August 4th, 2002

the only earth?

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I woke up gradually, watching the Sunday shows where politicians try to appear to have a clue. When I was sufficiently ready to face the world, I called home for the semi-regular updates.

In the afternoon, I met Elena and Charles at the Neptune to watch Signs. It has a great look and feel and builds to a finish that I didn't really like. That said, I would still recommend it. For a movie with very little onscreen violence, it was very intense. Even afterward, everything seemed a little more ominous than usual.

I'm trying to learn to be forgiving of good movies with bad endings. Ending a movie well must be a really difficult thing to do since it seems that so many good ones get it wrong. Maybe I'm just hard to please.

On the way home I picked up some new reading material - Word Freak - to keep me entertained for the rest of the night.