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Sort of a diary for myself ... but you can read it too.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Here we go ...

Steelers are going to the superbowl.
Before Polamalu's pick 6 in yesterday's game ...

and after ...

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Movies watched in 2008

The list topped out at 186 movies viewed via the theater, cable or Netflix. The full list can be viewed on my IMDB page here.

The stand outs:

The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Burn After Reading
Michael Clayton
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
La Via En Rose
The Orphanage
The Darjeeling Limited
The Fall

Honorable mentions:

No Country for Old Men
There Will be Blood
Charlie Wilson's War
Step Brothers
Into the Wild
The Foot Fist Way
Son of Rambow
Eagle vs. Shark
Next Door
After the Wedding

Favorite Documentaries:

In the Shadow of the Moon
Jimmy Carter - Man from the Plains
Encounters at the End of the World

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

New Years Eve

Couldn't have asked for a better time.

Started the night off with dinner with friends downtown at the restaurant Six Penn. Spent a few hours there eating, relaxing, downing white russians and listening to stories about our friend's recent trip to Argentina.

After hanging at the restaurant and bar for close to 3 hours we walked over to the Cabaret at Theater Square for a Carnavale/Rio themed New Year's party. The place was packed with a couple hundred people and the vibe was great. The Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra was the main attraction of the night, playing two energetic sets of afrobeat, boogalo and reggae music.

I got to go backstage and goof off with the band between sets. (The fun you can have when you find a pair of glasses in the dressing room.)

Big, big thanks to Ray (Kokolo) and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for hooking us all up on the guest list for the night. (which made the night all the more sweeter since tix for the event were over $60 per person)

Awesome night with awesome friends.