July 25th, 2003

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My nagging wife

Caleb can really lose touch with reality at times!

So he calls me just now and after chatting a bit, asks if I'm going to make him dinner tonight or if I might take him out to dinner. "You haven't taken me out to dinner in six months, I've been keeping track." Um, like OK, I feel like I've been a bad husband or something!

Last night I had just got home from work and was eagerly opening my box full of Enchantments copies when Caleb called. I explained I had just got home and was planning on eating leftover before going to our friend Tony's art showing. "I'm so hungry," he says, "could you cook me dinner?" I repeated what I'd said and said I couldn't make dinner. "Well, your priorities are defective!" he said and hung up.

I asked him just now why he is so desperate for food, like is his fridge empty? He said of course it is, since he's going a away (a *week* from now) and until then he's eating spaghetti but he was wondering if tonight he could have something different. Why is it my job to be that provider?

I am a generous person and willing to share, but I refuse to be obliged to or just used as a "resource."

P.S. Caleb is not really my wife, my husband, my boyfriend even. But he at times does an impersonation of the worst of all three!
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Friday Five: Life as a Movie

1. If your life were a movie, what would the title be?

Sophisticated Insanity

That was a hard question. Altnernate titles I thought of were Shut the Fuck Up! and The Little Black Box (reference to fact that I often see "myself" as a little black box that is being carried around by my body.)

2. What songs would be on the soundtrack?

Something about as eclectic as the soundtrack to John Water's Pecker, one of my favorite movies but some different style songs, like some oscure Beatles songs, Bjork, maybe that "I Wanna Do Something Freaky To You" song by Kenyatta, some Kraftwerk, throw in some Einstuerzende Neubaten for pissy arguments and depressions I guess.

3. Would it be a live-action film or animated? Why?

Live action but it would be cool if it didn't look "real." Would really like black and white or something with a dark fantasy look like City of Lost Children. To get into cinematophraphy, I think the best choice might be the style of Wings of Desire (my *favorite* movie) with the black & white representing part of my life (maybe work, ha ha) and the color another part (visioning experiences, memories, dreams?)

4. Casting: who would play you, members of your family, friends, etc?

Oh, now that's funny. For me, I would pick Greta Garbo (tToo bad she's not really available) or you might be able to find a guy who could do it well (and get all my weird mannerisms!) My mom would be played by Jean Stapleton, who played Edith on "All in the Family" and my dad could be Archie -- not only can they both do the accents, they have a lot of the mannerisms. I guess an old John Wayne could also play my dad, assuming he could do a Bronx accent. My grandmother could be played by a chubby Chinese lady or maybe by Bjork... hard to explain but although she was German she sort of looked Asian. Caleb could be played by... Robert Downey Jr.? Susy would be played by... *straining mind to think of some actress beautiful enough and not a toothpick*... maybe that Solveig Whatsherface from Wings of Desire? Susy loves that movie too and all that woman's lines sound like stuff Susy has said to me.

5. Describe the movie preview/trailer

No stupid "You Thought They Were Gone..." voiceover man... more like a pretentious art movie narrator ad man :) It would have me all dressed up walking through an obscene number of construction sites and other interesting urban situations. Maybe there could be some near-misses, like me almost getting killed by a truck or falling piano or giant pothole or nearly getting panhandled. LOL.

Alternate opener would be some sort of dream sequence where everything is dark except for illuminated transparent video clips representing dreams, along with snippets of dialog and confused thoughts. Then it shows me waking up having torn up my bed again, blankets and pillows twisted and tossed around, hair standing straight up and my windup alarm clock ringing in a very unwelcome morning.

Courtsey www.fridayfive.org
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Giving the Killer a Try

I decided to install SpamKiller -- 30-day trial anyway. It was very easy to set up, although at first I couldn't get it to import my address book. Now it just did it. It already "killed" two spam and already knows Mom and Mercredi are friends of mine. Let me see how this goes...
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