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Friday, October 10, 2003

bathroom renovation 2003: complete!
Click here to see what it was (gross!) and here to see what it is.

Has anyone had trouble with fotolog today or is it just me? I can't get my pictures to load successfully. I don't get an error message, just a broken image sign.
Help!

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Now we're talkin'
I am sick again. Spent most of the morning in the health center. This time I had blood work done. So, I have a bad bacterial infection in my throat. The penicillin wasn't strong enough. I've got a new medication plus Tylenol with Codeine for the pain. Awesome! I remember not too long ago my mom had some of the Tylenol Cold with Codeine when it was over-the-counter. I didn't know that, nor did I think to check the expiration date (my mom doesn't believe in them apparently). So, I took it. The codeine was very much active and it worked like a charm. I expect this to kick in any time now.

New favorite junk mail
From cleve, subject: monsterdick.
Sorry Cheryl Bangs.

Watching paint dry
Actually, watching TSP dry. Nasty stuff, but I get strange thrills out of wearing those industrial rubber gloves, like I'm invincible.

Big Gray mentioned it, but we watched Night of the Living Dead last night. The add-ins for the 30th anniversary edition were, well, horrible. But the rest of the movie was superb. Some interesting observations (do not read on if you've never seen it and don't want the- very surprising- ending ruined!):
Barbara's brother looked fucking HOT as a zombie.
More disturbing than the zombies was watching the gaggle of white cops drag a dead black man around with meat hooks.

Tonight I will go see Built to Spill. DBJ.

Tuesday, October 07, 2003

Construction zone
Call me Bob Vila. I'm in a major renovation mood. It involves plumbing. More details on that later.

We went and saw Lost in Translation last night. I've been dreamily revisting my memories of it all day. Go see it. Right now.

Tonight, provided I don't have to make any emergency runs to the hardware store or that we don't have to evacuate our flooding house, I will watch On the Waterfront for the first time ever. I'm ready to fall in love with Brando all over again.

Red Alert! Immune systems are down!
I think I'm getting sick again. This has never happened to me, but I've never been so inundated with work. I'm always so tired, and I don't have a minute waste. This time the soarness is in the left side of my throat. You'd think I'd have taken enough penicillin to prevent this. Maybe it's just a cold. Btw, I found out yesterday that I never had strep throat, but a bad infection. It sure did hurt enough, though.

Keep me away from heights
I think I have vertigo too. Let me explain. A few years ago I was playing Turok on the Nintendo. Out-of-the-blue I got deja vu and became dizzy and nauseated. This happens a few more times over the next month or so, then disappears and returns very infrequently. So, it's starting back up again. I never know when to expect it. Maybe it is partly psychosomatic, but it's still disconcerting.

Hey it's paired with Slowdive!
If you buy the Pacific UV record with Slowdive's Just for a Day, then you get a discount on Amazon. Also, two more good reviews there.

Monday, October 06, 2003

I was skeptical
but "Blueberry Mist" from Yoplait Whips is quite good. Possibly my new favorite flavor.

Trading Spaces 100 Grand was so disappointing. Same design styles, but with more money.

SNL with Jack Black wasn't so entertaining either, but School of Rock rocked!

And that is my weekend/Mon. morning report.

Tell me why
Why is it that most of the discussions in a particular criminology class of mine end with someone saying "I grew up in not so good circumstances, but chose not to commit crime to make ends meet?" Every time. I say, yes, crime is ultimately a choice, but many people are more limited in their choices than others, among other factors. Then I cite articles refering to the loss of jobs in the country and that the manufacturing sector, which supplies many jobs, has been negatively affected, etc. Either no one challenges me, or I get "but I didn't commit crime." Sure their experience is valid, but you cannot generalize that to the entire population. How hard is it for them to see this?

Then there was this argument: if we provide social services to families with incarcerated members, then more people will commit crime to obtain money for their family. This is the way the argument was phrased. I don't know if she meant more social services than normally allowed, but it seems kind of illogical doesn't it? I know there are abusers of welfare, but how much do you really think it would affect the crime rate, if at all? Are families that strategic?

Sunday, October 05, 2003

Suspiria...
Scariest movie ever made? Maybe not. The most gruesome murder scene ever made. Maybe so. One thing's for sure, the Italians know how to make good looking movies. Even poorly acted slasher movies from the 70's.

So what is everybody going to be for Halloween? Im thrilled that it's on a Friday this year. Halloween in Athens is always great. Suzanna, what is your little girl going to be? I wish I were 6 again...
Ms. Comrade and I decided that we are going to get a couple of guys and go as ABBA, which means I need to get to rockin' on some white satin pantsuits.

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