- I signed a lease today, thereby setting Operation: Backup Files in motion. I’m sure you’re all just dying to know where I’ll be lying my lid from now on, so let’s get with the links already. The three month lease was pretty way out there in terms of price, so I did a six-monther to keep costs down. So, it looks like I’ll be Viewing Mountains until September at least. Summer in Mountain View. hurray. Good news: three blocks to CalTrain, biking distance to work, two blocks to 24 Hour Fitness, two blocls to Trader Joe’s and *shudder* Wal*Mart, many, many restaurants around (including BuenoBueno!), and three blocks to a Safeway and an Albertson’s. Bad news: I’m living in Mountain View, and I still need to buy a bike.
- I was way bored this evening and decided to take in a show at the local theater. Bottom line: there’s not a whole lot of good movies playing right now, but Freedomland looked interesting. Samuel L. and Julianne M. starred in a movie about a kid that goes missing when a white woman gets carjacked in the peejays. Racial tensions boil over, and Julianne Moore does what she does best and acts like a goddamned nutcase the whole time. I don’t reccomend movies lightly, but this one definitely gets a passable rating from me. When you know 90% how the movie will turn out (with the characters agreeing with you onscreen) and then you’re right, but the movie is still interesting getting to the conclusion, I think it’s worthwhile to see.
- Tonight was somewhat of a landmark night for me: the full force of being alone was brought to bear. I think that so many of the distractions I mentioned earlier had obscured the simple fact that I no longer have a companion. Before tonight, how many movies had I ever been to by myself? Intuitively, I’ll say None. Maybe there are one or two out there, and old-time friends may jump out of the woodwork with examples, but I don’t like going to the movies in general and I don’t recall any times I went by myself. I forced myself out of my reading chair tonight to prove to myself that I could do things alone; I did this with the intended result to prove that being alone was easy. What I did was bring my carefully-constructed world down around me, as it were. The long walk out of the theater to my car was contemplative as I started to envision life without a roommate/wife/best friend. After being with someone for so long, it’s not going to be easy. A lot of my friends have had girlfriends off and on, but they learned valuable lessons about themselves when they weren’t “attached.” Let’s hope my semester starts now.
- Hollywood is making a movie about United Flight 93 on 9/11. I saw the trailer at the theater tonight. I wanted to kick whoever is connected to that movie in any way in the throat until they hoarsely apologize. Still too soon, Hollywood.
— So don’t go away say what you say/But say that you’ll stay/Forever and a day…in the time of my life