Sunday, 07 March 2004, 1:22:28 EST
Yesterday evening I went to see Hidalgo with my mother and little half-brother. The day before I watched a special on the History channel which left me with the impression that this movie is based on a legend rather than a true story as the promoters will lead you to believe. Don't get me wrong, this is a very good movie, I just don't think they should be pushing it as true when no one can find any substantial evidence to prove it thus. Aside from that, I really liked this movie. There were a few slow parts and a couple scenes where I could tell that they used CGI in place of real action but what movie doesn't do that now *sigh*. The overall story is one that seems to be more and more common now - a mixed Native American, in this case Sioux and white man, becoming jaded after a terrible act and then finding himself by embarking on a soul seeking journey. I have mixed feelings about this scenario. The movie studios are actually showing the way things really happened, that being the U.S. screwing over the original tenants of the land, but they are also using the story to make a quick buck. I dunno, it sort of (loosely) hits close to home.
Before we went to see the movie we hit up Truett's Grill. They have a new menu item there - Buffalo Chicken Strips. Basically it is a plate of six Chick-Fil-A chicken strips with a cup of some thick buffalo style hot sauce to dip them in. It is simply awesome. If you go there I highly recommend you get it; you won't regret it.
This evening I decided to try my hand and making a pizza. I went to the local Publix since I just wanted to pick up a few things without having to stray too far from home. Damn that place is retarded. Trying to find things there is like trying to find a specific grain of sand at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Regardless, I picked up a Boboli pizza crust, a can of Heinz tomato pureé, some Italian seasoning, two fresh jalepeņos, two cups of mozarella, and a bag of thick cut pepperoni (they had one kind of pepperoni in one very small place at the end of an isle). Mix in one teaspoon of the Italian seasoning in to the tomato pureé for the pizza sauce and top as you will. I went for a layer of pepperoni right on the sauce followed by the cheese and then the chopped up jalepeņo and another layer of pepperoni. I should have saved a cup of the mozarella to top it off with but I wasn't thinking. No matter, this pizza was simply awesome. I don't think I will be buying any more frozen pizzas. Not when I can make this in half the time and it taste a helluva lot better.