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Jeff Watkins
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Wednesday, February 27, 2002

Thoughts on the Grammy Awards
.....I did not get to see U2's performance, which I am sure was amazing! (hopefully there will be a dvd soon)
.....The O Brother Where Art Thou melody was really cool, and I recommend buying the soundtrack
...... Seeing Dave Matthews performing is always a treat for me (big DMB fan)
.....I actually was satisfied with most of the award winners this time around (keeping fingers crossed for the Oscars)
.....Seeing a band as talented and amazing as U2 win Record of the Year, and thanking God for what He has done for them earns them mucho respect in my book.
.....I hate to admit this, but even Alan Jackson's performance was good. That song brought tears to my eyes (and I HATE country)
....Great to see Stevie Wonder give out an award
..... Finally I have to point out the awesome finale of which I found to be very uplifting. It was neat to see the Grammy Awards open the door for Christian Music, and what better way to close any gathering then asking the Lord to lift us up on higher ground!

posted by Justin at 11:27 PM

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Sunday, February 24, 2002

I have been meaning to post my newest poem on the site, for all our 5 person readership to see. I hope you enjoy reading it. Im hoping some single girl will come along and fall for me after reading this poem. lol! Hey, a guy can dream can't he?

With your absence I am empty
If only you would stay
Just for a moment longer
So I could see you smile
Or look into your eyes
So beautiful, you are
Your smile captivates my soul
And holds it with gripping talons
You have me under your spell
This wizardry we call beauty
And beauty is what you are
Carry me on your angelic wings
To your heart where I will sleep eternally

posted by Justin at 11:29 AM

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I should really be asleep, I'll regret this tomorrow in church. Starting at midnight my mother and I tried to watch Memento. By 1 she had given up. By 1:30 I was asleep on the couch. My dreams were bizarre again(I returned to this non-existant shopping mall which is an amalgamation of all the stores I've ever been to). At 5:30 I woke up. The selection screen for the movie was on. I summoned the energy to turn it off and made my way into this room.

Oh by the way, I had thought of perhaps posting my top ten even before I saw this ridiculously predictable list of the so-called ten greatest. But hey, you're allowed to have everyone else's opinion. I'm just being a jerk. I agree with some of your choices, even though I wouldn't list most of them. But that's a different list all together.
Without Further Adieu....and withouht unneeded explanation.

My Top Ten
1.Twelve Monkeys
2.Fisher King
3.Say Anything
4.Shawshank Redemption
5.Royal Tenenbaums*
6.High Fidelity
7.Hearts in Atlantis**
8.Good Will Hunting
9.Almost Famous
10. O Brother Where Art Thou?

Or Something close to that....I hesitate to say that this is just how I want it, but that is how the draft stands at the moment. * and **-These are the only two that I saw in theaters. I liked 7. but didn't consider it for the top ten until I was able to watch it again this weekend. So it stands 5 is the only one I've seen in theaters and loved instantly.

I'm going to call it a day, or night, now.

posted by Chase at 6:08 AM

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Saturday, February 23, 2002

The Top Ten Reasons Why I Haven't Posted In 28 Days

10. I've been busy
9. I cannot devote my entire afternoon or even a minute of my day to something that isn't "Rudimentary" (go ahead, I dare you to look it up)
8. I have friends
7. Because I try to think intellectually and that takes up a lot of time and I don't usually have that much time in a day
6. If I don't have a quiet time in the morning, you can forget a post (today is an exception)
5. I have a job
4. I read my school assignments (sometimes 10% even)
3. I owe Chase $300 and I'm busy earning the money on my adult website @
2. I say stupid crap like this
...and the # 1 reason for not posting in 28 days...
1. It's not my freakin' website, I did not sign a contract, I did not agree to post all the time, part of the time, or even some of the time, Justin get off my back, dude......

So, I'm not humorous, even though i really try to be. I hope that made all of you fine people laugh, chuckle, and explore more ways to increase your enjoyable laughter throughout the plateau of existence. Good Night Saturday Night

posted by Jeff Watkins at 11:39 PM

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Top Ten Greatest Films Ever Made (according to Travis and I)
(in no particular order)

1. Ben-Hur (11 Oscars, Amazing story)
2. Gettysburg (Finally a good movie about the Civil War, very accurate, mindblowing)
3. Citizen Kane (The film student's bible, good film noir)
4. The Shawshank Redemption ( Need I say more?)
5. Star Wars : A New Hope (Introduced a new era of filmmaking, and one heck of a storyline. Remember "Empire"?)
6. Schindler's List (Haunting film about the horrors of the Holacaust, Speilberg's crowning achievment)
7. Braveheart (Mel Gibson at his best, set the standard for filming battle scenes)
8. Lord of the Rings:The Fellowship of the Ring ( the best loved fantasy of all time, excellent story)
9. The Princess Bride ( finally a good love story, and had Andre the Giant in it, cmon now!)
10. Monty Python and the Holy Grail ( made almost 30 years ago, still makes us all laugh)

Now I feel I must point out that I changed the list (it is my blog you know) We did say that the Matrix was in the top ten. We chose it because it was the first movie to incorporate "bullet time" filming, which we all know has moved the film industry forward one more step. But in making this list I think we were trying not to just pick out favorite movies, but to choose some films that impacted film in some way. So instead of the Matrix , I put in The Princess Bride. It is already considered a classic among film buffs. I welcome your comments and your top ten lists.

posted by Justin at 5:23 PM

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Friday, February 22, 2002

Boycotting and Alchohol

I just visited Rich Clark's website. I found todays post very interesting. I am not gonna post it here, but I would suggest you check out his site for yourself. I just wanted to say how I totally agree with the article he posted. I have always had respect for James Dobson because of the man of God that he is. But he is fallible, just as I am. Now I must be up front here, I totally disagree with boycotting. I think christians are right in their motives,but wrong in their methods. Was a boycott of Walt Disney really necessary? Should we hold up "Baby Killer" signs outside abortion clinics? Is it right for Dobson to boycott NBC because they show alchohol ads in the evening hours? The anwer to all these questions is a resounding no! What kind of image are we showing people? They are going to look at us like a bunch of self-righteous hypocrites! I know I would (and sometimes I do). Now as I read this article on DYL , I found out that the article gave the impression that the writer was not in agreement with the aforementioned boycott. Well if you mention alcohol in church today, or even around christians, you will get burned alive! (not literally) And yet, the Bible does not condemn it. It does however, condemn being drunk. And you may not believe this, but there are christians who drink. The question is: Are they wrong? I honestly don't think so. Im not going to go out on a limb and say that Jesus drank. But I am also not going to say that He didn't either. He did turn water into wine however, and others drank it. Whether Christ did, well I dont really think it matters. I am not advocating for everyone to go out and have a drink. I am merely pointing out the fact that it should not be the issue that we have turned it into. The issue of alcohol is between you and God, period. This is not a popular view in the Southern Baptist church, well thats ok. I am not out to make them happy. Im living my life for Jesus, not the SBC. And I will also say, it is ok to disagree with me on this. I am sure many people do. (no hate mail please) Paul said it himself "All things are permissable but not all things are profitable". And arguing may be permissable, but it gets you nowhere. And as for the issue of boycotting, I do not want to be misunderstood here. I am not saying it is wrong to stand up for what you believe in. Yes, Abortion is wrong. Yes, Homosexuality is wrong. But, we have to realize, only God can change their hearts, not us. Remember one phrase that will help you: Hate the sin but LOVE the sinner. And I dont think public boycotting glorifies God and futhermore, does not show His love to mankind. I rest my case. Also check out Rich's site.

posted by Justin at 9:36 AM

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Wednesday, February 20, 2002

I'm attempting to burn a cd. I plan on mastering the fine art of compilation. Oh, and it seems as though I'm posting as well. And you thought I died. When's Leap Year?

posted by Chase at 4:24 PM

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No one has posted in a while! Where is everyone??? I realize I am not posting anything excite..but I am posting. What are YOU doing?

posted by Justin at 9:15 AM

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Wednesday, February 06, 2002

Im in computer class today, and I am really tired. I decided today that I would be funny again, instead of posting these depressing ones that concern love. Monday, TR and I went to Dothan and had us a good ole time! I wanted to go by H&R Block to do my taxes. Well it turned out to be a waste of time, I am only getting back like $100, and they were gonna charge almost $50 to do my taxes. See the problem? Then afterwards we went to the mall, and went to all the stores. We argued of over which one of us girls were checking out. I swear at least one looked my way! But TR is a mad chick magnet,what can I say? He came up with these really funny scenes for a movie while we were driving home. I was rolling! As far as film ideas, I have a few, some that Chase and I have discussed. But as I said last night..I am waiting for the perfect idea. But I think I need to get off my butt and write. I think I will jot down my ideas, and who knows, maybe I will have a hit screenplay!

posted by Justin at 9:41 AM

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Monday, February 04, 2002

Well, I dont know what to do. I dont know what to ask God for. I want to ask Him for Alicia back, but I dont. I feel like nothing is going to come of all of this, and thats its going to be another file to put in the regret folder. Maybe I will feel better in the morning. Or maybe Alicia will tell me she loves me one more time. Or maybe I should just hang this up like TR told me I should. I just wish I knew what I should do.

posted by Justin at 9:10 PM

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Sunday, February 03, 2002

I talked to Alicia tonight. I dont know whats going to come from it. In the end its all up to her. I hate feeling like this. Feelings are such a pain. You cant help the way you feel about something or someone. And sometimes you end up setting yourself up for a fall, but you have to fall sometimes I think. Like it or not, we have to feel. We have to love , and we have to lose. Sometime we love what we have lost. There is a scene in Chasing Amy where Silent Bob is telling the story of the one who got away. He talks about a girl he fell in love with named Amy, and how he found out some disturbing things about her past. He could not handle it and he yelled at her and basically ran her off in anger. And now years later he is looking back and realizes how stupid he was for doing that, and he realized how much he loved her. He said he lived in regret that he let Amy get away because he never made things right. So now hes "chasing Amy" ,in hopes that he will find that one special person again. I guess I feel a little bit like that. My situation is not like that one, but the metophor is the same. I dont wanna live in regret and be chasing Amy for the rest of my life. Hopefully things will work out.

posted by Justin at 11:48 PM

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