April 30, 2003

April 30

Another beautiful, albeit overcast, Spring day. April showers bring May flowers.....goodness, I'm babbling. If I didn't have to go to work, the day would be near perfect.
It's not that I dislike my job---the pay is low, but the hours are long---it's just that all there is to do there is work! Ok, so I get to see a few minutes of different movies here and there from up in the booth; big whoop--there's not even any sound. I must have seen Maid in Manhattan 15 times (in random, 5 to 10 minutes segments)....I just never heard it. The real problem is there is no internet access. Even worse, there are no computers! See, what makes the low pay essentially tolerable is the fact that, between movies, there isn't really anything to do. Unfortunately, that's the same thing that makes the long hours intolerable. Pretty much I am getting paid for working fours hours out of every day, and that would figure out as pretty good money. But I have to stay there for 9 hours, which kindda defeats the good money argument, since I have all this time on my hands and can't be doing anything constructive with it, at least not anything high-techish. I read a lot. Sometimes I do my homework. But since my classes are via the internet, I can't do much more than the reading assignments, and one of my teachers scolded me for reading too far ahead! So I can't win. Hmmm....maybe if I got one of those paypal things, I could use donations to buy myself a laptop which I could take to work!

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April 29, 2003

April 29


Cuba was reelected to the U.N.'s Human Rights Commission today. Hurray!! We will now all be safe from.....oh, wait.

Kinda makes you really wonder about the U.N., especially since Cuba ran unopposed in its "regional grouping".


'How can that be?' you ask. 'It's in the region of North America, isn't it?'


Au contrair .....the U.S. and Canada are in the "Western Europe and Others" grouping (along with Austrailia and New Zealand).
Huh????? Either the UN is REALLY bad at geography, or we got some racial profilin' goin' on here, Lucy. Of course, I don't know what other countries are in Cuba's "regional grouping," but it sure makes me curious.

Hmm, I seem to remember that Iraq was on the Human Rights Commission, too. Maybe that says it all about the U.N.

Well, through the amazing versatility of the internet, I was able to discover a list of the countries in Cuba's grouping. I think the racial profiling thing is probably true, except that Spain and Portugal are in the Westen Europe grouping. Turkey is in the Western Europe grouping, too. I would have put them in either the Eastern Europe or Asian grouping. But then, I'm pretty good at geography. :P

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April 28, 2003

April 28

Classes start today. oh joy. Why did I sign up for two? I must be nuts! especially since this inertia thing is lingering...Maybe I ought to start eating energy bars or something, for when the coffee wears off.....
I think I shall have to write a paean to ellipses.....

Oh versatile ellipsis!
I sing thy praises.....
The unappreciated punctuation mark,
I salute thee;
The caesura personified:
Ellipsis.

( I warned you the first day about the poetry....)

THIS is a must read.

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April 27, 2003

April 27

Oh my goodness, it is a beautiful Spring day today! The sun is shining, the temperature is moderate, there is a delicate suggestion of a breeze...if every day were like this, I would never go to work. That's because the theater would close for lack of business. Honestly, who is going to plunk down $$$$ to be inside on a day like today? It's going to be hard enough to keep the employees inside, and we are being paid to be there.
I can't think...the weather is just too nice!

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April 26, 2003

April 26

Musings on the perniciousness of inertia: Inertia is bad. Inertia prevents one from initiating tasks that are necessary in modern society, like laundry. I have no clean clothes to wear to work, yet I cannot command the self-discipline to gather the darks and head to the washer. Instead I will probably plunge deep into the stygian depths of the closet on a mission to extract a vaguely-matching ensemble circa 1992. ( I have clothes dating back to the Carter administration.....). No doubt this fashion safari will cost me more effort and energy than just doing the damn laundry would, yet inertia overrides logic. Procrastination has no discernable rewards, yet it is a behavior I not only embrace but have perfected. My brother recommends drinking more water and smoking less. I wonder if it will work.

Gosh, it's hard to be creative every day! How do other bloggers do it? This is only my second day, and I am having trouble already. I haven't seen any movies lately (which is rather ironic, considering that I work at a movie theater), and nothing I've read recently demands comment. I am very inert lately. Maybe I'll have something more post-worthy when I get home from work tonight.

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April 25, 2003

I love Frank. Frank, I did not vote for the monkey.

Did I ask for your opinion? That's what I want to say to all those whiny hollywood types who feel the big chill from making anti-war statements. Since when does Joe Cabdriver go on Charlie Rose to spout his political opinions? Just because I think Janeane Garofalo was hysterical in Romy and Michele's High School Reunion does not mean her opinion on anything matters to me, and I fail to understand why she thinks it should. Of course, if all these talk shows stop letting celebrities blather on about their politics, and make them stick to promoting their movies or albums or whatever, that would be censorship, right? Just like it's censorship because Diane Sawyer has not interviewed Rachel Lucas...

Ah, the elixir of life....yes, I am referring to that most delightful of beverages, coffee. I fail to understand how civilization operated smoothly prior to the invention (discovery?) of coffee.

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Well, I now have my own blog......what to do with all this power? Write excrutiatingly bad poetry? Whine about my job? Rant about politics?
Ok, all of the above.

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