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Friday, January 30, 2004  
Now We're Talkin'


create your own visited country map
or write about it on the open travel guide

Let's see that makes the tally: U.S., Mexico, Bahamas, France, Italy and Switzerland.
It seems like I've visited more countries...maybe because each trip was so wonderful and memorable...or wonderfully memorable...Mhhmm.

Let's include countries I'd like to visit as well.


create your own visited country map
or write about it on the open travel guide

That's right! Antarctica!....and Swaziland! Who doesn't wanna go to Swaziland? Who knows where Swaziland is? Who knew Swaziland existed? Aaaah...Earth.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2004  
States I've been to...There should be a world map thing of this...States are usually not interesting.


create your own visited states map
or write about it on the open travel guide

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Monday, January 26, 2004  
Mais bien sur...Sans doute!
You are French
You are a Parisian.


What's your Inner European?
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Wednesday, January 21, 2004  
Oh Snap!
phoenix
You are a PHOENIX in your soul and your
wings make a statement. Huge and born of flame,
they burn with light and power and rebirth.
Ashes fall from your wingtips. You are an
amazingly strong person. You survive, even
flourish in adversity and hardship. A firm
believer in the phrase, 'Whatever doesn't kill
you only makes you stronger,' you rarely fear
failure. You know that any mistake you make
will teach you more about yourself and allow
you to 'rise from the ashes' as a still greater
being. Because of this, you rarely make the
same mistake twice, and are not among the most
forgiving people. You're extremely powerful and
wise, and are capable of fierce pride, passion,
and anger. Perhaps you're this way because you
were forced to survive a rough childhood. Or
maybe you just have a strong grasp on reality
and know that life is tough and the world is
cruel, and it takes strength and independence
to survive it. And independence is your
strongest point - you may care for others, and
even depend on them...but when it comes right
down to it, the only one you need is yourself.
Thus you trust your own intuition, and rely on
a mind almost as brilliant as the fire of your
wings to guide you.You are eternal and because
you have a strong sense of who and what you
are, no one can control your heart or mind, or
even really influence your thinking. A symbol
of rebirth and renewal, you tend to be a very
spiritual person with a serious mind - never
acting immature and harboring a superior
disgust of those who do. Likewise, humanity's
stupidity and tendency to want others to solve
their problems for them frustrates you
endlessly. Though you can be stubborn,
outspoken, and haughty, I admire you greatly.


*~*~*Claim Your Wings - Pics and Long Answers*~*~*
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Sunday, January 18, 2004  
This weekend's L.A. Times Calender had a list of all movies coming out in 2004. I thought I'd make a list of some that I'd like to see. (*s = favs for the year)

Comedy
*Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, starring Will Ferrell, Nov. 12
Envy, with Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Christopher Walken, April 2
The Stepford Wives, with Nicole Kidman and Matthew Broderick, June 11
Be Cool, the sequel to Get Shorty, TBA
Garfield, June 18
*Meet the Fockers, Dec. 22
The Onion Movie, 3rd quarter
*The Whole Ten Yards, April 9
Starsky and Hutch, March 5
Welcome to Mooseport, with Ray Romano and Gene Hackman, Feb. 25

Adventure
*Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law, June 11
*Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, June 4
Thunderbirds, Aug. 6
Hidalgo, March 5

Thriller
Constantine, with Neo...Keanu Reeves, Sept. 17
Godsend, with Robert DeNiro and Greg Kinnear (who I almost ran over this past weekend), 4th Quarter
*The Bourne Supremacy, My Birthday!
I, Robot, with Will Smith, July 16

Drama
The Terminal, with Tom Hanks, June 16
The Passion of the Christ, with James Caviezel and Monica Bellucci (I'm curious..), Feb. 25

Horror
Alien vs. Predator, Aug. 6
*Blade: Trinity, Aug. 13
Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Oct. 1
The Ring 2, November

Animation
The Incredibles, Nov. 5
*Shrek 2, May 21
Shark Tale, Oct. 1

Documentary
*Farenheit 9-11: The Temperature at Which Truth Burns, Michael Moore, TBA

Action
*Alexander, with Colin Farrell and Angelina Jolie, Nov. 5
Catwoman, with Halle Berry, July 30 (the costume is crap but I'm still curious)
*The Chronicles of Riddick, prequel to Pitch Black with Vin Diesel, June 11
The Day after Tomorrow, May 28 (scary...but I'll see it)
*Ocean's 12, Dec. 10
*The Punisher, April 16
*Troy, May 14
*King Arthur, with Keira Knightley, July 7
*Spider-Man 2, July 2
*Hellboy, April 2
*Van Helsing, with Hugh Jackman, May 7
*Kill Bill Vol. 2, April 16
The Alamo, April 9
Collateral, with Tom Cruise, Aug. 6

Top 10 Movies of 2004
1. Kill Bill Vol. 2
2. Spider-Man 2
3. Farenheit 9-11
4. Harry Potter 3
5. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
6. Troy
7. Alexander
8. Meet the Fockers
9. Shrek 2
10. The Bourne Supremacy

Recent events this past weekend make movies seem totally insignificant. But the distraction is welcome. Feel free to share your opinions!

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OR-LAN-DO...HAHAHA

Sexy Orlando


What Orlando Bloom are You?
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Saturday, January 17, 2004  
Mais bien sur, mes cheries
Gambit
You are Remy LeBeau (so I can't spell your real
name.) AKA Gambit. You can kinetically charge
things and whip em at people with amazing
force. Pretty cool. All the ladies love you,
you slick thing. But they better watch out or
you'll steal more from them than just their
hearts. It's alright, though, you'll just charm
them into thinking they wanted to give you all
their stuff.


Which cool X-men character are you?
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You Are Aragorn...
Aragorn


What Lord of the Rings Character Are You?
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Friday, January 16, 2004  
mutant111
Iceman:

You are Bobby Drake, Aka Iceman a student at
Xavier's school you have the ability to lower
your internal body temperature and the external
temperature without harm to yourself. You can
also freeze water mollecules in the air around
you and shape them in to objects the only
limitations are your imagination and your skill
as a sculptor.


Which X-Men 2 Movie Character Are You?
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Saturday, January 10, 2004  
Piercing Silences
You could know a person for a year, five years, eight years...you always run out of things to talk about. It always happen in a place where you can't escape...like in a car...or prison cell. Today, one of my friends offers to give me a ride home after class. How nice. Anything that gets me out of the MTA is most welcome. So chit chat ensues from the classroom to the lot... a long walk. "So what've you been up to?" "Not much. I went to New York. It was lots of fun." "Oh yeah? I love it there too. I wanna go there soon." SILENCE. That must've lasted us to the lot right? Oh crap we're only at the bottom of the stairs leading out of the class. "So uuh..What classes do you have this quarter?" "I've got math, chem and spanish." "Yeah I've got math, chem, french film and varsity band." "Oh yeah? How's the French course?" "It's cool. We just watch movies and talk about them." "Ah yeah." "Yeah." "*Cough*" "*Cough*" SILENCE. Ok ok almost there. "Man I hate the parking people here. They're demons of the underworld. How'd you get a permit?" "Y'know. Just got one." "Uh huh........Sit down make yourself comfortable." "Heheh alright." "You can have that banana lying there." "No I'm good." We're just pulling out of the lot at this point. And low and behold, TRAFFIC. In LA?? Noooo. "I hate LA traffic." "Yeah it blows." "MMhhmm" SILENCE. During this extended period of silence, several coughs are exchanged as well as rummagings in backpacks and such to seem as if you have something on your mind, not just a boring louse. "So...I talked to Rayan the other day." "Ryan?" "Yeah Rayan." "Ryan Weiss??" "No no Rayan Eshaghian." "Oh oh" "Yeah" "Yeah" Oh my god this is getting bad. At this point we were at Wilshire and Santa Monica. "You can turn left here...It's faster." "Oh ok." "Wilshire's a bitch to drive on at this time." "Yeah I know." Cell phone rings. His. Thank the heavens. "Rabble rabble mumble mumble rabble rabble." "*Cough* *Rummage*" He hangs up. "My mom can be so annoying." "Ah well...It's a living." It's a living? What the hell is that supposed to mean?? Santa Monica and Rodeo. "You know I never know how to pronounce that." "What?" "Rodeo." "What do you mean?" "Like I know it's Ro-dey-o...But on some of the signs there's no accent, so it should be Rodeo." "Hm." "Yeah." Oh god. What the hell am I talking about?? Why am I initiating conversation? Why isn't he? "I like Russian Techno." Oh, that's why. "Yeah yeah me too." I do? Since when? What the hell is Russian Techno. "Here listen." Do I have a choice?...The windows are rattling...my ears hurt...we're driving down Burton Way...blasting Russian Techno...how did I get here? "Yeah this is getting annoying, let me change the cd." "Oh ok." Praise Heysus. My nose is itchy. Crap. The inside of my nose is itchy. I can't scratch it though. What do I do? "So do you keep in touch with anyone?" Oh shit. He decides to engage conversation now. My nose is itching so badly. "Umm y'know...*nose twitch*...Ilana, Rayan....*nose twitch nose twitch*...Jeremy, Ashley..." Oh god I can't take this. It's time for tactical maneuvers. "What's that cd in your door?" "Huh?" He looks down to the door pocket. INVASIVE NOSE SCRATCH. 1. 2. 3. 4. Success! Nose itch evaded. "This one?" "What? Yeah yeah that one." "This is another Russian Techno cd. Let me put it in." Aw for fuck's sake....SANCTUARY. Burton and La Cienega approaches. "Just pull up ahead and veer off into my street." "Okie dokey." The home stretch! I think I scratched my nose too hard. It burns now. Crap. "This building?" "Yep this one...thanks a lot for the ride man...I appreciate it." "Anytime." "See you in class Monday." "Yep see ya." He drives off....He is a good friend and a nice guy, but as in many relationships, as Dr. Phil says, you just run out of shit to talk about. Maybe we're just boring people deep down. In the silence, the ugly, desperate, side of you emerges...The side that says things like, "Did you know that the scientific name for moths is Drosophila?"

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Thursday, January 08, 2004  
Alrighty let's keep it going with the top 10 TV shows of 2003.
1. Six Feet Under
2. 24
3. Alias
4. Curb Your Enthusiasm
5. Carnivale
6. Scrubs
7. Boomtown
8. ER
9. Smallville
10. Survivor: Pearl Islands
Honorable Mention: Joan of Arcadia

This year holds Sopranos after a 2 year hiatus, more 24, more Alias, more Six Feet Under, more Carnivale and way too little time. Here's to TV junkies out there like me.

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Wednesday, January 07, 2004  
I thought I'd give a shot at the the top 10 best and top 10 worst movies of 2003 (of those I've seen...and some I haven't...just assuming :-)) a la Ebert and Roeper:

Top 10 Best of 2003
1. The Lord of the Rings the Return of the King
2. Mystic River
3. Lost in Translation
4. L'Homme du Train (The Man on the Train) --- Go rent it; better use of your time than Bad Boys 2.
5. Kill Bill Vol 1
6. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
7. The Last Samurai
8. X2: X-Men United
9. Finding Nemo
10. Matrix Revolutions
Honorable Mention: About Schmidt

Top 10 Worst of 2003
1. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
2. Paycheck
3. House of the Dead
4. Bad Boys 2
5. Bringing Down the House
6. Gigli
7. Gigli
8. Gigli
9. Gigli
10. Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

Feel free to shout out with your top 10 best/worst movies or anythings of last year.

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Monday, January 05, 2004  
The awesomeness...

According to the Red Book of Westmarch,
In Middle-earth, Pasha Behforouz Bahsoun was a
Friendless Black N├║menorean

Elven Name Possibilities for Pasha Behforouz Bahsoun
The root name suitable for feminine and masculine is:
Galencirith
Another masculine version is:
Galencirithion
More feminine versions are:
Galencirithiel
Galencirithien
Galencirithwen

Hobbit lad name for Pasha Behforouz Bahsoun
Milo Tussle from Tookbank
Hobbit lass name for Pasha Behforouz Bahsoun
Donnamira Tussle from Tookbank

Dwarven Name for Pasha Behforouz Bahsoun
Derin Clawbringer
This name is for both genders.

Orkish Name for Pasha Behforouz Bahsoun
Maurárz the Squasher
This name is for both genders.


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