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“Evangelion Screening” Austin, 2023

This evening I went to see Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time with my friend. I have never seen any of the Evangelion movies or anime, so I had no idea what was going on. But I did hear from friends that no one actually knows what’s going on in Evangelion. 😂

The movie was pretty amazing, nonetheless. I do admit to falling asleep a few times (I only got 30 minutes of sleep last night), but luckily the movies are all available on Amazon Prime so I can rewatch the bits I missed (and also catch up on the previous movies).

A Favorite Watch

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“Seiko 5” Cedar Park, 2023

I wore my Seiko 5 watch today for the first time in a long time. I still love this small automatic watch, even if it is a little fast (adding about 30 seconds a day). The design is simple and classic, and it doesn’t weigh much so I hardly feel it. I’ll probably keep this and my Seiko 007 forever. BIFL!

Mid-Life Indy

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“Mid-Life Indy” Cedar Park, 2023

Today I re-watched “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” since I hadn’t seen it since it came out in theaters way back in 2008. I enjoyed it then, and was curious if I would still feel the same way. And yes, I think it’s a fun movie! I was surprised that I found Mutt Williams kind of an interesting character and Shia Labeouf did a pretty good job playing him.

What was kind of neat is that after seeing Harrison Ford in Dial of Destiny, he looked so young in Crystal Skull! I need to re-watch Temple of Doom now, and then I will be able to rate the Indy films from best to worst (for my own curiosity).

Arrietty Re-Watch

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“Arrietty” Cedar Park, 2023

I decided to re-watch “The Secret World of Arrietty” after starting to learn “Arrietty’s Song” on the ukulele. It was delightful as I had forgotten how excellent the movie is. The artwork captivated me even more than before. Moreover, the English dub was pretty good, with Carol Burnett’s portrayal of Hara being just perfect. If you haven’t seen it before, I definitely recommend it. Or even to re-watch it as I did.