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I’ve seen God…

This is the soundtrack. Cover

Ah, Matthew Berube. Intelligent, erudite, eloquent. Definitely witty. Wonderful penmanship and wonderful taste in music. And heck, pretty dang cute and a snappy dresser, to boot. I was so enamored of him when I first met him, and was shocked when he was interested in dating me. We dated, but I don’t think it ever really counted. He was in college, I was in high school, and he was away a lot. And then it turns out I didn’t know him at all. He had some crazy life in college that I couldn’t understand. I remember that there was some girl he was in love with who raked him over the coals. He didn’t have any shred of emotion left to feel bad for having had that experience at the same time as he was supposed to be dating me. And I remember that he got fired from his job as a gravedigger. I think he thought that was the nadir of his life. I hope he was right about that.

Then, we reconnected when I was in college. He helped me do some research on Hal Hartley for a film paper. Who am I kidding, he did all the research for me. I wrote a paper and got an A minus (and fell hard for Hartley‘s movies, too). Then I sent a copy of the paper to Hartley’s studio. Hal made several notations on the paper and sent it back to me, congratulating me on a job well done. Heh. I still have that as a souvenir.

I always liked Matt, but in some ways felt he was out of my league. In other ways, I felt it was the other way around. It was like it was fated never to be.

Then he went off to Korea to teach English. I figured he would be happy there. I thought he would fit better as an ex-pat over there than a regular Joe over here. And I thought he’d find a nice Korean wife to settle down with. I hope he’s happy.

And then the other day I gave myself an assignment – to listen to all my mix tapes before finally tossing them. This was the first one I pulled out of the case. The first tape Matt made for me. I still have all his old letters (note: if you ever wrote me a letter, chances are I still have it). How can I throw this tape away?

Side A: Moist Songs
Side B: “Louder than Brahms”

Ah, Hal Hartley. I loves me some Hal Hartley. (Thanks to Matt Berube for my obsession!)

This morning I treated Dave to two Hartley short films

Some of my favorite quotes:

  • “‘We’ll get jobs and be happy!’
    ‘No, we’ll get jobs and pay the rent. We’ll get credit cards and be happy.'”
  • I’m only a waitress on the outside.
  • “Young, middle-class, white, college-educated, unskilled, broke, drunk.”

Theory of Achievement

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Knocked Up

Really enjoyed watching Waitress and Knocked Up this weekend.

It was really fun for Dave and I to watch two movies dealing with impending pregnancies.

Ah, and I love the Hal Hartley-esque dialogue and timing in Waitress.

Jenna: Cal, are you happy? I mean, when you call yourself a happy man, do you really mean it?
Cal: You ask a serious question, I’ll give you a serious answer: Happy enough. I don’t expect much. I don’t get much, I don’t give much. I generally enjoy whatever comes along. That’s my answer for you, summed up for your feminine consideration. I’m happy enough.

I wrote my final paper in my Film class in college about Hal Hartley. I got an A-. Later, I sent the paper to the publishing house to forward on to him, and I received a reply! He corrected/responded to some of the points I’d made in my paper and congratulated me for a job well done.

*Sigh* I might have to go watch Surviving Desire now.

Surviving Desire