RØB Severson (jabberwocky) wrote,
RØB Severson

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Underwater Regentag


I'm at work now, and yes, I work at a gas station. There is an office with a computer in the back, and since I work in the food service sections of said gas station, and it is Sunday, we receive little or no business. So far, we have received none.

I don't know how much longer I work here; prob'ly not more than a small handful of months at most. We'll see how things work out. Apparently we're expanding to a full menu at Taco Bell here, and when that happens, I don't think I want to be here. We'll see, though. Maybe it won't be as bad as a real Taco Bell. Regardless, I'll be outta here by the time I finish college (hopefully in a year and a half, or maybe one semester longer than that).


So last night was Christmas Round 2, or XRII as we came to be fond of calling it. In spite of the fact that it started about two hours later than originally intended, it still ended about an hour before originally intended. At least all of the bands showed up, eventually. None of the "questionable" bands showed up--the Kylix, the Tube Socks, Horshack, et c. However, the following played (in this order):

Sara Pilarski
The 317 Band
Padt Weston

It was pretty good all around, though we managed to mess up our own set at a handful of points.

As for Xmas Round One, it was all right. I got a pretty wicked keyboard (though only 61 keys, as opposed to the 88 I'd prefer), some books, or whatever, and movies, maybe a CD or two, some liquor, and who-knows-what else. For XRII, I got nothing (yet). Merry Christmas Round Two, guys.

The following were in attendance at some part or another of XRII:
  • Jaffa Aharonov

  • Jaffa's friend Chelsea

  • Jaffa's friend Margaret

  • Al Younger

  • Bobbi Pernikoff

  • Pat Walsh, of the PTA

  • Padt Weston

  • Melissa Anstett

  • Some girl that came with the PTA

  • Mike, of the PTA

  • Tom, of the PTA

  • Ryan Murphy, of the PTA

  • Sara Pilarski

  • Heather Casper

  • Nick Kajok

  • Lauren LeGrand

  • Russ Olson, of the 317 Band

  • Kerry Hayes, of the 317 Band

  • Lyndsey Brack

  • Some Czech dude that came with Russ, Kerry, and Lyndsey

  • Ron Warner of Mustardfish

  • Myself, also of Mustardfish

  • Dave Jenkins

  • Adam Kinney

  • Stephanie Briley

  • Jason Young

  • Joe Ravas III

  • Megan McCaul

  • Brad Evans

  • So, right around thirty people? There were prob'ly some other people there that I'm just forgetting cuz I'm a jerk. Sorry.

    Oh, and a big "fuck you" to anyone that went to Jon Waters's party instead of to XRII, and to Jon Waters himself for throwing such a party. You're Jerks. Alla ya.

    Unfortunately, I had to pay for the PA straight outta my pocket. I shoulda charged a cover, just to cover that expense. Oh, well. Now we have a PA all day today as well, since Fazio's (where we got it) is closed on Sundays. Who wants to ROCK?!!

    I have recently made some relatively significant DVD purchases:
  • The Twin Peaks first season box set

  • The Simpsons first season box set

  • The Monty Python's Flying Circus complete episodes 14-DVD box set

  • The Brazil Criterion Collection 3-DVD set

  • The Time Bandits Criterion Collection edition

  • The Moulin Rouge Special Edition

  • Dark Days

  • Purple Rain and 187 in some 2-pack thing

  • House Party (I later got it autographed by Cliff Frazier, who is in the movie)

  • Ahh, who knows? I buy too many DVDs.

  • Also, I saw Waking Life and The Royal Tenenbaums twice each in the theatre (the former once when it was first out and then again the last night it played in St. Louis, on Thursday; the latter twice in the opening weekend), and both are easily on a personal top 5 list of 2001. I should get around to making that list soon, but I think I should see The Shipping News, Dinner Rush, The Majestic, Ali, Ocean's Eleven, Gosford Park, In The Bedroom, and maybe some other stuff I can't remember right now, but I think I got it all. I think I saw pretty much everything else that's still playing (unfortunately, I missed Va Savoir?, Bread And Tulips, Sexy Beast, The Deep End, All Over The Girl, and some other stuff). However, some contenders for the year so far include:

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

  • The Royal Tenenbaums

  • Waking Life

  • The Man Who Wasn't There

  • Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain (Amélie)

  • Jump Tomorrow

  • Teddy Bears' Picnic

  • El Espinazo Del Diablo(The Devil's Backbone)

  • Mulholland Drive

  • Moulin Rouge!

  • A Beautiful Mind

  • Shrek

  • Monsters, Inc.

  • Vanilla Sky

  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch

  • Ghost World

  • Memento (I actually think this is a film from 2000, technically, but it has been nominated for Golden Globes and whatnot for 2001)

  • Der Krieger und die Kaiserin (The Princess and the Warrior)

  • Yeah, so that's all I can really remember now. Maybe there were others I considered, but I can't remember them right now, so whatever. Who cares anyway?

    So school starts tomorrow. I'm taking "Filmmaking II," "Intermediate French, Level II" and the corresponding lab session, "Ethics in the Media," "Cultural Diversity in the Media," and a film Topics class called "Outlaw Auteurs" or something like that. I don't think I have class before noon or maybe even 1:00PM on any day of the week this semester, and somehow, in addition to THAT, I managed to get Thursdsays completely off. So, I'll have more time to work, but like I said, who knows how long I'll stay here?

    I ache all over from hauling and chopping wood to build a bonfire yesterday, and prob'ly just from general stress. As could be expected, I passed out in my bed at my parents' house last night after coming back from Denny's, where we (Al Younger, Melissa Anstett, Bobbi Pernikoff, Sara Pilarski, and Ron Warner) had some bad-ass waitress named Kat.

    I think that's all for now, guys. More as it comes to me. LateR.

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