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keep singing ewan!

From a missive in my lovely company email today:

This is a direct result of our continued focus on refining our core direct fulfillment distribution channel to serve customers.

If I ever write a romance novel, it's important that I put the phrase core direct fulfillment distribution channel in it somewhere.

Chewing a gummi bear when I got to work tonight, I had this elaborate thought about what it would be like if there were some creature proportionally large to me, grabbing me and sticking me in its mouth and chomping me into pieces. This is because I'm crazy. I also sympathize with lamps and creamers. This reminds me! Ebay! examorata... I'm sorry... I know we don't have any more room in the kitchen... but... I had to...

Tonight I got three nice things: I got my hair dyed by me, I got a Freschetta pizza procured and cooked for me by my generous roommate, and I got 5 cds at the Tower records in Alexandria. I figured out that that one was the closest to "on the way" to work, and I absolutely NEEDED to purchase the Moulin Rouge soundtrack right then and there. Driving south on 395, since I don't travel that way anymore, of course brought back a massive flood of memories of 1998-99. I observed Seminary Towers in all its glory, and remembered the "lesbian embassy", and the parking woes, and the balcony, and taking Nicolas out for a walk on his leash when he was a brand new kitty, and Rob, Rob, Rob, the white pontiac, the bus, the IHOP on Little River Turnpike, dhar-khazan, scarves, the little spaghetti place, stinky sage ritual smudging. Everything sort of goes through my mind in that moment. I have a hard time letting go of the past, it's true.

Anyways, I ended up getting 5 cds because I'm an idiot when I go into a cd store. I did put back several cds that I wanted to buy, including the Anniversary Party Soundtrack because I finally decided that while it had a nifty soundtrack I hated the movie with a burning passion. I also put away some expensive compilation of modern French pop music.

    Moulin Rouge 1: Yay!!! I'm going to listen to "El Tango De Roxanne" 39853856 times.
    Moulin Rouge 2: The "Like a Virgin" cover. Bonus. Although I *really* wish they hadn't fucken forced me to buy two cds to get this stuff.
    The Flaming Lips, Soft Bulletin: I either love it or hate it. I can't tell. It gets so many good reviews it gives it a feeling of being pretentious without even listening to it. One listen, and I am torn.
    Saint Etienne, Foxbase Alpha: It's fun and mellow. Duh. I can see sticking it in the cd player when I want to be really chill.
    Luna, Bewitched: Haven't listened to it yet. They are here on friday so I'm debating going. I have heard approximately three of their songs and liked them.


We're definately into the time of year when I wake up in darkness. Spend most of my time in darkness. I've been feeling that old misery that sets in about 25 minutes after I sit down at my station at work. The misery that says "everything you weren't worried about a half hour ago? well, nobody likes you, and you've done ten irresponsible things today. think on that for 8 hours. alone. in the dark. HAHAHAAHAHAH!!!!". That misery. This week I waffle towards the "hating overnights" end of the spectrum. Sigh. The only thing that saved me is that once again, Jack is so imperturbable that when I called him to dump this on him, he was again not perturbed and with the fewest words made the most sense. I, on the other hand, was using the most words and making the least sense. Again. Everyone who's ever loved me has had to put up with it. Grr! But at least I can say that prior to calling him I was all radiohead - creep and now I'm all u2 - beautiful day. Of course none of this solves the fact that tomorrow I will also wake up in pitch darkness! Pfeh!

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oontzgrrl
Nov. 7th, 2002 05:56 am (UTC)
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How could you hate the anniversary party?? That was such a good movie. :)
snidegrrl
Nov. 7th, 2002 06:21 am (UTC)
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two long, dragging hours of rich people whining and whining and whining. GAAAHHHH.

i did like the violinist guy. if i were a skinny whiny rich person out of all the characters i'd do him.
rubinpdf
Nov. 7th, 2002 12:10 pm (UTC)
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I was also disappointed in The Anniversary Party. I was under the impression that it was supposed to be a biting commentary on Hollywood culture - in particular how Hollywood tends to treat older actresses. But what I saw was an orgy of drug use and sex - and whining about that now they were older they could not use as many drugs or have as much promiscuous sex. It didn't have much of a story or a plot and other than a few breasts, there wasn't much interesting to look at.

BTW - I didn't see them at all as rich people, but as whiny counter-culture leftist.
snidegrrl
Nov. 7th, 2002 02:44 pm (UTC)
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STOP THE PRESSES!!! Pat and I vaguely obliquely agree on something!! :D

Well, I didn't so much have a problem with the sex or the drugs. I believe in legalizing drugs (not that i am trying to start a debate on it, i'm not) and well, sex is good, although yeah, it was used to ridiculous dramatic purpose in this movie. The biting commentary on how hollywood treats older actresses would have been alot more biting if ANYONE IN THIS MOVIE LOOKED OLD?!?!?!?!?!

I do really like Alan Cumming, but I just didn't like this movie.
cheetahmaster
Nov. 7th, 2002 06:08 am (UTC)
Hot, hot core direct fulfillment distribution channel action!

And while I feel bad for the lamp, the creamer gets none from me.
snidegrrl
Nov. 7th, 2002 06:25 am (UTC)
You must be a cold-hearted bastard!!!!

Or, you're not crazy.
examorata
Nov. 7th, 2002 07:03 am (UTC)
Oh...my....god.
I feel way more for the creamer than the lamp. The lamp is too...Pixar.
As punishment, we should make ourselves clean up the goddamn dining room before people come over tonight!

We can put the cute little cows on the dining room table. A centerpiece!
jwiv
Nov. 7th, 2002 07:42 am (UTC)
Can I break them? Or more importantly? Can Tracy break them? HUR HUR HUR
examorata
Nov. 7th, 2002 09:01 am (UTC)
No, no you can't. Neither of you. In fact, neither of you are allowed over one those things are in place!!!!
traceracer
Nov. 7th, 2002 09:42 am (UTC)
I'm sure she won't miss one..
examorata
Nov. 7th, 2002 10:10 am (UTC)
YES SHE WILL.
BANNED, I TELL YOU, BANNED!
traceracer
Nov. 7th, 2002 01:39 pm (UTC)
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Sheesh, I'm always getting banned for things like this. It's not fair I tell ya!

You fuck one goat...
snidegrrl
Nov. 7th, 2002 02:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you for defending the little creamer in my absence!!!!
fishy42
Nov. 7th, 2002 11:14 pm (UTC)
Cows and lamps
Is it cute tea sets, or cows? Because I have some cows that I was going to give to goodwill.

Oh, and I felt sorry for the lamp too.
snidegrrl
Nov. 8th, 2002 12:13 am (UTC)
Re: Cows and lamps
It's specifically that one creamer with the little upturned eyes. It was featured in another Ikea ad like the lamp one.
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