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12:59pm 12/09/2006
  Hey, guys. I'll be in Sac with Kate also, but I'll be leaving a few days sooner on Sunday. Hope to see you there.  
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03:25am 02/05/2006
  Life? Confirmed.

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For Kate:   
09:22pm 19/05/2005
1. Total Number of films that I own: I'm not doing this from home, but I suppose I could roughly guess that I own about 200-220 different movies on VHS and DVD.

2. Last Film I bought: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, the single disk version because Criterion are apparently sneaky bastards.

3. Last film I watched: "Crumb." As delightfully twisted and remorsefully depraved as documentaries come, apparently. What a sick, interesting person.

4. Five Films I watch a lot or mean a lot to me:
#1 The Empire Strikes Back: Evocative on levels that transcend nerdiness and permeate pop culture. We saw a boy become a man under some of the most tumultuous circumstances conceived since Oedipus, and still had Chewey and 3-P0 there to make us giggle along the way. Carrie Fischer was still hot as shit and Harrison Ford enforced himself as the archetype for 'badass' until the end of time.

#2 The Princess Bride: Kate used this one first, but I know of no rules against that. What can I say: fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, true love... miracles! Permanently changed my perception of people who use the word "inconceivable!"

#3 Iron Giant or Field Of Dreams: Wanna see a grown man weep? Throw one of these in. Kevin Costner will never do better than FoD. Never ever ever. I hope that he can die happily knowing that he participated in one of the best sports stories ever told. Iron Giant is a masterpiece. Absolutely touching and overflowing with thought. One of the most overlooked movies of the last decade.

#4 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension: I wanted to be this guy when I grew up. It's only now that I realize how much school that probably would have taken. John Lithgow is the best arch-villain since motherfuckin' Moriarty. This nearly chokes under the weight of it's own detailed background mythos, but in the process creates such a vivid world full of characters that you can't help but adore. "John Big-boo-tee! Install my overrr truster!"

#5 Rio Bravo: By all means a classic. The Duke paired up with one of the centuries greatest crooners (Martin), along with an adequately stand-offish but quietly cool Ricky Nelson, and the perfectly timed, absolutely hilarious Walter Brennan take on a dirty land owner whose family has been infringing on the oppressed people of their small town for too long. The Duke never looked or sounded better.
"You want that gun, pick it up. I wish you would..."

5. Five people to do this meme: Lindsay, John... I think that's all my friends that haven't already done it or been asked. Sad.

Get to it!
Sorry, Kate. I'll have to get to the music one later.
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11:09am 30/07/2004
  God damn.

Seeing her can ruin a perfectly good morning. I can't wait until I'm out of here.
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10:49pm 08/05/2004
According to the "Which Big Lebowski character are you?" quiz:

Why don't you check it out? Or we cut of your Johnson!

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06:57pm 05/05/2004
  The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Seventh Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Low
Level 2 (Lustful)Very High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Moderate
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)High
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very Low
Level 7 (Violent)Very High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Moderate
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Low

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test
Happy Thought   
06:24pm 05/05/2004
  When he was really little, my cousin John used to call garbage trucks "baba gucks."

Is that not the cutest fucking thing you've ever heard?
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10:36pm 03/05/2004
  My car is broken. Again. What the fuck.

I'm still at work because of it. Just got in my car and tried to shift gears and had the lever just move flaccidly back and forth across its track. Despite my most valiant efforts to rig a parking lot fix, I'm stuck steadfast like the deepest root on the boned-in-the-bum tree.

Fucking heart breaking.
09:42pm 01/05/2004
  Dude, I left my "Tank Girl" comic in Kate's room. Rats. It's true that I always have to leave something behind. She'll send it back to me though, 'cause she's good for it.

I had a very nice visit. I'll be sure to elaborate more later. There were a few instances of discomfort, but I think it had to do with the fact that shit kept reminding me of Sarah and then I'd feel all weird until i got it out of my head. She's left her scent all over the state or something.

Anyhoo, It was great seeing everyone, but bitter-sweet as I'm sure it was to a bunch of others too, even if not for the same reasons that it was to me.

See you all later, pals.
06:07pm 03/04/2004
  This was a really good birthday.

In addition to many, many drinks, I received:

From Rhea, an action figure of a guy in a business suit that looks like he's being disintegrated. It's really rad; you can see his bones under his transparent green skin.

From Stevo, an issue of Sports Illustrated. He was going to give me a poster of Muhammad Ali too, but after running back and forth across his apartment 5 times looking for it, I told him not to worry about it, but thanks for the thought.

From my dad I got an iPod. It's wicked sweet.

Thanks so much to every one. I had a really wonderful night, day and then night again.
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02:27am 23/03/2004
  I hate the way this makes me feel, like my heart is inches higher in my chest than it should be.

I need to have a good day soon.
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03:56pm 21/03/2004
  So, What's up with the association between the Illuminati and the number 523? Even Google is vague.

Maybe that's the point.
06:52am 19/03/2004
  This was probably out of line. I'm sorry.

But still, she's amazing.

You really have no idea.
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10:31pm 17/01/2004
  Popeye's turning 75! Im'a eat some spinach, get some anchor tattoos, smoke a pipe, get in a fight with a fat bearded guy and make it with a weird bendy lady what looks like she's made out of pipe cleaners.

Happy Birthday, Sailor Man!
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07:55am 22/12/2003
  Something smells of candy oranges over here. Very pleasant.  
Hippy haiku, brother trucker.   
12:28pm 04/12/2003
  The food machine ate my last $2. Fuck that.

Why does it get to eat, but I don't.
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Office Party Dynamo   
03:27pm 25/11/2003
  "Due to Projected call volume from last year, we're asking everyone to come in on Friday."

Black Friday IV:
The Fridaying!
U u!!!! !!
! ! UU

My ASCII skills leave plenty to be desired, but that was supposed to be drippings underneath The Fridaying. So now to organize the ultimate time division. To work out a Marx Bros.-esque engagement, making myself available in 2 places at once: at my desk answering calls from desperate store operators whose isles will be stuffed to choking with consumer silliness VS. at my Dad's for an American Holiday Feast of conservative proportions.

Ah, well. There was good coconut pudding pie here today, and I get to wear street clothes on Friday.

Dude, that ASCII totally won't work when I click update.
12:17pm 17/11/2003
  Now to Irving for more off-site training without time for so much as a quick bite to eat. I hear it's supposed to hail this aftenoon. Criminy.  
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Give me hell!   
08:45am 17/11/2003
  Grr! F-you WMP! When I put you on random, that doesn't just mean one album! With dozens of the bastards on here, you'd think it would be excited about picking selections from hours of music, not just one damn record. Don't make me hate Surfer Rosa along with you, you jerk!

Stupid fucking medium of self expression. Self destruction is all what this is.
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If a solution can be provided: Deliver the solution at the customer's skill level   
04:53pm 16/11/2003
  Sarah keeps calling me Rob. It might do me well to find some documented proof that I in fact existed before "The West Wing." It'll blow over, but until it does every time I say, "Yeah," I'd better be ready for "Okay, Rob," to issue forth from her. I guess I'm lucky that I think it's cute.
"Tom Clancy's Turbo Awesome Action Guys" is a gold-mine. I know it, Ubi Soft knows it. All I have to do now is kick back and wait for the royalties to roll in. Hrmm, maybe I should reconsider putting Tom Clancy in the title if I plan to reap the grosses.
LOTR: TT extended cut this Tuesday. I wiggle with excitement at the thought.
What else... life is kinda awesome right now, despite the bizarreness and complexity I've fallen victim to in the last few weeks. Cool.
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