September 21st, 2001

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Finished reading "Foucault's Pendulum" this morning while on the subway, ironically enough. The book itself is pretty interesting - lots of disc theory-ish kinda stuff, too. Of course, most of the references flew right over my head, but then again, that might be the point. I do wish I had taken Latin in high school, instead of French - it seems to me that in every one of my favorite books, there are expressions and quotations in Latin that are never translated, which pisses me off. Now I need something new to read. The woman lent me her copy of Harry Potter IV, but I don't think I'm in the mood for it. Maybe I'll pick up some more Eco...

So I'm working today, for the first time since Monday, and for the 3rd time in 2 weeks, it seems. Very hard to make any money that way. I was sick for most of this week, too, so it's not like I was very productive. Now I've got a scorching toothache, which is slowly driving me crazy. I would like to be able to save up enough money to possibly be able to afford a trip to the dentist's office and just get a new set of teeth.

I am grateful, of course, to be working today, even if none of my people are in the office right now and I've done pretty much nothing except concentrate on my tooth.

I seem to have stopped worrying about the coming war; I can't tell whether it's because I've accepted it, whether I've finished grieving, or because I've succeeded in accomplishing total denial and suppression. Have I written any songs, have I produced the great anthem that will reenergize our country's spirits and bring us together in peace and love? No, not really - songwriting seems pretty insignificant right now.

Gonna get some coffee.
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media to look forward to

If it's possible to get excited about anything anymore, let me say that I, for one, am really looking forward to Zoolander, and not just because Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell are in it. Well, actually, mostly because they're in it. Ben Stiller is great, too. Do I think it has the potential to suck? Yeah, of course I do - but I don't think it can be much worse than, say, the parts of Austin Powers 2 when Heather Graham had to talk.

Also anxiously awaiting the DVD release of Citizen Kane, The Godfather, and Apocolypse Now Redux. Oh yeah, and the new Tenacious D comes out next week. And the X-Box comes out in November.

Aaah, what a glorious time to be poor.

Who's watching tonight's all-star tribute? If it's 'N Sync-free, I think I'll check it out.
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Very nearly time to get outta here. I gotta say, I've sorta gotten used to this place (which I've referred to previously as the "old people law firm"), even if they have crappy facilities and no one to talk to; the computer system works most of the time, the computer themselves aren't ancient, and I'm generally not terribly busy. Plus it's a short commute from Queens.

Hopefully I'll be working on Monday, which means I'll hopefully be able to... well, it's a surprise. Nothing terribly exciting, but exciting enough to be... intriguing, perhaps?

In other news, I will be getting paid for going to work last Tuesday - it was kinda wierd to bring it up, considering what happened, but my supervisor was totally cool about it and billed me for the full 7 hours. Hot diggety dog.

26 minutes, now...