Okay, I spent the day at work and then went over to Kris and Becky's to spend the evening with Becky...
We had a long talk, including a "brief" rehash of the whole Michael/Michelle/Bryan saga (with sidebar on the whole Michelle "Tiffany" Morris thing).
Of course, now that I'm home, I just want to reach out and find Michael in some way...I don't care if it's just an e-mail (I'd prefer a face to face visit or even a phone call)...
I guess I'm probably going to be watching the following movies over the next couple of days: "Reality Bites", "Phantom of the Paradise", "Keeping the Faith" and probably pull out the old "Two Hits and a Miss" tape...
Okay, so I'm going to be heading into work (at DeMarco Cinemas) soon...I'll be practicing my lines for the Sherlock Holmes thing while I'm there.
My next stop, as soon as I'm done with work is the HCRT where I'm going to be running "On Tidy Endings"...tonight is the first time the actors will be completely off book. On top of that, Brett is coming to watch (and he'll be giving me notes)...oh, there's no pressure there!
Then, I guess I'll start watching the Oscars for a little while when I get home...the good news is that if you start them late enough on the TiVo, you can start at the beginning when they are already in the middle and eventually fast forward and catch up.
I really don't care who wins anything, since I haven't seen ANY of the nominees for Best Picture or ANY of the four acting categories this year. I plan to fast forward through any musical moment 'cause, ugh, that Paul Simon song sucks ass, I'm not subjecting myself to Eminem, I've never even heard the songs from Frida or Gangs of New York, and I've not seen or cared to see Chicago...
I'm actually thinking I'd rather just watch the tape/TiVo presentation of the IFPs in their entirety instead and just check out the dresses at the Oscars tomorrow (the only segments I usually watch of the Oscars would be...the montage of who died this year, the biggees (the four actors, the director, the picture, the two screenplays and this year I'd add the animated feature...it really BETTER be Spirited Away...).
I also think I'd rather just curl up with my comics and FUCK the various awards shows...I've got to get up early tomorrow and I'm going to have one of those hellacious days: I'm in at FYE from 9:30am til 5pm then go to DeMarco Cinemas from 6pm til closing time (thank GOD I'm off on Tuesday!)
I fully support our troops. Just as I don't choose what CDs to stock in the store (or where to display them), they do not choose where to fight.
However, I do NOT support this WAR. I do not (retroactively) support the war in Vietnam either.
I remember being a child (circa. 1970/1-1974/5) and not knowing a world where there wasn't a war going on...I didn't know that the soldiers there weren't there of their own volition. I remember watching "Laugh-In" with the various jokes about the war (and, say, Goldie Hawn in a bikini dancing with a body painted "tattoo" that said "Make Love, Not War")...I remember watching the "Bugaloos" and other shows like that...and imagining that was what it was like to be a "Flower Child"...Remember, we didn't fully pull out of Vietnam until Aug 1975 (I would be about to start 3rd grade at that point)
...I remember wanting to BE a "Flower Child" when I grew up. Well, okay, so I didn't grow my hair long and join a commune, but...I still don't believe in this war. Now, don't get me wrong! If we were attacking, oh, I don't know...AFGHANISTAN than I think I would be the first one to say blow the fuckers off the map.
We are not in this war for the right reasons. We are in this war not because it is right or just or to "save the world for Democracy". We are in this war because it's "business". This war isn't about the Twin Towers, the war on terrorism, or any other spin-doctor reason. It's about oil...that's all it was about the LAST time.