The Shop Around the Corner

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What a great movie. James Stewart is just so darn likable. Affable. Put-upon but bearing up. Gets riled if he has to. Talks straight, shoots from the hip, sticks up for himself. Gives the bad guy a bloody nose. But also sensitive. He’s a willowy guy- not so strong to look at, but he works hard, and he sticks to …

Harry Potter- The Deathly Hallows

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I’m definitely feeling mixed about the end of Harry Potter. It didn’t go the way I wanted it to, and hoped it would. But is it still something I can love? Can I forgive it, or explain it away, or just learn to see things a different way? I wanted Voldemort to have redemption. I felt pity for him. I …

Life on Mars

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Just finished the season 2 finale of the UK TV show- Life on Mars. Completely took me by surprise by being totally kick-ass. I did not expect any of that. From the way it was, and had been, I hadn’t expected anything as ballsy, powerful, or moving as that to round it off. At the end, and he’s standing there, …

Shogun Boardgame

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Shogun arrived!! I ordered it from a guy in the US, through boardgamegeek.com. Am totally psyched to play it. It’s in great condition with all the pieces intact. It cost $65, which is not bad seeing as it’s been out of production for like 15 years. Shipping cost $45. Here’s a photo of the board- We used to while away …