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"If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more starry, more immortal- that is your success. All nature is your congratulation, and you have cause momentarily to bless yourself. The greatest gains and values are farthest from being appreciated. We easily come to doubt if they exist. We soon forget them. They are the highest reality. Perhaps the facts most astounding and most real are never communicated by man to man. The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star-dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched." - Henry David Thoreau
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I'm So Happy I Could Barf
domingo, 21 de diciembre, 2003
Let's start with a "quote":

"I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off. So I ran over and said, 'Stop! Don't do it!' 'Why shouldn't I?' he said. I said, 'Well, there's so much to live for!' He said, 'Like what?' I said, 'Well...are you religious or atheist?' He said, 'Religious.' I said, 'Me too! Are you Christian or Buddhist?' He said, 'Christian.' I said, 'Me too! Are you Catholic or Protestant?' He said, 'Protestant.' I said, 'Me too! Are you Episcopalian or Baptist?' He said, 'Baptist!' I said, 'Wow! Me too! Are you Baptist Church of God or Baptist Church of the Lord?' He said, 'Baptist Church of God!' I said, 'Me too! Are you original Baptist Church of God, or are you Reformed Baptist Church of God?' He said, 'Reformed Baptist Church of God!' I said, 'Me too! Are you Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1879, or Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1915?' He said, 'Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1915!' I said, 'Die, heretic scum,' and pushed him off." - Emo Philips

[Dang... I heard this four years ago... I'm so old...]

Eeee!! I'm so glad it's finally break. I can see all the friends that I want to see in person. I actually feel happy (a rarity). Now I feel anticipation... now depression, because before I know it, vacation will be over. ::sigh:: My happiness doesn't even last 5 seconds. What's most likely coming up: Queens, a theatrical movie, some DVD movies, New Jersey, Alexander Hamilton's grave, and some general hanging out. More later? The world may never know...

I'm quite secular (yet I was more religious now than a few years ago...), but some of my most favorite songs are Christmas songs...

Merry early Christmas.
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NJ
miércoles, 12 de noviembre, 2003
Really off-topic: I went into New Jersey earlier this week! Oh-ho... anyway, nothing much, just checking out Newport Centre Mall to go to a certain store so I could utilize my dumb card. I've just realized I never spent too long in Jersey. I used to go to the mall and watch movies at a ridiculously cheap price (cheap compared to New York's 10 dollars, anyway). It costs 3 dollars for a round trip (used to be two...) on the PATH train, so total, it would be about $9. Plus, the mall's huge and I could always find something, and NJ has lower tax (six, but it used to be three!). In Manhattan, it would be $13 if I went on the subway... of course, now it's 4 dollars for a round trip. Inflation is confusing. Well, then it wasn't really convenient to go anymore after 9/11... because the station was hundreds of feet below WTC, and I live fairly close to it. Anyhow, I didn't find what I wanted and went home sad and in the rain (well, misty drizzle).
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Drive Me Crazy
lunes, 19 de junio, 2006
I remember watching this in the theatre. Not bad for teen-movie fare, and definitely not a bad disc for $3.50. (Plus, it's got the trailer[s] with the "lost" footage of Chase rolling a tire down the hallway that, at the time, no one except myself and my friend remembered from the TV commercials!) It's got a gimmick, or several (dating someone to make someone else jealous, dressing up a guy to suit your needs, falling for your next-door neighbor) but what doesn't? It was written by Rob Thomas and I can definitely see parallels between this and his later work(s), especially in the dialogue. My only true gripe is that Nicole's mom and Chase's dad also got together, which is all kinds of squicky. Talk about incestuous. And the song that closes on this revelation is... "Wig-Wam Bam." Catchy song, but... ew.

"Wam Bam Bam / Gonna get you if I can!"
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