Fred, not dropping dead but standing tall.

My friends are awesome. Jenny Caroline My Self and Jason had a brief but sweet christmas celebration the other day. They got me a tree.
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We named it Fred.

Next year we’re going to have a star on top to add to the ornaments we decorated. I’d like to get one of those paper like ones with light inside. I couldn’t find a picture of what I want but I did find some other stars that while looking nothing like what I’m referring to are really cool and can be made at home.

They also decorated my kitchen some.
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I’ll update more later. In the mean time I’d like you meet my new robot Murray. He’s the small silent type.
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-Francis

Sarah got a new camera

My good friend Sarah got a new camera the other day. It’s really neat. It’s tiny, fast, has loads of features and kicks the crap out of my camera by far.

I’d really like to get a new one eventually but my good ole’ Nikon still has some life in it. So all the photos I take this winter in England will be with it.

More importantly she took pictures of me. Hanging out in little china and the three of us (Matt, Sarah and myself) at liberty diner.

I’ve been waiting for one of you to finally admit it.

Something Positive hit something that’s been bothering me right on the nose today. (Well the other day really.)

It’s kinda scary to see how common your own problems can be or have been. Everyone likes to think that they’re unique but we all know that’s a fallacy. I have it on good authority that people have been around for a while and they’ve been interacting, thinking and acting a while longer.

I wonder if every thought has been thought, every scene acted, every fight fought, every faced kissed.

Bah, I’m just dimestoring. It’s been so long since I’ve spouted philosophy its all I can afford.

-Francis

All I Want

Or Try Seventeen as it also goes by is an alright movie. It started kind of odd. “Jones” our protagonist played by Elijah Wood is a 17 year old kid who’s just arriving (alone) to college. He takes one look at his room mate and drops out and gets his own apartment. The Netflix sysnopsys says its to work on his writing skills but that’s wrong. Jones does write, letters to his unknown father. He comes up with some nice alternate versions of events to write about – these are portrayed in cut scenes that fail to convince me that Jones is imaginative and therefore should be a good writer.

He spends his time like any other kid with no plan and lots of money does, he learns how to work on cars, shoot a gun, open wine bottles (something I’ve had down since I was strong enough to open one – I used to beg to open them for my parents as a kid), and flirts with the two girls that live on the same floor at him. (Jane and Lisa or Franka Potente and Mandy Moore) Oddly enough he’s too young for Mandy Moore (born in 84 and 18 at the time of the movie) but ends up hitched with Franka Potente (born in 74 and 28 at the time of the movie) and Elijah Wood himself is actually older then Mandy (born in 81 and was 21 at the time of the movie – and in the movie he successfully argues that he’s 21 to a liquor store clerk. He claims he has a bone disease.)

I kept saying to myself that I recognized Jane from somewhere. As it turns out she’s the star of Run Lola Run.

I’ll give this movie a 3 out of 5. Mostly for potential. Maybe if it had a reworked last half hour that seamed plausible and didn’t seam rushed I’d give it more.

-Francis

EDIT Lost about half my post there! All fixed.

Yanna!

My friend Yana left a few months ago (2 I think) to goto California. Well the other night I got a text message. Not only did she make it to California, but she got a dog. (Hopefully named Kerplunk.) She’s doing well and is missed. =)