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Interesting.....

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How weird. As I sat slouched in my uncomfortable desk chair under the fluorescents, drawing AutoCAD elevations to the tunes on my headphones, my mind wandered to regrets of the past. I don't often regret my actions that are history, seeing how nothing can be changed; only lessons can be learned. Eventually I became conscious of how my thoughts were out of character. After a few seconds I became more tuned to the music pouring in my ears. Audioslave was singing....

And on I read
Until the day was gone
And I sat in regret
Of all the things I've done
For all that I've blessed
And all that I've wronged
In dreams until my death
I will wander on

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It's amazing how awake I can be on a Monday morning if I go to bed at 10:30.

Only a little over a week until Matrix Revolutions.

Work's been dull. I can't wait until the synagogue lifts off. I spent a good part of Friday looking through the CAD files of the other synagogue that we did a few years ago (and opened the door for us to get this one). This will be my most challenging project yet... by far. Lots of unique construction and detailing.

Da Bears won. Woot!

This entry is exciting. Not.

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Sweeeeettttttt. I'm glad one city is smart.

today's quote
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Quote of the day from Discover (Ann Druyan, Carl Sagan's widow)

( following questions about religion)
"There's nothing wrong with having a sense of wonder about the things you don't understand, but I think it's wrong to commit to a belief in the absence of evidence, especially when what you believe is transparently a palliative for your fear"
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How's this for a dramatic and exciting transformation....Collapse )

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Tonight is the first time the A/C has been off since the spring. Finally. I'll sleep well with the windows open tonight.

There's lots going on, but I'm not sure I'm ready to write about it yet; perhaps this weekend.

I feel so bad for the Cubs and their fans.... with the debacle in game 6 and now it's not looking promising in the 7th inning of game 7. I can feel the fervent excitement melting away. At least they can still say they are the best pro sports team in Chi-town.

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Kill Bill was awesome. It was completely Tarantino, yet so different than anything he had done before. Overall, it's not funny in an over-the-top way like Pulp Fiction, but then it's a movie that is rooted in Revenge. Too much humor would make the movie lose focus. There are a few scenes that are hilarous when you least expect it. I made a lot of observations during and afterwards.

He is very good at weaving together extreme action / adrenaline pumping scenes with slow moving conversation that is interesting simply because of the conversation and the characters involved.... in Pulp and Kill.

Music is critical to his movies.... especially in Kill Bill.... and oh-so-catchy. You can't help but notice the music or absence of it, which is unusual for me in a movie.

This movie is totally Japanese anime. Not literally.... only one portion is actually anime. But the whole movie is anime brought to life in its action, gore, cinematography, mood, settings, characters, etc.

He creates a contrast between how he deals with pain & suffering between the main character and the other characters. This works beautifully to get us to sympathize with the protagonist and cheer when she kills the antagonists.

As with his other movies, he slipped in jabs at pop culture... such as the Matrix.

One oddity was that her name was bleeped out throughout the movie. Perhaps that's something that will be revealed at the end as something profound? Or else Tarantino's just being silly by implying that she's an anonymous assasin.

I can't wait until volume 2! February 2004.

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After months of talking about it, I finally got H to watch Pulp Fiction. I thought she might not be a big fan of it, but it's still a movie everyone (over 18) should see. I think she was a little scared because of Resevior Dogs. What finally piqued her curiousity enough was her intrigue in seeing Kill Bill, which is starting tonight. She's pretty excited to see it, so it only made sense to see if she liked Pulp Fiction as well.

After watching it again, I had difficulty in describing why I like it, other than completely non-descriptive words like it's "fun" and "hip." It's a rather deep movie in some ways, but not like Mulholland Drive. It's a funny movie, but not like Princess Bride. It seems to be the jack of all trades, but master of none. Except maybe in its casting and acting. I do think it excels there. Perhaps we should have watched Jackie Brown before Pulp, because it's more likeable to the mass audience... It's a little like watered down Tarantino. Actually I might have to buy that one. It was highly enjoyable. I'm due for a DVD.... I've only bought Adaptation in about the last 6 months.

Kill Bill tonight. I'm psyched.

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