Sunday was just one of them days...
I tried to sleep in. In fact, I went back to sleep a few times...only to wake up moments later just as groggy so I finally got up. Last week I completed my initial viewing of the second season of 24
, so that leaves me with what, four more seasons? ehowton
thinks that 24
is too slowly paced. Poor guy. Sometimes I wonder if he has to put in earplugs to come up with a cohesive thought, else the wind turning the turbines in his brain would just flow in one side and out the other.
I've been in a funk lately. It started last night because I was thinking about the script I'm working on and the different directions I could choose to go with it. I think I've found something that will set my script apart; I've almost completed the "big picture" for third act (my script has six distinct "acts"; yes, I know I'm writing a screenplay and yes I know screenplays don't have acts, no I'm not breaking the script into acts, yes I know what I'm doing, it just makes more sense when speaking or writing obliquely about the project to call the divisions acts). Also, I think I've come up with a great way to segue from the end of the third act to the beginning of the fourth effortlessly without having the audience think of it as the end of one act and the beginning of another. I need to do a little more thinking on the big picture, do some research and I'll be able to put the details on paper. (Actually, I will be putting them on memory storage devices, but let's not split hairs. I am very happy about these developments, but I desperately need someone to bounce my ideas off of and stormreaver
has been unreachable for the better part of the past two weeks. le blah!
But back to this funk I've been in...I saw a most interesting film this afternoon starring John Cusak called Max
. While I'm not claiming this film is anything close to being accurate, it did show (and confirm to me) how Hitler could have developed his philosophy. What's scary about this movie is that I could see at lot of my younger self in their Hitler. Thankfully, I've matured past needing people adoration and being able to lead a movement, though I still do crave that attention, ability and acceptance. It is just no longer a necessary
part of my life.CD Exchange
So I was on my way to return the DVDs to Blockbuster and I passed a little store called CD Exchange. It was small and reminded me of the record store in Reign Over Me
. I never really have liked music stores or what I perceived to be the culture of music store junkies al la Reign Over Me
but I liked this one and intend to do business with them again. When I was there I picked up four pre-owned scores: People I Know
, Field of Dreams
, The Green Mile
, and Hook
. Originally the total came to twenty-some-odd dollars, but they have a policy of if you trade something, you get 10% your entire purchase plus the credit for the trade. I went back home (since it was not far) and picked up my copy of The Aviator
score), World Trade Center
score and Flags of Our Fathers
score. I got a $7 credit plus the 10% discount, bringing my total to less then $16 dollars. $4 a score isn't too bad if you ask me.
The store also has a policy of refunding your money minus $1 per day per album; I probably should have took them up on this offer but I wanted to keep the artwork (though I wouldn't have minded loosing Hook
and Field of Dreams
.) Speaking of Field of Dreams
, I need to rent that soon. I remember liking the movie as a kid, but now that I'm older and can fully understand what is going on, it would be interesting to see how I respond to the movie. I haven't seen it in over a decade.Can someone say stream of conciseness?
That brings me to three other topics I wish to discuss stormreaver
current theatrical releases and domain names. Stormreaver has been gracious enough to give me the three disc edition of the Black Hawk Down
score (but I don't see the point in this album. This is nothing more then tracks from the one disc I already have remixed, elongated and cross-faded together.) He also gave me the score to Underworld
. Furthermore, we are supposed to be exchanging a lot of music in the not so distant future, provided he will actually start the transfer. He doesn't like SSH but wants to build a xububntu box. Eric, help me out here and convert this kid.
Speaking of Ubuntu, Stephen
about how I influential in his jump to not only Linux but Ubuntu especially. And then I became his tech support. First question: "How do I access the internet through a VPN on Ubuntu?" As I have never worked with VPNs and assumed that all you needed was the external
IP address and perhaps a password to access it...but alas, this was too simple a suggestion.Stephen
: Win95 does VPN out of the box.Me
: Then use Win95.Stephen
: Go to hell.
And then he didn't know what IRC was or how to connect to it. *le sigh*
I wanted to go see Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
at least twice in the theater. I can't get up the nerve to go again. Furthermore, I couldn't get excited about Bug
even though when I first saw the trailer, I said I would watch it just because Harry Connick, Jr. was in it. The same applies to Ocean's Thirteen
and Al Pacino. The whole Ocean's
franchise and I have an odd history. While I did catch the very last show at the local theater of Ocean's Twelve
, I have watched both exclusively on DVD and intend to do the same with the third. Is it just me or does the market really suck this year?
I'm considering joining Netflix and hoping that the bottom half of the year has something better to offer...
I get paid this weekend and am investigating the possibility of registering a domain name since Howton's being a whiny bitch
even though my IP hasn't changed in over three months
. Before anyone asks, I’m not going to run Apache on a Celeron with 512MB of RAM. I just ain't happenin'.And back to film again
To wrap things up, swashbuckler332
and I have been having a conversation
that stemmed from this post
. While I haven't had time to reply to his remarks and intend to have an in-depth discussion of scores and composers, I like the dialog we've had so far and look forward to more of it when I get a chance.And now a word from our sponsors
In other news, I'm considering getting a third job as a projectionist at the theater
. But that's getting just a touch ahead of myself. You see, the bank has finally updated all the information on the credit card situation I posted
, so now there is no recourse. Bastards! I found this out on Monday as I scrambled to the bank to make a deposit.
Cut to Tuesday when I get home after a long day at the office. In the mail I have a letter from the rent office stating that I have not paid my rent and that I have seven (7) days to either pay up or get out. This sent me spinning into a dimension of pissed off I've never been in before. I dropped the check in the mail slot of the office door the day that the rent was due (Sunday the 3rd), but apparently some dumbass threw the check away thinking it was spam mail, so it cost me an additional $25 to stop the original check. Bastards!
. Tomas is not a happy man and is sick and tired of being in debt.
I suddenly had a craving to see For Whom the Bell Tolls