Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Four Unrelated Items

1.) I went to sushi for lunch at Byerly's, of all places, with TallBrad. It was surprisingly delicious - not top of the line ingredients, but good enough that it made an exceptionally different lunch. I had a mixture of ginger, cucumber, tuna, and salmon rolled in rice and seaweed, all for about $7 with tax (not including a soda) - yum. I think I now know where a dinner for my family might come from every other week.

2.) I have learned from my father that my grandmother is directly earning money from Halliburton. She sold oil drilling rights to her land in Montana, and she sold them to Halliburton. It pays very well and if she passes away (I hope she spends her money before then) before the rights expire, I personally stand to make some money from Halliburton. Crap. I'd have to give it to the DFL and charity - if I donate it through work, they'll match it - so maybe that's the way to go.

3.) I was listening to the song "I've Never Been to Me" by Charlene (see the movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert for a moving rendition) on Radioblogclub today. Is it just me, or when she breaks into her little rap, does she sound exactly like Zoolander (the male fashion model played by Ben Stiller, from the movie of the same name). Really - listen to it - it must be some weird Canadian accent. And, in case you're not familiar with the words of the rap, please feel free to suffer as I did...

Hey, you know what paradise is?
It's a lie.
A fantasy we create about people and places as we'd like them to be.
But you know what truth is?
It's that little baby you're holding
And it's that man you fought with this morning
The same one you're going to make love to tonight.
That's truth.
That's love.

4.) Finally, I went to Wedding Crashers with some guys from work today. I have to say, the first half was actually exceptional for a crappy comedic buddy movie - really well done. The second half didn't move as fast, wasn't as funny, and felt like they were trying to fit in a whole bunch of humor, all the serious stuff, and extra story line they just didn't have time to fit into a two hour movie, but I sort of got the feeling that if you had been willing to sit for three and a half hours, they might have told you a whole story that was worth listening to. I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would, and Will Ferrell was funnier in his ten minutes in the movie than he was in the entirety of Anchorman. Rachel McAdams as Owen Wilon's love interest was exceptionally good eye candy, far better than Jessica Alba in Fantastic Four, although I'm not sure I can bring myself to ever watch Mean Girls.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

"But you know what truth is?
It's that little baby you're holding
And it's that man you fought with this morning
The same one you're going to make love to tonight."

Yes! I have always thought those lines came out of nowhere. Very Zoolander, and sort of reminds me of when Mango (aka Chris Kattan on SNL) used to give the speeches about not being able to put a rainbow in your pocket.