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Monday, June 13, 2005

Way too long and lacking rhyme and reason...

Thanks to all with the concern about the afore mentioned grumpiness. It was pretty much unnecessary grumpiness because the next day things were looking up with the apartment and the day after that, they said, "You're moving in June 18th!" Which, for everyone counting at home, is next weekend. YES!

It worked out pretty well when my boyfriend (someday I'll have to give him a name here) says, "Wow, you're like the nicest grumpy person ever!" and "I'm doing pretty good. Almost 6 months and this is the first time you've been remotely grumpy."

Yeah, so it was pretty hard to remain that way hanging around someone THAT cool.

So this week it looks like I'll be doing some packing and moving. It also looks like I'll have to take down those folks at payroll so that I can somehow prove that I have a job and get paid and everything. A simple letter from my school doesn't seem sufficient because, apparently, I'm moving to a high security apartment complex, which is funny because I didn't need all this to live where I live now and where I live now has a gate and everything. Whatever. Next time I'll be more careful about throwing away pay stubs when I'm moving soon.

Oh, and I watched High Noon again last night. I saw it a few years ago when I devoted an entire summer to being depressed that college was over and attempting to watch the American Film Institute's Top 100 Films. It definitely is a superior movie. It's in my top 5. Right up there with Amelie (of course), Garden State (ahhh...Zach), Napoleon Dynamite (YES), the Sound of Music (Rolf is an ass), The Philadelphia Story (Mr. Grant...beautiful), and L.A. Confidential. You know, I'm noticing now, as I type and listen to my Garden State soundtrack that like all my favorite movies have notable soundtracks. Music is important. Huge. Except that one movie that I know at least 2 or 3 of you think is wonderful and has a really great soundtrack by Paul and Art, but I think is absolutely horrible. But I'm not going to discuss that here.

What I would like to discuss is the fact that 2 of my students on the same day all vocalized to me that Garden State was their favorite movie. WTF?! You're ELEVEN. Maybe TWELVE. It was bad enough when my 16 year old sister liked it a lot. But seriously, if you haven't even gotten your period yet, you can't appreciate it. You can't. That is all.

But the main thing I wanted to tell you was about High Noon. If you haven't seen it, you really should. It was up within the top 10 of the AFI's list and just freaking awesome. Back when I was in college and looking to bump up my GPA, I took a "Mass Media" class where we spent a full class period watching this special on AFI's top 100 movies. You've probably seen similar things. They've done AFI's best villans and heros, AFI's best songs from movies (from which Tomorrow from Annie was definitely overlooked). Anyway, they have a bunch of celebrities talking about how great the movies are and blah blah blah. Well, I don't know that much about westerns and whatnot, so I didn't know of High Noon. It stuck in my mind because they had then president Bill Clinton talking about how it was his favorite movie. Now, I watched this special in 2002, years after the scandal and such, so it was extremely funny to hear him talk about how Gary Cooper completely embodies "character", "integrity", and "virtue". Except he probably didn't use the word virtue, but you get the idea.

So that summer, I watched many movies and I made it a point of seeing that one that Bill Clinton talked about. And the funny thing is that he was RIGHT. Gary Cooper DOES indeed embody character and strength and honesty. So now, apparently, I share a favorite movie with Slick Willie.

Sorry this has become an epistle of ginormous size and little rhyme or reason. I should go to bed.

High Noon. You should see it.


Blogger Beatrix Kiddo said...

call me if you want some help packing and what-not....

12:27 PM  
Blogger Earnest said...

i hate old westerns!!!!

1:23 PM  
Blogger Grace said...

High Noon is basically the "anti-western" - it rocks!

2:24 PM  

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