Here I am, in Kuwait again and hopefully for the last time. I spent $4 on a card that lets me use wireless internet for 24 hours and I won't even get to use it all before I'm shuffling through the paces that get me one step closer to home. My time to have all my bags with me and ready to go just moved up 8 hours, which is good news, unless it means I'll be spending more time sitting in the holding area but who cares. The sooner I'm in the holding area the sooner I'll be home. There's really not a whole lot else to say.
I've had this movie in the queue for quite a while but tonight I finally got around to watching it. To put it lightly, it's amazing. It may be close to two and a half hours long but I never noticed. The Wikipedia page sums it up nicely but it can't come close to touching on how well done this movie is. One of the ways I knew this was how I couldn't tell what year the movie was made by those tell-tale signs of age nearly every film carries. Everything in it is familiar but it has a very distinct style to it, like the computers that function more like typewriters with screens and how flex duct is absolutely everywhere. It takes place in "the future" but nothing insanely sci-fi marrs it, no lasers, no holograms, no space ships. It's probably as close as I've seen to a movie that could define "timeless". The ending is genuine and traumatic. I was fortunate (or smart) enough to not have it spoiled for me (despite the movie being highly praised and older than my sister) so I'll simply say that when it got to that point, I almost felt ill.
Go rent Brazil. Or download it. Or god forbid buy it.
Yep. It's that close. In less than 30 days I'll be sitting at home playing video games with my awesome wife instead of sitting here playing video games while listening to my asshole roommate yell at his apparently not awesome wife. I've sent one box of stuff home, I'm packing the second, and the rest of it will be stuffed in duffle bags to be thrown in a shipping container. The strange part is that everything is still so vague that it feels like it's farther away than it should be. It feels like it's still three months away rather than one.
In other awesome news, both Ben Folds and Bayside released new albums this week and they're both rather awesome and make up for past discretions. Life is looking pretty good for a change!