Saturday, March 28, 2009

Turning every 24 hours

Sometimes life has a way of surprising you when you think your luck has run out. I weighed myself yesterday and found that i had lost 10lbs now weighing 190lbs. It kinda put me in a bad place in my head. I woke today to find one of my friends and their mother dropping off some groceries as a way of saying that things are OK. Its that kind of generosity that makes me feel like things might really be OK. That the world keeps spinning.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

erin go bragh

Its a funny thing to almost die. The thoughts that go through one's head as they stair down death. It took the shape of four does. They were beautiful. My friend S stopped a foot or so away from them. He said it was the closest he ever came to hitting deer. I wish I had my camera with me. It would have made an excellent picture to show you.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Times are a Changin

The Auto Show
My friends and I traveled to the Cleveland Auto Show yesterday. Fun times. The best part about going to these shows are the concept cars they have on display. The cars of the future that we will never see. I hope to live long enough to see these cars driving down the street.
The Watchmen
We also went to go see The Watchmen. I want to write a review of this movie but it will take some time. From the first viewing of the film, it is flawless. It is the graphic novel.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wrestling with Ideas

After a hard work out the gym yesterday, I thought it would be best to cool down by going to see a movie. The local theater had just got in The Wrestler by Darren Aronofsky. It stars Mickey Rourke in the performance of his life as a broken down man who is but a shadow of his former self. Once a professional wrestler; a golden god with his own action figures and video games, he now carves out a living working for the man at a grocery store on the weekdays and wrestling on the local level on the weekends. Where once he dished out pain.....painkiller are the only thing he is dishing now. He hates his job, has a daughter he hasn't seen in years who hates him and wants nothing to do with him, and has very little in the way of friends. He's a man who has lost nearly everything, but seeks redemption. And one last chance to show everyone that he can save himself. Its a movie that hit home for me in a lot of ways. Its a funny thing, but I think he, like myself, is almost thankful for what has happened to him. He doesn't see it that way at first, but in a way it has given him the chance he begged for. The chance to save ourselves.