rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,
rejectomorph
flying_blind

Try this again

Another Friday. This is not a good place for the weekend, at least not for me. I'd like to go to a nice Japanese restaurant, maybe see a movie revival at the Rialto in South Pasadena, go to a bar with live jazz; none of which is possible in this backwater 500 miles from Los Angeles. Here, the best food in town is a halfway decent pizza, the multiplex shows only the most popular (and dumbest) movies, and the bars all have jukeboxes loaded with Merle Haggard. So I'll stay home for dinner, maybe listen to a CD of Joshua Redman or McCoy Tyner, and hope that the Independent Film Channel is showing something other than Clerks. I mean, I like Kevin Smith, but how many times can I watch that same movie before I start to sound like Jay?

No use bemoaning my exurban life, though. Nothing can be done about it. Just don't try telling me to learn to love Merle Haggard. That ain't gonna happen. I think that I may be morose because this has been one of our rare sultry days. Grey clouds piled up holding in the intense heat. I don't remember being bothered by this type of weather when I lived in L.A., although we could count on several days like this each summer. Maybe I've just become unaccustomed to them in the mountains. But I will be glad when the sun sets, even though those clouds portend a night warmer than usual. At least the air will begin to stir a bit.

By the way, what is up with the new animated version of Frank the goat on the login page? Is it just me, or is that eyebrow wiggle a little bit ...well,...suggestive? And that grin he sports as he capers across the page? Downright wicked! Okay, I've been living in the back woods too long. Now, if you'll excuse me, I think I hear a sheep calling....
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