Thursday, December 13, 2007


I really am trying to write more frequently. I'm just not that interesting. Here's a few things I've been up to recently.
  • Saw the Blue Man Group. That's a fun, unique way to spend an evening. I liked the interactive elements and the variety. I was expecting to see more paint though.

  • Spent the weekend in DFW to attend Melanie's wedding. It was great to see friends from college I don't see regularly.

  • Saw the documentary What Would Jesus Buy? while in Dallas. Basic synopsis: Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping choir tour the country encouraging people to shop responsibly and refocus Christmas so it's about Jesus and being with family and not about what gifts you give and receive. Good message, but Billy is a bit too fanatical to be effective.

  • Watched the movie Waitress, with Keri Russell and Nathan Fillion, last night. The writer/director and co-star Adrienne Shelly was murdered before the movie premiered at Sundance to rave reviews. That information influences how you view the movie. Watching her character as a happy bride was a little bittersweet. I recommend the movie. It's tone is a little unique, so you might have to adjust to the style of acting.

  • I've given up caffeine. On Fridays, I will treat myself to a breakfast burrito from Josie's (yummy) and a Diet Dr. Pepper.

  • I read Under the Banner of Heaven, an intriguing study of Mormon Fundamentalism. The author dissects the case of the two Lafferty brothers who murdered one of their other brother's wife and child because God told them to do it and places it in the context of Mormon Fundamentalism. To understand Mormon Fundamentalism, you have to understand the history of Mormonism and why the Fundamentalists have broken off from the official Mormon church. It all seems to boil down to polygamy. The book was fascinating. The author, Jon Krakauer, also wrote Into the Wild, which has been made into a movie directed by Sean Penn.

  • I've been keeping up with the writer's strike. Did you know the WGA was striking? Right now most people probably don't. We've entered the usual rerun holiday slumber. Come January and February, when shows run out of new episodes, anyone that watches TV will notice. The Office has been in reruns since November. Fox has already decided to postpone Day 7 of 24 indefinitely so it can air uninterrupted. There is a chance the writers will not cross picket lines to write for awards shows like the Golden Globes and Oscars. Crazy times. I support the writers, but I wish both sides would come to a solution.

  • I've started wearing heels again! My foot is reacting great! Next week: heels and exercise! Whoo-hoo!

  • I'm trying really hard to think of something fun or cool I've done lately. Last night I had a dance party with a three-year old. Does that count?

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