today, i felt good about my age. i guess it's not just my age literally. i felt good about my ability to be courteous, friendly, professional, witty, etc. to the right extent, without going too far. Knowing what not to say. Knowing when to end a conversation, etc. I think that it's a combination of knowledge, self-awareness, confidence. "style," maybe. I'm not sure what to call it, but i am happy that at least in a few moments as of late, i have somehow managed, i humbly think i have managed to have a little [style].

And it's a good feeling. I think that knowing that you're making sexy-wise decisions to keep yourself on the road to growth really helps. Anyway.

I have seen several movies in the last week or so. I will comment on them briefly, not because i don't have a TON of commentary to make, but if i wait until i have the time and energy to type it all, it will never get done.

Choke: Very interesting. Can't really recommend to anyone who is offended by sexual topics and content. However, it definitely went down like a unique chilean wine, which is how Palahniuk's writing appears to me to be. Also, it really made me face my own ideas of the whole "pain of changing being less than the pain of staying the same" kin of level and also the sometimes inverse connection between Sex and Love.

Eagle Eye: This was surprisingly good. Transformers aside, I usually can't stand Shy Le Beef. But i gotta hand it to him, he did a great job in this film. I was kept interested in the plot, i could have been spoon-fed a *little* bit less, but it was still exciting to see it unfold. Once the pace picks up, it doesn't really let you slide back into your seat. I could have done without the typography and music looking and sounding just like a 24 movie, because it made me want Jack Bauer.

Religulous: I was seriously impressed with this movie. I was a bit wary of watching it, feeling like it might just be sitting through Maher's insults for 2 hours. But I was pleasantly surprised. First of all, it's hilarious. plain and simple. even if you disagree with what he is saying, you laugh at quite a bit. Secondly, although at the most root level I disagree with Maher's assertion that ALL religion is detrimental to the progress and safety of the world, i DO agree with a lot of what he says about the dangers of being fanatical and zealous with our certainty of faith, brandishing God's voice like a pistol with which we use to whip all naysayers and doubters.

He goes through lots of different religions (Christianity, Judaism, Mormonism, Islam, even a quick stop in Amsterdam for Cantheism) and showcases some of their worser blunders and holes in thinking. Much like Saved!, I fear this film will end up never being seen (or being boycotted) by a lot of the people who need to see it most.

Nick and Nora's Infinte Playlist: This is another good movie. I think if you hate chick flick AND music-y flicks, you probably won't like unless you're a die-hard Michael Cera fan. I don't think I would have enjoyed it QUITE as much had i not seen it with a female, but either way, the music aspects of the film were great, not to mention the music in it (i want the soundtrack), and also Michael Cera is at his wonderful, subtle acting best. Not that it tops Juno. But, then again, not much does.