Eventage Recapage

Spent the majority of Sat. PM working on my Chunky A research page (finished Sun morn). Sat night – we went to Dodo’s fiancé Jesi’s 30th birthday party. Dodo worked real hard to decorate the party spot and it seemed as though a lot of Jes’s friends showed up to celebrate. I didn’t speak to many of them, choosing to spend my time catching up with Dodo, Fly Guy, and Eco and Chrissy, all of whom I rarely get to see. I did meet Jesi’s cousin, Dave (I hope I remembered that correctly), a freshman at K-State studying Psychology and Metalsmithing. He was an interesting cat. We talked about the economics of Montana. When asked if MT was as economically thrashed as AR Dave said probably so. Arkansas is my gauge for the economic failure or success of a state. Sa Rah drank some margaritas and they made her sleepy because she’d rolled hard that afternoon. Sleep beckoned early and we succumbed to its call.

Sunday morn, we lounged about like old farts, watching CBS news. Phil Collins is on his farewell tour, by the way, so if you feel it calling in the air you better get some tix to see him. Sa Rah headed off to practice and I worked on the Chunky A page until I remembered I had a CCN meeting to attend at 1:00PM. To the Crave Café I headed. The meeting wasn’t very well attended, due either to the switch of dates or the Chiefs game (probably a combination of the two), but it was nice to see Duane recovered from his recent gall bladder surgery. Poor guy – 28 years old with gall stones. We talked a bit about the upcoming 24-Hour-Comic Fundraiser and a bit about next year’s comic art showing and independent book convention, which should be quite a humdinger of an event.

At home, we caught this dramatic report while watching NOW with Bill Moyers.

We decided to catch a film last night and use those free movie passes my boss gave me Friday. Vanity Fair struck our fancy. Good film. Beeeeeeyooteefull costumes and sets – a helluva period piece. I’m not too familiar with Thackeray’s novel but I enjoyed the thematic juxtaposing of issues of class and war. One thing I couldn’t help notice was the similarity between Vanity Fair and Gone With the Wind – both set against a wartime backdrop, both feature heroines willing to do what they feel necessary to be successful. There’s even a similar line spoken by both Rhett Butler and Rawdon Crawley – both men say something along the lines of, “That’s your misfortune,” when each wife tells her husband that she loves him. Granted, Scarlett was a born aristocrat and Becky is struggling to be a society-type, but the similarities between the two characters and their stories still struck me. At any rate, if you like period pieces and witty social commentary check it out.

In other news,

Sa Rah has a brand new baby niece.

Six weeks until election day, kids.

Enjoy this beautiful day.

Comments

i was more struck by the fetishizing of the exotic other. that subversion of the occidental (aesthics or class systems) is romanticized by colonial powers but in practice, or in proximity, that other is very threatening and the ruling power loses some of the legitimacy to its claim to be more ‘civilized’ or culturally evolved. the colonizing power becomes just as savage in defending its social constuctions against outside influence.

Posted by: rubigimlet at September 20, 2004 10:27 AM

If you’re indifferent to God, c’est la guerre. Maybe… possibly… my URL will help you get the most outta your Finite Existence so I don’t fear for your soul.

Posted by: Catalyst4Christ at September 20, 2004 01:35 PM

thanks, catalyst, for the link. i don’t think you should fear for my soul so much as you should fear for people trying to navigate your URL. 🙂 that’s a busy site!
after going over your URL, i don’t think there’s much there that will be of interest to me.
further, it seems that what you mean by getting “the most outta” my “Finite Existence” is that the focus of my finite existence should be on some proposed infinite existence and i wholly disagree. i appreciate that you’re willing to gamble your limited earthly time in the hope of being rewarded with eternal life but please appreciate that i’m not a gambling man.
if your god is as perfect and loving as you say, it clearly will understand my position. so, again, please there’s no need to fear for my soul (or any others’ really. god can take care of the logistics. worry about yourself).
thanks for visiting BB!

Posted by: jdoublep at September 20, 2004 04:10 PM

Eventage Recapage