Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Aug 16 2005

I love my boss.

Today, he took the CM team (a total of five) out to lunch, on the company’s expense. We mainly griped and discussed work-related frustrations. It was a great team-building exercise (a term I usually use in contempt); I returned to work energized by it. At which point he announced he plans to hold them every quarter.

What a great guy.

Had a good, productive day at work, then came home and watched the second Harry Potter film. I don’t like it quite as much as the first, and having watched the deleted scenes, I can see why: quite a few important plot points were removed. More importantly, they removed several scenes in which Harry asks himself, um, about himself. He begins to analyze himself in this episode, which becomes an important theme throughout the series: Who is Harry Potter? Why does he have these powers? What makes him special? Who decided Harry should be placed here, now, with all these responsibilities and problems? And almost none of that is in the final film. Note that I’m not complaining, per se; the film’s long as it is. But I wish they had cut down on some of the action/adventure scenes (the Whomping Willow, the flight from Eragog’s lair) so they could fit in those more introspective scenes.

I do think I’m going to pick up the third tomorrow and watch it tomorrow night.

And I spent the rest of the night cleaning out my inbox, shredding mail, and processing a few eHarmony matches. Funny thing, eHarmony: Depending on my mood, it scares me, or I feel like it’ll be a lot of fun. Sometimes both at once.

Is it sad that I haven’t really dated anyone until now? I keep telling myself: No. I’ve had my reasons to wait. I’m still wrestling with a few demons that I’d like to vanquish before moving forward, but if I did that, I don’t think I’d ever do anything.

I think I’ll begin soon. Very soon.

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