It’s odd; sometimes, you forget you have a website. And then something makes you go “Oh yeah, I wonder if that’s still up”. So here we are, friends. The house is doing just fine. We’re finally getting our connection tomorrow (cross your fingers). Things are starting to get done, and it’s beginning to feel like home. The kids (Ben and Sabiha) are over every night, and we’ve been cooking, watching movies, and making frequent runs to Wegmans. It’s all going pretty well. I’ve watched way too many movies as of late to list ratings for them all, but if you have yet to see Shrek, go do it. Oh, and you probably shouldn’t waste your time on Tomb Raider unless it’s a matinee. I promise, my movie rating thing will go up soon. Probably once I get that home connection. Other than that, life continues on at a regular clip. Ellen graduated on Saturday, so congrats to her on that. MWNY is 3 weeks from today, and I’m starting to get a little frantic again due to credit cards, phone bills, and bus tickets. But oh well. Hopefully our passes will show. If you’re bored out of your skull and need something to do, feel free to email me because I could sure use more email. Till next time (hopefully, tomorrow!)
I honesty thought it was longer since my last news update, but no, my birthday was really just one week ago. Among the gifts received were the aforementioned cell phone, a massive check from the rents to cover the bulk of our MWNY costs, a book from Gil, and two checks from relatives. I’m happy, although I was actually expecting a wee bit more. Speaking of MWNY, Kate and I are now officially registered as press, credentials and everything. So now all we need are bus tickets and we’re set for what will be an interesting week of running around, swagging up, and parties. And yes, you’ll get tons of crap from me here. Saw Memento last night; very good movie, although a little muddling at the end. I’m working on a new system for rating movies, and maybe I’ll make it public in the future. But who knows. In the future: Going to see Bridget Jones’s Diary tonight (and hopefully Cinemopolis will get Sexy Beast soon, since Salon was raving about it); moving into the house this weekend, probably Saturday (crossing fingers); paycheck next week (badly needed) and hopefully getting a GBA with said paycheck (although looking doubtful). And I think that’s it.
Yesterday, while web surfing, I got the ever irritating popup “You have one message waiting”. While reaching to close it, I finally looked at the title bar – “Colonize.com”. I said, well, okay, that’s random. Flash forward 6 hours to dinner at Simeon’s with Kate, Cross, and Em. I randomly glance across the street. There, on one of the office buildings, next door to Viva Cantina, it says in big letters – COLONIZE.COM. I look up their domain information. I visit their web site. Turns out their one of the fastest growing sites in the world. So now, I have a mission. I’m going to the colonize.com offices in the near future. And I’m going to ask for my message.
Just a blurb or two. First off, the house was unfortunately a bit trashed from the previous tenants, so we’re not moving in at least for another week. Maybe longer, depending on how long it takes the cleaning crew to get through there. Picked up a cell phone over the weekend, and in the most masturbatory linkage ever, you can check it out here. Yes, I really just posted a link to the product page for my cell phone. I need new hobbies. (Number is available to those people interested.) My birthday is tomorrow (that’s June 6th for those of you just tuning in), and the DMV got their $43 present from me since it will also be Dan’s License Expires Day. Tonight: Dinner at Simeons! Band concert at the high school! Movie return and subsequent rental! And much, much [more|less]!