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March 22nd, 2003
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Showdown in Little Tokyo
So, the movie last night was as bad as the little write-up suggested. I was at least expecting it to be a pleasant diversion. Two examples of its stupidity:

We learned earlier (through some stupid, unbelievable dialogue) that the owner of the Read Dragon Brewery is now the owner of the Bamboo Club (I know that's not the right name of the club, but I forget, anyway, it's not important). So Dolph and Brandon tail the bad guys, and they come up to this place with walls and a gate. As the gate is closing, we see an emblem of a dragon on the gate, and the main color of the walls is red. Now, what would you expect this place to be? (paraphrasing, but not much) Brandon: "What is this place?" Dolph: "It must be the Red Dragon Brewery. You remember that the owner of the Red Dragon Brewery is the new owner of the Bamboo Club." Really, that's pretty much word-for-word what they said.

The other example. The female interest in the movie gets kidnapped and raped by the bad guy. Dolph sees her about to commit seppuku and goes to stop her (killing all 9 of the guards at the house in the process). Mind, this is the day after she's been raped. He rescues her, takes her and Brandon into hiding. That evening, she seduces him and they end up having sex.

The best thing I can say about the movie is that I got a phone call with about half an hour left of the movie, which allowed me to turn it off.

Just finished another hour of work, so that's 4 hours so far, which I feel pretty good about. I may end up deciding to rent a movie or something, or I may do some more work, or I may do some programming, or I may see what's on TV, or I may take a bath, or I may do some writing, or I may do some combination of the above.

I was feeling fairly well-off financially until today. We owe much money in taxes. I think it's because last year was the first year that we both made a full income (minus one month for me), so our withholding wasn't nearly enough. Bah. Oh well, at least this is something we can mostly afford. I sure hope the mortgage refinancing happens soon. The appraiser that the bank hired is coming here next Friday, and I have some paperwork I need to sign and send in to them (well, it's already signed, I just need to make sure I get copies and then put them in an envelope). Other than that, I think it's all up to them. Oh, and I'm supposed to send in two months of bank statements, which I'll do as soon as I get the next bank statement.

Okay, now to pay the excise tax and then figure out what to do with the rest fo the evening.

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