Marc’s GChat Status Expanded

Random Thoughts: Because My Ears Are Bleeding from Writing Cover Letters

Seriously, bleeding from the ears. I wish “able to write excellent cover letters in very short periods of time” was a marketable skill.

I almost got murdered twice by my friend Ana-Lisa for not updating in two weeks. I do apologize for the sparse updates. I have started and deleted like 3 entries. Massive writers block. Everything read like crap. Hopefully I can get back into the groove now. Anyway, onto the random thoughts.

We are well past due for closing the vote on the “What should Marc dress up as for Halloween” poll. The winner is….

THE GOLDEN SNITCH!

Teletubby and Mighty Ducks finished second and third respectively. Since posting that entry, I’ve actually come up with some additions to the costume. I will almost certainly be incorporating a pair of gold fairy wings, since the snitch has wings. If anyone would like to volunteer to dress up as Harry Potter and chase me around, let me know. I’m actually really looking forward to this. Maybe I’ll send the pictures to JK Rowling as a way of saying thank you for writing the books. Next poll, “what bar/club should Marc go to on Halloween in his amazing Golden Snitch costume?”

1) The Guards
2) Love
3) Heaven and Hell
4) Ghana Cafe
5) Cobalt

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Why did no one vote for the Mika costume? I think I would look wonderful in skin-tight pants. I have the voice of an angel, and Grace Kelly is right in my range. Eff you.

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I arrived home on Saturday night after going out to celebrate my friend Ernesto’s birthday. It was 2:30AM, and the only thing on TV was live coverage of the Australian Open. The match I watched, Francesca Schiavone vs. Svetlana Kutznetsova, was quite good. That’s not the point of this post though. The sounds that female tennis players make when hitting the ball may be one of the least attractive sounds on the planet. I’m pretty sure my hell would be sitting in a room with noise canceling headphones on listening to Francesca Schiavone scream, “AAAAACHAAAUUUHHHHHH!@!@$#!@” at the top of her lungs, and then 2 seconds later, hearing Svetlana Kutznetsova scream, “EEEYYYYAAAAAACAAAAAAA!#$@#$” in response. Good lord. I muted the TV after about 20 minutes. I’m sorry but there must be a way of mustering all the strength in your body to punish a tennis ball that doesn’t involve yelling like a pissed off yak.

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I just “liked” Enrique Iglesias’ “Do You Know (The Ping Pong Song)” on Pandora. His voice is so haunting.

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I had a chance to watch three movies last week. Easy A, The Social Network, and The Town.

Easy A: Quite funny, not one of those movies where they show all the funny parts in the trailer. Emma Stone can definitely carry a movie on her own, especially when she spends the movie dressed like this. Stanley Tucci is hysterical.

The Social Network: The second best movie of 2010 (behind Inception, which after a second viewing last week, is probably one of my favorite movies of all time). I went in with incredibly high expectations, and they were met. Jesse Eisenberg is awesome as Mark Zuckerberg. By the end I felt really bad for Eduardo Saverin, who got royally screwed out of his share of the company (if we are to believe Aaron Sorkin’s take, which is based on Ben Mezrich’s The Accidental Billionare, a book that has come under scrutiny for juicing up the details of the founding of Facebook). Watch the movie, you won’t be disappointed.

The Town. Solidified that Ben Affleck is A) not the idiot sidekick of Matt Damon, B) probably DID contribute to writing Good Will Hunting as opposed to drugging Matt Damon and sending the script out with his name attached before he woke up, and C) it is safe to like him again after a series of amazingly atrocious film choices. The robbery scenes are amazing. The acting is solid. Something about the underlying story bothers me. I think the movie develops several plot lines incredibly well, then ran out of time, and ended up mailing in their conclusions. I thought the ending was a cop-out (no pun intended). I would definitely watch the movie again, and enjoy it. Not God’s gift though.

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Congrats to the Packers and the Steelers for making it to the Super Bowl. I hear the Packers are early favorites, which is surprising unless you think about how these teams got here. The Packers beat an Eagles team that many thought were Super Bowl bound (although “they” will never admit that now), then decisively beat the Falcons in Atlanta, and the Falcons never lose at home, then beat up on the Bears in Chicago in a game that ended closer than it actually was. The Steelers haven’t exactly looked impressive against the Ravens or the Jets. They could have easily lost both games. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Packers win.

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We are 12 hours into Super Bowl coverage and I am already tired of hearing about Ben Roethlisberger. The next two weeks are going to be intolerable. Is there any chance ESPN will run round the clock coverage of Brett Favre answering questions on penis pictures and his feelings about the Packers reaching the Super Bowl? I would much prefer that.

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The third annual Marc and Endrit food stadium build will be happening on Super Bowl Sunday. Right now we are in the conceptualization stage. For the first time we are going to attempt to replicate the actual stadium the game is being played in, which means building Texas Stadium with it’s massive jumbotron and retractable roof. We’ll also be incorporating dessert food into the stadium for the first time (unless you count the chocolate bars we use for lights and jumbotrons in the past. I think this may end up being a two day build.

Also, barring another snowpocalypse, we are going to be having people over to enjoy the stadium and watch the game, which will be a nice change from the usual “Marc and Endrit attempt to eat the stadium by themselves and fall into a food coma by halftime.”

January 24, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments