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With your feet in the air, and your head on the ground . . .


{Monday, April 12, 2004}

Y'all are a dedicated bunch, still showing up to read this as often as you do, considering how low-frequency my posting has been of late. :-)

Let me start this post by just saying that Charlie Kaufmann is a genius. Jess and I saw Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind last week, something more than a year after we saw Adaptation together on our first "real" date. Kaufmann's earlier movies were fun, and intelligent, and massively clever; Eternal Sunshine was all of these things, and emotionally pungent, and profound; it's right up there with my favorite movies, ever.

Let me continue this post by just saying that Mel Gibson . . . not so much. We saw The Passion on Saturday night, since it was Easter, so it seemed appropriate. I wasn't as bothered by the gore as I thought I would be, and it was an interesting enough experience, but I couldn't help spending most of my time in the theater pondering the nature of religious belief, in a psychological framework, rather than really getting into the film; in other words, wondering about what other folks are gettin', that I ain't gettin', out of the whole Christianity thing, and why.

Plus, there were no bunnies.

What gives?

Anyway, switching topics, I'd like to introduce you all to my fantasy baseball team, which started off the season with a win last weak despite not being in exactly mid-season form.

The 2004 Ragin' Rhinos, of the Zen Holist League:

C: Craig Wilson
1B: Albert Pujols
2B: Alfonso Soriano
SS: Miguel Tejada
3B: Hank Blalock
OF: Sammy Sosa
OF: Preston Wilson
OF: Miguel Cabrera
DH: David Ortiz
SP: Dontrelle Willis
SP: Kelvim Escobar
SP: Tim Wakefield
SP: Jose Contreras
SP: Brett Myers
RP: Eric Gagne
RP: Jason Isringhausen

As with last year, I should have an absolutely dominant offense. My pitching . . . like Mel Gibson, you know, not so much.

And in two last pieces of minor news, my paper was not accepted at Neuron last week, and I did not get picked onto a team based on my baseball tryout last weekend. Som'bitch. I'm working on revising the paper for resubmission.

And then, there's the secret exciting news, that I can't write about. But it's happy! :-)

posted by Miles 6:28 PM

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