I'm not mad at anyone. Just disappointed -- it's my own fault. I have a group of friends that I get together with once a month for dinner and conversation. It's a nice outlet and escape. However, after going to see a movie by myself last week, I realized I am really missing having people in my life who share my interests and my level of curiosity about things. The movie I saw got mixed reviews by this group of women, none of which have seen it, though one person has a sister who saw it and claimed it was a waste of her time -- the only real positive thing they could say about it was the leading actress' rumored performance (again, none of them saw it). Everything else was a criticism of the dark subject matter and the overt sexual scenes they'd read about. True, it was not a light hearted comedy or a gooey Hollywood drama. But I personally found there to be a lot of deeper symbolism in the film and as I was trying to explain my take on it last night to these people, I found 7 pairs of eyes glazing over like this was just too much to think about. I was surprised at how disappointed I felt in realizing how shallow and small minded this group of people really is. I guess that's why I really only see them for that one gathering a month. Maybe it's time to take some classes again... something that gives me an outlet for more meaningful conversation. Thanks for listening -- vent over!