I’m no basketball fan, and generally I find it unbearably tedious to watch. However, last night’s Lakers game was phenomenal. Admittedly I was only really paying attention to the final few minutes, but what gripping minutes they were! Unfortunately we were in a rowdy, crowded, sporty restaurant/bar The Superior Grill at the time. It’s the sort of place that I could fully enjoy if I was drinking, but since Steve’s kids were there too, I decided against it. Possibly a mistake, since it left rather limited conversation due to a combination of the implausibly loud dull background roar and the number of margaritas being consumed by other people at our table. Oh, and the kids advised me to get the salmon which I went along with, forgetting for a moment that they were vegetarian so would never had tasted the chicken prepared in the same style that would undoubtedly have been better. A pretty depressing night, but strangely saved by some incredibly tense basketball of all things.
Kill Bill, vol.2 was a very different beast to its predecessor, being far more dialogue and tension driven in typical Tarantino style. While this will please some, I know many who expected more of the same bloodfest will be somewhat disappointed. I stand by my statement that the films should not have split, and when placed back to back, the range and variation in styles forms a more coherent and very impressive whole. A full review will be forthcoming, though may take a while.
Today I ended up handling most of the morning cases since some people were a little worse for wear. Today’s legal lesson? If people are going out drinking the night before, make sure you are the one getting drunk or not getting sleep so that someone else can do all the work! Nevertheless, my work was appreciated so I didn’t really mind the extra responsibility. And now I must away, up north to Monroe to see my uncle, aunt, and other cousins, Caleb and Alexis. However, a four-hour car ride with baby Karleigh is a distinctly ominous prospect…
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