Friday, May 04, 2007

Friday-5:45pm

Watched a couple of movies that I really enjoyed a lot!

The Pursuit of Happyness was really good! Will Smith and his son were delightful together and it was nice to see Will in something other than an action film or a comedy. I thought it was the best movie he has ever done. His son could be a truly wonderful actor--already is a natural! It was excellent and a true story of the American Dream!

Will Smith (in an Oscar-nominated role) and his real-life son Jaden star in this tearjerker about a struggling single parent determined to build a better life for himself and his child. Chris Gardner is smart and talented, but his dead-end salesman job barely pays the bills. When he and his 5-year-old son are evicted from their apartment, they face trying times as Chris takes on an unpaid internship at a stock brokerage firm with hopes of getting rich someday.

The Dinner Game is a movie (with subtitles) that grabbed your attention early on and had you laughing all the way through!

A group of French intellectuals gather each Wednesday for the dinner game, where the challenge is to bring along the most idiotic guest each can find. Pierre (Thierry Lhermitte) thinks he's found a ringer in Fran├žois (Jacques Villeret), a civil servant whose passion is making architectural models out of matchsticks. But Pierre gets more than he bargained for when Fran├žois becomes his houseguest -- and nursemaid!

Dagan came over after lunch and picked up the Shaklee order. Hung out for a while. Helped me to unjam my printer (first paper jam I have ever had--now I know there is a back panal that you can remove to get to the nasty crumpled paper).

Leah stopped by briefly, too, after she got off work. Had her try the earth shoes on, but she didn't like them and said they hurt her heels. I love them. Just never know, do you? She is in the process of trying to see if she can get her apartment complex to do recycling. Leah made phone calls to the recyling center and the city of Moorhead--now she has all the information to go to the office over there. Would cost them $76 a month and they'd have less trash to be picked up if everybody got used to recyling? Doesn't hurt to try, right? Leah also found out that the recycling company will do curb pick up if you buy the proper containers/large tubs--so if the complex won't do it, she might buy the tubs and do it herself.

My complex doesn't have any room for the recycling containers. They built the fence around the dumpster just large enough for the dumpster to fit in there. And being as I am in low-income housing, I doubt they'd ever spend additional funds to enclose recycling bins with a fence. But--if Leah figures something out for them, she and Dagan can pick up my stuff and add mine to theirs. Leah already picks up my mail order catalogs. Then I could recycle glass and such, too. :)

By the way--NOTE: If you go to www.USPS.com and type junk mail in the search engine, you will find a link where you can sign up to eliminate a lot of your junk mail. It only costs a dollar!

Today has been a chilly, rainy day. Not a hard rain--just a slow steady, drizzly rain. Having a very sore R&R day--overdid it--my own fault. Tomorrow will be better. :)

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