The Departed

The Departed is one of my favourite movies and Captain Ellerby's words about marriage below are really great.
God bless wedding ring ;)

Ellerby: How is your wedding coming along?

Colin Sullivan: Great, great; she's a doctor.

Ellerby: That's outstanding.

Colin Sullivan: Yeah.

Ellerby: Marriage is an important part of getting ahead: lets people know you're not a homo; married guy seems more stable; people see the ring, they think at least somebody can stand the son of a bitch; ladies see the ring, they know immediately you must have some cash or your cock must work.


Colin Sullivan: [laughing] Yeah, it's working... Overtime!

Ellerby: I'm glad to hear that.

Colin Sullivan: Yeah... Thank you.

The Gift

December 9 is my birthday.
To be honest, I have never been a fan of birthday celebrations or any other "special day" ceremonies.
I never expect my entourage to plan any events for my birthday and most of them knows my nonchalant thoughts on this topic. I've got several reasons for thinking that way, but I am not going to dig it now.
I just have to admit that this year I received one of the most impressive birthday gifts ever. My friends presented me 2 tickets for the Viktor Lazlo concert on December 21st, 2010. I know that it is the rising tendency among people to give distinguishing experiences as the gifts and mine was a very good example of this.
I have just come home from the concert. It was two hours of total refreshment, peace and tranquility for me and my wife: Viktor Lazlo (Sonia Dronier) was looking gorgeous (you can never believe she is 50), singing excellent as usual; music was perfect; audience was elegant; the concert hall was great.
I am feeling good :)
So thank you, guys, for giving me such a graceful gift. Life is so much better with you.