Wednesday, June 29th, 2005 | LiveJournal Archives

Well, Heather and I took a couple days off work for our sanity and if anything, it showed us our lives are really boring and non-productive. Some sanity.

We watched a bunch of TV and a bunch of movies, I played a LOT of WoW and she got going on painting the cabinet doors for the kitchen. I keep milling around the house trying to think of something more productive to do, but everything that I could be doing instead of WoW is about the same level of productivity. I could be working on my D&D setting. I could be reading book three in the Cleric Quintet. I could be painting minis. All of that has about the same value in the world. So instead I sit on WoW where I can at least chat with people I almost know.

At any rate, I did see some really good movies. I saw The Boondock Saints, which I had added to my Netflix queue on a whim, and ended up giving it Five Stars! Wow that was good, so visual, so visceral, and so entertaining. This was no film, which one reviewer complained about, but it was some damn good entertainment. Do yourself a favor and check it out. When I went to rate it on Netflix, I found that everything that was listed as “similar” I’d given five stars also, no wonder I enjoyed it (Snatch, Brotherhood of the Wolf, The Crow, Hackers, Desperado, El Mariachi, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, A Life Less Ordinary, and Fight Club).

We also saw Tampopo, which fairly well defies most description. Its kind of a longer attention span Kentucky Fried Movie that centers around the importance and value of food in Japan. Its got one long story, all about making the perfect bowl of ramen, a mid length story about a gangster and his erotic obsession with food, and 9 other shorter stories that all relate to food in some way. It was good, but I definitely looked to Heather for confirmation on how good/bad it was on many occasions, as well as a lot of “What the Fuck” moments.

So, as you may have noticed, I like to make userpics. I’ve all but tapped my most recent cache of ideas but am still in the mood to make some more. If you have any thoughts or ideas, please feel free to suggest them and I’ll see what I can come up with. I used to be on some UserPic contest communities, but all the winners looked the same and they all looked different than mine, so I quit. I need a bit of focus to go ahead and make more. So give me your tired, your hungry, and your lame ideas and I’ll try to capture them in still or motion 100×100 pixel imagery.

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  • we watch Boondock Saints every year on St. Patties day. Its tradition. 🙂

  • Are you in the habit of making userpics for other people? *hint hint*

  • I have turned many of my own photos (both of myself and of other people) into userpics, but I would need pictures anyone else if I were to do anything new.

  • There’s a documentary about the filming of Boondock Saints that came out this week call “Overnight.” I believe done by the director.

  • Hmmm…

    *races off to check NetFlix*

    There’s also a sequel coming out this year: Boondock II: All Saints’ Day.

  • Did you know there’s a sequel coming out… I has all three of the same actors for the saints, as well as the same writer/director, so it might not suck.

    It’s called Boondock II: All Saints Day

  • Shiiiiiit, they’ve been promising that FOR YEARS!!! I’ll believe it when I see it. The website keeps talking about pre-production. Actually they only thats on there right now is “Come see the producers of Boondocks as we get smashed outta our minds at an Irish pub in Boston.”


  • I had no idea. /me hopes for the not sucking.


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