There was a shindig today (yesterday)! Russell picked me up and we drove to Rolling Hills. We hung out and waited for people to arrive. It was freezing, lol. Kamal, Ryo, Genevieve, Jon, Judy, Nina and Chris showed up, and we all hung out for a while. While we were buying tickets for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Cheryl, Gian, Linh-Nam, and William showed up. I got a Christmas gift from Cheryl, and it was very nice of her to give me something! The movie was pretty good. Not great, but definitely good. It had a really weird style to it. I think it’ll grow on me. Afterwards, we went to Starbucks. We got kind of bored of that though and decided to see another movie. Kamal, Gian, and Cheryl left, and the rest of us saw Closer. We were about 15 or 20 minutes late for the movie… I don’t know how much we actually missed because of the previews, but I think we may have missed something important. Even so, the movie was really good. I’d like to see it again, and I’d be willing to pay to do so. Yeah, really good. And come to think of it… I don’t know of Ryo and Genevieve stayed for Closer. Um, hm. Anyways, afterwards there was some debate as to who would take Chris home, but Russell gave us both rides home. Good times!