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Tuesday, May 06, 2003

One of the greatest ironies, I find, is that the more I have to say here, the less energy I have to say it with.

But that aside, here is an attempt at a real entry. While it may APPEAR to be after midnight on a day when I have to go into work early for a myriad of reasons, in truth it's Saturday afternoon, the sun is shining, and I'm picking up my Free Comic Book Day comics.

In short, life is perfect. Or so I'll keep pretending.

I find that there's not a lot for me to say about Coachella. I do want to write up parts of the experience, which was overall great -- subheadings of such an entry would include:

  • Palm Thai and the Hair in the Subway Sandwich
  • The Line of Death
  • Lizzie McGuire Will Eat Your Soul
  • Just Say Whatever
  • Ladytron: The Band That Wouldn't Die
  • I Wanna Be Blue, Man
  • How I Spent $20 On Bottled Water and Didn't Mind
  • The People You Meet at A Carl's Jr at 3 AM
  • Little While Friends
  • Electronic Bands That Play the Trombone
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Stars

Yeah, that'd be a cool entry. Maybe someday soon.

In other news, I had a ton of fun writing my Bookslut column this month. Check it out, and support the Bookslut. It needs love.

Very soon, I'll update my reading list, especially since I've finished Seabiscuit (which was great -- if the nifty-keen Gary Ross can pull it off, the movie's gonna kick some major ass), started a new book, and just ordered two from Amazon. Not to mention the volume of Sandman that found itself getting purchased during Free Comic Book day. It's amazing what a stack of freebies does to me, not to mention that with three more volumes (only sixty more dollars!), I'll be finished with the series! And then poor, poor Preacher will have my attention again.

Mom would maybe like Preacher -- the second trade paperback is oh-so-sappy. Well, except for the torture and bone-stomping and gunshots to the head and blood. But then the sap! Yeah.

I'm not talking about X-2 for a number of reasons, but primary among them is that I need to see it again before I know what I really think about it. I loved it on a fangirl level, and I liked a lot of bits on a filmmaker level. But damn those expectations. It was completely different from what I was expecting, and while I liked that... Need to see it again.

I'm starting to get worried about Matrix, primarily because I really don't want to have these high expectations, but here they are anyways. But I do have my ticket for the Mann Chinese, and I'm going to see the Animatrix at the American Cinematheque a few hours beforehand, and as long as I can keep avoiding the TV ads (which are starting to reveal way way more than what I want to know) I'll be okay.


Anyone got any advice for deflating the balloon of unnecessary expectations? Because some would be useful in this regard.

One of the other, rather big reasons for my lack of posting is that changes are coming soon to a GFB near you -- a rather substantial redesign is currently in the works, including a possible change in address. The question about what to do with my online life has always plagued me, and I'm looking forward to taking a few hours and starting from scratch. One problem I had starting out was a lack of content for the site -- now, I feel like the issue is too much content, and too scattered. One idea I'm toying with is a master domain for my multiple projects; another is splitting up various activities among domains. I'm thinking about photo blogs. I'm thinking about subject-oriented blogs. I'm thinking about ways to make such sites more interesting to people other than family/friends.

And I'm thinking about getting some sleep, not to mention my three jobs and car-hunting and the screenplay that I want to have written by the end of June.

What's sad? Now that classes are pretty much over, this is the most relaxed I've been in a really long time. Just work, writing, and web stuff.

I love my Ws.

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