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A Long Overdue Update
April 10, 2004 — 5:00 pm

Quite a bit has happened since my last entry. Perhaps I should save myself the trouble of creating these HUGE entries by, you know, updating this thing daily. That was the original intention after all.

When I last left you, I was headed for Washington D.C. on a business trip. Well, the trip was a success. All went well. I was able to hook up with Eric for the three days I was there.

He says he doesn’t notice it but, he’s actually looking more svelte everyday thanks to Dr. Atkins.

Speaking of Atkins…on my first night there, we all headed over to Ruth’s Chris steakhouse where I had the most delicious filet known to, well, me.

Hey, it was on the company’s dime so, what the heck right?

I also got to catch a few movies out there.

First up: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind:

Ok, I guess I’ll use my “10 star system” to rate this one (as opposed to my 5 star system). This is easily a 10 star movie. Perfect in every way.

Eric likes to relate a story about Jim Carrey that I think is relevant. In one particular Simpsons episode (I believe it takes place in the future), there is a scene showing a movie house with the following Marque “10 Classic Jim Carrey Movies”…or something. The point is, back in the day, everyone thought Jim Carrey was a one trick pony. And, who could blame them? However, as soon as I saw The Truman Show, I knew differently. Mark my words, Jim Carrey is going to be a dramatic actor to contend with.

Next, The Ladykillers:

This isn’t my favorite Coen Brothers movie but it is amazing none-the-less. After seeing this, I’m convinced there is nothing Tom Hanks cannot do. I can’t imagine how difficult it must have been to memorize his lines. Overall I’d say 9 out of 10 stars.

And finally, Hellboy:

This was really as fine a “superhero” movie as I’ve ever seen. 9 out of 10 stars. I just keep waiting for some kind of collaboration between superhero movies. I mean, how bad ass would it be for a Spider-Man and Wolverine movie? Or The Hulk teaming up with the X-Men? Something along those lines.

Well, that’s it for now. Happy Easter everyone!

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