August 22nd, 2003


Old and New Names.

Time to renew my drivers license and for some reason I have to do the long form and actually go in and get a eye test, new pic and give a finger print. chriso, who is 11 days older then I am, only needs to send in a check with the preprinted form.

One of the questions is if you've ever used a different name.

The answer for me is yes. After we got married, we both changed our names to what I've considered by family name to be.

Then it asks what names have you used.

I wrote down my old name.

It looked odd.
It looked strange.
I didn’t like it.

35 years I carried a name I didn’t like.

Now I understand where that feeling of freedom came from on our wedding day, when Pastor Don introduced us as Chris and John O'Halloran.

Perhaps the subject should be: True Names.

I may be getting to old for this shit

Extended versions of Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers are coming to theatres in the weeks before Return of the King is released

Finishing with a Triple Feature that starts the day before RotK's release date at 3pm (FotR), 7pm (TTT) and ends with the Midnight premier of RotK (ok more like 11pm showing).

10+ hours in a theatre for the entire trilogy, damn it's tempting.