Brick and Books

Last night I saw this great independent movie Brick. It was a great frosh film-noir-style (but in color and with teenagers) whodunit by Rian Johnson. I loved the actors, the directing, and, overall, the story (Rian also wrote it). Check it out if you get a chance.

Tonight I updated my comic book library and have updated the Digital Archive’s list as well.

More to come this weekend and I get my shit in order.

Crazy Card

Today’s been interesting so far. I went lunch with Schafer and had to first stop at the drive-up ATM at the bank to deposit a couple of checks. We then decided to head to Jersey Mike’s for some kcik-ass subs. We get there, wait in line, and order the food (taking about 15 minutes total) and as we get to the register, I take out my wallet, open it, and notice that my debit card is not in my wallet. Of course, I just used it 30 minutes before at the ATM, so I’m rethinking what I did with it, and Schafer and I come to the conclusion that I must have left it in the ATM machine and drove away. Man, I totally never do shit like that, and this was the first time this has ever happened to me. So, he’s cool enough to buy my lunch and we eat, shoot the shit and eventually leave. We head back across town towards the bank. John tells me that his wife used to work in a bank and that usually when these things happen, the ATM machine consumes that card if you don’t remove it, then it holds on to it and if no one claims it in 48 hours or so, the machine shreds it or someone goes to the machine and gets the card and shreds it or something like that. So, I’m confident that when we get to the bank they’ll just get my card out of the machine.

So, we get to the bank and I wait in line for a teller for a minute and when I get up there I tell her what happened. She then proceeds to tell me that, because this is the ATM in the drive-thru, that the card is as good as shredded. Evidently, my bank out sources their drive-thru ATMs to Brinks, and the bank has no access to it. Brinks will certainly shred the card. If the card was left in the ATM that was physically attached to the bank, then they could recover it.

Defeated, I got back in the car and returned to work. I get to my desk and I have a voicemail from the bank saying that they found my card and it was currently being held in their vault, safe and sound. Why the teller never a.) looked or b.) asked about my card to her manager while I was there is a complete mystery. Anyway, they have my card. Yay for me. I’ll head over there in a few minutes to get it.

Sick Thought of the Day: Monkey nuts on my chin. China-man nuts on your chin.


I watched that new show, Heroes, the other night on NBC. I’m really not a big fan of watching TV, but I wanted to see if this was on par with Battlestar Galactica (which I’ve watched a few episodes of and really liked a lot). And, I think it was pretty damned good. The special effects were decent and the story was pretty good. It’s tough to tell after the first episode, but it’s promising. I’ll end up watching the next two or three episodes to get a better idea. Now I just hope that there were enough viewers so NBC doesn’t pull the plug ala Star Trek:TOS.

Tonight’s agenda: Cleaning the apartment, washing / drying / storing a comforter (1 of 3), and beginning to organize my comics (yeah, yeah, I’m finally getting around to that).

Sick Thought of the Day: My mustard, John’s sweet BBQ sauce, and Kelly’s salty corn nuggets. And a quick knuckle-thrust.

Adieu, Brother

The past week or so has been a mixture of me being lazy and things just going on as usual. Millard is leaving today for LA and will then, possibly, move on to Portland. We’ve been talking the past few days about projects and we’ve both agreed we’re going to shelf the movie for now. He’s not in the right mindset to work on it, and may not be for some time. How long will that be? Weeks or maybe even months. I promise that the movie will com out eventually, but Millard needs to concentrate on his Grand Adventure to the city of angels. I totally respect that. And envy it. It’s really awesome that he’s getting his life on the fast track and cashing in on all the hard work from the past ten years.

With him leaving, that means we now only have two players for D&D: Brad and Shauna. If anyone out there is interested in playing, let me know. If we can’t get anyone else to play, we may disband the campaign and stop playing outright, which I’d hate to have to do as it was getting so fun.

With the movie on indefinite hold now, I will be making efforts to move forward on my own projects that I’ve been thinking about and prepping for the past several months. More information on these things will become available on the Suncoast Studios website, so keep a lookout there too.

Well, I’m gonna go and take care of some stuff here at work. Bye, bye for now from the banana factory.

Sick Thought of the Day: Magic milk.

No Sneezy, Please

Well, Millard has decided to move to Portland / Los Angeles in the next week or so. In the meantime, he’s staying at my place so he can get some things in order before he goes. I’m not 100% sure what’s going to happen to the movie, but I suspect I will continue to work on it and send him updates and allow him to remotely produce it.

As for me, I’m in a position now where I need to organize my surroundings more. I’ve realized that, ever since everyone started staying with us around the 30th of August or so, that the apartment has gone to hell. My bedroom in particular is a complete mess and needs to be organized and cleaned up. I’ve also decided that I need to do something about all the dust and stuff and will start figuring out a good plan to minimize that shit in the air. Not that it’s terrible, but I’m not keeping up with the dusting around the place and that’s not healthy. I may invest in some air-purifier gizmo thingy, but I’m not sure yet.

Everything else is just trudging along as usual. On the upside, the Lightning are playing their first pre-season game tonight. I want to see if I can get it on the boob-tube. If not, then I’ll try to find an internet radio feed.

Sick Thought of the Day: Hemorrhoid hammering.