The Passage of Time

It’s impossible not to notice. Practically everything in my life serves as a reminder. The school quarter is ending; the students I’ve gotten to know and care about are moving on. I might see them sporadically – around campus, on Facebook, or elsewhere, and I’ll probably forget their names, even if the faces will be…

Oscar Night 2010 (Liveblog)

I’m excited for this, the 82nd edition of the Academy Awards. I nearly reached triple digits in the number of theater visits during the last calendar year: 98, unofficially a personal best… and had I been aware, I probably would seen two more to bump it up. And I even got around to all of…

Why SoCal is Awesome III

I’m watching 1994’s Speed on cable, and of course, the whole thing takes place in Los Angeles. And the really cool part, aside from seeing a ridiculously fresh-faced Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, is the plot makes use of this freeway that’s under construction. …Of course, it’s the freeway where the bus makes a 50-foot…

Favorite 10 of 2009

I’ve always consciously avoided the ‘list’ format when it came to my year-end movie wrap-ups. I really hate the idea of arbitrarily ranking things. How can I begin to compare an experience I had a week ago versus one eight months ago, the details of which I can barely recall? How do I weigh my…

2012

I’ve never seen a disaster movie I didn’t enjoy. …Wait, that’s actually not true. I thought Twister was stupid. It really annoyed me that they experienced about five tornadoes – or however many – in the span of two days. Even to this day, I vaguely recall those in-between scenes really detracting from whatever emotional…

’09 Playoff Blog

October 8. I arrived at the stadium about three hours early for Game 1 of the ALDS. I had nothing else to do, and nowhere else I wanted to be. So I brought a book, found some free street parking, and waited under the giant helmets for the gates to open. It was too early…

’09 ALCS Game 5

I thought we were done. I slumped deep into my seat, stunned by the turn of events. I had come into the playoffs knowing that this particular bullpen would cost us at least a game, but I did not expect it to be elimination Game 5 of the AL fucking CS, and I did not…