January 6th, 2012

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Recession must be the reason

I'm usually adept at waiting for reviews and critics choices when selecting a movie to sit thru. I figure that's why I will have watched at least one movie that is on the nomination list to receive a reward of some sort. This year, I was completely lost for a good movie, and I think I finally came to this conclusion after paying real money to see hangover 2. After that, my movie going activity dramatically lessened.

George Clooney ("The Descendants")
Jean Dujardin ("The Artist")
Michael Fassbender ("Shame")
Gary Oldman ("Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy")
Brad Pitt ("Moneyball")

Berenice Bejo ("The Artist")
Viola Davis ("The Help")
Meryl Streep ("The Iron Lady")
Tilda Swinton ("We Need to Talk About Kevin")
Michelle Williams ("My Week with Marilyn")

Kenneth Branagh ("My Week with Marilyn")
Jonah Hill ("Moneyball")
Phillip Seymour Hoffman ("The Ides of March")
Eddie Marsan ("Tyrannosaur")
Christopher Plummer ("Beginners")

Jessica Chastain ("The Help")
Judi Dench ("My Week with Marilyn")
Bryce Dallas Howard ("The Help")
Melissa McCarthy ("Bridesmaids")
Ocatvia Spencer ("The Help")
Zoe Wanamaker ("My Week with Marilyn")

I did see one! Bridesmaids. Wasn't that from last year though? If I was going to see anything from this list above, it would have to be my week with Marilyn

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a California 80's license plate billboard

I just remembered; I still haven't seen the movie Killer inside me. I am wondering whether my local video store will have a copy for me to rent tonight.I pass this corner pretty frequently and I know it's a stretch to visualize the billboard as a giant license plate. I took the photo last week because something odd about it was bugging me. I just couldn't pinpoint what. Browsing my pictures library in thumbnail mode, it came to me. This freaking billboard resembles a license plate. Who would design such a thing. What's the message I'm getting? That I'm going to fall in the middle of the street and be bitch-slapped by the license plate of the car behind me.

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Vince's Market v. Subway

Here's an odd number on my odometer (it spells oillllll becuz the only thing I can think about is how many miles it has been since my last oil change). You know how people stand transfixed on the time whenever they see their digital clock display 11:11, well I just returned from my lunch break and, though I usually have the odometer reading displayed on how many miles I've traveled since I last filled the tank, I got back and wanted to check the time to see how long it took me to get to Vince's Market and back.
While toggling the button, I passed the odometer reading and couldn't help noticing this number.

Ok, back to topic.

Considering Subway never has canned soda, it seems to me that the cheapest sandwich is from Vince's. While Subway gives you the option to choose between six inches and footlong, the bread at Vince's is chewyer. I had plans to eat there, even though they have to tables and/or chairs. But I hit traffic standing in line at the deli. By the time I paid and got out of there, I had only five minutes left to get back to the library.

Vince's Market was recommended by pocketofgreen. I had been wanting to try the sandwiches there months ago, but would always put it off considering sandwiches are pretty much what's for dinner after work at my house.