#701

2:31 am, Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

Alright, I’ll try to make this quick. I saw A Scanner Darkly at the Grand Cinema in Tacoma on Saturday night. I missed the first five minutes of the movie because parking was hard to find (had to walk four blocks) and apparently these little independent theaters don’t run 15 minutes of previews and ads before the film like the big ones do (Regal, Carmike, etc.). A supremely weird movie. Depressing overall, even though there are lots of funny bits. Downey, Cochrane, and Harrelson were all very entertaining. The two main characters (Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder) could’ve been played by pretty much anyone. It kept my interest all the way through, but I don’t think I’d really recommend it to anyone.

Tonight’s D&D game was a lot of fun… best one we’ve had in a while, I think. I’ll summarize it in my next post. Pat, Brandon, Anthony, Keith, and Ian were all there. Highlights: We fought and killed a mimic and a war troll, had encounters with a bronze dragon and a family of were-somethings (weretigers?), found the next sleeper’s temple/stronghold, successfully completed the first phase of assaulting/capturing an airship, and a lot of us (including my ranger) made it to level five.

I happened upon this Nova Roma organization while doing some research for my Infinite Worlds GURPS character (an inventor from Roma Aeterna). They seem to be a Roman version of the SCA. Interesting to read about, but I’ll bet most of the “citizens” are a little nutty (if what I’ve seen of the SCA membership is any indication).

This Larry King Live transcript has some really fascinating details for anyone who regularly watches Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. Do a Ctrl+F for “100 interviews” and read down from there. I’m not sure how biased her account is; I’d really like to hear Matt Moline’s side of the story.

Brett and I are going to help Keith and his fiancĂ©e move tomorrow. (They need some extra manpower for the larger furniture.) Shouldn’t be too bad, their new apartment is only eight minutes away from the old one.

Got a call from Dr. Ames’ office this morning saying my IgM Western blot (Lyme disease test) came back positive. Not a great way to start the week. I think I’m going to try to get a second opinion.

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