Colin Timothy Gagnon (sacredspud) wrote,
Colin Timothy Gagnon

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Mechaweekend Updatezilla

Y'know how I keep saying that I'll be brief, and then I completely fail to do so? I'm getting a little better:

Friday: I went over to fuzzyinthehead and agaysexicon's apartment to watch lousy movies. nocturne152, koriandrkitten, and tmbgfan1234 were already there, and bluntobject and Collin's brother Gavin showed up later. It was a fun evening but not much movie watching got done because they were, as stated above, (mostly) lousy movies.

Saturday: Ellen and I got together during the day and hung out for awhile before she had to go to work. We decided to watch The Nightmare Before Christmas which she honestly had never seen (before you ridicule Ellen, keep in mind that I still haven't bothered with either of the Kill Bill films*, The Shawshank Redemption**, or any of the Naked Gun movies†). She's exhibiting the classic symptoms of somebody who's just seen Nightmare for the first time (enjoyed it, wishes she'd seen it years ago, etc.).

Saturday evening was spent at a coworker's wedding reception at the VFW here on the east side of town (as I mentioned a couple of weeks ago). Lotsa people were there and if you worked with me I might discuss the party in more depth, but it's not like you know any of these people... Mostly worth mentioning is that after the AEG's husband brought a pitcher of beer over to the table, my boss's 14-year-old son kept sneaking it into his Pepsi when she wasn't looking. She knew he was doing it, and it didn't make her happy. Of course, most of the rest of the table had started drinking long before the actual reception, so they all thought it was hilarious. There was a live band called the Leading Zeroes, and I was the only person at the table who knew what their name meant. They were reasonably good, leaning a little too heavily to country, but there were enough Green Day, Zepplin, and Melissa Etheridge covers to balance things out. I suspect they could do some good Sheryl Crow covers, too.

After the reception I went to hippieprincess1's house where she'd held another Existo party with her boyfriend. All of the usual suspects were there, of course. We played Apples to Apples which I didn't do very well at because I like to play funny cards, ironic ones, or total non-sequiturs ("sexy" = "beets"), but appropriate trumps funny with most of this particular group. Meh. It's not a game you play to win, anyway. I had arrived in the middle of the game, so I only played a couple of rounds, after which we watched Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story.

Sunday: My sister and I went to our parents' house. She did her laundry and we discussed Thanksgiving plans. Later I went to evil_jim's place and helped him record some incredibly amusing material for his upcoming website. We also watched some of the documentary which came with the recent special edition box set release of Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds. I swear, I do more with my weekends than sit in front of the TV with friends, it's just that that's how it comes out on my journal.

I'm not sure what exactly I'm doing tonight, but I don't feel like I've had any appreciable amount of personal leisure time for several days, so I'm going to take advantage of the fact that I have no plans.

* Because I need to be in a special mood to watch Quentin Tarantino, and an even specialer mood to appreciate martial arts films. The two don't intersect often.

** Because I gave up after having this conversation with you (or someone like you) several times:
You: See anything in my DVD collection that you'd like to watch?
Me: Um... I've never seen The Shawshank Redemption, but everybody says I should.
You: Ohmygodareyouserious?Youhavetoseeit!
Me: Okay then.
You: I'm not really in the mood. How 'bout The Fifth Element?
† Because I don't actively hate myself.
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