April 18th, 2003

Sea dragon

Everyone's talking about Flash

I'm an hour later getting into work than normal, thanks to getting to bed at 12:15 AM. Karaoke wasn't even that fun, mostly because I was TERRIBLE. Far From Heaven was good, but not as good as All That Heaven Allows. Julianne Moore's performance was just too stiff. I was glad I'd seen the other movie first, since it allowed me to appreciate a lot of the scenes that were set up to mirror the Sirk film, such as the autumn settings, the Christmas tree lot, the visit to the butcher shop, the catty neighbor who wore leopard spots, the falsely supportive best friend. And I didn't expect the husband to play such a central role, or that he would be the one who had a "happy ending." Why was it he was able to escape society's strictures but she couldn't?
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    "I move on" - Chicago
Sea dragon

Iraq turmoil - reminds me of when Saddam was the good guy

One week later the Iraqis are protesting against the Americans and saying they want an Islamic state. We'll see how long before US troops start shooting the "freed" Iraqis, hmm?

And 15 year mortgage rates went down again. Not a big deal to many people but this will directly affect the likelihood that I will be buying the drinks when you and I next go out. We're still waiting to get things finalized with the refinance, the latest news being that the comparable properties we gave to the mortgage banker all showed up much higher than the ones the appraisers used, so as soon as the appraisers get back from vacation (Sunday night), they'll look at our stuff and see if they should adjust the value. My fingers are crossed that we could wrap this all up next Friday and get on with getting the remodel done. I want to make tea on the porch while looking at Mount Rainier a reality!

Finally, two dead crows showed up in front of our house Tuesday night, which made three dead birds total if you include the robin from Saturday. I am wondering if West Nile is getting a toehold in Seattle. Unfortunately we threw them out so the department of health can't analyze them. But I find it strange that I haven't seen any dead birds near my house the whole time I've lived there, and three showed up in a week, all fully fledged and showing no evidence of trauma. Odd.

OK, it looks like the build has FINALLY happened, so I can get to work. I just need to pop in a CD and I'm good to go!
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    "Nowadays" - Chicago
Sea dragon

Need some minty gum

Just had lunch at the Indian food place in Pioneer Square, whatever it is called. Bah. $7.65 with tax and the food was crap. Let this remind me to NEVER eat the buffet there. (And yet I fear it may still put me into a carbo coma: wouldn't THAT suck?)

I found a great article about Chicago online today ... well, great if you've had the damn soundtrack stuck in your head for the last five days. At least the songs are changing.

You are Poison!You're apathetic and detatched from
reality.Noone can really relate to you but it
doesn't matter much to you since you live in
your own little world anyway..

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