Friday, June 29, 2007


Yup, that's how old I am now. I guess after hitting the big FOUR-OH last year this one isn't as traumatic. The scary thing is one of the dealers at work also has a birthday on June 29, but she was born 20 years after I was. Yikes. Scary.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Live Free or Die Hard

And yet another sequel to subject myself to, but I was pleasantly surprised at this one. Even though there were bits of the story that were too far-fetched, I had a good time at this movie. The effects were awesome, and Maggie Q was her usual sexy self. I dare to say this was the best of the sequels I've seen this year.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

RIP: Chris Benoit

I read with shock and disbelief about the death of one of Canada's most popular wrestlers, Chris Benoit. The frightening details (that of Benoit killing his family before himself) is too much to take in. Before anybody starts saying "Hey, he's just a wrestler", well, he was an entertainer. Just like we mourn the deaths of movie stars and athletes, the life of Chris Benoit was cut too short at the age of 40.

I remember vividly the last time a prominent wrestler lost his life. In 2005, wrestling lost Eddie Guerrero. I remember because it was the same day that I got news I was promoted to Relief Floor Manager. It was so surreal. It's very sad to hear of this. We may never know the whole story of why a whole family has perished, but it is sad nevertheless.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Evan Almighty

After all the disappointing sequels I'd seen in the past month, I went to this movie not expecting too much. Without Jim Carrey I doubted that Steve Carrell could carry the movie. Nevertheless, it was fairly enjoyable. There was nothing special about it, but the film was enough for a good laugh.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

I went to see yet another disappointing sequel. Jessica Alba cannot act and the special effects were average. Hopefully Evan Almighty and will turn out to be a much better sequel because so far everything has been quite disappointing this year. Away From Her is still by far my favorite movie so far.

Monday, June 18, 2007

In a Row?

I've somehow managed to get two days off in a row, and I will cherish them deeply. I'm settling in more to my new "life" as a morning person. It still takes getting used to, as I've been sleeping at 2 or 3 in the morning for so long. I'm trying to get to sleep by 12 or so. It's tough getting up in the morning, but the prize is leaving at 3 in the afternoon when the sun is still out and I still have most of the day to run errands.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday night I'll be seeing Russell Peters (for the third time!) and I can't wait.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Pirates of the Caribbean 3

I went to see it two nights ago. It didn't help that I was quite tired from my morning shift and so I took a nap near the beginning. When I woke up the movie didn't get much better. It was rather bland. Chow Yun Fat needs to work on his English. Even Keira Knightley was nothing more than average. All the blockbusters this summer have been disappointing.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Alarm Clock

And so begins three weeks of morning shifts (7:15am-3:15pm). So why am I still up at 2 in the morning? Well, I'm just relaxing a bit after Kity's farewell dinner (and drinks) and I'm still wide awake. It will take time to adjust to daytime, I just hope I actually get up in the morning (in about 4 hours). They better have Red Bull at work.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Ocean's Thirteen

Grammatically I can't remember exactly what the movie is called (Ocean's 13 or Ocean's Thirteen) but OK, I went to see the George Clooney flick. It was definitely better than "12" but not nearly as good as "11". Al Pacino was smooth as usual. Ellen Barkin was ultra-hot and definitely cougar material. The plan itself was outrageous (this coming from a casino manager of course) but taking away the suspension of disbelief the film was OK overall.

Part 3

All is right with the world, as the skanky Ms. Hilton is back where she belongs. I am now at peace.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Paris Hilton Part 2

I thought the Canadian justice system was a joke but it looks like the Americans are giving us a run for the money. Letting Paris Hilton free after three days "because of a medical condition"? How much did the Hilton family pay the sheriff for this privilege? You have got to be kidding.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Just Checking In

Other than the fact that Paris Hilton is in jail for the next few weeks, there's not much else to report. I had a rare supervising shift today, which was rather uneventful. It was actually a welcome change from the often stressful managing shifts. Next Sunday will be a farewell party for Kity. It'll be sad to see her go. She's helped me a lot these past two years (thanks) and I've learned a lot from her. It'll be an interesting change when I move to morning shifts (mostly). Then on the 14th, it's the retirement party for Marlene. It's hard to believe I've known her for 18 years now.