My Day...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Dear Bloggary,

(I know that "Bloggary" is not an accepted term yet, but "Dear Diary" isn't accurate and "Dear Blog" just doesn't have a good ring to it...)

So, any way, as I was saying...

Dear Boggary,

My day was good. I have been working so much lately that it was nice to have a day off! Yes, a day all to myself, with no J O B or anyone telling me what to do. So what did I do?

I cleaned my room.

Really, it makes sense. I have been so busy lately that my room was a wreck, with dirty clothes on the ground, a sink full of dirty dishes, and a closet unpacked and all over my floor because of a week old project. So, my dirty room kept reminding me that I have been busy, so by cleaning it, it reminds me that I had a day off. Does that make sense?

Anywho, as I was going through some of my old stuff, I found a card that I wrote on when I was in Washington D.C. (remember that trip? it was fun!). The card said:

"It's hard to eat cereal without a spoon. Stupid establishment."
~ Me

I don't know what that means, and I don't think it is funny, but I must have felt it was funny at some point.

After cleaning, I decided that tonight was a good night for MOVIE NIGHT! And you know what that means: PIZZA!!! Papa Johns is still the best pizza ever. I would give some to you, but you are a blog, and blogs don't eat, silly! (ham, spicy sausage, pepperoni, bacon, and pineapple)

So while eating amazing pizza I watched "Vantage Point". Wow, what a horrible movie! The movie bills itself to be a suspense thriller, but it isn't. In advertisements, it looks like the movie will solve the mystery of "Who killed the president?" by showing different "vantage points" of people in the crowd, but that is not at all what happened! The first half of the movie shows you the same sequence of events through 5 people's perspective, but each time, NO new information is given! THEN, it gives you all of the information at the end with no one "vantage point", IE: it turns into a normal movie showing lots of events in sequence. So what could have been a good suspense thriller turned into a dull blockbuster with bad acting and an even worse script (at the end of the movie whenForest Whitaker finds the president alive (*gasp*, ya, they tell you that in the previews), he has the line "I'm with you, Mr. President." LAME!). Oh, and they have whole sequences inside of a TV news control room and it is the most inaccurate representation of a control room that I have ever seen! The "on air" camera keeps changing while the guy's hand is NO WHERE near the control board! How lame!

*sigh* I hate bad movies, especially ones that show such great promise but utterly fail (and by "fail" I don't mean the horse got half way around the race track when he sprains his ankle and falls to the ground, I mean "fail" like the gates open and the horse is dead with maggots already rotting away its intestines... umm, sorry about that, but it served its purpose).

OK, really, moving on now...

I just bought the latest Family Force 5 album: "Dance or Die (iTunes link). I hope it is good (the EP is great). I also hope to listen to this CD when I start running soon, once it cools down.

But now, blog, I have to go to sleep. Wish me sweet dreams as you lullaby me to sleep.



Anonymous said...

ummm.... .Vantage Point was the best movie i've seen in like a whole year!! you obviously have no idea what you are talking about. Even my wife liked it!!


you are now excommunicated from kelling-dom. You are the weakest link. good by.

Anonymous said...

Matthew... Maaaaaaathew... this is your blog... I can't sing... I've only just recently become self-aware... you'll have to teach me this... lullaby you speak of...

Matt said...

Wow, MY blog isn't self aware! You must be the coolest person in the world!

I agree with both of you. It was a really fun movie (once it got going) and it had a good story, but it wasn't technically awesome. I don't agree that the acting was "bad" but some of the performances could have been better. At least the focal point of the whole movie was stinkin' awesome (the explosion). Despite the nit picking of an expert (the rest of us would have no clue about the live camera thing you noticed), I thought the continuity between perspectives was remarkably good (except for a couple of time things that could be explained if you wanted to). I expected things to be more off than they were.

That's all...