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woooo, Friday night I went to see the Kill Bill double feature at Alamo Drafthouse. I didn't even know about it until Tuesday when a guy at work said he was going to see it and that I should go too. Next thing I know I'm ordering tickets and by the time Friday came along we had a pretty significant group planning to go (about 9 of us). I was a little uneasy about going Friday night mainly because the movie started at 10:20pm, and I work from 8 to 5 Fridays. Not only that, I got 3 hours of sleep Thursday night and was afraid I'd be way too tired to enjoy the movie come Friday night. It all worked out in the end though. I got to the theater at around 9ish (where I saw Geoff unexpectedly. I didn't even recognize him at first, I just kept hearing my name called) and was greeted by my coworker Aaron, the guy who told me about it in the first place. It turns out he and his girlfriend had been there waiting in line since about 6:30 or so. Now that's dedication. Anyway, thanks to him I got a spot in the very front of the line so we were the first people in the theater. A couple people from work didn't show up or we didn't see them. Dunno what happened. Minh and his gf showed up late so they couldn't sit with our group, bah. As for the movies, Kill Bill vol. 1 was totally awesome. Easily one of the best movies I've seen in quite a long time. Uma's Japanese pronunciation was a little annoying at times, as was Lucy Liu's, but I didn't care much given the awesome movie. After vol. 1 was over, there was a brief intermission allowing for bathroom breaks and another round of food. Then it was on to vol. 2. Having just seen the first movie, I kinda had high expectations that the second would follow suit. Unfortunately it had too much talking and exposition and not enough swords or crazy fight sequences. It had its moments though, most notably the fight between Beatrix and Elle or the whole part with Beatrix and Pai Mei. The ending was a bit abrupt, but overall it was a good movie. Now I can't wait until they release them in a box set. I'm gonna be all over that. And for those who didn't see either movie at Alamo, before the movies they showed this brief clip about some old old strip club that was here in Austin over on Lamar. No one understood why they showed that, but it said it was only going to be shown there at that theater, nowhere else. It was until vol. 2 that the connection was made. Apparently Quentin Tarantino used that club in vol. 2, neato. Alamo Drafthouse was also mentioned at the end of the credits for 2 which is pretty cool. By the end of the whole event I was incredibly tired and ended up going home and sleeping about 12 hours. It was good times and being that it was my first time going to Alamo Drafthouse, it was a great experience. The cool thing is my mom has $80 in gift certificates for there. :D

ninja, vanish!

(argh, I typed out this big entry and hit save and it saved a blank entry. So here's the abriged version. bah)

You're probably wondering what happened to me, since I haven't posted in almost a month. I honestly meant to make some new posts over the past few weeks, but every time I would load up the page to make a new enty, it felt like such a chore to type all that out that I would just close the window. On top of that, every week I have so much crap to do that I hardly have the time to update this thing. I always have a test, project, or something else to worry about that just eats up my time. As a matter of fact, at this very moment I am working on a Stats project that is due Monday. The good news though is that after tomorrow I should be done with most of my work for the semester. Aside from another Stats project, an Anthropology paper, and finals. At any rate, I should be posting a more often from here on out. Don't hold me to that though. :)

PS: Hey, this is my 50th post. woohoo~