February 28th, 2003


Load Up On Guns, And Kill Your Friends

So today was some cool day, followed by some lame-Ø night.

Tomorrow's ol' Portfolio Review time. I'm finally gonna be an official member of the film school, guys! And JUST IN TIME TO GRADUATE!

You guessed it, that means it's jacket and tie time! Usually I like to shower before donning jacket and tie time, but I took a shower today, and the bottom line is, I'm just too damned Grunge for that, ya know? Hell, I'm too damned grunge to wear a jacket and tie--change of plans--it's flannel and Soundgarden T-Shirt time! FUCK YEAH!

But tonight, I was gonna go to school and work on my portfolio review reel. Instead, I mistakenly heard some doo-wop songs, and that just made me CRAVE karaoke, as it always does. So I called a TON of folks to see if they wanted to go with me, but got lame responses ranging from "I'm sick" to "I'm going to drive these slick and nasty roads to Collinsville instead" to "I'm going to bed in a half an hour" to "I have a presentation tomorrow" to "I'm out, but if you leave a message, I'll get back to you as soon as possible." Whatever, ya fucks. I've got what is pretty much the most crucial thing that's yet happened, scholastically, in my college career, tomorrow. And I'M PLANNIN' ON KARAOKE TIME!!! What's wrong with people? It's time to loosen up!

Well, anyway, enough of that, but I decided I'd go to school and work on the reel. It was WAY WAY slick, so I was like "forget that." Plus, it was 10:30PM, and I prob'ly wouldn't have gotten to school 'til 11:00PM, and that would've allowed me only an hour to work on that crap. So I said "forget it," turned around, and went back home.

Then I went to Gary's for the first time in forever. He and Amelia were there, then Dave showed up and we watched Down By Law, and it's a good thing I'd seen it before, cuz it's really f-in' good, and I was totally dozing off hardcore. I traipsed across the snow once more to return home, and kill hours on the internet, which brings us up to date.

Earlier today my mother was in town, though, and that was a good time. She took me to lunch at St. Louis Bread Co. and we went out to West County to visit Mary & Duane, which was nice, and ran some errands at various West County locales, and then went to Aldi and she bought me tons of groceries that were badly needed and will surely last me 'til goodness-knows-when. She also brought some as-yet-unreceived Xmas gifts from Grandma B., and some other stuff from the house that's mine, mainly tiny trinkets of varying importances, and some textbooks I needed/wanted. Oh, and I'm glad she came, cuz she was thinking about getting rid of the old Country Bumpkin stuffed animals that I was so keen on as a kid on the premise that "nobody would care" if she did. You know, those old Del Monte-produced stuffed animals? I LOVED those. We had a crow, a scarecrow, a pod of peas, an ear of corn, and I think a peach and a tomato, or so says my Mom. MAN, she was gonna give 'em away, like, TOMORROW, so I'm really glad I mentioned them. She didn't even ask about them, she was just like "Did you want any of those old stuffed animals from long ago?" and I was like "Yeah, prob'ly, but I'd have to look at 'em all to decide which" then I remembered those Del Monte ones and was like "Oh yeah..." but anyway. Tomorrow's Grumboon time at the Pepper Lounge for FREE (7:15PM, 8:15PM, and 9:15PM, y'all'd better be there, it's the old Side Door, right next door to Rocket Bar).

Then it's the Pubes at the Creepy (I guess I'm supposed to play this show?) and then it's the McGees at Cicero's. We'll see what's up.
  • Current Music
    that dog - "Grunge Couple"

Get Get Get Get Get Over It

So this morning I woke up at 9:30AM instead of 7:00AM like I wanted to. I missed meeting Kyle in the lab, so God knows what he did for the music for our video. I guess he's prob'ly in the process of showing it now, or maybe he already has. I should be in Film class, but I'm taking this unique opportunity to do the French work I've got that's due by 05:00PM.

See, I had Portfolio Review at 01:30PM, so between 11:15AM and about 01:00PM, I was putting together the reel. It was pretty roughly done, and indeed, I just did an on-the-fly, hit-record-and-play, then-hit-stop, then-repeat version edit of my Advanced Cinematography project for the reel. But at least I passed. When I came back in after they conferred, Kathy (Corley) was like "Well congratulations!" then went on to say she thought about tricking me. I kinda wish she'd been like "Well, we regret to inform you that..." then been like "HAH HAH! Just JOKING! GOOD WORK!" I think I really would have appreciated that, and I almost told her so. But anyway, her and Rebecca (Ormond) had nice things to say all around, in general, about how they liked the all-encompassing nature of the work I do personally on my work, as a musician and a person who knows French (sorta) and whatever else, and they were basically expounded-upon versions of the nice things I tried to say about myself, and then they said some stuff I could improve, which was basically the same stuff I said I should improve. I think they think I'm a keen dude, though, so I'm happy. They made it sound as though I'd done something totally refreshing in actually explaining my work, rather than just letting it run. They also made it sound as though I'd done something very diff'rent by not claiming I thought I'd be, or even wanted to be, the next Spielberg. Man, I go to school with a bunch of pretentious idiotic twits, moreso than I knew, I guess.

And THEN, friends, and THENI was a little bit down the hallway after the portfolio review, putting on my coat and whatnot, and I was standing there, and out of an office right behind me came a woman with a tray, and I looked down, and on the tray were a coupla muffins and a bagel. I sorta looked back up at the woman, whom I did not know at all, nor did I ever recall seeing before in my life, and she said "Would you like one of these?" So FUCK YEAH, I just ate some BANANA-WALNUT MUFFIN! For FREE! I woulda taken the Blueberry one, too, and the Bagel, if I'd known she was gonna take 'em straight to the trash after me. Oh, well.

Then, on the way to the lab (here), I saw some pillow in someone's rear car window ledge thing, and I don't know what it said, or what the embroidered design was, but I think it was an "All Your Base Are Belong To Us" pillow. I'm sort of surprised I didn't do a double take just to make sure that's what it was; I only saw some of the words, and could really be off the mark on this one. Plus, I couldn' make out what the picture was, like I said. Oh, well. That's a dumb joke, that was never funny to begin with. And I'm a real sucker for mis-translations between languages! (Down By Law, anyone?)

Now it's time to read a play in French and answer some questions on it. Then maybe to class, if it's still occurring by the time I'm through. I should also find time to go to the bank today. Or maybe I should save that for Monday, but I WOULD like to get my old glasses back ASAP. OH! And I found some other names of Converse eyeglasses frames models yesterday, while my Mom and I were at the eye doctor place: "Sinister," "Chief," "Rebel"...man, there were some other really good ones. Why can't I remember? Mine were called "Boo," though.

My nerves have restored themselves to normal. Why was I worked up in the first place?
  • Current Music
    "Got A Body Like A Battleaxe"