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-June 2017

May 13, 2017



  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).

day 3445/day 3446

May 12, 2017

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


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

day 3444/day 3443

May 3, 2017


day 3444
till that point in time,
I didn’t realize how good
dry, fresh socks could feel.
day 3443
an odd portent: candies,
still in plastic wrappers, crushed
littered by the door

day 3441/day 3442

April 28, 2017
day 3441
it was so easy
to lie in bed listening
to the rain outside
day 3442
the alarm went off
woke up, considered, reset,
then slept two more hours

day 3440

April 26, 2017
day 3440
though the day started
with brilliant sun, clear skies
were not gonna last