Wednesday, November 28, 2007


It's gloomy today, unfortunately. It's one of those days where you wouldn't be able to guess the time if you looked could be early in the morning or late in the afternoon. The trees look cold, missing their leaves and everything just looks blah. Maybe that's why holiday lights help out the season....

Some quick movie reviews, no deep revelations, just quick thoughts...

Enchanted- Very Disney, pretty cute...didn't take itself too seriously. I smiled through the whole thing and though I was accompanied by two grown men instead of my little nieces, they really enjoyed it too. Amy Adams is adorable and makes the movie. (if you like her, check her out in Junebug. GREAT movie!)

August Rush- Kept watching it and thinking, "This should be on the Hallmark channel." It's not a big screen all.

American Gangster- long...enjoyable...some scenes were pretty harsh, but overall I had a great time watching it. It's sort of like The Departed meets Blow.

Michael Clayton- umm...pretty good, could you wait for dvd? yes.

Dan In Real Life- Great sweater to watch, comfortable...and it actually made Steve Carell sexy.

Lions for Lambs- AWFUL. Preachy, tired and felt like it should have been shown in an high school classroom. I was actually embarrassed for the actors...although they acted well, the script didn't give them anything to make it spectacular.

Away From Her (on dvd)- You can't really enjoy this movie, it's heart wrenching, but it's very, very good. Julie Christie is just beautiful...I recommend it, but don't think you're going to feel good afterward.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

I would've called you Vid.

What if we had gone to high school together? We were so different. Both of us were well liked, but we definitely hung out with different crowds. Were you quiet? I was pretty loud at times. You were two years, a sophomore when I was a senior. We weren't in the same clubs or would we have met? You studied a lot, I didn't. You were known as one of the nicest guys in school...I was voted most flirtatious. Think you would've liked me? I could've learned from you back then, like I do now. I just wish I could go back and observe how you were at 16. I wouldn't have gotten in the way of anything, but I would've said hi to you in the hall-smiled at you in the hall. I think I could've talked you into going to more games. I think I could've made you laugh...maybe take yourself a little less seriously. It's weird, I think we would've been friends. Just friends, but we could've had the potential to be good ones. I think of us in my little town, not in the big one you grew up in. I would've come over to your house to get you to go riding would've resisted, but I would've tricked you into coming. I think you secretly wanted to rebel a little, you just didn't have the right influence. I was a good kid, I hung around good kids. We didn't drink or smoke...we just stayed out too late, mostly talking. Everyone almost always ended up at my house on Saturday nights--after their dates or after spending family time at home. You could've showed up with someone...or most likely, I would've come to get you. You were the type I would've wanted to hang around. Witty, smart, funny, kind and focused. I was anything but focused. You probably would've given me some good advice back then. You have a sense of calm about you...and an overwhelming feeling of "good." I know you were flirty and that maybe you would've at least thrown a look at me at some point. I would've talked to you until late at night about whatever was on my mind...I would've wanted your insight. We would've laid on the high jump mat talking into the wee hours of the morning...laughing and such. I would've signed your yearbook, "I know we'll always talk because how could I not know what you're doing...I can't wait to see all the things you do in your life."

I'm lucky enough to have a front row seat for that now. So I didn't meet you until later...oh well, at least we met. All the rest I can day dream about and wonder...but know this...if we had been high school friends...we'd still be in touch.