be no conflict between Percy and his family in the next two movies. Where will the twins get the money for their joke shop? This is why you should always just read the book.

Overall I thought the film did a great job at being a film, it was funny and warm and scary and pretty damn well done for a film with underage actors struggling to emote. I would recommend it highly, as I enjoyed it highly. Just don't read the book first. Or when Cedric dies you will feel a little bit sad you missed the flavor and can't summon a tear for that one dimensional character.

M.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

For Your Dating Consideration

OK, so last night I had a date. It went ok. We went to play pool, he was nice, attentive, reasonably attractive, realtively funny. See how lukewarm I am about him? I was bored silly.

So, what do I do now?
A: Hi Brian, I had fun but I don't think the chemistry is there for me.
B. Avoid him.

Yeah so the answer is A. But B sounds so much easier.

M.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Geek Out

Ok,
I'm ridiculously excited for this movie. So excited that when I saw the trailer I got teary eyed. WTF? was that about.

But really, it will be the next one that rocks the world.

M.

How to Annoy Me

Tell me how cute I am while we are talking on the phone. Tell me lots of times in response to things that I say. Tell me I'm cute until I just want to scream,

NO, I'M NOT!!!

M.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

How to Amuse Me

My dog Jack has finally figured out that if I drop his ball off the upstairs balcony, that he must run downstairs, through the house, out the dog door to retrieve it. He is so smart. He is also finally worn out.

M.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Editing

Just for you,
Things I liked:
The way you smelled.
The way you did the dishes.
How patient you were explaining things I didn't understand.
How funny you could be when you were in a good mood.
The first 6 months we spent together.

Unfortunately, the other stuff looms larger right now. THIS post is about you, not me.

M.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Perspective

So I'm in the car, listening to my fathers liberal talk radio station. And I, not for the first time, realize I was dating a racist, sexist, slightly homophobic republican. And now I'm slightly dperessed that it didn't work out?

Right,
so on my list of deal breakers I need to add racism and sexism and homophobia. It never would have occured to me that I would have had to put those on the list, but clearly I was willing to chalk those up to "differences" of opinion rather than absolutely indefensible opinions.

OK so I suppose I should be glad I didn't end up with someone with those views for longer than 9 months. When Krys said after meeting him
" You won't be with him 9 years." I was a little bit annoyed, not too much, but I've got thin skin. Now all I'm thinking is,

Thank God.

This is where the party ends I can't stand here listening to you and your racist friend...

I feel like a hypocrite talking to you and your racist friend...

Thank God indeed.

M.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

All of your courage to let it all go

So it's a lot easier to hold on to hurt feelings and use them like armor.

It's a lot harder to let them go and try to find something good in a person who has hurt you and trust them even though you think they will hurt you again.

Courage.

M.

Monday, November 07, 2005

So I'm watching BBC news...

And amidst all the coverage for the riots in France there is a small segment about some study that shows that it is easier to break out of poverty in Europe than in America.

I'm not into the rant thing.

But do you think that this is caused by:
A: Massive social systems that allow people opportunities but are paid for by astronomical taxes ( this theory also know as redistribution of wealth)

B. Pervasive racism and social mores that value "pulling yourself up by the bootstraps" more than they value people?

Discuss.

In other news:
I woke up this morning coughing. Whatever is going on with my voice has finally decided to come out of my throat. I'm just glad that whatever I have, isn't like Alien or else the dark of this morning would have been much less pleasant than the 45 minutes of hacking and spitting.

I am finally going to New York as an (ahem) adult. I will be visiting STEVE! during December so I can remind myself why people choose to live in Southern California. And so I can check out the city decorated for Christmas and see SPAMALOT and hang with a great friend, drink way too much red wine, and hopefully eat lots of good food.

Dan and I are officially over. Finally, some of you are saying. What the hell did you see in him? Well I saw a really honest, funny guy, who was the best sex of my life.
Blinded by the sex, it could happen to anybody.

The moral of the story is that sex cannot overcome dating aman who has problems with emotional intimacy on that scale.

Of course the fact we moved in too fast and then I got so insecure I could have been called "crazy" didn't help either.

Live and Learn.

M.