i am one of the very few human beings that did not read the famous “da vinci code” book. however, i did recently go watch the movie. i expected it to be awesome (but not sure how), and about leonardo/mona lisa. i also like the amelie girl, so i was expecting to see lots of her with her french accent.
after watching the movie i quickly figured out exactly how this story came about. the author watched indiana jones and the last crusade, then he watched kevin smith’s dogma. from there he went and blended the two together, wrote a book, replaced harrison with hanks, with howard to direct.
fun movie overall, cute story, but why is the code “da vinci’s?”
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i just had a birthday. turning one year older means clothes for work from m&d, drinks from friends, and a birthday lunch during work. these traditional festivities are enjoyable yet generic. the only difference between my 25th bday and my 29th bday will be a restaurant/bar theme.
i am not telling all those who dipped into their pockets to pay my dinner or drinks were not appreciated. but i am saying that the difference from year to year gets thinner and thinner.
this year i experienced something worthy of writing home (my blog). the combination of two out-of-date methods triumphed as my most prized birthday present. a friend of mine mailed me a cd. a burned cd. that’s right. total cost (cd~$0.10, postage=$0.37, envelope~$0.10). a monetarily inexpensive gift, even though mastercard would deem it priceless on one of their dead horse beaten commercials.
a simple burned cd. how can this by my favorite present?
easy. give me 15 solid songs that i don’t know and do like.
in quick retrospect, that’s not as easy as it sounds! if it were my job to find 15 songs, and compile them on a cd for a friend, i may cancel plans in order to achieve the task. even if i were to make a cd for the friend who’s musical preference is the most acute (hong and his pop songs). i’d still need to spend many hours and preview hundreds of songs just to find 15 worthy tracks.
the time that went into this cd i can see was greater than the time needed to earn the funds which bought my most expensive presents.
is this what the saying “it’s the thought that counts” really refers to?