September 20th, 2004

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For those of you that want to hang out with me

My schedule this week. Speak up if you want to do any of this stuff (except for the work part)

Monday: work late. Pick up brother at airport, fresh from Ireland, even later.
Tuesday: work late. Beg shadowdaddy to rub the knots out between my shoulderblades.
Wednesday: Lyon Opera Ballet with fruity_goodness and ookla.
Thursday: maybe work late, possible hanging out with butterbee. (I also have an invite to take a pre-wedding trip to the spa with fruity_goodness but have a feeling I won't be able to go.)
Friday: Romeo and Juliet at Pacific Northwest Ballet (very sad that this is the Tchaikovsky and not the Prokofiev, but should be a wonderful night anyway. Please come see this with me if you can!)
Saturday: brief trip to Iris sale (possible lunch at Udupi Palace?), then Cook Cook Cook lasagne for the wedding of fruity_goodness and ookla. Evening will be, of course, the wedding.
Sunday: jeez, can I go to the spa then? I'm going to need it ... OOPS of course I mean to say: Siouxsie and the Banshees/The Creatures at The Showbox! (I'd better buy tickets now ...)
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Is that all there is to a banning?

officialgaiman, Neil Gaiman's LJ feed, was kind enough to contain a reminder that Banned Books Week is coming up. He expressed his sadness that his books had yet to make the list, then added

"I suspect all I'd have to do to get on the list is to write a book about naked, bisexual, hard-swearing wizards who drink a lot while disparaging the Second Amendment, and I'd be home and dry."

Now that sounds like a challenge! I want to do a short story on the theme NOW!

Any volunteers for "this character only 95% based on fiction?"

And now, back into the fray (at 4:30, natch!). Big props to coworker V. for getting me out of the office today (mmm, Quizno's, and a walk!) - it's done a lot for my mood.
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I can't help it, it's making me laugh! Star Wars jokes

Star Wars humor ... well, if you're a geek, it's funny, otherwise it's a late afternoon lite news story that I've edited them a bit.

1. Kershner said ... "Yoda ... has a basic philosophy that is ... (n)ot very profound, although young people consider it profound. I wish they would read more."

2. Studio executives in the 1970s worried that Chewbacca was indecent because all he wore was a strap of ammunition across his chest. "I remember the memos from 20th Century Fox," Hamill said. "`Can you put a pair of lederhosen on the Wookie?'... They did sketches of him in culottes and baggy shorts."

3. "I do remember permanently the hologram speech, because we had to reshoot it," said Carrie Fisher, " `General Kenobi, years ago you served my father in the Clone Wars ...' It's very disturbing. I have to take medication, and yet it still won't go away."

4. Fisher said she liked being a doll, but found some of the Princess Leia merchandise slightly unnerving. "I always liked the shampoo bottle where you twist my head off and pour liquid out of my neck. That's very Freudian," she said. "If I dreamed that, what would you think it meant?"

5. "How can you be so serious on a film where you are dodging explosions and running away with Sir Alec Guinness on this side and an eight-foot monkey on this side, and the eight-foot monkey is the one flying the spaceship?"