Friday, December 30, 2005

Directing My Life

Though I don't post these things often, I wasn't going to post it until I got the results and it's one of my favorite directors, and if he had any intention of doing my life sotry I'd let him do it in a heart beat.





Woody Allen

Your film will be 56% romantic, 37% comedy, 27% complex plot, and a $ 24 million budget.

Be prepared to have your life story shot entirely in New York City -- though lately Woody's been loving shooting in London. Also, your music soundtrack is all jazz from before 1949. Filmography: Annie Hall, Manhattan, Stardust Memories, Everyone Says I Love You, etc. Woody has released one film per year consistently for the past 35 years. For the past 15 years he's been trying to make films like his older, funnier ones, just like characters in his Stardust Memories film suggest throughout. Regardless of his personal life, his films are American classics.













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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Look Ma, My Very Own List!

Merry Late Christmas to all those involved, I've been meaning to get on this over the break, however, I've had a hella good break. I really like Provo during Christmas break. And now here's a list of things I've done and/or liked about the break.

*I went to UVSC to fix my being a teacher problem. Most people didn't believe me until I ran into a mission buddy who I showed it to that works in the computer office. He then helped me out, turns out I'm teaching classes for fall semester of 05. In other words there's a professor who went mad because suddenly he couldn't imput anyone's grades in, and apparently I could. Ha Ha.

*Also at UVSC I saw one of my companions for the first time since the mission. Though it wasn't happy since he was one of the ones I didn't want to see. He hasn't changed. :p

*The streets in Provo are dead. It's so great, the other night I was out on the road and more then half the cars I saw were cops.

*Having no roommates at all for a couple days did wonders for my room, being able to let things spill out into the hallway made it possible for me to rearrange, now I have a lot of extra room.

*The 23rd was a cool day, I spent the entire day with no human contact. Well except for the girl that helped me get some fried chicken at Albertsons. I think I also talked to someone online, but that doesn't count.

*I beat Shadow of the Colossus again.

*I've been borrowing some cds from my good friend Joe and he's given me some really cool stuff. Keller Williams is someone I think everyone would enjoy.

*Christmas was awesome. My family being very non traditional was very nice. I think the part I liked the most was not having a Christmas Tree, they're always such a bother. It was all about just spending time with the fam.

*Watched Jackie Brown with my mom, that is an awesome movie.

*Watched Porko Rosso, that is a very wonderful movie.

*Had fun playing Poker with Katya, Asmond, Scottro and Saule. I realized I'm a very agressive player, I got some good advice on tv later that day, you should be folding most of the game. Interesting thought, I got too entrenched in betting. I would love to play with them again.

*Went on a fun date which I really enjoyed, we tried to out-nerd each other which I liked. Not often can I find someone who can out-nerd me in a lot of areas.

*Thought of a new idea for a story which I'm really liking the concept of and in which I'll probably need help from each and all of you that read this blog. I'll give more info on it a little later when it's more so in fruitation.

*Have started writing up some new year's resolutions and I'm really liking where I'm going with them. I also like the fact that a lot of them people will outright disagree with. Such as, spend less time focusing on accomplishments.

*Went to an awful Japanese Buffet with my mom and brother. It's on Center Street in Provo, it is awful.

*Forgot how much i liked walking outside at 3 in the morning listening to music. Got reaquainted with such things.

*I now like the show Stroker and Hoop.

*I finally got a picture of me with an afro on my computer, expect it up at some point.

*I got a really nice set of poker chips for Christmas, mainly because it was a 50 dollar set, marked down to 7 because it's Provo. Ha Ha, I love Provo.

That about covers it. Let me know you're still alive and have a really good rest of the week, cause I'm sure I will.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Risks


I sometimes wonder if I'm willing to take risks. I was watching the second season of Scrubs today, and It had this part about taking risks and willingness and what not and I thought, "I can usually take risks. But with certain things I just can't." I like taking risks, because they usually end up being for the better in the long run anyways. But sometimes I like to sit back in the shadow and not be seen. I think it has more to do with the effort that risk taking has then actually the risk involved. If I didn't have to use as much effort. I think I'd be good. Oh well.

I have had a good couple days. It's been an honor to meet some more people at the parties. It was nice to meet VR and Scottro and the King of Ice. We played hold em today and I was a magnificent bastard that would not stay down.

Here's a question for you, what swear words do you consider funny? I love the word Bastard and I can see myself using it in almost every context. Anyways, sorry for being so incommunicato on this thing as of late and in posting comments. I haven't been on as much lately.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

3 Dreams in 1 Night

So I had three freaky dreams friday night. Well the first two were freaky and the third was more so just annoying. So first I shall tell the third. But first some back story.

I was hanging out with some good friends on friday night. We had played Rook and were now playing some really exciting games of Dr. Mario. I was playing exceptionally well, so much so that I almost wish I was playing again Angry Block and Optimistic. So it comes to be about one in the morning and midway through one of these intense games my phone rings. I'm perfectly fine with most people calling at this time and have told most that if you ever need to call me at night, it's perfectly fine, but there are a select few in whom I have never told this to. Well I told Mark to see who it was and he tells me it's my roommate Frenchie. I have never told Frenchie he could call me this late and I didn't want to talk to him so I said, "Don't answer it." Well then he calls again, and I told Mark not to answer it. Then he calls AGAIN. Well this time I think, well it must be an emergency, I'll answer it, so we pause the game and I answer it, "Hey 3M, how you doing?" Fine, what's up? "Where are you?" At my friends place, what's up? (He's notorious for not getting to the point) "Hey, I was just wondering which restaurants would be open tomorrow at 10 am." (This confused me, was this all he wanted?) Uh, all of them. "Really?" Yes. "You sure?" Yes. "Um, which ones would you recommend?" (I'm getting a bit miffed now) I dunno, Applebees, Training Table. "Oh, okay, thanks, have a good night." *Hangs up* Three rings at 1 am about restaurants. Oh boy I was miffed. Here I thought it was an emergency.

So fast forward to my third dream of the night, it was my roommate frenchie calling me at 6 in the morning waking me up from sleep, "Hey, are you sure they open at 10?" Ugh.

Now, for the first of the dreams. I was walking out to a consturction site when suddenly I saw an Elder from my mission, he was one in whom we never got along and really didn't like each other at all, and one in whom I still have bitterness towards, he had a sledgehammer in his hand. When he saw me he shouted "F*** you" and started swinging the sledgehammer at me. It was very scary and drawn out.

Now for the second dream which makes me laugh the most right now. My other roommate Teddy has been opening my door without asking, and I'm big person when it comes to privacy, so I've been locking the door when I'm in my room. The other thing is, that he's basically mister gospel guy, I can't seem to have a conversation with him that isn't geared around religion or sports. Well the dream happened like this, I had just gone into my room to play Final Fantasy when suddenly he started opening my door, I stopped him but he had a little crack of the door open and he pried his fingers in there. He then shouted, "Open up, I have a spiritual thought for you." "No," I shouted, "I want to play video games." "But it's about Christ!" He then pushed harder to get in, "Well, I'm studying about James, so you don't need to come in," He let go of his grip at this and then said, "Well as long as you're studying the scriptures then I won't make you hear my spiritual thought, But, once you're done, let me know and then we can talk about Christ." It was a very scary dream, and I think Freud may have something to say about it.

Mini Movie Reviews #2

Do The Right Thing, a Spike Lee Joint from 1989. This movie deals with racism quite a bit, but not just racism against black people, but racism against Chinese, Italians and a bunch others featured in the film. It takes place on a street in Harlem and introduces a lot of good characters. This was the second time I had seen this movie, the first time being a couple of years ago. This movie definatly helped Spike lee get on the map. I really like it personally but wouldn't recommend it to all. If you're fine with the launguage that would go on, on a street in Harlem, then I'd say you'd be fine. Overall I give it four out four stars.


He Got Game, a Spike Lee Joint from 1998. This movie shows the rise of the high schoo basketball star Jesus and his father being able to come out of prison to talk him into going to Big State College. I liked most of the movie but the problems I had with it were thusly. The soundtrack ditracted from the movie quite a bit, when ever they played basketball, it had very heart wrenching type classical music, which made you focus more on the music then on what was actually going on. Also it had a side story about a hooker that was really confusing. The biggest problem was each character would turn shameful just when you thought they were the one you could trust and none of the characters really had any redeeming value which sort of took away from what they were trying to portray with the movie. Which was too bad. Overall 3 out of 4 stars.

The new Dukes of Hazzard was just a no brainer movie that I watched because my friend gave it to me and I didn't really want to think too hard. It definatly lived up to my expectations of being a bad movie, because sometimes you just feel like watching a bad movie. The coolest part was the General Lee flying onto the freeway of traffic. They did that part quite well. If you do want to see the movie, just watch the regular version, my friend gave me the unrated version which was unrated to to their addition of boobies. Don't get excited though guys, not Jessica Simpsons (you'd be surprised how many people have asked me that). Overall I'd give it 1 1/2 our of 4 stars.

The new Fantastic Four movie. This was the second time I watched it, because I did enjoy it the first time. But I do attribute it to my major movie flaw that I will love anything Marvel gives me since I'm a huge Marvel fan. I didn't enjoy it as much the second time because it could have used a lot more action and less characterization. I know that's an awful thing to say, but they didn't have good characterization, so they could have used less of that. I'd put it just above Elektra and Captain America on my favorite marvel movies lists. If you've seen either of those you'll feel sorry for F4 for not getting higher a better one. Overall I give it 2 out of 4 stars. But I do like it.

The Monster Hunter starring David Carradine from 1999, also know as Natural Selction. You might know David Carradine from playing Bill in the Kill Bill movies. My high school buds got on a huge Carradine kick and went to watch all his movies and this was one of them. This movie has little to do with the Monster Hunter as the title suggests and more to do with catching a killer. What's weirdest about this movie is how absurd it is, every character is so completely absurd and definatly made to be that way, that you find yourself laughing at things you really probably shouldn't. If you want to watch a movie that'll completely throw you brain for a loop and make you reevaluate your life, then this is a good one to watch. David Carradine himself was simply hilarious as the bumbling Monster Hunter. I woudn't recommend this to pretty much anyone that will read this, maybe one or two of you could get away with it if you really wanted. Overall i give it 2 1/2 stars out of 4.

I watched this new version of King Kong yesterday. Oh my did it feel like a long movie. The movie started at 10:45 in the morning and we got out of the theater at 2 pm. Peter Jackson sure does like making long movies. I can see why he would want to make this movie though, he likes making movies where he can make long amazing shots and showing really cool action scenes, and if you want to sit through 3 and a half hours then it definatly delivers. This was a very good visual piece, it could almost have been a silent movie, especially near the last half. I really didn't like the fact that they really really badly wanted you to feel the love that the girl had for the monkey. They stare at each other loving for a good half hour. I wouldn't recommend this movie unless you're watching it in a group setting where people are willing to talk through parts of the movie and make jokes. Cause then they'll all shut up when the cool scenes come up. Overall I give this one 3 out of 4 stars.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Internet is down

Main reason why i haven't updated or posted on anyone's blogs, is because my internet is down. they say it'll be down in the whole complex until at the earliest monday. I've found a wireless network and I'm currently surfing on that right now but I have no idea how long it'll last. So that's it from me until I have it a bit more stable.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

A Picture of Me

When I walk around campus, I'll see people from high school and wave at them, they of course don't recognize me, I don't look at all like I did in high school. So I thought, I'll go ahead and put this picture of me and one of my favorite companions from the mission on this entry. Because after all I don't look like this. I especially liked Asmond telling me that he had BAWB and Ambrosia look at the picture and they couldn't guess who it was. So, I'm the one on the right, and that was taken about a year and a half ago. If you take off the glasses, add a big afro, then it'll look like I do now. So for those that do know me, this will look weird to you, for those that don't, this will be your image of me forever, and when you see me on campus you won't recognize me.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Oh Donny...

This morning meaning Tuesday morning I went to my grocery store. When I say my grocery store I mean the one that's nearest to the house I grew up in. I went in and went to go get some mountain dew. As I picked it up who did I walk past but Good ol' Donny Osmond. Now being as how I grew up in the same town as him this is the fourth time I've ran into him in my life. He is skinnier then he was the last time I saw him, he lost some weight. He was also looked a little desheveled, i think he had just woken up, he grabbed some french bread me thinks. I went to school with his son Brandon and since I was older then Brandon, when I was a senior he wanted to try out a pantomime, since I was the pantomime king I taught him a bunch of stuff, so I can say I taught Donny's son how to act. Ha. But now I shall recall the previous three times I had ran into this infamous Osmond.

The second time I ran into him was when I walked out of the band room door he was out there waiting for his son.

The third time I ran into him I was on a date with a swiss exchange student named Arlette. It was my senior year homecoming. We had gone up to Park City to ride down the Alpine Slide. For those that have never been on this slide, you really should, it is wicked awesome. But Arlette was a huge D.O. fan and seeing him she just melted. He was with his family enjoying the same thing. It was funny to see her fall apart behind him. Much like a 14 year old girl would if she were to be in her ice cream stand and one of the Backstreet Boys bought one. She'd be the first substance to melt.

But the best time I saw Donny was the first. My friends and I were at one of our high school basketball games, as usual we weren't watching but doing something weird. This time we were pretending to beat people up and see what people would do as they passed. We started to beat someone up when suddenly Donny turned the corner. We all just stared at him, he saw us and his spine straightened and he looked to be in the most agonizing awkwardness possible. We continued to stare at him until he passed and quickly turned the corner. Patrick suddenly said, "We could have beaten up Donny Osmond!" We didn't, but it was really funny for us all to have such a weird reaction to his presense.

I wonder if he remembers us...

Friday, December 02, 2005

Epic Mistake

So for those that do or do not know, I'll be attending UVSC next semester because my mother is now a teacher there which means free tuition, it'll cost me more to get a student parking pass then it will to go to college. Wow, isn't that crazy. So, it turns out that my mother is not the only one that works for UVSC.

I was checking my class schedule which I haven't yet added any classes to and it turns out, next semester I'm teaching two beginning level spanish classes. Someone must have made a mistake, unless they really do want me to teach it, I'll have to see how much I get paid.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

One week left

My friend Steve called me today, I hadn't heard from him in a while. So it was good to hear from him, but he had something really important to tell me. He told me of a conversation he had the other day with Becky. Becky had been a friend I knew in high school with whom I had spent some good time with at parties and such, btu we had never really hung out. Steve talked to her about relationships and what not, and asked how her love life was going. She replied that she was in a rut and couldn't find anybody. So Steve asked what she wanted and she said the things she really wants over all else is someone tall and someone who's a nerd. Particularly someone who reads fantasy novels. Steve asked if she was serious and she confirmed that she was indeed serious. So Steve went over the list of friends starting with the most compatible of those two subjects, Andrew. She turned that one down right away. Second up was Sterling, she said she never really knew Sterling.



And so third was me. She said, "You know, I always thought he was a really cool guy, and I'd love to date him." So he said, do you want me to set you guys up, and she said that'd be great. So Steve reiterated this story to me and then asked if I wanted to go on a date with her. So ladies and gentleman date #4 in the past 15 months is next week. I haven't really seen her in about 3 or 4 years so I'm sure we'll have a lot to talk about. And I'm actually a little excited about this one. Though I don't read Fantasy Novels, I do enjoy the stories overall, I just can't ever devote that much time to those books. I've meant to, just never did. Anyways, so that's my big news. I also got my birthday present a week early, I got an iPod off of ebay, and it has pink earphones. I also saw Dana in Two Gentleman Of Verona today and she did really good. It was a grand showing. It was also nice meeting Duchess, she's a full foot shorter then me which is funny. And I beat Uffish and Optimistic in the I know people game, I wasted them. Bwa Ha Ha.