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2002-09-23 3:47 PM
Taking A Break
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I am currently taking a step back from work to write after enduring a terrible encounter with one of our most inconsiderate customers. Profane, insulting, threatening, and abusive, is only the beginning of how I would describe the ordeal.
Another Monday, another day at the office, another customer angry.
May I have another weekend please? I've taken my punishment for the week.
Saturday and Sunday, in the AM, I worked on my Tori Amos oil portrait. This time, I'm using multiple colors and mediums. It's a little more challenging, but it's been quite fun. I must say though that I'm really not used to the fumes that this type of artwork exposes one to, so was coughing a bit last night asa resilt. Must look into some type of respirator before long. I'm doing the painting outside, which helps quite a bit.
This was pretty much a movie weekend. Friday night we took Melissa and went to a drive in, all the way out in Rubidoux. It was fun. The reception for the sound was a lot clearer than the one we generally go to at the 10 and 605. The movie was a lot clearer because there were no big city lights (of course, it WAS Rubidoux, or rather, Riverside, or rather, BFE if you want to be more specific). The screen was newer and I think the print was as well. Had some drinks and snacks, double feature at 5 bucks a head, good times all around. (Stealing Harvard and xXx were the film).
Saturday after a bit of painting, we met up with Adam, Marshall and Rowan at the Nuart for Rocky Horror Picture Show. Now, it's been a long time since I've had the experience that is Rocky. It was pretty fun. This particular cast did a huge opening that was very different than what I've ever seen. They put together an intro using Pink Floyd's The Wall that I can barely describe. The actual show was not bad, although they happened to lose control of a glass of water that shattered on the girl that was sitting next to me. I only got a few drops and a few shards on me. Noone was hurt and they were very apologetic for the accident. I met someone that Marshall knows from LJ, she was pretty cool. All in all, great show, if you also consider the fact that we got in for free. We actually stayed after with the cast party to watch a screening of a film called "The Story of Ricky" (Lai wong, 1991). IMDB.com appropriately describes it as "Cheesy, unintentionally hilarious and with some of the most chunk blowing scenes of gore I've seen in a while." It was a martial arts type movie, but was worse than any Troma that I have experienced to date. It was fun, because it was bad. I know some do not appreciate that as being possible, but think about it this way, there was a little over a dozen people in the audience, us included, and it was pure no holds barred MST3K-type dialog all around, each person trying to make a comment more clever than the last.
Sunday, after painting, I saw Trapped. It was okay, but I'd like to see reportedly clever, professional villians not make blindingly stupid mistakes that lead to their failure. I want to see the bad guys do something smart and right, all the way to the end.
*Sigh*, So there you have it, brought to you by a graduate of one of the top film schools around.
I'm gonna go home soon, read a little (just started book 3 of Death Gate Cycle, written by those who brought us Dragon Lance titles), and then do the kareoke-thing. Looks like it is going to be a great night, people have fresh songs to do, and our hostess will be returning. She's the main reason that we started going in the first place.
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