Saturday, July 07, 2007

Actors I Admire

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I admire Morgan Freeman. He has that kind of gentlemanly demeanour, really kind and polite. The type of character he plays are like the mentor or sidekick type, kind and helpful. It's no wonder that he is one of the perfect choices to cast as God in Bruce Almighty and as the mentor in The Shawshank Redemption and Se7en.

I was familiar with him way before I even knew it was him. He was one of the narrators of The Electric Company, narrating all sorts of educational stories.

His demeanour is the type you wish you had for a grandfather, someone who is kind, doting and likable.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Board Game Night at Settler's Cafe






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Board game night today at Settler's Cafe.



I played 2 games of St. Petersburg and one round of King Me! before we had to leave at closing time today.



King Me even had the house rule that we all speak with Italian accents as we were promoting and killing off pretenders to the throne.



Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Whiplash...






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For those wondering what happened the past few days with no blog entries... I suffered from whiplash... actually neck sprain. But not from getting into a driving accident but from the wrong sleeping position.



I couldn't turn my neck left or right, up or down. I spent the weekend in bed. *sigh*.



A Fate Much Worse...

I was listening to the "Screwtape Letters" the other day. And one line from Letter XII struck me: "I now see that I spent most of my life in doing neither what I ought to nor what I liked."

That is a fate even worse than Babbitt that was quoted by Joseph Campbell (see blog entry), a person who never did what he wanted to in life.

And I think the Devil does get people to do that. He overworks people in the office for some measly promotion, pay raise or prestigious title but they sacrifice what they want to do (their dreams) and what they ought to do. (Their duty to love themselves, their family and their fellow man).