Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Wow. I've been terrible about blogging lately. I don't know what is wrong with me. I've got the time...but not the drive. Maybe I need to choose a topic daily and blog about that? I still feel like my writing has no direction. Regardless!

Mike and I put an offer on a townhouse! Hooray! It's a cute little three bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhouse in a nice neighborhood (actually, it's my parents' neighborhood). I feel a little strange about the proximity to my parents, but let's be real, it's a NICE area, and our resale value will go up a LOT. It's in awesome condition, barring a few stains on the newish carpet. Since it is bank owned, we put in an offer that was significantly lower than the asking price...but what's the worst that can happen? I'll just cry and cry and cry. No big.

I saw the Harry Potter movie on Saturday. I'm a huge Harry Potter buff, and this film has left me the most conflicted.

As far as the film - I liked it A LOT, in the sense that it was a very entertaining movie. Standing alone, independent of the books, the film was compelling, and exciting and funny - all the things that would make it a good cinematic experience.

In respect to the books...I...just don't understand.
They added a scene that doesn't further the plot, and that will need to be explained in some way in the next film (therefore taking up precious time). They left out scenes and flashbacks that I found to be very important to Voldemort's history and to the plot as a whole. The ending of the book was completely truncated! However, the thing that I find most offensive is that Dumbledore wasn't given the respect he was due. The ending of the movie, compared with the ending of the book was completely unsatisfying.

In summary - It was a great stand-alone movie.
I'm sorry that was so vague, but if you want to see the movie, I don't want to ruin parts of it. Seriously though, if you want to talk it over - email me (aj.peders@gmail.com). I have some really strong feelings about this.

Also! I've been "selected" or considered for another position at work. I'm also conflicted about this. At first I was all thrilled and tickled because I was being considered, and recognized. But now...I'm not so sure. My commute remains exhaustingly long, and my salary may well stay the same, and my long term plans don't include this. I was also given a rundown of what the duties are, and it sounds like a LOT of working in Excel. And running reports. And analyzing stock. Which is what I do now. I. Just. Don't. Know.

Life isn't bad. We're pretty much coasting along. Mike's in a rut right now, but I think he'll pull out of it really soon.

I've been working on my 101 Things in 1001 Days list...I still have 25 to add, but that should be up soon, and hopefully that will give me something exciting to write about.

Wow - this was therapeutic. Maybe I'll write more. I'll definitely write more.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you on Harry Potter. I wasn't sure why they included some scenes and it bothered me that they made a very entertaining book kind of... boring. I totally agree about Dumbledore, the movie was just like "OK he's dead, hurry up and end the movie," but the book took a lot of time to describe his memorial, coffin, etc...



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