Tuesday, October 02, 2007

October 2, 2007
Took Peaches to the vet yesterday, along with a stool sample (that is always fun to gather up). She had two foxtails in her ear. They took one out, but the other is right on her ear-drum, so I have to take her in again this morning so they put her out, etc. I smell $400. Speaking of major moolah, Kathy took Buddy to the vet yesterday (different vet) and they are recommending a teeth cleaning for $450. This seems so ridiculous. Dog teeth cleaning? Do they put the napkin around their neck and tell them to spit every two minutes?

So I have Peaches at work this morning. Her appointment is at nine. She's lying at the front door of my office in case I try and leave without her. Everyone who comes in has to step over her.

Jason Strykowski went to LA over the weekend and paid $14 to see The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford. His mini-review is: "Very long and very beautiful. And a little bit on the boring side, but not without its charms.} Favorite part: "They did a really cool job with the actual killing of Jesse, and the Blue Cut robbery was done nicely. But if you ever want to see how conversation and narration can kill a movie, this is it. The other problem is it takes a novel's sense of timing, in terms of action." The theatre was three-eighths full (Sunday in Hollywood). It's only playing on four or five screens in LA. Jason gives it a 6.5 or 7 (on a scale of 1 to 10). By way of comparison, he gives 3:10 To Yuma the same rating, and says "both films suffer the same middling ground, without a clear hero or someone to pull for. It's an art film and it's going to find an art film following. That doesn't mean it's going to be a bad film, it's just not going to be Tombstone." Jason also adds, "It's like watching a really nicely done History Channel show." Jason is 26.

"It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting."
—Tom Stoppard

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