after the o.c. last night becky and i watched love me if you dare, which i feel wasn't really given the credit it was due. for the first half hour or so i was appalled at how many techniques of jean-pierre jeunet the director yann samuell was borrowing from, but then i really became involved with the story and stopped thinking about it so much. g-d you amazing film class teachers i had! sometimes i feel like my prior schooling can ruin films. gigi akoka, the casting director, should win whatever it is casting directors win. she did an amazing job casting the children especially. if you love truffaut's small change, then i believe you would love this. it involves a children's game being played far beyond childhood. there is love, heartbreak, amazing effects, and a beautiful score. warning: i guarantee you will yell at both of the main characters at least once apiece during the viewing of this film.
i am very glad it's friday. tonight i plan to go to pure pop for now people @ underground lounge and then hopefully i'll be able to drop by rachel's for her bday celebration. tomorrow ginny, becky, and i had planned on cleaning the apartment. i don't know when that is happened, but in the early morning i plan to go yard sale-ing with paul. i also hope to further clean unwanted or unworn clothing out of my closet this weekend in preparation for a yard sale we plan on having saturday, may 14th. on sunday i think i will continue cleaning up my room and paring down on my possessions. i think it's all this watching HGTV's mission: organization, which is definitely one of my favorite shows of the moment. o.c. nerd moment coming...now! did trent give the girl the ecstacy!?
last but not least, today i got my first paycheck as a salaried employee. i can't express how amazing it is to know, from now on, how much i will be getting each paycheck. seriously, that blows my mind. i'll finally be able to work out a sort of budget for myself and start that savings account that i kept putting off because i was hourly and unable to figure out how much i could pull out for savings each month. salary = relief.