Sunday, November 26, 2006


I've been really busy with my dad. I will post soon. Hope everybody had a great thanksgiving!

ps i think i switched to blogger beta, so you may have difficulty commenting. you may have to do it anonymously.

i love you guys.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Conversation overheard this past saturday:

Auburn: *Cry*

My nephew turned 1 on Saturday. We had a party for him yesterday. Lilly Grace of course tried to open all the presents. It's kind of odd: my nephew has no idea who I am. When Lilly Grace turned 1, she knew me really well. I was able to go up a lot and see her. I've barely been able to see Mitchell, and he kinda shys away from me. Hopefully I can rectify that.

My dad starts chemo and radiation today. I'm really nervous for him. I am leaving Thursday after work to go up there and spend the weekend with him. We will see how that goes. I'm gonna be doing that for 7 straight weeks.

Lastly, that top 5 question was a HUGE success! I will do that more often.

Hey look! My keys!

Sunday, November 5, 2006

Top 5 time

Top 5 movies since 1970 that you would have on your resume as a filmmaker. Movies that you would say, yeah I made 5 movies, and THESE are them! You can pick any movie since 1970, any genre.

Bonus question: If there were one character since 1970 that you wish you had played (say, I wish I had played Maverick in Top Gun), and why?



My answers (in chronological order):
1. The Godfather (1970)
2. The Blues Brothers (1980)
3. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
4. Tombstone (1993)
5. Heat (1995)

Now, please note, none of these movies are in my all time, top 5 favorites list, but these are the movies that I wish I had made. I picked Last Crusade over Temple and Raiders because, although the first two were amazing movies, Last Crusade was a KILLER third movie, and Last Crusade made the most money, so there you go.

Oh, and my answer to the bonus question? I would have given anything to play Val Kilmer's Doc Holliday in Tombstone. To me, that was, hands down, the best role ever played in Hollywood (barely beating, in my honest opinion, Gregory Peck's Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird, Dustin Hoffman's Raymond Babbitt in Rainman, Morgan Freeman's Earl Redding in The Shawshank Redemption, and Steve Martin's Navin Johnson in The Jerk). There are roles that I think were funnier, roles that I think were grittier, roles that I think were more emotional. But Val Kilmer's Doc Holliday epitopmized all of these attributes and so much more. No role is more awesome, more quotable, and more sheerly badass, than the man who, while drunk, looked Ike Clanton in the eye and said "OOPS. Maybe poker's not your game. I know. Let's have a spelling contest." The man who, while drunk, looked Billy Clanton, after having been told he was so drunk he was probably seeing double, pulled out his second pistol and said "I have two guns, one for each of you." If you have never seen this movie, drop what you are doing and watch it now. It will change your life. know, occupy you for two hours.
Also, congratulations to my roommate, Sean. He asked his girlfriend, Keffy (Kathy) to marry him saturday night. Fortunately, she said yes. Way to go.