Hannibal V Constantine (hannibalv) wrote,
Hannibal V Constantine
hannibalv

January 13, 2002

Not everyone is destined for greatness.

Really, why should we push our luck and try for happiness? Why not stop at "not in agony"?

I'm just getting out of a long conversation about this, actually. Someone trying to convince me (unsuccessfully, I'm afraid) that the quest for happiness is a worthwhile reason to live.

"What makes it so hard is not that you had it bad, but that you're that pissed that so many others had it good."-from "As Good As It Gets". And yeah, there's a lot of truth to that one.

This kind of runs contrary to what I was just writing, but I just saw "Gosford Park", directed by Robert Altman, and it turned me into Baz Luhrmann for whatever reason. I didn't so much walk out of the theatre as glide, and by the time I hit the parking lot, I was nearly dancing. For those who haven't heard, "Gosford Park" is a British drawing room whodunit with special emphasis placed on the relationships and contrasts between the upper class and their servants. It's a fabulously splendid film, with uniformly excellent performances, including the "I-usually-can't-much-stand-him" Ryan Phillipe. Manners, class, comedy, love, it's all here. It's definitely worth seeing.

Work today. Big deal.

Dammit, I'd hoped to get this done by 2:30. Oh, well…

Today's Link Of The Day is Industrious Clock. And industrious it is, with all the constant erasing. http://yugop.com/ver3/stuff/03/fla.html

JHR
1/14/2002 5:09 AM
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