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A brush with early entrepreneurship

Yesterday I was going for a walk. I was a few blocks away from my house when I see this kid waving to get my attention. So I took my headphones just in time to hear him say "...buy this rock?"
I was confused. "Buy a rock?"
"Yeah! Wanna buy this rock? I painted it and everything!"
He was waving a rather large rock over his head that was shaped almost just like the state of Vermont. He had chosen to paint it yellow.
I had no cash on me, and I really had no interest in buying a rock (although Lord knows what I would've done if I had cash on me. I probably would've ended up with a yellow rock.), so I told him I already had enough rocks at home, and that I was sure he'd find someone else.
He looked sad for a moment, but then said "Okay". I hope he found someone to buy that rock, like his mom or something. It was weird, but really cute. Kids in Wolcott are like that. Weird, but they mean well.

In other news, the video rental place a few blocks from me announced they were closing the other day, and were holding a sale of their entire inventory. I stopped by and ended up getting six movies, some DVDs and a few VHS tapes. It's sad that the place is shutting down. I used to go there a lot before my tastes in film changed and I could never find what I wanted there. It's going to be a bummer not to just walk over to rent a film, watch it, and then return it the next day. Well, here's a list of what I got:
-Billy Elliot
-The Birdcage
-The King's Speech
-In America
-Goodbye Lenin! (Finding this particular film in this small-town video rental place amuses me. Amid the copies of the Terminator movies, "Dude, Where's My Car?" and all sorts of old mediocre movies, I find one copy of this great German film. Go figure.)

Today I watched my most recent Netflix acquisition, Dog Day Afternoon and WOW WHAT A FILM. Totally wasn't sure about it when it started, but it pulled me and I think I forgot to breathe until the credits started rolling. Good stuff, highly recommended. And the craziest thing? It's based on a true story! This actually happened! A guy ordered a pizza while holding an entire bank staff hostage!

I'm always amused by old movie trailers. Nowadays, you get about 45 seconds of explosions, a list of stars, a catch phrase, and that's the trailer. Back then, you got the entire movie condensed into three minutes. Heh.

Aiiiiight. That's all for now. You caught me in a chatty mood.


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Sep. 8th, 2011 11:03 pm (UTC)
Dog Day Afternoon is an amazing film!!!! i've been looking for it on dvd for quite some time now. Al Pacino was superb in it!!!! Definitely one of the better films to come out of the 70s. Yup, it took my breath away too when i first rented it out.
Sep. 13th, 2011 02:47 am (UTC)
I'd love to own it on DVD. I got it through Netflix, and I wanted to send them an email asking if I could keep it or something. Heh.
Sep. 22nd, 2011 04:44 pm (UTC)
Random reader, so hi! Your journal sounds interesting and I'm all for meeting new people, wanna be friends?
I'm Dahlia, 20, born and raised in Egypt. Hope to hear from you soon :)
p.s. I love the title of your journal x
Oct. 3rd, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC)
Hi Dahlia! I'm sorry I haven't been on LJ for a long time, but I love making new friends, so I will definitely add you!
Oct. 4th, 2011 12:03 am (UTC)
Hey :) That's cool, adding you now (I removed you after a coupla days as I am OCD with my "friend of/mutual friends" list :P
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