May 5th, 2005


grab bag

Tonight, I get to see Serenity, because avacon is a rock star. I was slightly worried for a bit about seeing the movie without the music or effects complete, but I came to my senses pretty quickly.

Well, guess I have to start watching Stargate: Atlantis. Stargate has figured out the key to success; hire the cast of better sci-fi that has gone off the air and get the fans of those shows to want to see those people succeed.

I have a long list of movies that I need to see, either in theaters or about to be... I should write them down, so I don't forget. This is also what Netflix queues are about. Sin City, Hitchhiker's Guide, The Interpreter, The Life Aquatic, Kingdom of Heaven, Star Wars: Episode 3, XXX, Hitch, Robots, Millions, Fever Pitch, Million Dollar Baby, Kung Fu Hustle.

Last night at chenoameg's Word Games, we played "Apples to Apples." And it triggered more over-the-top silliness in me than I've had in quite some time. I was riffing on this or that, and got a couple of trump cards ("Adolf Hitler" for "Patriotic" and, the classic - "Helen Keller" as "Visionary." Though danamae came up with the other adjective that Helen trumps - "Touchy-Feely".) It was fun, but I came away feeling loud.

Had a gaming run Tuesday... lots of fun at that one. We got to take out the Guns of Navaronne! Well, temporarily, anyway. I would have thought having the gun roll down the side of an island would have damaged it in some way to make it unusable, but it sounds like we can expect the guns to be back in operation in a matter of weeks...

Sunday I actually got out to see the Somerville Open Studios! Stopped by surrealestate and tcb's exhibits, got to see the Masonic Temple done up in fancy murals, and got to see the house Hilary Scott made. Someday, I want be 1/10 as cool as Hilary Scott, and have even one or two things that cool in my house. Apparently the old Somerville Theater seats are easily reupholstered, and a gas fireplace is relatively easy to install in a room. And it is possible to turn a room into a jungle.

I've been running around frantic lately, trying to keep up socially while spending long hours at work. Sorry to anyone who's talked to me about something and felt like I wasn't really there. I've been trying to overclock my brain again and it still doesn't work.