day 3451

May 30, 2017
day 3451
I marched down the street,
holding the flag, eyes focused
on the parade route
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day 3450

May 24, 2017
day 3450
when I’m on the trail,
I try to stay mindful and
just keep on moving

day 3449

May 18, 2017
day 3449
thought on the past years,
and what’s happened in that time,
what needs to happen

day 3448

May 17, 2017
day 3448
the alarm went off
I hit snooze, hit snooze, hit snooze
hit snooze, hit snooze, hit

day 3447

May 16, 2017

day 3447
overlooked email
turned out well, as it lifted
me from my doldrums


Movie Log: May-July 2017

May 13, 2017

Jan-Feb

March-April

  1. 2017/05/01: LOGAN (2017): Heckuva final Wolverine movie for Hugh Jackman. Excellent performances by all the cast. GOOD STUFF.
  2. 2017/05/12: RED (2010): Based on a pretty excellent comicbook by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, this Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich movie should have been better. Wasn’t awful, but wasn’t really that great either.
  3. 207/05/12: FRANK MILLER’S: THE SPIRIT (2008): Frank Miller’s directorial debut gets a lot of grief, but I for one really enjoy it. The art direction is amazing, the stylization (that usually would annoy me) seems just right here.  It’s an odd movie, for sure, but it is definitely Frank’s movie, as >inspired< by Will Eisner, but I’m not sure it’s a film Eisner would made.
  4. 2017/05/13: BEGINNERS (2010): I love this movie. Saw it twice in the theater. Have rewatched it a few times. A heartbreaking romance, but a lot more than just that. Man, I dig it.
  5. 2017/05/14: ALEXANDER (2004): If you’re looking for a dramatic, bloody, 3.5-hour epic movie about the life and death of Alexander the Great, here you are. Impressive production, so-so movie. But dang, the story of Alexander, having conquered most of the known world, and dead by 32, sure makes my “achievements” at age 43 seem less than impressive.
  6. 2017/05/16: SLEIGHT (2017): Advertised as an “urban superhero” sorta flick, upon watching this, I think the film actually has more in common with classic film noir movies. There’s a protagonist, who’s basically a good person, who is forced to make less than legal decisions, and consequences flow from that. A good movie, and not a bad sophomore feature effort from the director. (Also, it’s pretty neat because the lead was born in Milwaukee!)
  7. 2017/06/07: THE BREAKUP (2006): A kinda romantic comedy about a couple breaking up. Starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston, this was a re-watch for me, and confirmed, that yeah, not too bad, and not a typical “happily ever after” flick.
  8. 2017/06/12: MINDHORN (2016): A fun com-drama wherein a police department calls in a washed-up actor to revisit his role as a TV detective, since that’s the only person a possible serial-killer will talk to. A better-than-average script with some good twists, and fun character-acting. Def worth a watch if you dig British films (it’s all set on the Isle of Man).
  9. 2017/06/28: xXx (2002): I felt like watching a trashy action film and that is exactly what I got. Entertaining, and the European settings nice to see , was SO EXTREME (sarcasm intended).
  10. 2017/July: WONDER WOMAN (2017): about time that we get a >good< female-led superhero movie. Really enjoyed it!
  11. 2017/July: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (2017): another fun space-adventure from Marvel, and for me, more enjoyable than the first film.
  12. 2017/07/20: DATE NIGHT (2010): I’ve watched this flick at least three times now, which is a lot for me. It’s sweet, fun, improbable, and silly, and Tina Fey and Steve Carrell do a whole lotta good here.
  13. 2017/07/23: BAD SANTA 2 (2016): As trashy, and maybe a lil trashier than the first film, but still fun if you don’t mind a Christmas film full of vulgarity, drunkeness, thievery, double-crosses, and some public sex. For me, Billy Bob Thornton is almost always fun to watch, and Christina Hendricks is a beauty (though her role is of little use to the film plot…).
  14. 2017/07/30: C.S.A. (2004): A mockumentary that wonders what the present day would be like…if the South had won the Civil War. Very interesting and a bit terrifying.

day 3445/day 3446

May 12, 2017

day 3445
west on National,
friends dressed as superheroes
for Cosplay 5k!

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day 3446
clothing casual,
walking ‘cross the parking lot,
carrying flowers