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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Lightning Quick Updates In The Life of Ben

In no particular order, certainly not in order of importance.....

1. Our cat, Max, died this past weekend

He was the greatest kitty in the whole world and much crying ensued. It doesn't feel right coming home without a cat rubbing up against me and demanding food. He was Christy's cat for 15 years. Needless to say, things are sad in the Stark household.

2. We saw Pirates 3 and Oceans 13

Critics be damned - I thoroughly enjoyed Pirates 3. That final battle kicked large degrees of ass. Oceans 13 was more slumming with the stars....and I'm okay with that.

3. Bugs invaded our house
I hate it when nature invades our house. Especially when it comes in the form of lots and lots of little crawly things infesting our hamper and all the clothes inside it. After that nightmare-inducing mental image, picture a night at the laundromat for us. Nature is, indeed, a whore - as a great poet once said.

4. Jeff's getting married
And I'm pulling groomsman duties. So it's off to Cary, NC this weekend. Jeff, having been through wedding planning myself, you have my deepest sympathies. Having been through a wedding and marriage myself, you have my deepest congratulations, as expressed in the following words of poetry: "Woohoo!" Also, I think I look pretty darn good in a tux. Also I look forward to hanging out some with Kenny and Erin, who (for the time being) live in the area.

5. Rock 'N Roll Thoughts
I remain possibly the only one of my friends who gets his rock music through standard rock radio. So - aside from the jolts of interesting music given me by my rock critic brother-in-law - I probably have the least sophisticated tastes of any of my friends now. That said.....I need to go buy Icky Thump, and The Black Parade right now. I consider Jack White to be the greatest human being living and I am constantly singing all of the recent My Chemical Romance singles. Also I need to get the new Derek Webb album. Of all the Christian musicians I listen to, only Derek Webb and Jars of Clay seem to consistently mirror my own internal musings and struggles....and thus to teach me something about my faith.


  • Sorry to hear about Max.

    Pirates 3 and Oceans 13 are still on the list, but Knocked Up gets a big recommendation from me. In unfortunate movie news, I saw via preview last night that Live Free Or Die Hard is indeed PG-13. ("Yippee ki-yay, poopyhead?")

    And yes, you do need to get Icky Thump. It's excellent, everything you would expect from a White Stripes album, which isn't to say predictable. And don't forget, you also get your rock music from me, and the upcoming installment of "What Mike's Listening To" will hopefully fill the void for a little while.

    By Blogger Mike, at 6/21/2007 6:07 PM  

  • What up, Ben? :-) Are you in town yet? Call us up, eh?

    Hey, just fyi, 'cause I don't think I have your email address, I've moved to www.monicaraab.wordpress.com.

    So, you liked Pirates 3? I've been trying to drag Chris out to see it, but he was so disillusioned by the second one that he refuses to go with me. sigh. :(

    By Blogger Monica, at 6/22/2007 7:20 PM  

  • Comment.

    Hehe. I agree about Pirates 3. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I still need to see Oceans 13. I second Mike's recommendation about Knocked Up.

    It was great seeing you and Christy at the wedding!

    By Blogger Whimsicalife, at 6/26/2007 12:01 PM  

  • Oh. I guess Google doesn't show my name anymore. I'm Leah.

    By Blogger Whimsicalife, at 6/26/2007 12:01 PM  

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