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Happy Canada Day to all you Canadians out there! (cuz, you know, who else would I wish a happy Canada Day to?)

Wow, the day has flown by. Of course, that happens when you're almost an hour late for work. I had 3 alarms set. I didn't hear any of them. yes. we shouldn't do that too often. Not that it really mattered as there was nothing for me to do until 11 o'clock anyway.

Had an uneventful birthday on Friday. The main reason for that seeming to be that my family forgot it was my birthday. My sister was supposed to come home so we could go roller skating. She called to say she probably wouldn't be home in time. A few hours later I called to see when she'd be home so I would know when to start dinner and she informed me she was at a restaurant right then having dinner with her friend and his mother and we should just eat without her. Then when she finally got home we decided to play some board games since it was too late to go out. When I declared that I should go fist since it was my birthday she looked at me and said, "Oh, that's today?" Then my dad piped up from the other room that he "thought that was yesterday". My reaction to that. What.ever. I did get a card in the mail from my other sister, but when I called to tell her that it got there actually on my birthday, she asked, "so is today your birthday?" She said it wasn't that she didn't know when my birthday was it was that she didn't know what date it was. Again, what.ever. It really didn't bother me that much surprisingly. Mostly because that's about how it is every year. I don't even usually get presents anymore. Though usually they don't actually forget. We probably would have gone out to dinner or something if my mom had been there, but she had to go out of town last week for work and didn't get back until Saturday.

Saw The Bourne Identity last night. I made my sister pay for my ticket since she forgot about my birthday. And also because I didn't notice until we got there that I didn't have enough cash on me. :) It was a pretty good movie. Good cast. Matt Damon is still really fucking hot with the best smile ever. And Franka Potente, who I loved in Run Lola Run and haven't seen in anything else, was awesome. Hopefully she'll do more english speaking roles in the future. The only bad thing about the movie was the fast editing and hand held cameras made me queasy.

And I feel the need to mention that whle I think Celebrity is NSYNC's best album, No Strings Attached is my favorite. At least, the import version with I'll Never Stop and If Only Though Heaven's Eyes. I believe it's the Australian import. I don't know. I have 3 versions of NSA. And while NSA is my favorite Album, my favorite song is The Two of Us, which as everyone knows is on Celebrity. I know, even I'm confused at this point. Which means it's time to go home.

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missizzard
Jul. 1st, 2002 04:26 pm (UTC)
Oooooh, I love Franka. Unfortunately, I took down my icon of her. Damn. Franka's only other available English movie is Blow, and her latest german movie is The Princess and the Warrior and it's available at most video stores. She's blonde in it, too.
sweatergurl
Jul. 1st, 2002 04:53 pm (UTC)
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I haven't seen Blow. Is it any good? I'll have to go see if I can find the other one at the video store. What section would it be in? Does it have subtitles? Or is it dubbed? You know, when they dyed her hair in The Bourne Identity, I thought they were gonna dye it blonde. Because the color they died it wasn't that different from what it originally was. :)
missizzard
Jul. 1st, 2002 06:57 pm (UTC)
I think The Princess and the Warrior is probably only available with subtitles. Maybe dubbed, too. It's probably still in the new release section (at least it is at the Blockbuster here), otherwise it would be in foreign section.
sweatergurl
Jul. 1st, 2002 07:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I want it with subtitles. :) I speak some German so it's actually easier to understand the context when I can hear the actual words. When its dubbed they tend to change stuff that there's no translation for like slang and stuff. :) I'll have to check for that tomorrow.
missizzard
Jul. 1st, 2002 08:06 pm (UTC)
Dubbing is sacrilege. I refuse to watch it, it's like butchering a film. :D Ich kann ein bisschen Deutsch auch. :)
sweatergurl
Jul. 2nd, 2002 06:28 am (UTC)
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And at least with subtitles you can tell when they're full of shit. My sister and I still can't get over one of the Die Hard movies where the bad guy say something about getting ready to move out in 20 minutes. He clearly says zwanzig minuten. But the subtitles say 10 minutes. Which is why I prefer subtitles because then you can tell if they changed something (at least if the movie is in German, for me) and hear how it's supposed to be.
missizzard
Jul. 2nd, 2002 02:44 pm (UTC)
Exactly! One of the german films we watched in my art of the filmmaker class that was subtitled didn't even print half of what they were saying! The subtitles would sum up a two minute conversation in two sentences.
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