Monday, Dec. 29, 2003 - 4:20 a.m.
Cost of the War in Iraq
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Post Christmas without a Past
Heya! I ACTUALLY DIDN'T put an entry for a whole day... yeah, wow eh! I planned it. I thought I was gettin a bit excessive and who the hell could keep up?! So
Isn't that just the mostest bestest horoscope for after that asskickin ob fuckin around my world? yup! yay!
Putting passionfruit juice over pineapple is a waste if you ask me... could hardly taste it. But minced fresh mint leaves on the pineapple were excellent. mmmmmm.
We played "categories" after my friend sheepishly begged us, saying it was her family's traditional Christmas game... I had never played it before... naming categories of objects/nouns, and then finding one for each letter of the same word. Trying to find "sex toys" starting with "o", "m" and "e" was a challenge for three people. It was amusing when the girlfriend put "spreader bar" for a sex toy beginning with "s" and my friend didn't know what it was and DEMANDED to know where her girlfriend had learned of such a thing. Doubly amusing considering my friend writes and edits lesbian erotica... one would think that at nearly 40 she'd know what a spreader bar is! Oh the things that come out in games after dinner! All in all a really fun time. yay!!
I specifically picked a review to link to that didn't give away the whole plot, as I think it is most enjoyable not knowing, esp since it is about someone who loses his memory from getting his head bashed in by muggers. The film is very low key, with very little emoting from the actors. The setting is a community of "almost homeless" in that they rent out shipping containers as houses, in the docks of Helsinki. Somehow the film is very calm and very brightly colored at the same time. There is a great sense of humanity and it is satisfying to watch, the romance not inciting me to scream or cringe or bawl my eyes out. A good thing. I recommend it. An excellent choice to counteract the emotional indigestion provoked by Pirates of the Carribean. mmm.
Other news: I have been accepted to have my comic "liliane" on Keenspace... though it seems that 1) it takes another 2-5 days to have all the password and username working and 2) it is possible my browser is out of date... it said "if you don't have IE 5.5 or higher..." and I have IE5.1, sigh, and 3) I don't know what ftp is!... the email they sent me says "you can then ftp to blah blah"... so maybe i have my own comics domain name and can't use it?? oh damn damn damn technology!!
I am happy to say that both yesterday and today I have done 3 pages per day of new comics. I am finishing up my second story for my new book. I am hoping that the "George" and "Protection Racket" comics I did for Boy Trouble zine don't end up being better than anything I write for my own book! drat! If they weren't released at the same time and place (APE, feb 20-21 in SF) I would reprint them in my book since he has nonexclusive copyright use.
If this were not the case, anyone could take a drawing of mine that I signed "Wench77" and copyright both my signature Wench77 (the equivalent of TRTL written on the graffitis) and my drawing, and then I would be "stealing" THEIR copyright if I did my own drawing. Rather insane, and I really think a copyright lawyer should clobber the guy, by proving that he was not the originator, but rather stole another's work. I am assuming he is hoping that the real creators will not stand up and sue him since graffitti is illegal. However I suspect that the graffitti artist could win more from the fact that this other artist is marketing his drawings and making a profit, than he would lose in graffitting fines.
Seeing as I started on the friendship subject, I shall end on the friendship topic... last night I was called to go for a beer with my friend Rich, and it turns out he has broken up with his girlfriend. Like me in many past relationships, he was ready to let it go, since they had tried to work it out several times over a period of time. Once one has tried everything to no avail, it just feels right to let it go. I do wonder when these guys call me up when they are newly single though... I said "it is not everyone who wants to take pics of cemetaries, and he said "I would!" but then when I showed him cemetary pics me and ob took, the only ones that didnt seem to bore him were where I appeared, looking quite appealing, I will say myself! Men!!
And tonight Motorcycle Boy dropped by to say hi (no beer)... he has had a great Christmas, AND got laid! LOL! new girl for him so he's looking quite peppy. He once again suggested he drive to SF (he has a new car, which is more practical in the snow than his motorcycle!) to kick ob in the butt when he heard that she'd returned to sender all the photos, sent me a do not contact" email, AND thrown out all my stuff instead of returning it to me. Ah, Men! :)
Here is my horoscope for Sunday, December 28:So there ya go! I guess I really engaged her! I will talk about that another day. I did notice on Christmas Day I didn't really do an entry about emailing with ob. I can still let it go for awhile. yup. Happy Christmas to me, happy christmas to me! Tah all! And please leave some comments! We aren't so lonely with all these friends dropping by, but I like comments and notes anyhows! thanks ever so muchly!
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Goodbye Michael. May your next life be kinder to you. - Thursday, Jun. 25, 2009
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