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11:58 pm - Weekend Update of Speed and Time
Yeah, I'm running out of Weekend Update titles. But let's see... It's 11:34 right now, I wonder if I can get this post written before midnight? Not likely, but I'll try. Consequently, it may be full of the sort of spelling errers I usually catch when I spend two hours agonizing over a livejournal post. Anyway:

It's been a nice birthday weekend. On Friday night, Ellen took me out to Uno's, and I lied to her a lot. I'm not sure why or how this happens, but about 60% of what comes out of my mouth when I'm with Ellen is a lie, and she knows it. I will never understand why she puts up with this, or even why I do it. We had a nice time at the restaurant, though, and she was willing to sit by quietly as I dialed random phone numbers in order to find out who they belong to on the pretext that I'm writing my own phone book. I didn't actually do it, but she was willing to let me.

On Saturday, I ran a bunch of errands -- nothing too exciting -- and took a nap. What a great birthday. Oh, but on Saturday night I called Keith to see what he was up to, and the answer was "getting off work," so I drove down to Janesville to hang out with him.

This is the first time in more than a year (possibly more than two years) that I've hung out with Keith with the specific intent to hang out with Keith. Usually I'm hanging out with Tom, and Keith just happens to be around, which is too bad since Keith and I used to be darn near inseparable. That changed when I got a regular, first-shift job. Suddenly, I was no longer available for late nights. Eventually I moved to Madison and Keith moved to Milton, and then Janesville. I didn't feel like making that drive on a regular basis, and since he now works second shift, it's difficult to find a time when we're both available. Turns out we're usually both available on the weekend, but most of my friends are unable to hang out during the week, and hanging out with Colin has become a coveted rarity. I don't get it either.

Anyway, Keith and I watched The Wizard of Speed and Time, which, of course, he enjoyed. crabmoon showed up after she finished work, and we all went to Perkin's where we the conversation topics ranged from Invader Zim, lord_alucard's dubious relationship with his ex, and the oft-discussed, never-produced Captain Spleen audio drama. Rest assured that it's coming. After Perkin's (I should probably break the paragraph here, but I'm not gonna. Tough it out.), crabmoon went home and we watched Bubba Ho-Tep, which Keith hadn't seen because lord_alucard refuses to see it. Neither one of us is sure why -- he's a big Bruce Campbell fan, and Bubba Ho-Tep is like, the best performance I've ever seen Bruce give. Oh, well. I drove home around 2:00 and missed out on bartime traffic (thanks to the interstate), but drove past a very nasty accident. I forgot to look it up when I got home, but I'm sure it's been reported on by now. Have to check on that once I've posted this.

Today my cousin Maggie had her graduation party. I saw a lot of family, and met a bunch of her friends. By met I mean "shook hands with." Her dad stopped by, and this is the first time I've seen him since I was in high school. My uncle Theodore is African-American, and this didn't sit so well with my mom's parents, so he was usually absent from family gatherings. The story is that one day he and his kids ran into my grandfather in the grocery store, and they sort-of kind-of made up. Theodore's a great guy, an accomplished artist, and incredibly intelligent, but as I said, we so rarely see him because, I imagine, the whole family situation made him feel uncomfortable. Well, that and he and my aunt divorced a little while back. Things are amicable between them now, though, and it was really cool to see him and some of the paintings and sculpture he's been working on. Uh, I'm digressing. The food was good, the conversations were as good as any conversations I'm involved in (it's my fault, not yours), and I got leftover fruit and pasta salads out of it, which is not the reason I attended, but a nice side benefit nonetheless.

This evening I hung out with agaysexicon and fuzzyinthehead. We rented Full Metal Jacket and Death to Smoochy, neither of which I'd seen before. I know, I know. Blah blah blah blah Kubrick blah blah blah brilliant blah blah blah sacriledge not to have seen it before blah blah blah jelly donut. Whatever. I enjoyed both immensely, though Full Metal Jacket was, you know, the better movie. Death to Smoochy is just fun, but the critics were not kind to it when it came out, which is really too bad. For all it's foibles, Death to Smoochy deserves a bit of credit for not looking or feeling quite like anything else I've ever seen before.

Oh, I got phone calls while I was watching the movies. If you called me and I didn't answer, I'm sorry.

Alright! It's 11:58. That's not too bad. I'm stayin' up, though, because I took Monday off.
Current Mood: goodgood
Current Music: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Soundtrack -- Vogon Command Centre

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From:angelic667
Date:June 13th, 2005 05:11 am (UTC)
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I have been wanting to see Full Metal Jacket for a while.
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From:sacredspud
Date:June 13th, 2005 05:19 am (UTC)
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It's a good film. Depressing. Not quite the laughfest my friend Joe made it out to be when we were in high school, but then again, he thought that Heartbreak Ridge was one of the funniest movies ever made. What's that? You've never seen Hearthbreak Ridge? Oh, well. If you made it this long without, you needn't bother.
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From:agaysexicon
Date:June 13th, 2005 07:28 am (UTC)
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I've seen some of Heartbreak Ridge, and I stopped watching when I figured out it was a Clint Eastwood production. I wasn't in the mood at the time.
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From:crabmoon
Date:June 13th, 2005 06:51 am (UTC)

death to you!

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Wow, I thought I would of mentioned that movie to you long ago and you would of broken down and rented or bought it. I LOVED it. I loved Robin Willaims in it, I love that it in a way made fun of a lot of things that I like and I loved...damn, can't remeber her name...it's a guy's name, on a chick, with the mob, damn, anyway, I loved her in it and her ever since.
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From:agaysexicon
Date:June 13th, 2005 07:32 am (UTC)

Re: death to you!

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I really liked it, too, and I'm glad we decided to pick that up instead of Love Actually. I liked Robin Williams, and I think the woman's name was Tommy. I was highly entertained by the Irish mob. Now I just need to get Colin to see Love Actually.

Colin: watch Love Actually.
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From:sacredspud
Date:June 13th, 2005 03:13 pm (UTC)

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Shouldn't be too difficult. I want to see Love Actually.
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From:crabmoon
Date:June 14th, 2005 05:01 pm (UTC)

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Love Actually is good as well, I don't like most "feel good" movies but I liked this one and Amelie. that's it. And thanks...Tommey!
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From:sacredspud
Date:June 13th, 2005 03:15 pm (UTC)

Re: death to you!

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Just before you raved to me about it, I had seen it on sale for $6. I went back to pick up a copy, and they'd sold out of it. I could just go somewhere and pay a little more than that, but I'm stubborn and want to hold out for the cheaper price.

Either way though, you were right. It's unfortunate that the critics hated it so much, because it's so much fun...
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From:tlhinganhom
Date:June 14th, 2005 12:37 am (UTC)

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Tommy! Okay, now let's go pray and get shitfaced.
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From:crabmoon
Date:June 14th, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC)

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Thanks! The tip of my tounge feels so much better now! ps, that's the best quote.
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From:sacredspud
Date:June 13th, 2005 03:29 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!

Yeah, I can't say whether you'd like Death to Smoochy, but I'd say it's at least worth your time and the price of a rental. For a lot of people, Robin Williams' usual schtick gets old fast, but Death to Smoochy is the perfect place for it.
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From:tlhinganhom
Date:June 14th, 2005 12:32 am (UTC)

Yet another comment that has nothing to do with your post, but rather some randomly awesome link.

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Too bad you already threw them all away... http://www.asciipr0n.com/archive/0013/bonnie/craft/
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From:sacredspud
Date:June 14th, 2005 02:48 am (UTC)

Re: Yet another comment that has nothing to do with your post, but rather some randomly awesome link

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Actually... I don't know what happened to them. The brilliant plan was to take a magnet to them, and then throw them away (trust me, some of them need that magnet...), but I don't know what happened to them. Let me restate that:

I don't know what happened to all those disks.

They are not in my room proper. They are not in my closet, at least as far as I can tell. They are not in the communal closet outside my bedroom. They are not in the storage room of the basement.

I cannot find any of those disks.

It really weirds me out.
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From:lord_alucard
Date:June 17th, 2005 03:33 am (UTC)

Dubious relationships with ex's

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You are really gonna have to get more specific than that, all my ex relationships are pretty dubious.
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From:sacredspud
Date:June 17th, 2005 03:55 pm (UTC)

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We were speaking specifically of your not-quite-active but not-quite-over relationship with Carolyn. No offense, but none of us has ever been able to figure out how you two got together (not that we know her very well). There's some level of connection between your personalities that none of us understands.
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From:lord_alucard
Date:June 17th, 2005 11:03 pm (UTC)

Re: Dubious relationships with ex's

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Ironically we met when we were both roleplaying in a campaign ran by Doc. As for the the whole yo-yo relationship thing your guess is as good as mine, possibly better.
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