12.05.2006

So I've been watching parts of Brokeback Mountain lately as its on HBO every night I'm in the hotel. Not the gross part(s?) but enough to get a picture. They are two great actors after all and its clear to see that these parts will probably be career high points for both of them.

Anyway, I still of course consider homosexuality to be a perversion of God's natural order, but one thing I realized watching some of this is that I regularly watch movies where people break plenty of the ten commandments. And this movie was more about breaking a law that isn't even expressly mentioned there. Kind of puts things in perspective, even if its a gay one.

Meanwhile one of the DVD's I've had tossed in my work bag to get watched again sometime soon is Seven.

I'm not saying one is better or worse than the other so much as ruminating on how we tend to focus on certain things - perhaps ones that we don't struggle with so much - and look down on them from our vantage point of 'lesser evils.'

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Staying at the nice Westin in town for a couple of days, they have a lap pool which is just freaking great, as I can't run. I don't think I blogged it yet, but I was up to 8 miles a day by the time I left for Greece, and shortly thereafter, whereupon I decided to either get a hairline fracture in my upper femur or tear some kind of deep muscle tear in my upper thigh (the ilioipsofacto or something like that - only smart people know all those Latin names for leg muscles). So, yeah.

Here until Wednesday and then its off to Orlando for a management conference with the execs in my operating group, so that should be good networking times.

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And, disaster struck last week. I lost not only my favorite belt - black, worn almost everywhere I've ever been, durable, enduring...just the perfect belt. I'm still hoping the hotel from last week might have found it. Bleak hope.

Hat, on the other hand, is a simply unmitigated nightmare. Hat has been with me just as long if not longer, and its even more perfect for my noggin than belt was for my waist. I've actually worried from time to time about losing it, and on my trip back home this weekend, I lost it at some point. I'll check the lost and founds for the rental car place, but I'm pretty sure hat has left me for good.

3 comments:

saulpanzer said...

"they are two great actors" ????

That's a pretty strong assertion.

Cari said...

how funny that I just checked out your blog tonight after the longest time- I just watched Brokeback this past wknd b/c I finally entered the world of HBO On Demand. It's pretty graphic - about as graphic as NipTuck can be with gay sex scenes... and it made me wonder the same thing as you did about other sins that don't seem to digust us the same way that homosexuality does.

good luck w/ all your travels! it could be worse-- you could be studying for finals all December and writing papers during your Chrismas vacation!

sounds like you had a great time in Greece. take care~

BethanyLynne said...

You and your random injuries...makes me recall a time when I received a frantic phone call due to an "emergency" that had happened...

I'd say "only you" but sadly I have other friends who I could see these odd things happening to as well...

Keep on breaking and bleeding Knowles...