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March 10th, 2014

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Monday, March 10th, 2014 07:35 am
Watched two over the weekend. The first was Dallas Buyers Club. I avoid AIDS movies. There is nothing new to say and the stories are depressing. This one had something new (to me) to say. And while it was depressing for all the reasons HIV is depressing, it was more depressing for the lengths the Federal Government went through to screw with this guy. It took me a bit of time to warm up to the main character. He starts out an ignorant, homophobic, sexist,redneck asshole. His transformation is quite believable and worth the price of admission all by itself. A very solid 3 and well worth watching.

Number two as Stand Up Guys. Al Pacino, Christopher Walkin, and Alan Arkin. Mostly the first two. And they were GREAT. It's a gangster movie and I usually don't like them, but these guys are such great actors that I'll watch them in anything. Stacey thought it was too slow, but I think that was more her pain meds than the movie. We gave it a three, but I would have given in a four.

Both are well worth watching.
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Monday, March 10th, 2014 07:59 am
A humming bird flew into the house last night when we opened the front door to head out for dinner. It immediately flew up to the skylight. No chance to get it. So we turn out all the lights, left the back sliding door open and hoped for the best. When we got back from dinner, we discovered our plan almost worked. When it got dark, the bird abandoned the skylight, but went for the high window over the front door. The overly bright street light shines in that window. We tried various things that had no chance of working and gave up. When we went into our room and turned on the light, the bird flew in. This is good. We have low ceilings. And the poor thing was exhausted. After a couple of tries, I managed to scoop it up in a towel. I left it outside on the towel near water and blooming flowers. I pretty much that it was going to die of exhaustion and fear. Apparently not. This morning I found the towel just like I left it and the bird gone. Since the towel was not disturbed, I'm figuring the bird is off telling the story of getting away.

This morning, I dragged myself out of bed in the dark (I had switching to and from DST) and got myself to work nice and early. Locked out of the building. It is a card entry building and nobodies' cards worked. Thought it might be because of DST, so I waited the 20 minutes 'til the building thought it was time to unlock the doors. Nope. Waited another 30 minutes until "management" showed up and did some hocus-pocus to open the doors. Not a good start for the day.