Thursday, July 24, 2008


I'm in the Tampa airport. It's 4:17 and my flight is delayed 3 hours. For no particular reason, as the NY area does not have rain right now, though they did in the morning.

So, I've started drinking.

The couple next to me, in their 50s at least, were carded. They asked what I was typing earlier, which was a joke of politics entry, and I told them. The wife made a face when I mentioned that McCain screwed up a few times this week and people are thinking he's going senile, or at least too old for President.

Basically she brushed me off, like "why would anyone take seriously him saying that Iraq and Pakistan border each other?"

I'm not sure. But I think most people would like their next President to NOT be a fucking moron.

The woman opposite me is balancing her checkbook.

Ah, the lost and lonely of the Tampa airport.

I'm heading to NY, to celebrate Karen's and my birthday. Her's is the 31st. Mine is August 3rd. We're going down to Atlantic City to try and win next months rent.

Crotchety, I'll do my best to play some slots in your honor.

I wish the flight wasn't so delayed. There's only so much drinking I can do with 3 hours to wait. Then, I'll get on the flight and want to drink more, at extortion prices, or I'll have a stomach ache and throw up on my neighbor.

Or both. You never know these days. One bottom out and I could shoot puke three rows.

What else is going on today? Just work, the usual. Nothing much.

Going to see The Dark Knight tomorrow, on IMAX, at 9:30 AM, and it better be deserted. I don't want a bunch of crying kids spoiling my fun. Our fun.

Then it's cooking dinner. Then it's, oh, she's got this killer gym in the building, so, we'll be working out. And, ahem.

Saturday, not sure what's going to happen, but I'm hoping to get together with my buddies at my friend Pete's restaurant. We shall see.

Nothing much else going on, though and I can only type for so long before I start repeating myself, and that's never fun, unless on purpose.

So, I hope you're all enjoying yourselves. And if I die in the plane crash, Karen gets the L painting. Just, you know, so that it's a matter of record.

The rest of you, sorry, you get nothing but fond memories of my brief blog writing career.

Wish me luck.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

couple of things





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For those of you interested in watching some amazing movies you might not have heard about (this, of course, depends on how many movies you do watch), I would like to recommend two.

One. MUST be watched in its original language. Half of Min-sik Choi's incredible acting is in his inflection.


Both are nearly perfect, if not fully. If you want another semi-mainstream movie that I believe is perfect, you know, for reference. American Psycho.

There you have it.

Hope you're well.


Saturday, July 19, 2008

Holy cow

Statue of Liberty picture, circa 1883.

So unbelievable.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Cat House

No, not the brothel.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

a crazy story

It's a long article but it is so worth it.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Ride the Snake

Is everybody in?

Is. Everybody. In?

2 customers, thus. Friday, 2:45pm.

I'm watching Oliver Stone's ham handed vision of The Doors. Kilmer was, of course, a perfect casting choice. But god, Stone loves to hammer those images into you.

I loved Natural Born Killers. I went with my then girlfriend Trissa, who, afterward, would not talk to me for three hours.

His earlier work is good. I'm not sure what to think of his new film W.

I also have Apocalypse Now. Some more light viewing.

Tired today. No stupid customers to write about, which is a shame, since they've always filled my entertainment quota for the day.

Exhausted, even. Not sure why. I changed my blog roll. Good sites, all.

Bradley, if you're reading, I hope things are going well with the weight loss. I've consistently been working out, but I've only lost 5 pounds in 2 weeks. I guess it's true what they say*.

This weekend will be relaxing and possibly going to see a movie, biking around a bit, trying to beat the heat. Putting into effect the plans for my escape from Florida.

I need comments from people. I need to know how people are doing. Beyond their blogs. At this moment.

* I have no idea what they say.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

so many things

First off, I'm not working the retail store, but once a week. Takes a lot of the steam out of retail hell-ish, but eh, what's in a name.

I'm sure the world of retail has not left me permanently. Which is a shame.

Secondly. Put in my 60 days notice to get the hell out of here. I have mixed feelings. I'm sure you can understand. It's not leaving. It's not the culture shock I'm bound to experience in the great city. It's leaving my family. Blech. Haven't had to do that in seventeen years.

Third. I'm exhausted. We've been busting our asses trying to get a new fall line of soaps ready, on top of the Christmas line. We've sent out over 15 packages to different magazines, newspapers and more. We have another 10 to go, not to mention the second release hits next week. Who knows what that will bring.

Fourth. I've been working out, every other day, for over a month now. And I can see a huge difference. Not so much weight wise, but I can see more mass, more muscle. It's hot. Seriously. I get home, I can't wait to take off my shirt and go all Hulk (tm) in the mirror, you know?

Then I sit down, and half an hour later I'm in so much pain, I just sleep on the couch.

But still. HULK!

Fifth. Looks like Karen and I are driving up to NY. Or maybe Karen is driving. I'll be navigating, which means doing nothing.

Unless I get my driver's license soon, and I don't think that driving the east coast is a good starters lesson.

Sixth. I put in Death Race 2000 to watch, and was really enjoying it, and then the dvd cut out on me, unfortunately. That movie is a lot of fun. And Tak Fujimoto did the photography! Who'd have thought that?

Tak is the genius behind a TON of blockbuster films like Silence of the Lambs, The Sixth Sense, Signs, older stuff like Ferris Bueller's Day Off, That Thing You Do!, and a lot more.

Many years ago, my dad used to take my sister and I to Lake George, in upstate NY. There were two or three amusement parks up there, and we used to hit them all. I remember one was Magic Forest, there was another one, but the one we always went to, practically every day, was Great Escape.

Before it was purchased by Six Flags, it was this regular, rural park, with rides and games, a saloon and all these fun shows, like magicians and comedians and all.

But the coolest thing they had. Beyond cool. Was the car museum.

And it wasn't just one place. These cars were all over the park.

And they were all the cars from Death Race 2000.

Man. I can still see them, all. Anyway, I did a search and couldn't really find them there any more. Some exec probably said "What the hell are these things, get rid of them."

Which is something execs do.

Hope you're all well. I'll keep you posted on my NY trip back home as things progress.


Friday, July 4, 2008

anyone seen Wall•E yet?

I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed the message, I enjoyed the animation, the story, the characters, I really liked it a lot. I haven't been disappointed in a Pixar film yet.

Read this comment about something that happened during the making of the film. It's really very sweet.

The film has been picking up a lot of flack. From people who are upset about it's pro-green message, to fat people who think they are being unfairly portrayed.

I'm 34 years old. I'll be 35 in a month or so. I think that when I finally reached my 'adult' years, I was smack at the beginning of the PC rage.

I wonder when morals and deeper messages about the prospective plight of humans turned into lies we shouldn't tell our children. When did we start coddling our present?

Such a shame. The morals of Wall•E are far reaching. We keep making mistake after mistake. And these people who are upset about the message in this film are happy with the status quo. Those are the people who should be ashamed. Of themselves.

Such a shame.

It's a brilliant movie, and worth seeing in the theaters.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Scoopy McSyrup

Probably haven't told anyone about this. Check it out:


Then check this out, my friends signed me up as a presidential candidate.


Wednesday, July 2, 2008

one of the best commercials you'll never see