January 2nd, 2003

ledbetter tat

Taken from Explosivo and Inkprincess

NAME 4 BAD HABITS YOU HAVE:
* Smoking cigarettes - this will be gone this year.
* I'm very hard on those I love the most
* Workaholic
*I do/eat/say the same things at the same time every day - borderline OCD

NAME 4 GOOD HABITS YOU HAVE:
* I keep my word
* Honest and sincere - sometimes to a fault
* I treasure my friends
* I can make people laugh (although not much evidence of that on my LJ)

NAME 4 PEOPLE CURRENTLY ON YOUR BAD SIDE:
* Hal Phillips (a "friend" of Billy's)
* "Bobby Purcell"
* Barbra Streisand (because she is grotesque)
* OJ Simpson (he will always make a list of this kind)

NAME 4 PEOPLE CURRENTLY ON YOUR GOOD SIDE:
* Ricky and Tommy
* Russel Palmer
* Mickey Ramos
* Billy (he will always make a list of this kind : )

NAME 4 SCENTS YOU LOVE:
* Fresh cut grass (brings me back to when I used to cut it as a kid)
* Rain
* Bob
* Cookies from the oven

NAME 4 THINGS YOU'D NEVER WEAR:
* glitter
* a glow stick
* clone clothes
* a derby

NAME 4 MOVIES YOU LOVE:
* Bonnie and Clyde
* A Clockwork Orange
* Boogie Nights
* Moulin Rouge

NAME 4 ANIMALS YOU LIKE:
* big dogs
* elephants
* small dogs
* puppies

NAME 4 TV SHOWS YOU LOVE:
* The Real World
* 24
* The Sopranos
* Monk

NAME 4 CELEBRITIES YOU DON'T LIKE:
This list could be much longer...
* Barbra Streisand (a barnyard animal whose singing is unlistenable)
* Whitney Houston (a monster who proves karma works on some levels)
* Mariah Carey (talent-free and famous!)
* Billy Crystal (humorless prick)

NAME 4 DRINKS YOU REGULARLY DRINK:
* Diet Coke - Caffeine Free
* see above
* see above
* see above

NAME 4 ICE CREAM FLAVORS YOU LOVE:
* Rocky Road
* Cherry Garcia
* Chunky Monkey
* Mint Chocolate

NAME 4 FOODS THAT YOU LOVE:
* Sushi
* Big Macs (this is the OCD part - I have to eat one a day)
* Huevos Rancheros with whites only at The Firehouse (again - one of the few things I eat)
* Hostess chocolate donuts (I eat them every night at 1am)

NAME 4 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT YOURSELF:
* I had a basil-cell cancer bump removed from the center of my nose in 1995
* I've had sex with women more in the last 11 months than ever in my life
* I have to fall asleep with the TV on
* I know a great deal about Alfred Hitchcock and his films

NAME 4 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT YOUR FAMILY:
* I'm an only child
* My father started a crack addiction at the age of 57 - an intervention was staged when he was 63
* I consider my friends my "family"
* Colon cancer runs in my father's side of the family
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"Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"

I went into this today with two strikes against it. First there's Charlie Kaufman. Besides his inability to keep his stories on track and his penchant for writing fucked up endings to his films, there's a smugness that irritates me. Also, in the early 90s, I was making some extra money doing coverage for two studios and one very large agency. I had done this in the early stages of my career and I was pretty good at it. I was given this script to cover and I literally thought it was the worst script I had ever read. I'm not sure if Charlie was the writer at that point. After seeing the film, I don't think so because the film was great!

Sam Rockwell is phenomenal as Chuck Barris, Clooney does an amazing job keeping both aspects of the film in check, Drew Barrymore her best cutey-pie since "The Wedding Singer," and Julia Roberts was a lot of fun to watch (other than "Hook," I am a sucker for Julia).

This movie moved into the #4 slot of my year's top 9. I have yet to see the tenth film to join the list. If pressed, I'm going to put "Blue Crush" as #10 but I haven't seen "Bowling for Columbine" or "Chicago" yet.
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