May 18, 2007

Regarding the Events of Tuesday, May 15: What’s left to say?

As I rapidly approach my 30th birthday there are a lot of experiences I have been wishing I’d had in my 20s. I wish I’d dyed my hair a crazy color. I wish I had done more traveling. I wish I’d been brave enough to go out dancing at a club. One of the things that was most certainly not high on my list of things to do was to have my apartment robbed. And yet, that’s the one I get to add to my list of experiences I squeezed in during the final months of my 29th year.

Tuesday we came home at lunch to find our apartment had been robbed. Chunk of our DVD collection? Gone. Brand new digital SLR camera? Gone. Six-month old laptop that was practically like a child to me? Gone. Faith in my security and the sanctity of my home? Yup, they got that, too. Bastards even stole my backpack to take my possessions home in.

I’m not going to drone on about this. I was sick of telling the story the first time I told it, and I’ve had to tell it a lot of times now. Am I sad, angry, bewildered? Yes. Do I feel violated? Yes. Have we now got three deadbolts, including one on our bedroom door? Yup. (So in case you, the ass with my laptop, are reading this, don’t even bother coming back for seconds. Also, I hope you’re happy with your newfound wealth of half-written articles about Boston and images of obscure British actors carefully culled from the internet. I certainly was before you took them from me.)

What I do want to say is that everyone has been really supportive. Coworkers, friends, relatives, the property manager, the police—and I really appreciate it. It’s refreshing after having seen the worst of people to also get to see the best of people. So for that, I wanted to thank you all (except the prat with my laptop—you can die a slow, horrible death).

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May 5, 2007

How Insomniacs Spend Their Time: Don’t judge me.

A while back someone gave me one of those Moviegoer’s Journals and it hung around on my bookshelf forever, empty. So at the beginning of the the year I decided I would keep a record of every movie I watch in 2007. Just out of curiosity. Here’s the list so far (in no particular order). And great googly moogly, is it ever random!

Night at the Museum
Borat
Pan’s Labyrinth
The Pink Panther
(2006)
Zodiac
300
Blades of Glory
Hot Fuzz
x 3
Lethal Weapon
Superman Returns
Night Shift
Anne of Green Gables
Cars
Lady in the Water
Gremlins
V for Vendetta
Anne of Avonlea
Night Watch
x 2
My Super Ex-Girlfriend
Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story
Talladega Nights
Dreamscape
The Lake House
Nanny McPhee
Glory
Flashdance
Lord of War
Memoirs of a Geisha
24-Hour Party People
Flushed Away
Munich
The Science of Sleep

Undertaking Betty
Oh God
Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny
The White Countess
Flashback
Harold & Maude
Sin City
While You Were Sleeping
Lucky Number Slevin
Fahrenheit 451
Human Traffic
Wonderland
Casino Royale
Notting Hill
Tron
You Can’t Take it With You
Vibes
Shaun of the Dead
Calendar Girls