Monday, March 24, 2008

American Gangster

It was pretty good. Entertaining, but the plot wasn't what I was expecting... The front end was highly developed, but the end went too fast. However, I do have to say that Denzel's clothing was absolutely epic - GORGEOUS. Great costume designer!! Just my $.02.

Still, if you're looking for a big budget action flick with some shock value, this is definitely recommended!

By the way, my boyfriend just said this from the couch as I type this: "Man, I need a gorilla suit for parties. They're so funny... Who doesn't love a good gorilla suit? People dig 'em." What precipitated this, I'll never know... Perhaps a commercial (and several cocktails - we just dubbed today "Get Drunk Monday")? Tales from cohabitation. Gotta love it!

Mer xo

The Four O Eight

Yo yo yo! For those of you that don't know, I got a new iPhone and needed to switch to AT&T. I thought this was perfect reason to go ahead and commit to the 408 - my new area code!

So if you belong in my telephone contacts and don't have my new number, feel free to drop me an email, and I'll dole it out. If not, then you'll have to settle for leaving me comments on my blog.

Have a great week!

Love, Mer xo

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Wow, do I live here?

Every time I move from city to city, I always go through this period of waking up in the morning and saying to myself "Wait, where do I live again? X City? How did that happen?". As you can probably guess, I'm going through that right now!! I've spent a substantial amount of time in my life in this status...

Let's count the times I've made major moves:

Houston to Austin, Austin to Los Angeles, L.A. to Raleigh, Raleigh to Newport, RI, Newport to San Diego, San Diego to Raleigh, Raleigh back to San Diego!, and San Diego to San Jose. Whew!!

I guess the thing that makes it so much easier to process is that I'm absolutely sure, without a shadow of a doubt, that coming up to San Jose was probably one of the best decisions I've ever made!! I couldn't be more thrilled to be here, living with Sheridan, learning a new city, visiting San Francisco pretty often, and starting a very exciting period of my life...

But it still doesn't stop those feelings of "wait, where am I again?"!!

Anyway, happy Easter to all my friends and family. Love you lots!


p.s. Photo is a shot that I took earlier this week in San Francisco, while visiting for a job fair. I was driving down a typical San Fran street and just wanted to capture what I was experiencing at that time. Hope you like!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Speedy Gonzalez Movie Reviews

Gone Baby Gone - Great concept, bad screenplay. Guess Ben Affleck needs Matt Damon to create literary magic!

Little Miss Sunshine (for the 3rd time) - Dysfunctional family connects over a dead grandpa in the trunk, degenerating VW bus, and sweet little girl who isn't jaded by life yet. Laughed so hard I almost peed my pants!

Swordfish - Recycling John Travolta's Pulp Fiction hairdo just wasn't enough. I was confused the whole time... Or maybe I just took my blonde pill yesterday. But Halle Berry looked really pretty in this flick, or for my male viewers, you get to see her topless, so maybe that makes it more palatable for you.

Didn't get to American Gangster, but I'll let you know when I do... Stay tuned!

Love, Mer

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


I have finally bitten the bullet and done something that I've been considering for years now... I signed up with Netflix!! I'm so excited!! Get ready Life Sucker 4000 and new LCD flatscreen - we're about to spend some quality time together!

As most of you know, I'm a huge movie buff and love everything from action movies, drama, comedies, chick flicks, and especially indie flicks. But of course, Sheridan and I have a little bit different idea of what constitutes great cinema... Like most dudes, he likes mostly testosterone-filled action movies and slapstick comedy from the 80s, like "Caddyshack" and Mel Brooks crap, I mean movies. ;) So getting him to watch movies where two people happen to love one another is pretty much impossible, as he categorizes them as chick flicks. I am not a huge fan of fantastical stuff, like scary movies with ghosts (it's unrealistic, so why would that scare me?), sci fi (like space movies, "Lord of the Rings" type of stuff), or historical flicks, which most guys love. And then there's the "Death Avenger III" movies, which is my 'generic name for all stupid movies that girls would never watch' category.

I bring up these categories to demonstrate the difference between movies that men like to watch vs. the types of movies that women like to watch. I don't consider myself the typical chick-flick-only kind of girl, but Sheridan still takes exception to my taste in movies, so this should be interesting to see what kinds of movies we're going to find to watch together. Particularly when we both LOVE movies, but love different kinds of movies...

Ahhhh, the beauty of cohabitation. Isn't it lovely? I love you Sheridan, and will watch "Death Avenger 9, 10, and 11" if you'll watch "Billy Elliott" and "Little Miss Sunshine" with me... Deal?

Love, Mer

Monday, March 10, 2008

Sheridan's Birthday Party

A great time was had by all Saturday night at our housewarming party/ Sheridan's birthday party! Here are a few pictures of the event and the new pad...

Sorry I've been so quiet lately! It's been a challenge managing my time, having a new job, new house, and all kinds of projects on my plate. But life is great! I could not be happier... :)

I'll write more soon!

Love, Mer xo