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Sunday, May 30, 2004

So... what's new in Ohio...

Well, we probably sold this house, and the people who want it want to move in very very soon. My parents got their house in Missouri, so they can leave very soon as well. So my plans to move to Florida towards the end of August has been bumped up to four weeks.

The good news is I never really unpacked when I left KZoo. The bad news is I don't even have an apartment yet. I pretty much do, but it's not official.

So yeah.

In other news, I got all the DVD covers done today. They look super sweet, I'm really pleased. Everything else is done and ready to go except the audio commentary track, which if I can find a minidisc player down here, I could get done immediately. Otherwise I need to wait for Jon to convert it to CD, which of course means waiting for his computer to get working properly again. I don't really like that option, so I'm looking for a minidisc player.

Tomorrow at work we're kind of taking it easy, what with it being memorial day and all. I need to make some food, and then go in at 9, so staying up really late tonight isn't an option, although it really feels like it's way too early to go to bed.

Lola, if you're reading this, I hope you have a great time in Ireland if I don't talk to you before you go. Also, I was watching MTV2 last night and at about 1am two episodes of Sifl & Olly came on. So apparently it's still on tv. They were also showing episodes of Beavis and Butthead, and I have to say that I can't imagine why I ever thought that show was in the least bit funny. Yes, I'm older now, and I'm not looking at it as a citizen concerned about the youth being poisoned by suggestive and otherwise potentially dangerous ideas, but as a person who enjoys entertainment and thought that the show was just ridiculously stupid.

I bought Return of the King a few days ago. So so so very good. Also, while I was at Best Buy, I found a copy of Bubba Hotep. I bought it without a second thought. I actually watched it first, and it was really funny.

Anyway, I need to get working on this food for tomorrow, and then get to bed.

If you want a copy of the DVD, mail a 10 spot, and your return address to

2809 Quail Run Ct.
Lexington OH 44904

Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.


Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Holy cow, that was fun.

I want to thank everyone for making the trek, beit long or short, to the Little Theater in Kalamazoo on Saturday for the Twelve Page Paper Premiere. I hope you guys had as much fun as I did. Thank you to everyone for coming, and thank you to the actors and crew for participating, and thank you to Johanna for helping us get the theater. It was a surprising turnout, more than I expected. The whole night went much better than expected, as nothing exploded, and everyone seemed really happy with the film. Donations hit $271.00 and that was much more than I thought as well. The DVD's may take a little time to get out, but if you wanted one and you donated $10 or more it shoudn't take much more than 2-4 weeks.

If you're still interested in getting a DVD copy, leave a comment here with your email address and I'll get one to you. The price is $10, to cover the cost of production of the artwork, the DVD, and shipping.

Again, thanks. Thank you for all your kind words before and after as well. Nopa, Robbie, thanks for the award. And Lola, Laura, Yerty, Johanna, Jen, Ryan, thanks for the card. It was really considerate. Glenn, thanks for the donation, you're awesome. Jason, Jamie, thanks for letting me crash at your place too.

Take care,

Monday, May 17, 2004

I just visited Charlie's Celtic Cross Pub, and I gotta say chin up Jack, 10 out of 120 is still a minority. It's hard, I know, I live in the MFO. There are like ten black people in this whole tri-city area, there's virtually never been a major crime here, and still people are so scared, we just passed a law permitting concealed weapons. There are billboards up everywhere saying "Don't be a victim, Carry a firearm." People around here have signs in their yard saying "I support President Bush." There's a guy at work who has a picture of Osama bin Laden on his shirt and under it it says, "I want you to vote for John Kerry." It's tough coming from college or at least a college town filled with people who are experienced and knowledgable, and for lack of better term, enlightened, to a place that is deeply rooted in ignorance, hatred, fear and conservativism.

But relax. You actually are the majority. But you are part of a quiet majority. The ignorant and fearful are the only ones who speak up, yelling to the masses about how gays are bad, or blacks are bad, or muslims are bad, or jews are bad, because they know a guy who knows a guy who knows one. The rest of us sit quietly as you did wondering when the idiots will stop talking.

Sadly, it seems they won't.

In other news, the film premiere is six days away. It is crunch time, and I am most definately feeling it. I'm actually getting pretty nervous. I hope you guys like the movie.

Friday, May 14, 2004

F'n Pop-Ups.

My parents computer is somehow infected with tons of adware. They've got all kinds of virus protection and crap, have no KaZaa or any type of filesharing service, and generally download nothing. They've got this pop up blocker that makes a really annoying cartoon noise everytime a pop up... pops up, and a pop up pops up about every fifteen seconds, which makes it so this blog entry is no longer the highlighted page and I have to click on it to get it back that way. This seems to happen to them more than anyone I know. Email worms and viruses, adware, spyware all seems to find its way onto this PC. My parents are always taking their computer into a shop to try to get it fixed. It always comes back fine, and then like a month or two down the line it's F'ed again. Which blows my mind because my PC was constantly on the internet for two years straight, I had KaZaa, downloaded all kinds of junk from questionable places, and never ever had any type of virus protection. And never did I get a virus, a worm, or have to deal with tons of annoying pop ups like this.

Folks, what I'm getting at is this... always wear a condom. You may go to tons of questionable places and boink tons of questionable ladies, you may never have virus protection, and you may live a healthy, happy, disease free life. Or you could go out there for a month like my parents computer and get a nasty case of cyber-herpes. And there is no cure for cyber-herpes. It just keeps popping up.

This has been a PSA brought to you by NBT.
"The more you know..."

Thursday, May 13, 2004

I just wrote a long entry, but this newly revamped blogger site destroyed it.

Oh well. The meat of it was that I'm starting to stress about this premiere. I keep finding more stuff I need to do. Anyways, Mark and I will have the audio finished by saturday. Then I'll clean up all the bits that I keep finding... Ugh. Too much to do.

See ya at the show