The Village

Brandon and I went to see “The Village” on Sunday. I figured out the twist before it was revealed. I’m so damn proud! And not to spoil it for those who hasn’t seen the movie, you can email me to ask when I figured it out. There are moments where Lucius would come for Ivy, taking her hand and lead her to safety without even saying a word, and she knew it was him. Suddenly, Joaquin Phoenix was just hot. Chivalry. True love. Quiet passion. That’s pretty hot....
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The Return of Thomas

My friend Tom from work has just returned from a 6-month world tour. He’s back in the U.S., now crashing with his mom in Philly. He’s off to graduate school at George Washington University in Washington D.C. in a couple of weeks. On Friday, Tom called me and Terence, the other writer and friend, at work. That was the best part of our day. I actually teared up. It was really nostalgic to hear Tom’s voice in the writer’s room…just like old times! Anyhoo. We’ve been keeping a “Thomas Guide” for Tom since he left the company and the country...
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Somber

Just when I was about to go to bed, I was hit by this low grade meloncholy. A somber realization with a dash of morbidity and a hint of brooding pessimism. I think this all may have stemmed from a comment made by a friend from work today. “I believe I’m going to die alone,” he said. He was thoroughly convinced that he would never find his life partner. According to him, his soulmate is his ex-wife, so he didn’t need to find that. He dreaded going through life without anyone by his side. I tried to cheer him up...
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Hail to the Chief

Suddenly I am no longer self conscious about my English… New ‘Bushism’ Born at Bill Signing “Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we,” Bush said. “They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.”...
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Game Sweet Game

Doom 3 looks AWESOME…sounds AWESOME… And of course, it gives me an awesomely gnarly motion sickness headache. First person shooter, hacker-slasher, spell caster, whatever game is not kind to the OakMonster....
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Revolving Door

My former manager, my goddess and mistress, turned in her resignation today after a month of being reassigned from Executive Public Affairs Manager to do “business development” (read: sales), and exiled to work from home. That makes the 3rd person to have left my company in a month, the 4th in 2 months, the 7th since January, and the 14th since I started working here in October 2002. Reverse chronological order: My Manager, quit today. My boss’ Executive Assistant/Billing Clerk, quit last week. Receptionist, quit mid July. My boss’ other Executive Assistant (she was to take over the assisting part...
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