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Wednesday, February 09, 2005  

So my goals of blogging more frequently have died on the vine, and here I am once again facing a week since the last update. Work has been rough lately and I’ve been in a bit of an emotional rut. I blame the waning days of winter. But I keep getting the feeling that things are looking up; leaving the office after a long day last night I glimpsed a faint glow to the west that promised longer-days ahead. Winter was once my favorite season, but as I get older I’m more infatuated with that elusive feeling of emerging Spring and the promises it brings.

But as it stands right now, I don’t much feel like writing and It has taken me nearly 3 hours to type this post out. I also realized that in my lethargy I never finished awarding this year’s Octys! I got bogged down on the movie category because I didn’t want to award it w/o seeing some of the stand-out films that I missed. Well, here we are in the 2nd week of February and I still haven’t seen any of the films on my list. So I’m just going to give-up and give the Octy for Film to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Though “I :heart: Huckabees” and “A Very Long Engagement” certainly gave it a run for the money. And lets not forget “Garden State” and “Sideways” as other notable films. I think its interesting that after 2003 was dominated by HUGE films (Return of the King et all) 2004 saw a return to smaller, more independent-spirited films. But Eternal Sunshine stands out as another stellar script penned by Kaufman that was carried by next-level performances from the whole cast and shot with a crazy/brilliance by one of the most visually inventive talents since the French New Wave.

As for the final Octy in tech/gadgetry, it can only go to flickr. The site is taking the ‘net by storm and is really changing the way people interact w/ digital photos. If you haven’t signed up for an account, and you have a digicam, you should really go and check it out!

posted by JMV | 2/09/2005 02:39:00 PM
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