What bitch life is sometimes.
For those of you who don't know, my birthday was Tuesday a week ago. For those of you in Texas that can't do math, that was August 7th. I'd have to say that on the whole my birthday wasn't the disaster it was last year
, but I think that me and birthday parties have gone downhill. I'm officially an old man.
Where to start? After almost four months of being at the job, they finally came to get me to sign for my benefits so they can start taking it out of my check. The payday at the first of the month was my largest due to the amount of overtime I'd put in. So far, so good. Not a bad way to go into a birthday.
That Tuesday was so much come and go. My folks called and they wanted me to come out to Decatur for my birthday since it was during the middle of the week and I was planning on having the "party" on Saturday. I flat out refused and we got into a fight. Tuesday afternoon we worked it out and they agreed to meet me halfway in Madison. They actually picked up the tab for a couple of drinks. I didn’t mean for them too but for some reason that day was stressful at work. Of course, I was having my yearly mood swings prior to my birthday and oh God did I ever need the drinks!
Dad had to leave to go to work which was par. I took the rest of the family for a drive through the mountains and finally conned them into going to the Rave. The only decent movie playing was The Bourne Ultimatum
which, I must say r0x3rd my socks off, even the second time around. IMDB lists Chris Cooper in the credits but I don't remember seeing him in one frame of the film either time.
Since we're on side trails, I have to say that I'm fully looking forward to The Brave One
and American Gangster
as well as The Kingdom
. I know I like it when Rid and Crowe collaborate, but Goddamn, Gangster
looks sweet! I must say that I liked the first trailer to The Kingdom
better, but I'm still going to see it. Instead of the US government trying to sneak around and find dirt they become the hunted and I'm guessing that most get killed off with perhaps only one living to tell about it, but that's what anticipation is all about. Oh, and don't forget to book your dates for Rescue Dawn
. I would provide links for you my readers to all of these movies, but ehowton
says that they are useless since he's "on those sites [referring to IMDB amongst others] 10 times a day."
Back to the restaurant for a bit. First of all, let me back up and say that I've really been enjoying Netflix. I just completed watching the first season of House
and can't wait for the discs to the second to get here. While we were at Ruby Tuesday's
in Madison, I asked Dad what he wants for his (August 30th ) birthday. I told him about House
and offered him a choice between that and The Farming Game
a game that got much play during it's little duration at our house. You see, we had purchased it from a big board game store in a mall in Missouri many years ago and played it so much that we wore it out within six months. I miss that game. One of these days I'll get another whether it's for me, the family or both. Anyway, the point is he expressed an interest in House
. I thought I could only afford the first season, but alas you can get a combo of both the first and second season cheaper then you can buying them individually. I noticed this is also the case for the Nero Wolfe series as well; why do they do this? I had considered getting the old man a copy of Walk the Line
, but I suppose that some of these ideas will simply have to wait until Christmas.
So on one hand, the actual birthday was just another day on the calendar, although my folks did give me much
more money then I was expecting. It sucks that I didn't get my brother anything for his birthday nor my sister, but I didn't have the time nor money. Saturday, the plan was to go watch Stardust
with a whole gang but like last year hardly anyone showed up despite my advertising.
I think I'll stop here to interject a thought. Currently I'm reading East of Eden
. I'm not particularly thrilled with it though there have been one or two passages that have piqued my interest within the first hundred pages. Before that it was 1984
. I swear to God that if Hillary Rodham Rodham gets elected, that book will come to pass.