May. 12th, 2013

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Greetings dreamwidth community! I don't know why, but my first entry is always a hello one. Who I'm saying hello TO, I have no idea, but there ya go.

I've been meaning to get back into my writing for what feels like forever, and I think being here is just the thing I need to get back on track. Writing gives me peace, lets me think, and by re-reading entries, I tend to get a better perspective of why things happened the way they did and how to go about with situation in question.

Well, I suppose that's all there is to say about that. Hopefully I can meet some fellow movie lovers, writers and cool people here as well. Thank you for your time.
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How the hell this happened, I will never know. I can definitely tell you I wasn't complaining though.

So, a few days ago I was doing my usual time wasting and procrastinating (my current hobby due to unemployment) when I got a text from Jen who invited me to go drinking in the city with her and some friends. What I really wanted to do was go this bar where they were having a showing of Piranha 3D, but everyone I knew was unavailable so I figured what the hell, I'll have a few drinks.

First things first, I got off at the wrong train stop so I ended up having to walk 20 minutes to find this damn place. When I did get there, HOLY NUTBALLS, this place was packed to the hilt. I have never seen anything like it in my life. I could barely move to find everyone, let alone go up to the bar.

Once I found the group, I kept my ass in the booth we were seated at. The place was loud as hell (they had loud ass speakers AND a DJ) and packed like a sardine can. Over the last year I seemed to have somehow developed claustrophobia, so being in this environment had me teetering on the brink of having a panic attack, which I did tell to the group (in a semi-joking manner). I was also super hungry so the idea of having a drink wasn't especially appealing to me at the time. One of the random people that they met kept insisting I have a drink, and since he managed to snag 2 free drinks, he gave me one out of what I can only presume to be pity.

Eventually I did take a liking to this guy named Phil and a girl named Noelle who I had met about a week or so earlier at another hangout. Oh, the guy who gave me a drink was named Carlos by the way. He was drunk as hell and apparently took a liking to Jen which was absolutely hysterical. He kept going back and getting 2 or 3 drinks at a time and kept passing them off to me and Phil, who stayed seated while talking and eating boxes of Captain Crunch. We decided to go to the bar next door, but we did so in a sneaky manner to avoid this Carlos guy following us.

The bar next door is owned by the same people, but it had much more open space so I didn't feel anxious. I almost didn't get in actually! I had gone yesterday to the DMV to change my Florida license to a New York State one so all I have is this flimsy paper I.D. with no photo on it. I explained this to the...door man? Bouncer? Whoever he was, I told him I recently moved back and wasn't working (1 of these 2 things is true) so I had no other form of identification to show. I guess since everyone came out to say goodbye, he took pity on me and let me in (or perhaps partially since I had a wrist band and explained we all came from the bar next door), so that was cool. I made sure to thank him for that.

I wasn't entirely sure what I was going to do since my free drink ticket was no longer there, but Noelle and her boyfriend Greg got fish bowls full of some mixed drink that the 6 or so of us shared. There was a dance floor, so while the majority of the group was dancing, me and Phil were chugging down the fish bowls. They played a few catchy tracks, so I got my ass up and started jumping around and attempting to dance. I was pretty messed up though so while hopping around to Gangnam Style I tripped and fell against a wall. The bouncer guy gave me a look and a slight warning, but I apologized and said I merely lost my footing (which was a lie, sort of).

Anyway, 3 fishbowls and many embarrassing excuses for dance moves later, we all headed home. I ended up falling asleep on the train and missed my stop. I woke up at the last stop, got on the next train, then thankfully my bus was there so I didn't really have to wait. I got off early to pick up a chicken and rice from the Halal cart because I was still starving and desperately needed to have something other than alcohol in my system. I got home at 5, ate, then plopped into bed around 5:45 AM. Good times.
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Yesterday I was supposed to meet up with my fellow movie buff Scott to go see Iron Man 3. He had some free passes that were going to use, then follow up the movie with dinner at Applebee's and dessert at Red Mango. As the title so obviously indicates, this did no go down as we planned.

First off, I got there at 3:30 and we were supposed to meet at 4, so I had time to kill. I left my house without eating so I figured I'd grab something quick to eat before Scott showed up. I was going to try 5 Guys, but the prices were insanely high so I walked out and went to Qdoba for a burrito. I remembered enjoying them before, but man, the burrito I got SUCKED. Granted, having been stuffing my face with the delicious taste of Dos Toros has made eating a burrito elsewhere more difficult, but I can still eat and enjoy Chipotle just fine. HOW IN THE NAME OF ALL THAT IS DELICIOUS DO YOU MAKE A BBQ PULLED PORK BURRITO SUCK!?!? I ate a little more than half of it, but I threw the rest of it away because all I could taste after a while was the bitterness of disappointment.

After that horrid experience, Scott showed up and we walked over to the theater to get our tickets then chill for a bit before heading to the theater. We were originally planning to see the 5:05 showing but it said it was sold out so we figured we'd go to the 6:30 one instead.

First problem we encounter is that there didn't appear to be a 2D showing. 3D is useless most times, and the fact that it adds $3 to the ticket price makes it that much less appealing. Whatever though, we figure we can deal with that. Unfortunately the guy tells us that every show is sold out until midnight. Ordinarily, this would merely be an unfortunate disappointment. In this instance though, we were very annoyed because many of the times displayed did not in fact, say this. He proceeded to say that it was updated in his computer, to which Scott replied "It doesn't say that where we can see it. It says there are still tickets available for these shows. You might want to update the information the customers see. Thanks for nothing."

We waited a few moments for the torrential downpour to slow down and then ate some Red Mango while we figured out our next move. We also made top 10 "Best of the Worst" movies we've watched during our many bad movie nights so we can gather them together for 1 big ass all day marathon. There are also 5 honorable mentions. For all the 1 of you interested, this is it in no particular order:

1. Manos: The Hands of Fate
2. Plan 9 From Outer Space
3. Black Samurai: Agent of D.R.A.G.O.N.
4. Kung Fu From Beyond The Grave
5. The Beast of Yucca Flats
6. The Basement
7. Killer Nerd
8. Combat Shock
9. 2001 Maniacs
10. Santa's Slay

Honorable Mentions: Masters of the Universe, Man-Thing, Howard the Duck, Monster Man and Last Action Hero.

After amassing this list (as well as speaking and laughing so loudly people in the place were staring at us), we decided to head back to Scott's house and watch movies. It turns out this ended up being more awesome in the end. We were trying to figure out what to watch when I suggested we watch the H.G. Lewis Blood Trilogy since he's never watched any of those films and I hadn't watched them in years.

We first had to check the dates so we could watch them in order (even though the movies aren't sequels or related in any real way). So it went: Blood Feast, Two Thousand Maniacs, and Color Me Blood Red. It's nice to see the origins of the gore film. Cheesy movies, but still a lot of fun.

We had time for 1 more movie, and strangely, we decided to end the night with Wreck-It Ralph. This was a movie we wanted to go see together but couldn't since I moved to Florida for a few months. It was amazing to see the picture on blu-ray! The animation was so crisp that it was honestly breathtaking. I enjoyed it before, and I enjoyed it even more watching it with a good friend.

Once that movie ended, I finally headed home. Definitely a great day. Who figured ruined plans would actually turn out to make the day better?

Moving On

May. 12th, 2013 06:39 pm
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I was going to make a big post about I felt really offended and hurt that my ex is vilifying me for no good reason, but you know what? I realize that she isn't worth it. I had a pretty sizable post started, but after the amazing time I just had with a certain special someone, I know that I'm with the one I should have been with all along. I know that I'll be happy with her and that I also have an amazing group of friends who will always be there when I need them.

Granted, I can say I missed out on a few good things due to what happened, but if this is the end result of making those mistakes, then it was worth it in the end. I dodged a major bullet. So you know what? THANK YOU. Breaking up with me is the biggest favor you could have ever done for me. I wish no ill will towards you, but good luck finding that impossible perfection you seek.

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