On September 9, a local radio station is sponsoring some sort of Summer dance at the waterfront. What's so special about that? Herman's Hermits will be there. What's so special about that? My boss is playing keyboard for them. I, of course, think that's hilarious, and may turn out just to heckle him. I just wish I could get that Henry song out of my head.
Just got back from seeing The Cell. Glad I paid matinee price. It looks like someone had ideas for a lot of cool effects they wanted to do, and they thought up a vehicle to string them together. Yawn. No movie with visuals so interesting should remind me that my seat is uncomfortable.
Finally, Hugh Jackman. I've been looking for a decent pic of this guy ever since I saw X-Men. I'm very picky. Now that I finally have it, I think I'll leave him up for a month. Thanks Janie for the tip on Detour Mag. I didn't end up using those pics, but I found what I was looking for along the way!
I was talking with a friend today about getting old. I am so there. I have to save a lot of money to do what I want to do (that's what employee retirement accounts are for!), but I have it planned. I want to live in a cool home where I have my own little efficiency apartment. Of course, I'll have to have at least one cat . Probably only one, since I'll be home a lot to give it attention. Someone will check on me every day to make sure I'm okay. Every day, I'll go have communal meals in the cafeteria (the food isn't great, but I don't have taste buds so I don't care). I'll sit in the rec room and flirt with all the old guys. Maybe get me some wrinkly booty. I'll rant about the damned teevee, and I'll play scrabble and UNO, and sometimes I'll go outside and grab a spot by the tiny pool.
The best part: bus trips. I want to go on ALL the bus trips. Anywhere. Just toolin' around the country with a bunch of cackling old farts, taking a bunch of pics with my digicam so I can put them up on my page. Yes, of course I'll still have a page! And I'll belong to lots of online communities where old ladies talk about their operations. I'll lie about mine, of course. "Yep, yep, got the triple bypass with local anesthetic! Didn't hurt a bit! I got to watch!"
I wonder what this generation is going to be like when they're old. All the tattoos faded to unrecognizable blobs, all the piercings sagging. My theory: we'll find a whole new way to modify our bodies in our old age...because we'll have EXTRA SKIN! Think of it...a Cardassian-like ridge of extra skin coiled down each side of the neck...braided wattles...sinuous patterns from elbow to wrist. Combine that with creative tattooing for color, and you've got some bitchin' geriatric bodmod.
Old is gonna be great. I honestly get excited thinking about it. I know I know, it's not all booty and bus trips. Contemplating it, I think I'd better get my ass on my bike or it's not gonna be any fun at all. Ah well, even if I'm sickly, I'll at least make sure someone dyes my hair a couple different shades of blue. And green.
This is me hawking Scott McCloud again. I swear, the guy should pay me a commission.
So I was on the phone with Tami, lamenting about how I wanted to start packing, but didn't have any boxes. 30 minutes later--taptaptap--there she is with bunches o' boxes! YAY! Tonight, I begin. I've got about 45 days (saying it like that makes it seem so short) until I actually move. It's been almost 9 years since I did this, and I figure I should take my darned time. Of course, the probable outcome of this is that I'll get to my new place, start unpacking, and think hey, I lived without this for a month--why am I keeping it?
Oh how I love to get rid of things.
And, unbelievably, a copy of Ulysses on tape. I figured if I can't get through it that way, I'm just incapable.
Update: This was fine. Phew.
Won this today on e-bay. I feel bad because I'm sure someone thinks I sniped them in the last 30 seconds of the auction. Truth is, my browser crashed and I had to close it and start it up again, so I didn't mean to snipe them in the last 30 seconds. I meant to snipe them in the last minute. In any case, I'm getting this vid sight-unseen. It's nearly impossible to find any decent Sean Pertwee films, and it isn't only because he's made so few. I think $hopping was released in the U.S. at some time or other, but I've never seen it.
Oh, I know, I live in Portland and I could get off my butt and go to one of two incredible indie rental shops and find it. Does anyone else think it's ultimately cheaper to spend $30 to have it mailed to me than it is to take three buses and spend a couple hours to go rent it? I admit sometimes my carlessness is a pain...but hell, I probably would want to buy it anyway. I like following the NaturalNylon folks.
Which reminds me, NN has a sucky site. You can hardly tell anything about what they have in production, and you have to look up news articles to see who they even are. Okay, here's the skinny for everyone that clicked on that link and is now pissed at me:
NaturalNylon is a production company founded by Ewan McGregor, Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Jonny Lee Miller, and Sean Pertwee. They formed it for the same reason most actors form production companies. To give themselves good roles. So far they've done eXistenZ and Nora, though there's still no U.S. release date for the latter. Can someone explain to me why there's no such thing as a worldwide release date yet??? Why does the U.K. get our movies late, and we get their movies late. It sucks. Rrr. Now where was I?
Ah yes. NN
Anyway, I think the NN crew are a fine bunch of actors. In fact, if Edward Norton were among their number, they would (in my decidedly un-humble opinion) encompass the best acting talents of the generation. So I like to look up their catalogs and see as much as I can. Next I want to get my mitts on Final Cut, so I'm ready for Love, Honour, and Obey. If it ever gets released over here.
For the truly interested, there is an NN webring.
Sorry if I've become boring. It comes and goes.
I've noticed that as I go from hot new thing to hot new thing in this wonderful electronic world, that there is one constant: people don't have a helluva lot to say. Clubs, b-boards, chat, and mailing lists get old but fast. I've been really happy with the blogging folks, in that they stay fascinating over time. And the ones that aren't...well you don't have to read them. That feature is somewhat unique to blogging. If you're on a mailing list for a specific interest, you have to read all the crap to make sure you don't miss anything. B-boards are a little easier to weed. Clubs...yeeg I'm sick of clubs with few exceptions. Chat is the worst of the lot.
Snugglyface: Hi! Welcome to the room!
Grubfarmer: Thanks! A/S/L?
Bagofpuss: LOL! ROFL! ROFLMAO!
I love the variety of community that can be found on the web. I look forward to new incarnations thereof. Still, I hope THIS one doesn't get boring. Ahem. Like I have. ROFL!