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Yesterday.
5:00 traffic.
Pouring rain.
Determined.
Best Buy – no copies to be found.
Fry’s – 5 dollars more than Best Buy.
MovieStop – beauitful, beautiful Moviestop.

For 19.99 I purchased the third and final season of Arrested Development.

Man, do I love this show. Do WE love this show.
It is hilarious.
Alongside The Office, never has a show been better cast.
And as blasphemous as it may sound,
I would vote for A.D.’s cast over The Office’s…
and probably the show as a whole.
It’s just so quirky and ridiculous and funny.
I can’t even explain it…
If you haven’t gotten into it, start with the first season and work your way up.
You’ll thank me for it later.

We finished disc one last night…
Tonight…I’m sure disc two will keep us from getting much packing done…
yet again.

c.

p.s. thanks to the fiedlers and browns for getting us hooked.

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it is officially official…
we are moving to birmingham.
this weekend!
i took a job with Leo Ticheli Productions.
it should be a great place for me to further my editing knowledge.
we also found a sweet place to live: Homewood Townhouse Apartments.
it’s such an awesome place and we can’t wait to get it all set up.

if you’re in birmingham, and aren’t busy this weekend…
come help us move stuff in! please!

c.

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For those of you who I haven’t had a chance to speak to yet…
Yesterday I went to B’ham for a job interview.
The interview went well.
So well, in fact, that they offered me the job during the interview.
I was not expecting this.
I did not even know this was possible.
Will I take the job? The answer is still being discussed with my wife.
If we move to B’ham, will our friends there help us find a place to live,
help us move and give us lots of stuff to do after we move?
Of course they will.

c.

last night casey went to the store to get some dishwashing soap.  he got the soap AND he got me a box of mentos and some pretty flowers.  he’s a-ok.  last night casey also went to birmingham for a job interview and left me all alone.  it was kinda weird but kinda not…i just watched tv, worked out, read, ate homemade ice cream, then went to bed.  i did get kinda bored…it made me miss all my friends…i have no one here to call and say “im bored…lets do something”  my closest friends are 16 hours away and i think thats kind of a long way to drive just to “do something”…but casey returns tonight and all will be well. 

in other news…i have no other news

sheena p.

The weeks of August and September are very promising in DVD land.

Here are some titles I’ve been looking forward to…

August:

8th –
Brick (rental), Prison Break Season 1 (rental)

15th –
The Simpsons Season 8 (already purchased), Safe Men (rental, possible purchase)

22nd –
The Wizard (will revisit, might purchase…remember this? the first glimps at the power glove…wow.)

29th –
Arrested Development Season 3 (will purchase), The Tick Season 1 (rental, possible purchase), Darkwing Duck (possible purchase)

September:

5th – Lost Season 2 (rental), United 93 (rental)

12th – The Office Season 2 (will purchase), Lucky #Slevin (rental)

c.

weekend fun…
we went to target, b3, and dillard’s.
we got lots of kickin’ stuff.
our two biggest purchases were paintings.
they are large.
they are cool.
they are nice.

we went to the dollar theater to see nacho libre.
we were pleasantly surprised with this movie.
the story was actually pretty good,
and there were a lot of subtle funny parts.

while at the theater we saw a lady screaming at her child
because she had thrown away their popcorn bucket…
after the movie was over.
she called her mean names and used very harsh language.
it was all very loud in the crowded hallway of the theater.
the girl was probably ten or eleven.
we wondered if her mom treated her that way in public…
what her home life must be like.
sad. very, very sad.

speaking of the dollar theater.
we saw over the hedge last week, too.
it was pretty funny and had a some-what unique plot.
an enjoyable cartoon…complete with screaming kids…
which we didn’t mind because it was a cartoon.
the last time we had to deal with screaming kids was during
the exorcism of emily rose.
what? why would you bring little kids to that?
again…wondering what home life is like…

we spent the rest of the weekend cleaning up/setting up the apartment.
it’s looking really good.
hopefully we won’t be moving soon…
but even if we do, it’s nice to have things set up for the time being.

we also made homemade ice cream last night and it was delicious.

and mike bought me a mcgriddle yesterday morning…and i felt sick most of the rest of the day. those things are tasty and disgusting.

that is all.

c.

p.s. i actually teared up a bit in nacho libre…those kids were so cute at the end plus i’m sensitive.

c.

j/k

sheena p.

casey and i went to target last night to use our gift cards.  it was so fun to be able to put whatever we wanted into the carts.  we got lots of good stuff and this is what i can remember off the top of my head: tea kettle, silver ware, bed set and sheets, a security box, over the door towel racks, shower caddy, space saver, a big soft body pillow, casey got 2 DVD’s, 2 10lbs weights, trash can, floor lamp, plus more.  tonight we are going to tackle bed bath and beyond and tomorrow morning, dillard’s. oh joy!

sheena p.

i just wanted to say that i have a super wife.

tomorrow we will have been married for two months.

thanks for being super, sheena.

c.

I am a fan of the X-men films.
I want to be Wolverine.
Except maybe not so angry…
And it’d be nice to add flying to my powers.

The first two X-men movies were amazing.
The first ten minutes or so of X-men II is
one of the best and most exciting openings to a movie.
ever.
I’m sorry, but the X-men are just cool.

Well, last night Sheena and I “ventured” down
to the dollar theater to catch X-men III.
I really think this film had the best plot of the whole trilogy…
A “cure” for mutants…I mean, come on…wow.
Unfortunately, this was easily the worst movie of the three.
Sadly, Brian Singer (the director of the first two films)
left the project to do Superman Returns…
Leaving the third installment to be directed by Brett Ratner,
the guy behind the Rush Hour movies.
Needless to say, he is no Brian Singer.
(Side note: Brian Singer directed my favorite movie of all time:
The Usual Suspects.)
Because of Singer’s absence, a lot was missing.
Namely…wit.
This movie was VERY cheesy.
There were lots of cliche’ lines, and lots of over-the-top
unnecissary action.
This is getting too long already…
so I’ll just say that, if you’re a fan of the series,
watch the movie…
but don’t expect it to be as good as the others.

c.