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Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Civic Duty

Well, it is confirmed. I called the number on my little card and I am on jury duty tomorrow. I know it is my civic duty, but I don't wanna. What does one wear to jury duty these days? Can I wear jeans? Can I bring my Walkman? Should I mutter incoherently to myself a lot in hopes of getting sent home? Perhaps I can create a major twitch for my mouth and left eye. Hmmmmmm...

Monday, September 29, 2003

Little Brother Relocation!

I am all excited! My little bro is moving to New England! Actually, he is not really so little ---- he just turned 25 and is a lot taller than me. But, to me, he will always be my baby brother!

This will be a temporary stop for him as he plans to move to the Big Apple to fully pursue his career in art. Right now the plan is for him to come to Boston in mid-December unless we can locate a job quicker. He will live with us in Salem till he lands a job and a place to live.

His girlfriend lives in upstate New York and goes to school twice a week in Manhattan so I smell a lot of visits to NYC coming up! Check out some of his work at the above link or to the right in my link for Roy Stanfield.

Roy was 12 and I was 24 when I left Texas and moved to Boston to pursue a life of my own. We have stayed in touch, but this will give us a chance to be closer. I left the house before he became his own person. I know he feels that I don't know him on many levels and I am sure he doesn't know me on more than a few. So, this will be our chance to really get to know one another!

That is my big news for now! As Stevie Nicks once sang, I just can't wait! Of course she sang that to a cheezzzzy drum machine --- I am singing it in the more current cutting edge electronica sound!

Saturday, September 27, 2003

Good Times!

Well, I am off with Karl to visit his brother, sister-in-law, their children and his parents for the day. Will the fun ever stop?

Oh, and my pal Jennifer found Margaret Cho's blog! I've added it to my favorites at the side of my page!

Thursday, September 25, 2003

Sulking in Luxury

Am all bathed and wearing my comfortable pj's with over size shirt. I look delicious and smell like a fresh summer's morning! I've a glass of sparkling water and have been luxuriating on the big warm sofa listening to Diana Krall. I was in the middle of contemplating the fact that she is now married to Elvis Costello and one can almost taste a joint venture coming on ----

...and, then, the phone rings. I decide to let the call go to voicemail. Nothing surprising about that.

I finish my water and glide toward the phone only to discover it was my mother calling. So, I call into voicemail and she sounds apocalyptically serious. In a flat tone my mother asks me to call her tonight as she needs to discuss something with me. Then, she says, "Thank you" as if making a business call. Hmmmmmm....

No way else to cut it --- this doesn't sound like a good conversation ahead. So, in an attempt to get back to my lovely moment, I call her right back. I go to her voicemail and she has apparently already left the house. Sigh.

I shall be calling her back later tonight after dinner. One can only wonder what waits for me in this phone call to Texas. So, now I sulk on the big warm sofa looking pretty.

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Diana Ross Moments...

Don't you sometimes find the urge to just drop everything and have a Diana Ross kind of day? Just to inhabit her celebrity skin for a while. You know, making sure that you're ready for a camera shot at any moment with your moist lips just opened enough to reveal your pearly whites and your head tilted slightly up at all times.

And, you just refuse to answer or acknowledge anyone if they fail to address you as Ms. Ross ---- NO, you must refuse to answer to plain old Diana!

Or, if you're in a bad mood -- fire someone. It doesn't matter if you have the actual authority to fire them -- just do it and move on with glamorous dignity. If you're feeling desperate for attention go to a restaurant and have just a bit too much to drink and greet everyone at their tables. Tell them you are just reaching out to touch them and then be sure to catch your blouse on fire as you lean into the table over the candle. Then you can fire the restaurant staff --- but you must be sure to slap at least one waiter.

If feeling particularly desperate --- drink even more, "borrow" a car, drive recklessly to the nearest Blockbuster. If the police fail to show up -- just ream a new asshole for the kid behind the counter for not having "Mahogany" on DVD.

If all else fails you could call the kids in Switzerland and tell them that times are hard and you will no longer be sending them any money. You could also stop by the nearest projects and get real with the people for a minute --- they can even call you Diana, but the second one touches you --- you must leave.

Or, if you should be hitting rock bottom --- go visit Liza. You will feel better.

Don't you ever just wanna be Diana Ross?

"Reach out and touch somebody's hand. Make this world a better place ---- if you can!"

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

...And Then The Guts Of The Song Just All Fall Out

Just heard Rufus Wainwright use this phrase to explain the ending to one of his new songs and it struck some sort of chord with me. I like the way that phrase sounds. And, you know what? The ending of the song does sound like that. It's like Rufus disembowled the music.

Does anyone understand why Peaches is sporting a beard on her new CD? I am at a loss. Ah, yes --- The teaches of Peaches.

Obviously, I have a lot to say tonight! ...not.

Monday, September 22, 2003

Thoughts of a Fallen Brat Packer...

So, when I was in high school and college I took great joy in making fun of the Brat Pack and how bad they were. They were so bad I loved them. I've probably seen "St. Elmo's Fire" 50 times. I know all of the lines --- particularly those of my favorite member of the Brat Pack, Judd Nelson. I used to make fun of his huge nostrils and constant sneer and silly hair. �and the way he always seems to yell his lines as if he must pronounce every word louder than the last.

But, then, years later --- "Suddenly Susan" aired on network television and there was our sad little Brat Packer Judd whose film career never quite took off playing in a sitcom with Brooke Shields. ...and he was soooooo cute! Middle age just agreed with Mr. Nelson.

I often stay up late on a Friday or Saturday night just to watch one of his really bad straight-to-cable movies which have him playing some crazed killer or nerdy victim. I watch just to see a glimpse of how cute he has become. I turn into an 8th grade girl!

Anyway, he is going to be in Boston in a stage play and I am dying to go.

That is all. Just thought I would share my unresolved feelings for the Brat Packer who never quite could.

Sunday, September 21, 2003

Fuzzbox

Karl is taking French so that he will be able to better communicate when we return to Montreal this Christmas. Anyway, he has to listen to tapes for the course and this somehow pulled him to an old box which we keep in the bottom of the guestroom closet. The box full of his childhood cassette tapes.

He has rediscovered one of his favorite bands from his innocent youth. The band is called Fuzzbox. I guess they were from the UK. The name of their tape is "We've got Fuzzbox...And We're Gonna Use It!!" Karl assured me that Fuzzbox were the Go Go's on acid. ...More like the Go Go's without melody or a decent sound engineer. Anyway, to show you how innocent my significant partner is ---- all of the songs are fairly sexual in nature. It seems obvious to me to what the name of the band refers, but poor Karl is positive that it only refers to the instrument. Meanwhile the big busted girls sing songs like "XX Sex" ---- I hate this music, but he forced me to listen to it on our way to and from the market today. Torture!

Is anyone out there familiar with Fuzzbox -- I gather they are a relic from the 80's.

We saw the new Woody Allen film. You know how hit songwriters like Barry Manilow or Rod Stewart who performed such chart-topping hits in the 70's seem to be unable to reproduce the same glory in current recordings? Well, I think the same thing has happened to poor Woody. He continues to sing the same old song, but he is no longer charting. And no matter how hard she may try, Christina Ricci is no Diane Keaton. And Jason Biggs is no Woody. "Annie Hall" and "Manhattan" are classic films, but maybe it is time to do something new.

Saturday, September 20, 2003

Where were you when you first heard Stevie Nicks?

I was in my cousin's bedroom, but that is a whole other blog that I would rather not get into at this time.

However, Scott has asked when we first realized we were gay. I am not sure of the date or year, but it was during the whole Anita Bryant stuff in the 70�s. I was pretty young. I was at the grocery store with my mother and these two men approached my mother in what seemed like identical powder blue suits. My mother worked with one of them and they were both very effeminate. My mother seemed a bit embarrassed when they walked away and I remember thinking I am like them and Anita Bryant hated me.

I guess that really dates me. And, you know, I saw �Cabin Fever� today and realized that I am really crossing the line to the aged as all the movies I am seeing are about people my brother�s age. Like all of the character�s are between 22 and 25. Even the new Woody Allen movie is going to be about characters falling into this generation. Speaking of which, have you noticed how the film company is trying to hide the fact that the movie is written, produced and directed by Woody Allen. The poster is all colorful and the ads on TV make it look like one of those naughty teen sex comedies. �which it probably is? I will be seeing it tomorrow with Karl.

I�ve purchased new cologne. It is called 212 for men. Am trying to decide if I like it. I love wearing cologne. I know this bothers many in the gay community who have eschewed the joys of scented ointments for manly musk odors, but I like to smell pretty dammit!

The more I think about it, the more I�ve decided I LOVED the new Bill Murray film, �Lost in Translation� ----- and I really want to see Japan. I�ve really got to convince Karl. We�re planning on going to Hawaii for next year, but maybe we can hit Japan for 2005!

Friday, September 19, 2003

Hunky Sales Rep and Party Monster

I was asked to stay a bit longer at work for a demonstration of some equipment. A sales rep was coming in to provide the demonstration. The sales rep was one of the hottest men I've ever seen. I am talking absolute perfection. He was so perfect I decided I hated him. His product was kick-ass as well.

Saw Party Monster tonight. Laughed and laughed, but then became self-conscious when I realized that no one else was laughing but me. Anyway, I really enjoyed it. Seth Green played gay very well. ...a little too well, actually.

The weight is continuing to drop so I've decided to stick with the Atkin's Diet Induction Phase for another week to see how much more I can drop. I am just so tired of meat and eggs.

Thursday, September 18, 2003

Blah-Blog...

Last night's birthday dinner for our pal, Pete, was a lot of fun and I think he liked his gifts. It hurt, but I did give him the Hello Kitty Uno card set with the exculsive 'love me not' rule. Anyway, Peter seemed pleased.

Work is going very well. I just wish I was full time. I am more than ready to be full time and it seems that I have to leave the office just as I get rolling into an interesting project. However, I am doing as instructed by the doctor. I should be full time by October. ...I hope.

Am most sleepy today so I am toying with the idea of having a nap. Then I must do all of the many dishes in the sink. I am telling you, this Atkin's Diet is a killer for cooking and purchasing large quantities of meat! Our home smells like a cheap dinner off of Interstate 10 or something.

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Karl Has a Holy Brush w/Greatness and I Work Till 2PM!

While on his way to work at Harvard, Karl's route was disturbed by a big ol limo with a whole lot of security. He watched with interest as the little Dahli Lahma emerged to grace him with his tiny presence! Karl did not get to speak with him or anything, but he already feels closer to Richard Gere! ....6 degrees, you know! I hope I spelled the name correctly. I guess it could be Dali Lama, but I doubt it.

Oh, and although I am not back to full time yet ---- I got to work an hour later today due to an HR "emergency". I felt like I was getting my stride back and I was actually needed!

Nothing much to post beyond the above. The new Erykah Badu CD is odd. Not bad --- just strange.

Monday, September 15, 2003

Things I Would Do in LA

We're actually thinking of taking a real vacation next year. We are planning on Hawaii with a week in San Francisco to visit our pal, Alan. However, I would like to spend 3 days in SF and 3 days in LA. Karl just isn't interested in LA, but there are so many things I want to do there!

Go to the apartment building where Barbra "lived" in "A Star Is Born" (I have the actual address) and pose on the very stair upon which Babs contemplated camera angles. What a picture that would make for my photo album!

Drive to Cielo Drive to see where the Manson Family killed Sharon Tate et al --- Sick and wrong, but I am just curious. I can't help it.

Go to that place where the stars put their hand and foot prints

Have lunch at that creepy diner on Sunset Blvd where all the hustlers hang out

Pull a Michael Moore and go to Charleton Heston's house and see if I can talk to him about gun control or something

Visit the Hustler store ---- just look around and maybe buy a new outfit

Go to Aaron Spelling's house and ask to see Tori's present wrapping room

Visit Forrest Lawn and see all the graves of dead movie stars

The list could go on and on --- I really need to visit LA!

Sunday, September 14, 2003

The Meat Snack Pay-Off!

Well, tomorrow will be one week on the Atkin's Diet From Hell --- but on the positive side I've lost 10 pounds!!! Yeah! However, I have to say I don't feel so good on this whole meat and water thing. I'm hanging in, but am not sure I will make it through the second week of induction. I am thinking that if I start to move around a bit (work out) and keep away from the sugars and the carbs I might do ok and then I could eat veggies, have a glass of milk sometimes and a soda at the movies! Maybe?

Had a fun converstaion with my brother, Roy, this morning --- lots of exciting things on the horizon for him. Am all excited, but more on that later. To write more at this time would not be cool.

Saturday, September 13, 2003

Hello Kitty UNO Cards in a Deluxe Collector Tin and Smelling Good!

We purchased this last night! It is way cool and features something called the "exclusive love me not rule"! I think we will be using it for a gift, but I am drawn to the package and want to keep it all for myself!

Today we're going into Boston to take care of some shopping and to see the new Sophia Coppola film staring Brian Murray --- I can't remember the name right now, but is about an executive all alone on a business trip in Hong Kong. The reviews have been great. I'm going to be wanting a soda, but will probably stick with H2O which will be in keeping with my way-fun Atkin's Diet! Whoo-hoo!

I also am in need of cologne. CK1? Happy? Burberry? Contradiction? Tommy? Choices, choices and more choices. I am leaning toward CK1 because I enjoy the bottle. I LOVE Burberry --- but it is so expensive as of late. I'll probably end up with Tommy --- It is Karl's fave. He hates Contradiction. Took him 3 years to tell me, but he hates it.

Happy Saturday!

Friday, September 12, 2003

A Romy Schneider Film Retrospective and Meat Snacks

The Harvard University Film Archive is having a Romy Schneider film retrospective this month. I don't get it. Wouldn't that be the equivalent of having a Raquel Welch retrospective in France or something? I guess she was an ok actress, but wasn't it mostly about her jugs? Didn't she appear in a couple of those bad disaster flicks in the 70's? I think she may have done some respectable work in France at one time and she did some movie with Orson Welles, but an entire retrospective? Maybe it is just me.

I finally saw "Millennium Actress" today and it rocked my world. I don't want to give any spoilers, but the structure of the film was so interesting --- blending reality with "film" reality with past and present --- it was fluid without any apparent effort. I loved it. The animation was fantastic. This was also an adult film which explored a number of themes. Well worth a look if you should ever get a chance.

I am plugging along with the Atkin's Diet. I'm tired of all the water and grow weary of meat snacks. I would also kill for a Pepsi. By the way, Karl quit after 3 days. He just couldn't deal with all of the eggs and no fresh fruit. However, I have lost 8 pounds in 5 days!

Thursday, September 11, 2003

A Cowboy's Work is Never Done!

Well, I started feeling guilty about having made "Joe" the parking lot attendant cry. I worried that maybe he was mentally-challenged or something. Ugh! I don't want to be accused of yelling at retarded persons! So, this morning I found the parking lot manager and asked after "Joe" and, no, he is not retarded. Married with several children. He is just an idiot. Therefore, I still hate "Joe"

I am a bit obsessive and sometimes will fall for a song and play it continuously --- driving everyone insane. The problem is that sometimes I just find a song and can't get enough of it. This happened with Liz Phair's "Hot White Cum" song as well as "Work It" by Missy Elliott. But you wanna know what the primo song is for me at the moment? An old chestnut by Sonny & Cher, "A Cowboy's Work is Never Done" --- it totally rocks and I can listen to it for hours and hours.

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Fun in the Parking Lot!

Today has not been the best of days. After working on a project for my boss which I felt I handled quite well, she informed me that I was moving too slow and was not ready to return to work on a full time basis. She then added that I needed to discuss this further with my doctor as I am scheduled to return full time on the 15th. I felt like I had been gut-punched.

...and I think what bothered me the most is I think she is probably right.

It was now noon and time for me to leave for the day. So, I started walking to the parking lot I've been using for the past 3 weeks. As I still seem to have trouble with crowded spaces, I've not yet started back on the commuter rail and subway. I've been driving. I found this lot and have been using it because they only charge $16 a day and have a guard on duty at all times.

The guard, or parking attendant, with whom I dealt when I first started parking there was quite cool and reliable. When I told him I needed to be out of the lot by noon, he let me keep my keys and park in a space which would allow for easy exiting. He quit two weeks ago and I've been left with The Back Bay Village Idiot as my attendant ever since.

I've been putting up with his stupid but harmless stunts like the time he insisted that my car was not mine and that I should be taking the Honda --- even though my parking ticket matched and I had the keys to my car. That took about 4 minutes to resolve. Or the time he told me I had not paid for the day as I was driving off --- despite the fact that I had just given him my parking ticket which indicates that I have paid. That took about 2 minutes to resolve. Today, however, he pushed me too far.

When I pulled in at 7am I reminded him that I needed to be out of the lot by noon. He had me park in the same spot I've been parking for the 3 weeks I've used the lot. I paid him the $16. He mumbled something about a Honda. (I do not own, nor have I ever owned a Honda. I've no idea why it keeps coming up)

Anyway, as I arrive to pick up my car I see that it has been totally blocked in by 3 other cars. I ask "Joe" what gives ---- I call him "Joe" tho I have no idea what his name is --- it just makes me feel a bit better to call him �Joe�. He responds by telling me that I never leave this early and won't be able to get my car out of the lot until 5:30pm.

I take in a deep gush of air and proceed to explain that he needs to move the 3 cars blocking me. He then tells me he only has keys for one of the cars.

I go off on �Joe� --- and I do mean that I went off on him. Foul words flew out of me at a rabid pace. �Joe� starts to cry and runs to his booth. Suddenly a tiny man shows up --- turns out he is the lot manager. Now, this is a small lot -- I've never seen the dude. Anyway, he apologizes for the inconvenience, but explains that my car is stuck.

I then decide to go all corporate on his ass and explain that this little mix up is going to cause me to miss an appointment which puts my health at risk. Continuing my bluff, I add that I expect to be refunded for all of the money I've paid the lot or I will have to contact my lawyer. The little man got in my car and slowly, but surely ---- freed it so I could leave the lot.

As I drove off, "Joe" was waving goodbye and calling "See you tomorrow!"

I hate "Joe"

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Atkins Woes, Countdown to Potentially Awesome Movie and a New Babs CD!

Karl and I are now into our second day of the Induction Phase of the Atkins Diet. I don't think either of us are having a snap-happy time with it. Karl's a real fuss-budget for fresh fruit and breads and I am stone-cold soda/sugar addict. I guess what I am saying is --- this is hell for the time being. The book promises things get easier as you move into your third and fourth day of induction. Induction is a 14 day process at the end of which I hope to have lost weight!!! I swear, if I gain weight, I'm gonna sue! I really am kind of worried as it seems like I am eating more than I ever ate before -- the only major difference is I am eating fatty foods. And, yes, I grow weary of water. So much water. Ugh.

Well, hope to have a more interesting post for tomorrow.

Oh, and the countdown is on! 3 more days till I get to see Millennium Actress ! I am so looking forward to this movie. I will be so bummed if I don't like it. However, judging from reviews I can't imagine I won't do anything but love it!

Oh, and Here is the cover of the new Barbra CD! It is a picture taken back in 1996 --- what with her recent plastic surgery; I was expecting a new photo! Oh well. Can�t wait for the album. She has recorded a version of the theme song to the �Baghdad Caf� --- one of my fave films from the 80�s!

Oh, and yer Uncle Bob has moved!



Monday, September 08, 2003

More Meat

So, today is my first day on the Atkins' Diet. Thus far I am only experiencing a minor headache --- which I think is due to the fact that I've had no Pepsi today. It doesn't seem too bad, but it is going to be a real pain in the ass to cook eggs every morning. Cereal was just so much easier. I can pretty much have all the meat I want. A friend in the medical field warned me that I would be getting sick of meat pretty quick. He is most probably very correct, but for the time being I just keep wanting more and more meat.

Sunday, September 07, 2003

i am ashamed...

"Meet the Press" was having an important show this morning. Colin Powell was one of the guests and the discussion revolved around the whole sad situation with Iraq and the fact that the US is hated by just about everyone at this point. So, I thought I would watch. ...I fell asleep. So much for interest in world events.

Saturday, September 06, 2003

Doin' It For the Kids

Because I am starting the Atkins Diet on Monday and because, for me, it really is all about the health ---- I am doing my very best to eat as much chocolate and carbs as possible. Thus far I've had a grinder with extra cheese, 2 bowls of cereal, loads of chocolate candies and a 2 liter container of Pepsi! I flashdanced to Madonna's Immaculate Collection earlier. I had to take care that Karl didn't see me --- then I sort of crashed for a minute or two and lapsed into a sort of pseudo-coma, but am all better now and ready to hit the road for Robert's birthday dinner! Cause I really like Robert and am thrilled to have another chance to eat lots of sugary foods -- the night is quite young! There is much sugar and soda to be consumed!

I am a bit worried about this whole Atkins thing, but Thomas has assured me that I will be ok if I can just get through the first 3 days. I fear I will be a bitch on wheels for a while without my sugar and soda.

Oh, and the DVD of "My Neighbour, Toroto" came in yesterday. I plan to watch it tonight! Am all excited as Tim has highly recommended it. And it is my opinion that Tim has exceptional taste. I am a bit bummed as 20th Century Fox formatted it to fit the television screen. Ugh. Pan and scan.

Friday, September 05, 2003

Robert Carlyle In Tight Fitting Clothes ---- Thus the Movie Can't Be All Bad!

Saw "Once Upon A Time in the Midlands" tonight. The best things it had going for it were Robert Carlyle looking hot and Kathy Burke being funny. However, it was not near as good as I had expected. Karl didn't like it at all. I guess he needs more from a movie than a hot dude in tight-fitting clothes. Oh well. I am lucky he joined me as he NEVER goes out on a Friday night!

I am really looking forward to seeing "Millennium Actress" --- which opens next Friday. I am so there, but it looks like I may be seeing it all alone unless I can convince my pal, Duncan, to join me.

This is to be a busy weekend. Friends, Ellen & Chuck, with new baby, Will, are coming by tomorrow for brunch and a walk around Salem. Am looking forward to it --- I have never met Will! Then we have a birthday dinner tomorrow night with four friends ---- and another dinner on Sunday night. I guess I am quite the social butterfly this weekend!

Oh, and I have to get myself to the grocery store to prep for the start of my time on the Atkins Diet this Monday. Thank goodness for Thomas ---- He came to my aid and told me all about the vitamins I will need to take as I consume massive quantities of fat! Yum! ...but no more chocolate or soda. This is going to be difficult, but the weight I've picked up over the past 6 months should melt away!!!

Thursday, September 04, 2003

Vitamin L!

Does anyone remember the character portrayed by Mary Kay Place on the television series, "Mary Hartman! Mary Hartman!"? Her character's name was Loretta Haggars and she was a bad country western singer in search of better peforming venue than the local bowling alley. Anyway, Loretta wrote her own songs. Songs which were so ground-breakingly bad they were actually quite inspired. One of my personal favorite songs was an ode to her favorite vitamins --- with the added zing of a wish for a vitamin for LUV.

As I approach the Atkins' Diet, Thomas
was kind enough to send me an email warning me that water and vitamins were essential in being healthy while surfing the Atkins' way. The only problem is that my knowledge of a vitamins is limited to a bad country song from a cult TV show from the 1970's. What am I to do?

I consulted The New Diet Revolution book by Dr. Atkins and he does devote some time to discussing vitamins, but mostly just to plug another of his books on vitamins. Somehow I think I am going to need more than a daily one-hit wonder vitamin. The water I've got covered, but I worry about the vitamins.

I did ask my psychologist for guidance on the way of vitamins, but he was of little to no help ---- though we did some good work regarding the importance of self-esteem! Oh well, I am open to advice. I'll be needing to pick up my vitamins this weekend as I start the Atkins' diet on Monday!

Tomorrow is Friday and am all excited because a British film I've been dying to see is opening ---- "Once Upon a Time in the Midlands" with Kathy Burke! And, I think Karl might actually join me at the cinema --- a rare thing indeed!

...and a brief cause for concern

Folks are finding my blog site by searching for such things as: 1) "Mena Suvari Taking A Dump" and 2) "Horses Mating"
Quite worrying all-in-all.

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

Slutty Teens, Stale Popcorn and the Atkins' Diet Revolution

Well, what a day. After holding annual review discussions with members of my staff I had to leave work at the prescribed time of Noon. Fingers crossed that I will be able to work full time soon. Anyway, not sure of what to do with myself because I had no doctor appointment. So, I went to the movies and saw "Thirteen" --- a Holly Hunter movie about slutty teenage girls. It was fairly hardcore and depressing.

All-in-all, I would have rathered sleep -- but am trying to sleep less. The popcorn was stale, but I was too tired to bother with getting my money back. After the movie I read a bit more of the Atkins' Diet Revolution. My boss and I are going to try the Atkins diet and get slim and sexy for the winter!

I am really looking forward to seeing "Party Monster" Does this make me a bad person?

Monday, September 01, 2003

Cool Movie! Further Adventures in Anime

I went for a drive today while Karl and Pete played Scrabble. Ended up at a store where I purchased a used DVD of the anime feature, "Metropolis" I LOVED it! The visuals, the story and the music. Just loved it. It reminded me more of another anime film than the silent classic. I'm not sure why, but I kept thinking of a film I saw called "Arika" --- saw it years ago, but this film reminded me of it. However, I enjoyed this film more. Can't wait to explore the extras on the second DVD ---- which is a "pocket" DVD. I've never seen a DVD in this format. Interesting... Oh, and I finally broke down and ordered a copy of "My Neighbor, Toroto" ---- it should be in soon! Can't wait to see the catbus thing!

Labor Day Blah's...

It's a cloudy-gray day and we're off work in honor of Labor Day. Pete is coming over to play Scrabble with Karl. Woo-hoo! Are we now senior citizens --- the aged? I was going to see a movie, but am just not in the mood. I am burning a few CD's for a pal and I hope to think of something to do with myself. I guess I could watch the Scrabble game. Am sure Pete will keep the game fun.