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I recommend you listen to Anathallo.
Anything by Anathallo.
Everything by Anathallo.
They are amazing.

A guy (I can’t even remember his name) in Texas introduced them to me a few years ago. I was immediately impressed, but it wasn’t until last year’s “Floating World” that I started really listening to them again. They are just so unique and awesome…I can’t even explain it.

To, hopefully, grab (or grow) your appreciation for them,
here are two live videos that are quite good:

Hanasakajijii (four & one)

Hoodwink

You can hear track portions from the “Floating World” album on their site.

Please enjoy.
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You would think that when two large companies merge,
things would get better.
This is not the case.

I hate Cingular.

Since moving to Birmingham, I have learned that it’s pretty much
impossible to have a phone conversation while I’m at my apartment…
In downtown Birmingham…

I was called by four people (that I know of) on Friday night.
All of their calls either went straight to voicemail or simply nothing happened.

Before Cingular started their “No Dropped Calls” campaign,
I never dropped calls.
Since then, I drop a call at least once a day.

I rarely have a clear signal…
and when I do, I loose it at random.

Does this mean I am quitting Cingular? Of course not…
They have the best deals and most of the people we call have Cingular,
which means the calls are free.

Not clear…but free.

I may hate you, Cingular, but I’ll keep giving you my money.

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I saw this kid last night on a rerun of the Tonight Show.
He’s pretty funny. And pretty amazing (6 years old).
These are just a few clips from his appearance.
Enjoy.

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i totally forgot today was monday…
oops. we can play on tuesday, too, if no one checks this tonight.

1: I’m going to ask again, do you have evidence of birth?
2: I’m sittin’ here, ain’t I lady? What do you think, I happened by spontaneous combustion?


The Bridge

I’m not entirely sure why this movie was made. There isn’t a whole lot to it. It’s interesting, I guess, but it’s mainly just depressing. The whole movie is really beautiful shots of the Golden Gate Bridge, and stories, told by friends and family, of people who have ended their lives by jumping off of the bridge. Oh, and actual footage of these people jumping off the bridge. Seriously. Weird, right? The crew of this movie filmed the Golden Gate Bridge during daylight for all of 2004. They recorded most of the 24 people who jumped off of the bridge that year. I read that they prevented some people from jumping…but you’d think if they were watching the bridge all day everyday, they could have prevented more than that. I guess that would make this movie even worse, though, sadly. There was one story that I found interesting about a young man who jumped and survived. Other than that, the movie was just strange and depressing, and, honestly, kind of boring. If you want to hear people speculate as to why their loved one jumped off the bridge (and see the person they’re talking about actually jump), check this movie out. If that sounds depressing to you, and it should, I’d recommend watching something else.
5 out of 10.


Lost In Translation

I hadn’t seen this film since it first came out. To be honest, I wasn’t a huge fan of it the first time I saw it. It wasn’t that I didn’t think it was good, but it was one of those movies that so many people tell you that you HAVE to see it, that when you do, you’re a little let down (ex. Little Miss Sunshine). Last night Reid and I watched this, and I had little recollection of the movie, and I wasn’t expecting to be blown away. I really loved it. The fact that nothing really happens during this movie, and at the same time it’s such a good story is amazing. It’s just so beautiful, and simple, and funny, and great. I love Bill Murray. I want to hang out with Bill Murray. I picture him being a lot like his character in this movie in real life. If you haven’t seen this movie, you should. Twice. And laugh, ‘cause it’s funny.
9 out of 10.

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I know I’m a bit behind the times with this…
but I’ve finally started uploading information to
Delicious Library
.

If you don’t know, Delicious Library is a program
that helps you organize your media (dvds, cds, etc.).

For someone like me who has way too many dvds,
and years and years of cds, this program is magic.

Now…whenever someone borrows a dvd,
I can mark said dvd as checked out by that person
in my Delicious Library, and I won’t forget who borrowed it.

Speaking of…did any of you borrow Bottle Rocket
or The Office Season 1? I can’t find them anywhere.

That being said, here is our Delicious Library:
The Pattons’ Library
I will continually be updating throughout the day.
(I’m not real impressed with DeliciWeb,
the application that allows you to put your
Library on the web. It loads very slow and
the look is pretty crappy. Trust me, the actual
application is way cooler.)

I recommend getting this program if you have way
too much media to keep up with.

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when Sheena goes out of town on a fun, week-long beach trip…
and leaves me all alone.

Just kidding. I hope she has a blast!

Anyone want to hang?

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One of my favorite Family Guy moments…
Warning: Mild Language Usage

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1: Now back up, put the gun down and get me a pack of Tropical Fruit Bubblicious.
2: And some Skittles.


Breach

This was a pretty dang good movie. The acting was superb and the plot was intriguing. The fact that it is based on a true story is amazing. I won’t give anything away, but it’s crazy how clueless we are to what goes on with our government. And that’s probably a good thing. I’d recommend seeing this movie. It was interesting, suspenseful and fun to watch.
9 out of 10.


Reign Over Me

This movie was in no way bad, but I just went in expecting so much more. The story itself was interesting, and the acting was, for the most part, excellent, but there seemed to be too much quirkiness, or something. There were a lot of humorous (sometimes hilarious) parts of this film. Most of them just didn’t work, though. They were just too obvious, too predictable. Borderline cheesy. Actually, sometimes just plain cheesy. There was a whole lot going on in this movie; maybe too much for one movie. With deaths, and families, and friends. I think they tried to pack too much emotion into one movie, and it ended up not really capturing you at all. Because there was so much going on, this movie felt forever long. About three fourths of the way through, we all (we went with the Reid and Ashley) started squirming in our seats and wondering when it was going to end (it seemed like it was ending a few different times). All in all, not the movie I was hoping to see, but still worth a viewing.
7 out of 10.

I just read that the lead character, Charlie, was written for Tom Cruise.
That would have been a TERRIBLE movie.

Read Reid’s Review
(alliteration and homophones…I win!)

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