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I survived the world, and the world, in a fit of mutual stubbornness, survived me. Not that the job is getting easier, maybe it's that I'm learning a bit more. And it's not that the marriage is any better, maybe it's just that I'm seeing it in a better light. And it's not that I'm all that wonderfully surprised by anything. I'm not. Perhaps it's just that the world is starting to settle down. A bit. maybe.

Why is school out again all over the state? Is Tuesday gonna be that cold? I don't get it. I used to walk to school in the snow, uphill... both ways. It's TRUE! There were two hills. One that went up an one that went down. When I came home, one went up and one went down.

Went to see True Grit this last weekend. Darn well worth the Big Screen. Frankly, I liked this Rooster better than the John Wayne version. More rough. More tough. More real and honest. The dialog strikes me as being much closer to the book, and much less Wayne Centric. John Wayne that is. Pretty girls. Swimmin' holes.

If you like good old serious westerns about serious westerns... and I mean the sort where you shoots a man because he drew on you (to hear you tell it) and then drag him outside the house so he doesn't stink up the place because you need your sleep, then this is your sort of movie.

Jeff Bridges Rooster is an excellent portrayal of what Rooster probably would have been like. Unshaven, unkempt, unlikable, but very polite and a gentleman at his heart. And once you become his friend, there tain't a thing he wouldn't do for you, including carry your limp unconscious body a mile and a half through falling snow so you could make it to a doctor to have that snake bite taken care of.

Preposterous? No friggin way! I'd do it for you. Really. Unless I don't like you. Then I'd just go through your pockets and eat your tic tacs.


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