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Keynesian Blogging [Apr. 26th, 2009|07:48 pm]
Tomas Gallucci
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April 9th marked my two year anniversary with my company. I started my delivery job two months prior to that, so April 9 also marked the two year anniversary of holding down two jobs simultaneously. Sadly, I'm still in debt proportionally as much as I was when I started working both jobs. At least I've learned something worthwhile in those two years. Too bad it isn't enough to go out and get a six figure salaried job. :(

As much as I don't want to pay for the experience, I'm going to go see Angels & Demons which means you can count on a review on Montag's Reviews. I also encourage Guy Montag to review and post about Angels & Demons himself as it could be enjoyable comparing and contrasting our thoughts.

Speaking of reviews, I did see The Soloist earlier today and will review it momentarily (read after dinner plus however long it takes to write.) This business of waking up, going to the theater, coming home, going to bed until 1800, writing a review and going back to bed on Sundays is getting to be routine. Too bad there's very little between now and the end of summer I actually want to go see.

One thing's for damned sure: I'm taking this Sabbath thing almost as seriously as a Jew.

Depending on how much time and energy I have left after reviewing The Soloist, I might tackle some current events stuff--basically everything I wanted to write last week but didn't get a chance to for whatever reason. Speaking of last week, I found that if I got off schedule by one little bit, it throws the whole writing week off. Because I was out late buying groceries Monday night, it meant that I was behind on my sleep schedule which threw off my work schedule.

This week lent to some overtime that almost got fucked in the last stretch because of a faux pas from Programming. Thankfully, someone saw to it that we got builds after hours Friday, so all of my weekend upgrades were doable...except the one that I couldn't connect to. Technically, I need to log on and do an hour's worth of paperwork, but I think I'll leave it for Monday morning. This way, I'll have something to do Monday.

Currently, Memorial Day Weekend (including Monday, of course) is open. I'd love to make plans with someone [Hint! Hint! Andi 8)]. I know I'm going home Mother's Day weekend. If you don't have anything planned for Memorial Day Weekend, give me a shout and we'll see about getting together.

It seems like there was something else I wanted to say in this post all weekend, but I can't think of it.

New readers, welcome aboard!
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[User Picture]From: siempre_ame
2009-04-27 01:31 am (UTC)
Sucks to be in debt, doesn't it? Well, i hope you get out of that hole A.S.A.P!
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-04-27 01:41 am (UTC)
Thanks for the kind words.

Unless I win the lottery, marry a rich girl or publish a book by the end of the year, I'll still be greatly in the hole. It's not that I haven't made progress. I have. But the recession and the current administration's policies ain't helping any. I'm starting to slip right back to where I was. :(
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[User Picture]From: siempre_ame
2009-04-27 03:47 am (UTC)
Publish a book - I'll buy it!
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2009-04-27 06:45 pm (UTC)
The movie The Da Vinci Code was as good as the book. Angels & Demons was a better book than The Da Vinci Code. I'm hoping they put as much into this movie as they did on the previous one.

I hope to God you've read the book before you attempt to review the movie.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-04-27 06:49 pm (UTC)
As you of all people should know, books and film are two different mediums. Thusly, it is not required to read the book that a film is based on in order to either enjoy the film or review it, unless the point is to assess how accurate to the book the film is. I'm not a Dan Brown fan and don't care about his books. I will be tackling the film from the theatrical experience alone.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2009-04-27 07:00 pm (UTC)
Fine. I will be assessing your review from the literary experience alone.
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From: hiro_antagonist
2009-04-27 08:43 pm (UTC)
Is it a book worth reading if you hated the Da Vinci Code? Between the unskilled writing (Paradise Lost, it's not) and the conspiracy theory axe the author loves to grind, I couldn't read more than a few chapters.

I'm debating on reading Angels and Demons before I go see the movie. Maybe it would help contrast the two reviews schpydurx and I have planned...
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From: highebree
2009-04-27 10:59 pm (UTC)
I agree - I liked the book Angels and Demons better than The DaVinci Code. A lot better.
*crosses fingers excitedly*
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From: hiro_antagonist
2009-04-27 08:40 pm (UTC)
I've been considering seeing Angels and Demons, even though I avoided the Da Vinci Code like the plague because of what I knew and had read of the book (it sucked sooooo hard), but I'm willing to give this one a chance.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-04-27 08:46 pm (UTC)
If nothing else, it will Give Montag a double-hit that weekend. Could be fun.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2009-04-27 08:58 pm (UTC)
The score played so well into the film, it was instrumental in making me a fan of the composer. Sometimes I watch the movie just to be excited all over again with the muscial cues.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-04-27 09:01 pm (UTC)
I remember back in the day when ehowton = Zimmer hater. Now he's come around...
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From: hiro_antagonist
2009-04-27 09:21 pm (UTC)
Hunt for the Red October did that for me and Basil Poledouris. When I found out he'd done the music for Conan the Barbarian also? Seventh heaven!

My only regret is that to this day, there is nothing like the epic music found in Conan the Barbarian. After listening to that soundtrack *I* was ready to go plunder villages on the steppes heh.
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From: highebree
2009-04-27 11:00 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking about seeing The Soloist on Wednesday. I'm interested in your review.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-04-27 11:05 pm (UTC)
I'll see what I can do about getting it up tonight.
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