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The Buzz on the Buzz

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I’ve buzzed off all my hair. When I was asked why, I said I guess it can be any number of reasons…. perhaps it’s a mid-life crisis and I don’t have $ for a Porsche… or the heat of the summer, or that i’ve always wanted to and just finally said “F-it” and did… or that I simply don’t look fat enough and needed to accentuate the double chin even further… or perhaps a combo of ’em all. Whatever the case, it’s gone, and i might have gone a bit shorter then I want, but now i can experiment as it grows back in. And if I like it enough to stick with it in some form, the cost of a simple trimmer for home use is less then two haircuts.

Besides… the kids giggle like crazy when i rub my head on their tummies :-)

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06/29/2006 at 7:53 am

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Broken Flowers (4 stars)

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After being dumped by yet another girlfriend (Julie Delpy), Don Johnston (Bill Murray) vows he’ll be alone forever. But when a mysterious unsigned letter arrives in the mail, he’s surprised to learn he has a 19-year-old son. With no idea who the mother could be, Don sets out on a cross-country journey to confront his past, surprising a series of old flames (Frances Conroy, Jessica Lange, Sharon Stone and Tilda Swinton) along the way.

Geoff’s Comments: I have to say that Jim Jarmusch films are an acquired taste. I’ve loved some [Dead Man] and hated others [Coffee and Cigarettes]. This was good, and left you trying to piece together your own conclusions. It also felt very ‘real’ it it’s portrayal of people, and paces.

[ >rent Broken Flowers via netflix.com ]

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06/28/2006 at 6:07 pm

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Broken Flowers (4 stars)

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After being dumped by yet another girlfriend (Julie Delpy), Don Johnston (Bill Murray) vows he’ll be alone forever. But when a mysterious unsigned letter arrives in the mail, he’s surprised to learn he has a 19-year-old son. With no idea who the mother could be, Don sets out on a cross-country journey to confront his past, surprising a series of old flames (Frances Conroy, Jessica Lange, Sharon Stone and Tilda Swinton) along the way.

Geoff’s Comments: I have to say that Jim Jarmusch films are an acquired taste. I’ve loved some [Dead Man] and hated others [Coffee and Cigarettes]. This was good, and left you trying to piece together your own conclusions. It also felt very ‘real’ it it’s portrayal of people, and paces.

[ >rent Broken Flowers via netflix.com ]

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06/28/2006 at 6:07 pm

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Now Playing : Horns

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As an old friend once said, music can be seasonal. Example: Jethro Tull is really good winter music but doesn’t fit into a day at the beach. Or Steely Dan… ideal for a brisk Autumn or Fall afternoon but not quite right for a cold January night. And right now, the heavy rotation on my playlist is a mix of Chicago and Earth, Wind and Fire. It’s the perfect music for a drive in the summer sun, or relaxing on the patio with a cool evening breeze.

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06/27/2006 at 12:18 pm

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In Her Shoes (3 stars)

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This tale of two sisters — wild-child Maggie (Cameron Diaz) and straight-laced Rose (Toni Collette) — is based on the theory that they have nothing in common except for their size 8-1/2 feet. But Maggie’s discovery of a long-lost grandmother (Shirley MacLaine) the girls never knew they had could be the thing that brings them together for good. Ridley Scott sits in as producer on this comedy-drama based on a novel by Jennifer Weiner.

Geoff’s Comments: Well, ANY movie in which a male begs his bride-to-be to open up and share her feelings, or that ends with the female protagonist gleefully bouncing and dancing back into the crowd at a “Reggae theme” wedding, can be be called nothing other then a chick flick. HOWEVER the character development of the two sisters, and some good dramatic and comic moments with Shirley MacClaine, made for an entertaining journey. Not necessarily realistic, but entertaining.

[ rent In Her Shoes via netflix.com ]

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06/27/2006 at 10:18 am

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In Her Shoes (3 stars)

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This tale of two sisters — wild-child Maggie (Cameron Diaz) and straight-laced Rose (Toni Collette) — is based on the theory that they have nothing in common except for their size 8-1/2 feet. But Maggie’s discovery of a long-lost grandmother (Shirley MacLaine) the girls never knew they had could be the thing that brings them together for good. Ridley Scott sits in as producer on this comedy-drama based on a novel by Jennifer Weiner.

Geoff’s Comments: Well, ANY movie in which a male begs his bride-to-be to open up and share her feelings, or that ends with the female protagonist gleefully bouncing and dancing back into the crowd at a “Reggae theme” wedding, can be be called nothing other then a chick flick. HOWEVER the character development of the two sisters, and some good dramatic and comic moments with Shirley MacClaine, made for an entertaining journey. Not necessarily realistic, but entertaining.

[ rent In Her Shoes via netflix.com ]

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06/27/2006 at 10:18 am

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Double Shots

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We just had some portraits of the kids done, and that brought back memories of those we had taken when they were about a year old as well. So I’ve posted both. They’re in the ‘Family Photos‘ section of this website. Password protected as always. If you need the password, send me an email and I’ll make sure you get it promptly!

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06/25/2006 at 7:16 am

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