04/22/07 02:56 - 48ºF - ID#38993
anyhoo - - i saw Hot Fuzz and the quickest review of it would be that Shaun of the Dead is a far far superior movie by the same fellas. That is not to say that Fuzz wasn't entertaining because it was but there were too many moments where it was too serious to be a comedy. The highlight of the movie was the trailers before. I want to see almost all of them. Superbad, Knocked Up, and 28 Weeks later.
but i digress.....as i said i am not a huge fan of this theater and i am even more disgusted with it now. i always always always park on the side of the building near channel 4. never had an issue there before. it's prime parking and there is usually a good spot. there were a little more cares than normal along the side but i still got a spot and parked my car and made my way into the movie. after the movie was over i approached my car only to find that someone or someones had vandalized it. on the hood of my car was a black marker swastika. on the window of the car next to mine was black marker writing "hail to hitler." i told the security guard and he said he always tells people not to park there......i understand that it's not his job to design the parking lot......but why have parking there if it's a hazard to your car.
being in a generally cranky mood already this only added to it and i decided to drink. and i decided to drink liquor.....something i had long abandoned for beer...........but vodka and ginger ale was had.....and more vodka and ginger ale was had. and after all is said and done it is 3am and i buzzing hard and not tired. my car is clean and the stastika came out.......but i felt that i should warn people was the shitty regal elmwood and their shitty parking lot.
Location: Buffalo, NY
04/19/07 01:14 - 42ºF - ID#38952
i was writing today
Sarah Tells Stories
When Sarah introduces herself she always says the exact same thing, "Hello, I am Sarah Elizabeth Bliss." Only that is not her real name. She chose it because Sarah Beth Blistek doesn't sound like a writers name. She writes stories about her life. Only the stories aren't about her life. They are compilations of stories she heard in passing and things she made up in her head. She isn't secretive about the fact that she isn't telling the complete truth. She even called her first collection of stories, "Exaggerations of the Truth."
The first exaggeration she ever wrote about was her first kiss. She described a romantic kiss between her and a popular boy. The kiss occurred at the annual carnival on the Ferris Wheel at sunset. Sarah and Colin took the large ride all the way to the top and they were stuck up there waiting for people to get on and off. While they were at the very top Colin leaned over and kissed her. She sat there in disbelief but once the ride started up again a warm sensation took over her body and she kissed him back. She mimicked his actions. He sucked her bottom lip and then sucked his. He massaged her tongue with his and she did the same back. This was the sort of kiss she had dreamt of since she was a little girl and the perfection of it all could only have been made up.
Sarah's real first kiss was nothing like that. It was sloppy, scary and cold all at once. The only similarity between the made up kiss and the real kiss was the location. She said the kiss took place in the seventh grade because all the girls she knew received their first kiss in the seventh grade. In reality her first kiss happened two years later. The boy was a couple years older and often carried around nicknames like smelly, stinky or sweaty. Smelly, as she called him, had a face covered in acne and patches of hair and his body odor was the foulest of body odor. He was the complete opposite of Colin. Colin was an honor student, good looking and would never had wanted to kiss Sarah. Her glasses, oily hair and lack of breasts deterred most boys but especially Colin. By the ninth grade she still had the glasses and the oily hair but her breasts were larger than any of the other girls in her class.
Smelly would ask any girl to go out with him and every girl would turn him down in disgust. Sarah was no different. At the carnival he approached her and offered to ride the Ferris Wheel with her. She declined his offer and walked away. Later on, as she entered a port-o-potty Smelly pushed her inside and locked the door behind him. Sarah breathed heavily and the combination of Smelly's body odor and the piss, shit, and vomit that had collected in the last three days made her stomach turn. She tried pushing him away but his size nearly doubled that of hers and as his massive lips came towards her she imagined him swallowing her entire head. His chapped lips scraped at hers and his tongue filled her entire mouth. She felt a cold shiver engulf her entire body but could not ignore the heat of Smelly's sweaty body.
Sarah was afraid that he would rape her right there. The fact that they were confined in the two-by-two space left no doubt in her mind that he was aroused by the kissing. She felt the resisting him was pointless and just let herself go weightless in his arms. Just then he stopped kissing her and let her fall and sit on the piss covered toilet. She held her eyes tightly shut in anticipation of what she thought was going to happen next. He didn't do anything else to her. He unlocked the door, backed himself out of the pisser and let the door close behind him. Sarah immediately locked the door in fear that he would come back. She sat there in the stench filled space for twenty minutes until she was sure he wouldn't return. His stinking sweat lingered long after he left her there and the taste of the corn dogs and candied apples he had ate before the altercation stuck to her lips.
After gaining her composure, Sarah unlocked the door and let herself out into the crowded carnival. She walked through to the exit in tears without notice. Once home, she rinsed the kiss from her mouth and in an attempt to erase it from her mind she wrote a story about a fictitious first kiss with a boy she used to know. In that instant she could forget that Smelly has stolen her first kiss from her and she could have a better story to tell people later. She could have picked any boy she wanted to have had that fictitious kiss with but Colin was the only boy she knew that wasn't around anymore. He would never be around to deny the story and people would believe her. She would never tell anyone about Smelly and the port-o-potty kiss and she would learn later that he was killed in a farming accident six months after the kiss.
Location: Buffalo, NY
04/17/07 01:26 - 39ºF - ID#38923
movies movies movies
i saw The Lookout, Grindhouse, Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Blades of Glory in the past 2 weeks. Free screening of Fracture tuesday night is nice. I like free movies. I do not like nine dollar movies.
Movies I want to see:
Harry Potter 5
Live Free or Die Hard
Also, I have the blockbust total access thing and for 18 bucks i get about 24 movies a month. i don't always watch them all but i get them all the same. Notes on a Scandal, History Boys, Last King of Scotland and Smokin Aces' come out tomorrow so I have to choose 3 of them to get and then I'll get my 3 in the mail.
Go see a movie. and if you are like me and hate spending the money. Tuesdays is discount night at dipson theaters and wednesday is discount day at the movieland theater. the movieland, if you don't know is a discoutn theater like the supersaver. on wednesday it's 5 dollars and you get your ticket, a small popcorn and a small soday. nice.
Location: Buffalo, NY
04/15/07 11:00 - 33ºF - ID#38898
make a plan to love me
For those of you that don't know Bright Eyes is an indie rock act lead by Conor Oberst who helped start the record label Saddle Creek out of Omaha. Other than Oberst, the band has a large cast of characters including M Ward, Rachael Yamagata, Maria Taylor, and Ben Kweller to name a few. Saddle Creek is home to Cursive, The Faint, Azure ray and many more. Rilo Kiley used to be on Saddle Creek but were later signed to a major label. Rilo Kiley frontwoman, Jenny Lewis released a solo cd on Team Love records which is also founded by Conor Oberst. Oberst has been compared to Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Petty and Neil young to name a few. What sets him apart from other modern singer-songwriters is that he actually has something to say in his music, much like Dylan. The music is indie rock but is not limited to that. In 2004, 2 different albums were released on the same day. One more alt-country and one more digital rock. Both are amazing in their own ways.
Two weeks ago I recieved my copy of Cassadaga, the new studio album by Bright Eyes and the first featuring a real lineup of musicians appearring on most of the tracks. Gone is Obersts shaky voice. The music is much more confident and well produced. The album is getting rave reviews and rolling stone, ew, and the buffalo news say that this is the best album the band has put out. I disagree but to be fair I have only listened to it twice. I am hoping further listening will provide me with new found appreciation for it. I am hoping that my excited for the release of this cd just had me wanting more from it.
In any event, if you don't know who Bright Eyes is I am sure you can search out some of their music if you want. Key tracks: lover i don't have to love, when the president talk to god, four winds, lua, take it easy, and for you Daniel Johnston or Feist fans, there are covers of Devil's Town and Mushaboom respectivally.
Location: Buffalo, NY
04/06/07 12:27 - 23ºF - ID#38768
hip hip hop
28 - Eminem Marshall Mathers LP -- to me lyrically he was at his best and is the reason he is the most well known rapper in the world
30 - Dr Dre Chronic
31 - Beastie Boys License to Ill
57 - 50 Cent Get rich or die trying -- this one surprised me a bit. i'm not a fan but i do own this somewhere
59 - Notorious BIG Life after death -- fucking amazing album and solid for a double album
63 - Eminem Eminem Show -- White America is my favorite song on this album and Haile's song is great too
90 - Tupac All Eyez on me -- this was the first of many cds released after his death and none can compare to it
94 - Nelly Country Grammar -- i don't get this one
108 - NWA -- Straight outta compton
128 - Jay Z Blueprint
154 - Will Smith big willie style --another one that i just don't get
156 - public enemy it takes a nation
161 - jay Z Black album -- i think it's better than the bluprint
170 - Tupac me against the world - dear mama fucking great
185 - Nas Illmatic
189 - Jay Z in my lifetime vol 1
190 - ll cool j mama said knock you out
Those are the albums that made the list in the RAP genre. However, further reading into it showed titles that I would have classified as rap but they are listed under R&B. One of these "R&B" titles is The Fugees The Score......that is my favorite album period. The other titles that i feel were put in the wrong genre are Outkasts Speakerboxx-The love below and Aquemeni.
Location: Buffalo, NY
04/03/07 01:46 - 54ºF - ID#38728
where has the time gone
currently i'm reading On The Road, The Pornographers Poem, The Renaissance of Irish Poetry and an anthology of short stories entitled, Fetish. That is certainly an interesting read so far. Bukowski writes "Love for $17.50." This particular story is about a man that falls in love with a mannequin he buys at a thrift store. If you have the chance or the interest you should find the story. If you are wondering how I can read so many books at once, i wish I could tell you how. I've always been like that. Reading 4 books at once comes easy for me and I never confuse the pieces.
so it is said to write you have to read.....but i also read that to write you have to have something to write about. a story. meaning that even in it's simplest form, fiction is not completely fiction. we borrow from the things we see. The things we experience and also those things seen and done by the people we know. our characters come from our friends and our family and ourselves. i incorporate strangers. I see a old woman buying a case of Red dog today and i put her in my notebook because i can picture her going home, cracking open one of those beers and yelling at the tv screen while watching one of her favorite "stories." as simple as that a character is born.
Location: Buffalo, NY