Monday, May 01, 2006

Random Thoughts #22

--Today I'm posting from a tiny little desk at the Hampton Inn just North of Cincinnati, OH. I've got a meeting at a Vision Care plan here tomorrow and I'm staying the night. I'll be back home tomorrow.

--In keeping with my "close calls with the law" theme, I got nabbed doing 81mph on the way to the airport this afternoon. Cold busted. He was sitting just before a small bridge, so when I pulled over I was right in the middle of the bridge with very little shoulder. I decided it was probably better if I moved up where he had a little room. When he approached the car, he says, "Sir, since you had the courtesy to move your car up where it'd be safer for me to approach your vehicle, I'm going to let you off with just a warning." THANK YOU. Thank you. Thank you.

--It was a looooong weekend with the visiting friends. After a night out at our favorite hangout called "Grand Emporium," several of us went back to my house for a little after-bar party. About the time all my food and alcohol ran out, the sun came up. I'm still recovering from that. I'm SO out of practice.

--I have this cute Samsonite 1-nighter roller-bag that also holds my laptop. It fits all of my stuff perfectly without having to take a briefcase/backpack along with me. Except now it's not so cute, as the stupid Delta baggage fucktards knocked the small metal Samsonite label off. Now I have three tiny holes of ripped material. I'm hoping the ripped luggage look becomes chic soon.

--It really pisses me off that a cheap-ass Hampton Inn can provide complimentary internet access where the more upscale hotels (sometimes owned by the same parent company) charge me $9.99 a day. It's so obvious that they're taking advantage of people. I can't believe we let them get away with that.

--I watched Rent this weekend. I fully appreciate that it has a theme that should be close to my heart and that it has won lots of awards and the like, but honestly--I hated it. Not just an "Ah, it was OK" type of thing, but an "if this thing doesn't end soon, I'm gonna slit my wrists" reaction. I typically love musicals of all kinds, but I hated this. My mind completely shut down at the scene where the drag queen was dancing in his Santa outfit. It only went downhill from there.

--I just reached in the hotel drawer for a pen. Who the fuck are the Gideons? I went to their Web site and found that their mission is to "
distribute the Bible in the human traffic lanes and streams of everyday life," and are supported by "local churches and their pastors." No mention of an association with a specific denomination, but they're pulling in over 100 million a year in revenue (with 94 going directly to the production and distributions of Bibles). Not too shabby. Someone should start a group like this for gay people. "Condoms, lube and porn in the human traffic lanes and streams of everyday life... Wouldn't you rather find THAT in your hotel drawer?


At 7:09 PM, Blogger David said...

I didn't think Rent was that good either, but I thought that maybe when I was dozing in and out of consciousness throughout the movie that I just missed the good parts. Apparently not.

At 7:30 PM, Blogger MiKell said...

I'm glad you are embrasing the use of the word "fucktard".

I will disagree with you about "Rent", though. Of course, I saw the play, and it was much better. re: the movie, I prefered the 'alternate' ending.

At 12:32 AM, Anonymous Jake said...

Ugh - I thought Rent was overrated way back in the 90s when it was only an overpriced New York musical.

Evita and THOSE two are worth my time. They tell good stories, have singable music, and don't involve lovable street urchins dying of AIDS every 15 minutes.


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