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Last Sunday, I went to Monique’s birthday party.  The theme was awesome! I mean, it wasn’t “awesome” as a theme, the theme was James Bond, and that’s awesome. James Bond is also awesome.  The people who came got all dressed up as James bond characters.  I went as an evil mastermind.

Boris went as 007 himself, in a tux that he had “lying around”.  Boris has a lot of amazing things lying around.  Susie and Rachael went as typical Bond girls, with dresses cut down to here and up to there.  Alex was Q—he wore a real lab coat borrowed from UBC, and spoke in an excited, enthusiastic voice just like Q.

Monique’s mom dress as M, with feathery cap.  James was going to wear a wet suit, but ended up doing too much cooking to get into his costume.  There may have been other costumes, but they escape me at the moment—just like James Bond would!

We went from the party, after having imbibed a few martinis, to the Dunbar Theater where the popcorn is great and the movie was sigh sigh sigh.  I mean, it was a decent James Bond movie, though I liked it even better when they called it Bourne Supremacy.

They left out the part where he says his name is Bond, James Bond, and they left out basically any gadget except for a fancy cell phone with GPS and an extreme zoom.  They also glossed over some important points like, when he’s stuck in Austria and his credit card is declined, how does he get to Italy to ask his buddy for fake ID?


“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play with variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

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