Thursday, March 25, 2004

Up to #18

Christina and I went over to the Santa Fe Cafe Tuesday night for a little NTN playing. (And 1/2 price hamburger night.) Unfortunately, we couldn't play because they hadn't had the charger for the game boards plugged in for the past several days. Sigh. That place is really going downhill.

Since we were more interested in NTN than 1/2 price hamburgers, we made the drive up to Damons Arundel Mills, where we enjoyed a NTN-filled (and smoke-free) dinner. As a result, I made it up to #18 on the Santa Fe list (ironically), and Christina made it to #48. We've debated the ethics of turning in #47 for having a name that violates NTN's terms and conditions against offensive names. More likely, we'll just have to find a new location if things keep up.

Monday, March 22, 2004

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Friday night, we went to see Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind on opening night. After the aforementioned trip to the wine store, we had a nice dinner at Remomo. In theory, the Dining Miles should top up Christina's account enough to get a free ticket to Mexico. Anyway, after I had read one reviewer describe ESotSM with, "This is the best movie I've seen in a decade," it seemed worth a shot. It's by the same guy who did Being John Malkovich and Adaptation, so if you saw either of those movies, you have an inkling of what you're in for. But just an inkling -- one piece of advice I'd give you is not to read anything about the movie -- just go see it. Part of the fun of the movie for me was figuring out what exactly was going on. (As in a puzzle, not as in a muddled plot.)

I don't know that I'd describe it as the best movie I've seen in a decade, but it was definitely an excellent film. One I'd definitely watch again. 5 stars.