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Tue, Aug. 31st, 2004, 12:31 pm
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Took the Prius in at 8am for its 45,000 mile service... 279 bucks... Youch! They gave me the line about my tires needed replacement because they are worn. I told them I couldn't see the wear and they looked fine. I convince them to show me. The car looks kinda cool up on the lift. Well, sure enough they we worn through the rubber and through a couple layers of steel weave. So... new tires at about 100 a piece. Total came to $672. They forgot to stamp my service record book so I'll swing by later with the receipt and get them to do it.

I just put laundry in and hope it will be done in time to catch Hero at 3:20 at Century Theaters in Roseville.

Kind of nice to have a day off... my last was 9 days ago. This week, since my family left, has intermittantly dragged on and flew by.

I missed most of John McCain's speech last night. I was initially quite disturbed that someone I respect and would love to have as president was going to stand up and praise Bush. I caught some of the highlights this morning. In the highlights he didn't praise any of the qualities of Bush that I hate. So.. I still respect McCain and hate Bush. On NPR this morning they mentioned that the 1st lady will be speaking tonight and that she has much higher approval rating that W. I would have to agree. I like her a lot more than I like him.

Just before the beginning of McCains speech on NPR last night they mentioned that Micheal Moore was at the convention and that the Secret Service was isolating him from reporters for 'safety reasons'. What the heck is that about? The Secret Service are suppose to help keep the Pres, et al, alive. If they thought Moore was going to assassinate him the would have jumped him/shot him/etc. Are they afraid the truth might be spoken at the convention and all of the sudden everyone would attack the village idiot(w)? I don't even think he was there last night.

Tue, Aug. 31st, 2004 12:45 pm (UTC)
ryoga77: Hero!

Serey lent me her DVD of Hero last week. Turns out it came out over 2 years ago. It's the original Chinese release with subtitles. I thought it was pretty good, kinda sad and depressing though. From the first 10 minutes you sorta figure out what's going to happen with the paces, etc. but later throws in a surprise ending. I liked the scene where they were repelling arrows, that was cool.

Tue, Aug. 31st, 2004 07:41 pm (UTC)
lawful_evil: Re: Hero!

Well, it was cool at times, but it was pretty much an old style chinese martial arts film. I did laugh at times with the people flying, walking on water, doing crazy stuff. At times it was interesting and they did go out of their way at times to make beautiful scenes. I liked the emperor's palace with the flowing green drapes. It was a nice break from the standard crap I get around here.