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Jan. 30th, 2008

Damn, yo. Now Edwards is dropping out too? I don't enough about his platform to vote for him, but that little quizzy thing had him ranked above Obama and Clinton for me, so I was going to check him out before New Jersey's primary next Tuesday, since Kucinich bowed out already. Balls. Oh well. I hate not having choices. I guess my vote will actually matter for once, though, maybe. That might be neat. Oh man, thank god Guiliani is out! I am so happy. EFF that dude.

Today I'm wearing my Juno underwear! You know, the pale blue with red and white cherries? They're from Old Navy. I kept whispering I have that underwear!!! fervently during the film. I liked that movie. I cried during most of it, but that's just me, I'm a crier. Here come the waterworks.

I think Jason Bateman did a pretty good job. I usually do not like that man. Chris and I are starting to watch Arrested Development (we finished Deadwood a few weeks ago -- I think that may be my favorite television series ever) and the reason I didn't take to it whilst it was still on the air -- despite so many clever people telling me how good it was -- was mostly Jason Bateman. He's just so smug. He was good in Juno, though. They made me like him in the beginning, and then hate him at the end. Actually, they made me want to sleep with him in the beginning, and I never thought I'd want to sleep with Jason Bateman. His face was just so . . . sexy. On film, on a big screen, you could see the texture of his face and his hair, and he just seemed so real. I sound like a lunatic.

Speaking of faces, Jennifer Garner's is weird. She has a weird thing going on with her mouth, or something.

Also Chris and I saw Cloverfield last weekend. I liked it. I think it could have been a smidge less hand-heldy and still seemed realistic, but I didn't get sick or nothin'. I liked that none of the actors were familiar to me.

The Star Trek teaser trailer did nothing for me. Maybe if I hadn't seen it online first . . . probably not. It's boring. The real trailer had better be way more awesome. When I saw the trailer for Order of the Phoenix, I gripped Chris's hand, tighter and tighter, and almost cried from excitement. (Too bad I already told you that doesn't mean much.) But seriously -- my adrenaline was pumping. Due to a movie trailer. For a book that was one of my least favorite of the series. Maaaan J.J. Abrams. I really want this thing to be good.

Work is all right. My office is lonely, but peaceful. Life is good. My mom turned 60 yesterday. I'll be 30 in less than a month. I'm tired of this dreary, cold, rainy winter. I need to move farther north where it snows, or farther south where they don't bother with winter at all. The whole point of snow is to cover up the ugly gray deadness of everything, and with no snow, it's goddamned depressing out there. I'm ready for scooter season already, I tells ya.

Oh wait -- I forgot the most amazing thing: my taxes! I'm going to file my federal taxes today! It is still January!! This is the third or fourth time I'm doing my own taxes, and the first time I'm filing them more than 48 hours before they are due. I AM AMAZING.

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roninspoon
Jan. 30th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
I do not understand the appeal of Jennifer Garner. I'm glad I'm not alone in this.
calamityjon
Jan. 30th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
I'm sure she's nice, but I bet she laughs like a donkey. Also, I'd hate to have to watch her eat pasta.
calamityjon
Jan. 30th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
"You know, the pale blue with red and white cherries?"

Hm. You know, I was originally going to say something about not really being familiar with any of your underwear, but then I remembered that I all designed one of 'em...
taumeson
Jan. 30th, 2008 04:06 pm (UTC)
lots of little comments:

1. ever hear of runoff voting? from what i understand it's basically a system where you vote for your favorite and then a secondary and if your favorite doesn't get enough votes to be in contention then your vote "runs off" to the secondary. basically it's a points system. i'm with you in liking kucinich but because of politics i'm going to have to go obama all the way.

2. i was pissed that it shows the enterprise being worked on in at atmosphere. i read a blurb by a producer saying something along the lines of "well, we're rebooting the franchise, so we've taken some liberties". w.t.f.?

3. juno was amazing. i laughed my ass off and i cared about what was happening. plus the soundtrack was mostly done by kimya dawson, who i also <3.
littlewashu
Jan. 30th, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC)
i was pissed that it shows the enterprise being worked on in at atmosphere

You mean on Earth? The original Enterprise was manufactured on Earth, and assembled in space (or something along those lines.) Dumb, but it's what Roddenberry had in place during TOS. The dedication plaque (or whatever you call that thing on the bridge) indicates that it was built in San Francisco. So, yeah, they probably wouldn't have had the nacelles attached whilst still on the surface of the planet, but the shot isn't as dramatic with just the saucer sitting there. But it's conceivable (if you're sticking with canon) that large sections were built on earth first. They had a choice of going against canon, or making more sense. Either way, nerds are going to be up-in-arms. I'll be surprised if they actually have any of those shots in the movie, by the way.

I saw more people getting all up-in-arms about the font on the thing, actually.

Also, to give themselves more freedom, the whole movie might be an altered-timeline situation (especially since I maybe heard talk of a trilogy?) That actually is okay with me, if they have a good reason for it. Any change to "canon" will be okay with me if they have a good reason for it.
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rhino777
Jan. 30th, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're getting into Arrested Development. It's frankly pretty awesome but you have to start at the beginning and do them in order.

Gratz on getting the taxes done early...I gotta do that soon too!
counterfeitfake
Jan. 30th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
Seconded, it wasn't until partway through (I think) the second disc, that I felt the show hit its stride and I started to really like it.
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counterfeitfake
Jan. 30th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
I liked Juno, it was really funny and cute. Although teenagers just aren't actually that witty.

I really liked Cloverfield. It was scary! I was really in suspense! And I thought the hand-heldedness worked perfectly. It was like what it would really be like, if you were there when such a thing happened. You'd be really confused and freaked out.

Anyway- did you know that apparently a lot of people have their panties totally bunched over this movie? I missed out on just about all of the advertising for this movie and went to see it knowing almost nothing about it. But I guess there were commercials or internet ads or something? That some people think were very irritating or they resent for some reason? And I guess a lot of people are also angry about how this movie "invokes the memory of 9/11" or some shit? I thought "monster destroys New York" was a pretty straightforward and politically acceptable plot, but it seems like a lot of film critics have a big chip on their shoulder regarding this movie. It's weird to me. I'm not sure I'm making any sense here but that's not the point, the point is, I would like to point you at what Todd Alcott has to say about it. Also, I read his journal and like it a lot and you might too.

I also saw There Will Be Blood recently and... didn't like it much. Have you seen that?
calamityjon
Jan. 30th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
Man, I hate to hear that, I was thinking of catching There Will Be Blood on Saturday ...
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corrigami
Jan. 30th, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
I can't even talk about Jason Bateman. That is how life has been since I was 13. Sigh.
emalinebeachbum
Jan. 30th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
A Magician named GOB!
Hey Kerry!

My top match- Kucinich dropped out- not that he had a shot anyway- so I don't know who I'll vote for now.

I saw Juno and I loved it... and I cried for most of it too. great movie!

I too have a crush on Jason Bateman. Ben and I have the entire series of Arrested Development and I just love it more than words can say. We just watch it every time we have a bad day (or any other day) and it is such a great, ridiculous show. I love it!
christy_p
Jan. 31st, 2008 02:36 am (UTC)
wow, so many thoughts here.
- Arrested Development is one of the best shows ever.
- Steve and I, with Phil and Valerie, went to the 3rd Season DVD Release Party in Austin with Michael Cera and Alia Shawkat. it was fun. My thoughts on the event: They are really damn skinny. They seemed somewhat shy. We got to watch scenes from the 3rd season which was great, so it was an excellent event.
- Jason Bateman is definitely hot. In that normal guy way. Similar to the way John Cusack is hot.
- and finally: scooters!!! The best weather for scooting is coming soon!! yay!
fordmadoxfraud
Jan. 31st, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)
You like Order of the Phoenix less than the first two books?
littlewashu
Jan. 31st, 2008 01:20 pm (UTC)
That's actually why I said "one of my least favorite." The first two are so kid-oriented, I almost don't count them, if that makes any sense. And they were boring (and the American versions were super-Americanized), but OotP was very . . . infuriating the first and second time I read it. I enjoyed it the third time more than I had before, partly because the movie was coming out soon and I was getting excited about the prospect of seeing what I was reading.
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superdaintykate
Jan. 31st, 2008 05:56 am (UTC)
I was actually going to vote for Edwards. Darnit. Every time I try to like Obama (hooray for youthful optimism) he gets all Jesusy on me (please shut up about your religion, candidates!).
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