Monday, June 02, 2003

I laughed, I cried, Liz snorted...

Yesterday, Liz and I went to see "Bruce Almighty". It was even better than I had thought it might be. There were the most hilarious moments in it, some potty humor (which Liz and I seem to like), and also some very poignant moments. I won't tell much about the plot--if you surf many of the same blogs I do, you've got an idea of the plot. I had heard (read) lots of things about how there is an overt Christian message, etc., but was frankly sceptical, given that it does star Jim Carrey and all. He's not exactly known for "spiritual" movies. But I was pleasantly surprised. It was almost like one of those movies produced by Franklin Graham's production company, except for a couple of scenes that definitely wouldn't pass the censor there. It is rated PG-13, so you might want to watch it by yourself before taking the kids along. Oh, yeah--make sure you hang around for a few moments after you think it's over--like a lot of Jim Carrey movies, there's out takes at the end. Although, as Liz said, the "in-takes" (her coined word) were just as funny. I think this is definitely one for the DVD collection.

We got to go for free (well, for the most part) because I "won" more theater gift certificates at work (that was how I was able to take Matt and Brian out last weekend). I put won in quotes because the certificates were actually an incentive to do overtime at work. All those who actually showed up for all their scheduled OT in a pay period got them. As Matt said when I told him I'd gotten another set, it's sad that you win a prize just for showing up when you're supposed to at work. My answer to him was that the truly sad part was that only 2 of us got them. It's now looking like we will be doing overtime throughout the month of June as well. Good for the pocketbook, not so great for morale.

'K, I'm a little freaked out right now, because it sounds like someone is shooting a firearm outside the apartment complex. There was a woman found dead this morning outside a home in another neighborhood in town. One of her neighbors was quoted as saying that the sound of gunfire had become so prevalent on her street lately that they didn't think to look out and see what was going on. That's so very sad, but I have to admit that, even though it's not a usual thing in this neighborhood and I hope it's just someone shooting off fireworks, I'm a little afraid to look out the window in case it was gunfire and I end up shot myself. Over-reacting? Probably, but I don't like the trend of things in town lately, especially with the recent stuff going on in city government. They are talking about cutting the budget for police and firemen, even though these workers are already so underpaid that a lot of them are leaving to find better paying jobs elsewhere. Our little town is growing up, I guess, and not totally in a good way. This wasn't the way I had intended to end this post, but there it is.

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