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Sunday, May 22, 2005
2005/02/22:Palindromes
4:10 PM
i got up in the afternoon, and though i had intentions of breaking in the new coffeemaker, i ran into a problem. when i'd gotten the filter, i'd assumed i'd be getting a cheap coffeemaker, which meant basket-type filter. instead i'd gotten a fancy one, so i actually needed a cone-type filter. luckily, upon recounting the story to lyndsey, she mentioned that she was in fact going to the same mall for some other purpose, and would exchange the filter for me. sweet. yay for friends.

i did a bit of work on the spare bedroom, which will become the toast's room when he returns. i got a couple more boxes worth of stuff out of there, though there's still a lot in there.

i finished 2001, which andrea had interrupted last night. i think this is the first time i've seen it all the way through (albeit in three installments), and i totally love it. when i saw parts of it in college, i had thought it boring, and never watched it again. college me couldn't get into it, current me does.

i also finished the second season of the awful truth. as i said, it's not bad, but it's not a keeper, i don't think.

i popped down to the esquire theater to visit sara, as she was back in town. i stood there chatting for a while, then just decided to see Palindromes, the new Todd Solondz film. i won't say too much about it, for this reason: now that i've seen it without any foreknowledge of the subject matter or style, i think i enjoyed it more due to that lack of foreknowledge.

so, what i will say is that it's a sort-of sequel to welcome to the dollhouse, his first (i believe) film, though sequel isn't really the right word; it's definitely related, though. if you like Solondz, go see it. seriously. and if you own dollhouse and/or happiness, then set aside your dough to buy this one when it comes out. i know i'll be getting it.

if you're not so sure, go dig up ebert's review. i read it, and i'm glad i didn't read it before i saw the film. (we do agree on most points, though.) he just says too much about the film. not spoilers, exactly -- just too much. go see it.

after the film i chatted with andrea again, and then ate some grilled cheese sandwiches while i watched the first half of the live league of gentlemen dvd.

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