March 30, 2003

The Lovecraft, Exciting and New

Item 1- Thanks to Michele Gibney for her delicious and stylish care package. The cookies and candy were tasty and the Krispy Kreme hat has proved a welcome addition to my head. It has been my plan since getting the hat to wear it all weekend. A very successful plan so far--much more so than my plan to get in shape, which has hit yet another tasty snag on the road to completion. Also, the West Coast Jewish Film Festival bulletin was fascinating reading.

Item 2 - Has anyone ever seen Sunset Boulevard? What the hell was the deal with the monkey? Did I miss something?

Item 3 - Told my dad I probably won't be going to grad school and be a teacher. He was pissed, but I think he still loves me.

Item 4 - Slipped in the mud and fell on my ass TWICE this week. Once in front of a group of bitchy, spoiled little kids who thought it was funny and the other time when the bitchy, spoiled dog on the leash sprinted after something in nature.

Item 5 - Have been able to keep my mind off of the last scary movie I saw in the Bay Area for exactly two months. Impressive run ended yesterday when I realized how much of the imagery in that movie is very reminiscent of the ACTUAL, REAL LIFE THINGS that I live with on a day to day basis. Namely, an old creepy well, a dark wood (complete with mysterious, high-pitched squeals), a farmhouse, precipitation, and telephones that ring. Even without that stuff, whole area is already an H.P. Lovecraft nightmare, what with all of its sinister New England creepiness. Also, there is a marionette in the window whose silhouette at night never fails to scare the shit out of me. Keep meaning to take it down, but I never get around to it.

Item 6 - Water heater fixed, but had to sweep out deluge #2 when the plumber fucked up. Found out from my dad (also a plumber) that my uncle got screwed on the price.

Item 7 - Goddamn key broke in the lock of the house, had to borrow pliers from the guy at the postal supply shop. Found a spare inside, made me happy. I didn't have the Krispy Kreme hat yet, though, so there was a definite limit to the happiness.

Posted by jason at March 30, 2003 11:02 AM

That is not dead which can eternal lie,
And with strange eons even death may die.

Posted by: gene at March 30, 2003 11:20 PM

illuminating as ever, gene.

eee, i'm glad you liked the hat. wear it in good health, friend jason.

Posted by: michele at March 31, 2003 08:12 AM

You clearly don't read lovecraft.

Posted by: gene at March 31, 2003 08:18 AM

you read LOVECRAFT?

jason, with this kidney thing your dad will pretty much have to love you forever. for the rest of us with our parents it's touch and go.

Posted by: didofoot at March 31, 2003 08:22 AM

I don't read Lovecraft, I LIVE Lovecraft.

Yeah, I can pretty much do anything I want at this point and he can't say nothing. Especially since he knows i can be an Indian Giver.

Posted by: jason at March 31, 2003 08:41 AM

that's true. i don't.

Posted by: michele at March 31, 2003 10:09 AM

Indian giver? Hmmm.........that's like racist or something. I think you should just stick to the retard jokes.

Miss you!!

Posted by: tracy at March 31, 2003 10:43 AM