February 4th, 2008

That Was An Interesting Game

I went to a "lock in" (where a pub stays open after normal business hours for select clients) at one of my favorite bars tonight to watch the Superbowl.

Given that I'm a Giant's fan I figured that by halftime they would have fucked it up and I'd be home.

But... damn that was a good game.

I guess it proves the point that it's defense and not offense that wins games - because for a good three quarters the Giant's offense sucked while their defense was outstanding.

Also, what the fuck happened to Brady's supposed quarterbacking genius?

That said, it was all in all a great night out - but I can't wait for Rome Girl to get home on Monday.

Who Are These People And Why Are They In School?

Project Description:

In this essay, you will develop an argument based upon your own interpretation/analysis of two of the texts we have considered so far this semester. One of the texts will be Immanuel Kant's "An answer to the question: what is enlightenment?" The other text will be either Moliere's "Tartuffe" or Voltaire's "Candide, or Optimism". Examples of questions/issues to consider: how do the authors speak to eachother? on what points might they disagree? how do these works fit into the enlightenment? how mucht one author respond to the themes/issues/characters created by the other? ect.

The essay must be 6-7 pages long (double spaced)

Budget: Less than $500.

Byrning Man

I finished the first week of In Treatment before I went out last night.

Damn, is this show an emotional roller coaster. Also, Gabriel Byrne is the best actor ever.

I'm astounded that they've shot 45 episodes of this thing - the emotional work involved in making these episodes must be astounding - since each character has to go through just about every set of emotions possible in a roughly 23 minute period each week.

I'm also surprised at how good Blair Underwood is - he's never impressed me before.

Obviously I'm happy that there is an Alias girl in it - in general I'm always like "wee!" whenever I see any of the Alias people in anything, because I'm a total alias geek.

What's weird is that in Alias she was so very, very British (which is how we all knew she'd end up fucking Sark) , while on In Treatment she's very, very Los Angeles. I wonder which is really her.

The only downside to the show is that it's ridiculously emotionally draining. I had to space the five episodes out over a few hours - I particularly needed a break after the gymnastic girl's story.

Anyway, while not for the squeemish (the first week deals really frankly with infidelity, bar bathroom sex, an incident that's pretty damn close to rape, abortion, fertility problems, suicidal tendencies, the Iraq War and the death of children) it's fascinating in a very voyeuristic way.

I Wish I Could Give Her A Big Hug

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Britney Spears' stay in a psychiatric ward was extended for two weeks under a section in state law that allows patients to be kept for medical treatment if they are found to be gravely disabled or a danger to themselves or others, a person close to the pop star told The Associated Press.

I Have To Say...

... that it makes me feel good when I do the laundry, the dishes, clean the toilet and generally straighten up before Rome Girl comes home.

While I don't like the chores themselves, doing them makes me feel like I'm connected to something better than myself and like I'm building something good.

It's funny how little things like that can make you feel good about yourself.