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Saturday, September 11, 2004

Big Gray and I have made it a habit to go to the [Walnut] High football games every week. Last night, in addition to hearing a fucking great version of "Hey Ya" performed by the visiting band, we saw a strange and improvisational tribute to Nascar performed during the halftime show. There were flags, swords, tires and mimed driving. The music was experimental and the dancing and flag bearing was, at best, avante gard. I feel like going to more of the other team's games just to see it again. The tribute to Nascar was a little lost on most of the crowd, but Big Gray and I watched mouths agape for the entire 10 minutes. It was weird and slightly mind bending.
God I love high school.
By the way, I am subjected to constant nerdy band-geek narrative from BG the whole time. He refuses to believe that, as much as I love him and any friends I have that were in the band in high school, it was nerdy.
Period.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

It was only a matter of time
My highlight each day that I exercise is typically passing by marching band practice only to hear their ridiculous lineup of songs. This show will feature "Love Shack" and "Hey Ya'." That's right. A marching band is performing "Hey Ya'." If they gain any more attention from the audience it's because they're laughing at the appalling version of such song. Trying to be "hip" only makes matters worse.

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Paw prints or plain?
I watched a woman at PetCo carry her cat around in a carrying case to ask its opinion on food bowls and the like.

Monday, September 06, 2004

How I Spent My Summer Vacation
This is the first long weekend I've had since summer began that didn't involve something work-related and/or school-related. Of course, I still have both of those things, but neither are pressing matters. I had planned to see M.L. in St. Simon's Island, but all the gorgeous sunshine canceled my trip. So, I've deemed this extended weekend the summer vacation that I never had--determined to do absolutely nothing.

Fri.:
Worked late, but finally saw Garden State that evening. It's an all-around superb movie. Natalie Portman finally found a role/script that suited her. The dialogue is well written, and great songs are placed at the right moment.
Sat.:
I slept more than I was awake. Hurricane Francis was nowhere in site. Got my fill of Jane Austin. Watched nearly all of Emma and caught the ending of Sense and Sensibility. I've never liked reading Jane Austin's books, but the movie adaptations manage to make her stories so much more bearable and engaging. Finished the evening with Annie Hall. Thank god for TCM.
Sun.:
I watched alot of the History Channel, including a 4 hour special on Russian Czars.
Got cat stuff and my cat. We're getting along famously. I think she's polymorphously perverse. Every time I pet her it's as if I've adorned my hand in catnip--she goes crazy.
Still no Francis.
Mon.:
The rain is finally here.
I've watched a decent amount of morning t.v. Nothing too worthy of mentioning. Tonight, I will finally watch Naked City--a film noir I bought months ago. If only I had more Netflix to see.
Tues.:
Classes and worked canceled. I'm still not sure why since there hasn't been much damage in our area. However, the ground does flood easily. I'd imagine the 5 to 10 inches of rain is the reason for closing everything down. Fine with me. We'll never get a snow day.
If only cable t.v. would show Hannah and Her Sisters, and Center Stage then I would have my fill of traditional lazy day television.


Sunday, September 05, 2004

The quality of my life would be improved tenfold if I could check blogs at work. As it is, our county blocks anything remotely interesting.
My favorite block so far? The College Board website's AP portfolio images. Reason? "Art and Culture."
Only in [Walnut] would "art and culture" be a determining factor in blocking a website. I searched and found websites on Nascar and deer hunting with no problem.

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