i kind of wish jim had been able to meet some of my friends and my brother while he was in town, but that didn't really work out. oh well.
we did go to the argosy casino. i lost all my money. in fact, as i quickly lost my $20 in a slot machine, jim said, "i think you just burned that twenty faster than you could have with a lighter." and it was true. jim was up $200 or so. at the end of the night, he gave me a dollar and i managed to turn that into $21.50. i think i could quite easily slip into a gambling addiction, as i don't even think of my winnings being something i want. i just get the feeling i'm in an arcade and i should keep pumping money into the machines until i just don't have anymore. i mean, i was actually frustrated that jim's $1 kept winning for me. it just meant i had to keep putting money back in the machines and keep playing. don't ever take me to a casino again, please. i had a lot of fun, of course. but it's just bad, bad news.
last night, we went to see the aviator. and despite it's nearly 2.5-hour run time, i somehow managed not to fall asleep. i still hate leonardo dicaprio, so that made it a little difficult to stomach, but i have always been interested in howard hughes. it's something about that spruce goose...
but, if any of you have seen that flick, could you tell me if the greens (in the beet field and of the peas on his plate) seemed terribly blue to you? i don't understand if that was supposed to be some sort of effect in the movie, but if it was, what in the world is it supposed to convey?
anyway, as it turns out, indianapolis is kind of boring to visit in the winter unless you want to go to a bunch of stuffy museums. plus the weather blows. luckily, jim shares my futurama addiction, so he didn't mind staying in bed most of the day and watching episodes of that. he also caught all my stupid futurama jokes and analogies in the real world. pretty cool.
it's funny, i was pretty sure i'd never see jim again after i left wichita. and i was certain of it when he moved back to nebraska. but then here he was. two years later. life is just full of surprises, i guess.
and it was totally sweet how we just caught back up to speed after just a few mintutes. if you'd have asked me last week, there was no doubt in my mind that jim's entire visit was going to be stilted, boring and awkward, but it wasn't at all. hell, i didn't even get annoyed with sharing my one-bedroom apartment with him 24/7. this is absolutely amazing to me. maybe it's just because jim is such a nice guy. or maybe it's because i've grown up a little. or maybe it's just because there was a fixed end to his visit in sight. i don't know. but i am really glad it all worked out. i had a blast and i think jim enjoyed himself as well.