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I'm a sucker for Big Red

I went to a seminar yesterday and today, on the new NJDEP stormwater regs. It was a pretty good class. I only fell asleep once the first day.

The class is being held up at Rutgers, where I went to school. It's an hour's drive from my house (when the brutal rush-hour traffic is not a factor, that is). So I stayed with my buddy Chris. (I was just there with Jeff this past weekend, for Ag-Field Day).

After the seminar was over yesterday, I called Chris, but he said he had class from 6 til 9, so I had four hours to kill. At first I went to the field by the Passion Puddle, I spread out my colorful Mexican blanket, I laid down to read my book. But it was getting chilly, this wasn't going to keep me occupied until nine. So I went to the movies.

I was hoping to catch Kill Bill Volume II, but it wasn't playing until seven, so I bought a ticket for Hellboy. Man, I sure did like that movie. And I think I've developed a bit of a critical streak lately, so it's great to really like a movie. Hellboy had a few too many cheesy one-liners, but that's to be expected, I suppose, and it never reached Spawn proportions (could anything, really? I mean really?). Man, he sure is cute, though! I sure do want to make out with him! I wish that they had ***SPOILER ALERT*** shown a closer up close up of he and Selma Blair kissin' so that I could pretend that was me, kissin' Hellboy. ***END SPOILER ALERT*** I liked his spirals. He was so smooth. And red. He was dreamy. I figured I would like the other boy, because he was cute and I thought he was a scientist, but he turned out not to be a scientist after all, and not all that interesting. And Hellboy likes cats! (At first I thought they were saying that he liked to eat cats). If anybody could straighten Henry out, it would be Hellboy.

It felt so good to see that movie. I should see movies in the theater more often.

When the movie was over, I still had an hour to kill. I guessed where the nearby Outback might be (I cannot be expected to remember these things), and guessed right. I had two Killian's, one order of Shrimp on the Barbie (the shrimp were not as large as I had remembered them to be, though they were certainly still as delicious), and one cigarette. I read my book at the bar like a dork.

Chris called to say he was home, so I drove over to Busch. We visited the Way Back Machine, and saw a deer. I crossed over a stream on a plank. We made small talk with his roommate. Chris made drinks of Early Times whiskey and Diet Coke with Lime. I ended up getting pretty effed up, to be honest. I fell asleep on the couch in my clothes and contacts, watching Gigantic. I woke up at 7:30 this morning. I had programmed myself to do so.

I forgot to purchase plane tickets at two o'clock in the morning.

I'm composing this entry in class (I'm typing it at home, twelve hours later). The first presentation is about developing a municipal stormwater management plan, but my firm does not serve as any municipality's township engineer or township planner, so I'm not paying attention.

I wish I could take a nap. I should write an entry about the March for Women's Lives. And the live music I've seen recently. And the movies I saw during the Philadelphia Film Festival.

Man, the presenter just said "whatever have you." is that allowed?

P.S. One of the nice things about seeing a movie by oneself is that one can cry as much as one wants, and there's no one in front of whom to be embarrassed! (Awesome sentence!) I'd like to thank my brand new Mary Kay waterproof mascara for making it all possible.

P.P.S. So I cry at movies, you got a fucking problem with that? In case you were wondering "what the hell in HELLBOY did she freaking cry at?" I think it was ***SPOILER ALERT*** a) when Broom was killed, and b) when Hellboy was whispering in Selma Blair's ear. I thought he was saying magic words! What he was saying turned out to be goofy, but I didn' t know that when I was crying. ***END SPOILER ALERT***

P.P.P.S. Hellboy can whisper magic words in my ear any day. He can stop that goofy shit, though. That shit was whack.


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Apr. 28th, 2004 10:42 pm (UTC)
I think the last movie that made me cry was some place in Good Will Hunting. And I was on a date and she was crying to, so it was all good. I must say that Hellboy was a pretty darn good movie. Though I think my buddies have some problems with it. I'll have to check their journals and see what they got to say about it.
Apr. 29th, 2004 10:17 am (UTC)
Man, I cry at EVERY movie, I think! Theoretically I don't mind (I have no problem admitting to it here), but I do get self-conscious if there are other people around. I'm a big baby.
Apr. 29th, 2004 07:19 pm (UTC)
I know what it's like I thinks
it's cool. I'm usually at the movies with my buddies so if I do cry I have to quickly cover it up so I don't get made fun of mercilessly by them lol. But I remember the last time I was near tears was that move called "The Eternal Sunshine and the Spotless Mind" I think that's the name of it. We guys were all kinda misty at the end, plus we all got really misty at Lost at Translation too. So I guess under the right circumstances we're all a big bunch of softies...
Apr. 28th, 2004 11:08 pm (UTC)
Passion Puddle?
Apr. 28th, 2004 11:12 pm (UTC)
Re: snicker
It's a women's college.
Apr. 29th, 2004 07:12 am (UTC)
Re: snicker
Apr. 29th, 2004 06:50 am (UTC)
Look, this little red face is Hellboy!

I'm glad you liked the movie! I fucking loved it. If you ever want to borrow all the comics, just let me know. That was one of the truest comic-to-film adaptations I've ever seen, although they changed some minor stuff, of course. I've never seen a movie capture the spirit of a comic so well, though.
Apr. 29th, 2004 07:12 am (UTC)
Yeah man, it was great. I don't see movies in the theater very often these days, so when I *do*, it's usually some "serious" movie or some shit, that isn't very fun. This movie was fun as hell, and made me remember that it IS better to see a movie in the theater sometimes.

I'm dead serious about making out with him, though. Do you think you could introduce me?
Apr. 29th, 2004 07:16 am (UTC)
Oh and hey, Jeffrey Tambor's character was named Manning! Sorta! I stayed around through all the credits just to see if it was maybe his first name, but of course it wasn't.

His character had the potential to be a much more infuriating asshole than he turned out to be, and I was very relieved about that. Man, there's a stock character for ya. Boss Guy Who Doesn't Like Vigilante/Renegade Cop's Style, No Matter How Often He Has His Butt Saved By Aforementioned Vigilante.
Apr. 29th, 2004 07:28 am (UTC)
Yeah, it was so weird to hear Hellboy start his sentences with "Look, Manning..." I wanted to pretend he was talking to me, but he was always saying things that would imply he doesn't like me.
Apr. 29th, 2004 08:16 am (UTC)
HellBoy reall likes you a lot, Manning. He is just to shy to say so. He told me he does though, and he is thinking of writting you a note.
Just dont tell Kerry, because he doesnt want her getting all jealous.
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