So I’m trying to use Micosoft Outlook, and this program really sucks.
Not only is it more difficult to use than Eudora 3, my virus scanner
can’t scan the email downloaded through Outlook. Now that’s real good
seeing how Outlook loves spreading viruses. Terrific security M$.

I’m only forced to use the abomination of a program because of Black
and White. Apparently, Black and White can use the names in Outlook’s
address book and name the villages in the game based on the people in
the address book. And Outlook is on, and you receive a mail from
someone in the address book corresponding to a name of a village in the
game, a guy from the village will alert you in the game that you have
new mail from this person. Sweet. If it weren’t for Black and White
I could avoid this horrible mail client.

Outlook sucks in comparison to Eudora 3.05. But then Eudora sucks in
comparison to Pine. Pine fo’ life, baby!

On another note. I miss L.A. I miss my family. I miss my friends. I
miss telling Yvonne that I’m going to get in shape in 3 months. I miss
chatting and playing games with Jeff and Eric and Cory. I miss laughing
at/with Jenn. God has truly blessed me.

“It’s the same old story that goes on and on and on,” Warriors coach
Dave Cowens said. “We can’t do anything about it. We just got beat by
a better team.”

Wow! That better team was the clippers. Not too often that can be said.

So I just watched Almost Famous this afternoon, and now I’ll have to revise
my favorite movies of last year.

1. Almost Famous
2. Chicken Run
3. Cast Away
4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
5. Traffic
6. The Patriot
7. Gladiator
8. MI2

I don’t believe I didn’t watch this movie earlier. Again I’m not saying
this is the best film of the 2000. It’s just my favorite.

So I’ve been thinking about my favorite movies of all time. Now this list
is constantly changing. I’ve only got 26 movies on this list, but that’s
all I could think of now. There’s probably more, so I’ll add them later.
But even the movies on the list continue to move. Only the top 3 will
remain constant for a while. The top 3 movies were pretty easy for me to
decide. Those movies I can watch over and over again and never get tired
of them. But there are other movies. Movies like the Phantom Menace used
to be high on my list, but now it’s off after more consideration. And then
there are movies like Titanic that continue to move higher up. Of course
I think Titanic is moving up to spite other people. People who refuse to
watch that movie, and people who think that’s a bad movie. Alright. I’ve
said enough. Here’s the list.

1. The Fugitive
2. Babe
3. Toy Story 2
4. Godfather part II
5. Almost Famous
6. Chicken Run
7. The Truman Show
8. Forrest Gump
9. Apollo 13
10. Sleepless in Seattle
11. The Joy Luck Club
12. Titanic
13. Cast Away
14. The Last Emperor
15. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
16. Casablanca
17. Traffic
18. The Patriot
19. Braveheart
20. The Sixth Sense
21. There’s Something About Mary
22. Pulp Fiction
22. The Matrix
23. A Few Good Men
25. Clear and Present Danger
26. The Shawshank Redemption
27. Who Framed Roger Rabbit

The Bucks win tonight. 115-91 over the Jazz. Tonight’s win marked
the first time in 12 years that they have won 50 games. Yay! First
division title in 12 years too. Yay! And tonight’s victory means
the Bucks swept the series from each of the top 4 teams in the west.
Yay!

Who says the west is better?

The day started out alright. That was until I got into my car started my
drive home from school. So freeway was backed up like crazy, so I decided
since I was low on fuel, I’d take some side streets and get some gas while
I’m at it.

So I pull into this Chevron and park in front of this truck. As I put my
car into park, I see the big truck moving forward and stopping. In front
of me is an exit, one of the six in this gas station. The gas station is
kind of small, and there isn’t enough room for the truck behind to go
around. Oh well, I didn’t think any more of it. So I stop my car
listening to my music for a few seconds. But as I open my door, I see this
big ass white dude approaching and then start yelling at me.

“What an ass!!! How you going to park your car in front of me while I’m
trying to leave?!?”

Hmm… Let me see here. My car was stopped before you even started your
car. So I think I was parked not while you were trying to leave, but
before you started to leave.

So my response:
“You know there’s this gear on your car called reverse. If you used that
you could easily access one of five other exits.”

I was about to say this, but I decided quickly against it, seeing how
I didn’t want to get beat or shot by this big ugly white male and his
partner in crime.

I went with the non-confrontation response, “Sorry man” with a little
attitude of course. And then taking my sweet ass time moving my car out
of the way.

Jeff and I have talked about how pickup truck drivers always seem to be
bad drivers, and we agreed that it’s part of their personality. I
finally met one of them, and he fit the description. Male, dumb,
temperamental and white.

So now every time I see a pickup driving recklessly on the freeway, I will
be reminded of this dumb jackass.

On another note. Today I called the claims handler for the guy who hit me.
Apparently the guy just came from the dentist’s office and had an allergic
reaction to some medicine. And that’s why he hit me. Damn them dentists!

But my dad told me to call her, but he couldn’t catch her name. He said it
was like Mondue or Monda something like that. A bit off. It was Linda.

(Oh. If you didn’t know, I was in a car accident during spring break. Of
course I don’t know anybody who visits this page and doesn’t know that)

So I’m reading a US News and World Report article for my IDS 130 class,
and it’s about social anxiety. On the bottom of two of the pages has
descriptions for normal shyness, extreme shyness, social anxiety, and
severe social anxiety.

Normal shyness:
– Your are jittery beginning a public speech, but afterward you are glad you did it.
– Your mind goes blank on a first date, but eventually you relax and find things to talk about.
– Your palms sweat in a job interview, but you ask and answer thoughtful questions.

Extreme shyness:
– You clam up and your heart races when you know people are looking at you.
– You tremble when speaking up at a meeting, even if it is only to say your name.
– You avoid starting coversations for fear of saying something awkward.

Social Anxiety:
– You will do anything, even skip work, to avoid being introduced to new people.
– You have trouble swallowing in public, making it hard to dine out or go to parties.
– You feel you never make a good impression and that you are a social failure.

Severe Social Anxiety:
– You are free of nervousness only when alone and you can barely leave the house.
– You constantly worry about being embarassed or humilitated by others.
– You have panic attacks and often leave the room rather than hold a coversation.

Hmm… now where do I fit in. I think I’m pushing that extreme shyness
catagory if I’m not already there. But I’m pretty sure I’m not in social
anxiety catagory. I guess no drugs for me.

This was a good article though. Reading about these other freaks made me
feel a lot better.

Oh. The reviews can be found at
http://www.suntimes.com/ebert

This is the intro paragraph to Joe Dirt:
I wrote the words “Joe Dirt” at the top of my notepad, and settled
back to watch the new David Spade movie. Here is the first note I
took: Approx. 6 min. until first cow fart set afire. “Joe Dirt”
doesn’t waste any time letting you know where it stands.

More:
We professional movie critics count it a banner week when only one
movie involves eating, falling into or being covered by excrement (or
a cameo appearance by Carson Daly). We are not prudes. We are prepared
to laugh. But what these movies, including “Joe Dirt,” often do not
understand is that the act of being buried in crap is not in and of
itself funny.

Hehe. Ebert gave Joe Dirt a better review than Josie and the Pussycats.
And Joe Dirt got a pretty bad review.

Intro to Josie and the Pussycats review:
“Josie and the Pussycats are not dumber than the Spice Girls, but they’re
as dumb as the Spice Girls, which is dumb enough.”

“The music is pretty bad. That’s surprising, since Kenneth “Babyface”
Edmonds is one of the producers, and knows his way around music. Maybe
it’s supposed to sound like brainless pre-teen fodder, but it’s not
good enough at being bad to be funny, and stops merely at the bad
stage.”

At least Josie and the Pussycats have Tara Reid and Rachael Leigh Cook in it.