May 28, 2006

I'm just full of bad ideas this week.

First I went to see X3 armed with only one small (though tasty) glass of hard cider. It was, for the record, not enough to make it look like a good movie.

Now I'm contemplating taking a red-eye flight from San Francisco to Pittsburgh, leaving at 10:30 pm and arriving at 6:15 am, so that I can get in a car at 9:00 am and spend the day driving to Ithaca.

Jacob and I were recently speculating on the interaction that will occur when I meet my East-Coast-based fellow students. I'll show up with my shaggy hair and tattoos and rainbow flags and say chirpily, "I'm from Berkeley, and I'm vegan!" And no one will be the slightest bit surprised. But with this plan, I'll show up looking confused and disoriented, with my eyes red from lack of sleep, and everyone will surreptitiously try to see if I smell like pot.

I predict that it's not going to help that I'll be alternating between dozing off and looking for something to eat.

Posted by dianna at May 28, 2006 12:30 AM

Hey, I saw X3 today, too! I kinda liked it, but that may just be Stockholm Syndrome; my sister, who is a big X-Men fan, made me watch the first two X-Men movies in succession immediately before going to see it with half a dozen other rabid X-Men friends. These viewings included frequent pauses for said sister's annotations on the various characters, their histories, and the manners in which the movies differed from the different comic book storylines. I also had these annotations whispered to me excitedly during the movie itself. Perhaps her excitement rubbed off on me.

Red Eyes aren't fun, but they're really the only realistic option flying from the West Coast to the East; between the length of the flight and the change in time zones, most day flights will put you into your destination airport uncomfortably late at night.

The night of your flight out might also not be a good time to give the Mandarin Orange Patchouli fragrance herbal deodorant another try.

Posted by: Zach S. at May 28, 2006 01:01 AM

Off topic, but placing it under a post entitled "I'm just full of bad ideas this week" seemed somehow apropos.

Therefore Dianna

The latest zero-budget endeavor from poot productions. Many thanks to this here blog for the inspiration.

Now, I'll make no comments as to the quality of the song or the performance, however, I will say this: normally my songs have a weird little narrative backstory about what's going on in the lyrics. This one not only has that, but also has a weird little backstory about where the title and concept came from.

That, my friends, is progress. Of some kind. I guess.

Posted by: poot at May 29, 2006 11:27 PM

poot, i was about to post something related to this ending up on my ipod next to the consumption ep, but my quick web search revealed two things that are more interesting: (1) chris' site is down, which i knew, and (2) google yields some foul, foul websites with the search string 'swallow the leader'. *shudder*

Posted by: Erik at May 31, 2006 07:05 PM