Friday, August 05, 2005


Wash: This is going to get pretty interesting!
Mal: Define 'interesting'.
Wash: "Oh God, Oh God, we're all gonna die?!?"

Second trailer is up at (tip o' the hat to Isengard). I can't freakin' wait until September 30 - Astonishing X-Men is just not enough Whedon for me.

Things I Think About While Running - My Biopic Edition

JennySlash mentioned last night that she was reading a discussion on the boards on one of the Harry Potter sites about who you would want to play yourself in the movie of your life. When she asked me who I thought should play her "when she was still cool" (i.e., before she ended up with me), my immediate response was Gyneth Paltrow, both because it was true and because I thought it would keep me from being hit. When asked who should play me, my immediate answer was Jude Law, only because he seems to have been in every movie made over the last two years. My second answer, had the conversation gone any further, would have been Will Ferrell, because she's such a fan!

Thought about it a little more when I was running this morning - about who my first choices would be and why they wouldn't work::
Johnny Depp - too cool
Bruce Campbell - too cool and too much chin
David Duchovny/Kyle Maclachlan - too FBI

This was getting me nowhere. So I took a minute to look at IMDB for folks born the same year as me:
Oliver Platt - too bulky
Kenneth Branagh, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth - too Anglo
Hugo Weaving - too ugly
Carol Alt, Kim Alexis, Darryl Hannah, Julianne Moore, RuPaul - too foxy
Paul Westerberg, Bono, Michael Stipe - too singer-y
James Spader - too blond
Joel Hodgson, Chris Elliott - too goofy
Damon Wayans - too tan
Jean-Claude van Damme - too batshit crazy
Daniel Baldwin - too Baldwin-esque
Sean Penn - see Jean-Claude van Damme
Antonio Banderas - too hot

So I'm left with Timothy Hutton and Judd Nelson (who was actually born the year before but close enough). What do you guys think?

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Leafy Greens

I just kinda liked this one - taken at the visitor's center at Festival Park in Manteo during a very rainy weekend.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Adding to the Greater Store of Human Knowledge

I now feel that I've done my part. I was messing with AMG (AllMusic Guide) this evening when I should have been doing other things and realized that there was a gap in their discography for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. While there was a listing for Here Comes My Girl as a 7" single (b/w Louisiana Rain, I believe), I didn't see an entry for my 12" single of Here Comes My Girl b/w Casa Dega and a live version of the Animals' Don't Bring Me Down. So I've submitted a correction to them - let's see if they actually accept it (assuming they don't have some weird "no 12" single" rule or something). So I've done my part to add to the collective human brain capacity - what have you done lately?

Just because...

... it's pretty.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Time Flies When You're Having Rum

Just got back from a long weekend at the Outer Banks (Manteo, to be precise) which explains the lack of blogging. Drove out Friday and just got back a couple of hours ago. Despite the threat (and many times reality) of rain, we managed to get the kayak out yesterday for a couple of hours and to get out onto the beach a bit on Saturday. Naturally we ate way too much good food, primarily at Full Moon Cafe in Manteo and Chilli Peppers in Kitty Hawk. I only took the digital out, deciding it was too short a weekend to really try to do any work. But I did take a few shots Saturday and then today before we left. The one above was quite funny - the sailboat regatta in Shallowbag Bay on one of the only days I can remember out there when there was absolutely no wind (look at how glassy the water is!). Most of the kids were just lying back in the boat drifting, which is not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

Speaking of hella ways to spend a Saturday afternoon, back in Manteo on August 13th, there's a Disaster Relief Fund benefit concert in the ampitheater in Festival Park with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and the Smithereens!! JennySlash isn't interested and I'm not sure it'd be much fun to go back out for it by myself, but if any of you cats or kittens are interested in splitting a trip out to OBX to hear Joan belt out "Bad Reputation" and the wall of guitars that is the Smithereens, give me a jingle and let me know. I'll be happy to do the driving!