9 posts from November 1998
Today Rocks!! No I have not taken my test yet, so that could conceivably change things. But, who cares!! I received two Fed-Ex packages today from Wizard Press and when I opened them, I discovered that I had won grand prize in a poetry contest called "Get Into Kabuki's Mind". It's for a comic book that I read called Kabuki by David Mack and I ended up winning ten comic books & trade paperbacks signed by Mack, original cover art autographed by him, and a T-shirt. I'm so pumped right now that I still can't bring myself to study for the exam I have tonight. And considering how much I was procrastinating yesterday, that really isn't a good thing. C'est la vie, eh?
[editor's note: I still have all these.]
I was checking out one of my regular movie poster sites and found preview posters for the new Star Wars prequel which will be out next May. They're pretty cool posters. The first poster has the young Anakin Skywalker standing by his home on Tatooine with his "destiny" cast in shadow behind him. Pretty damned eerie. The second is a spoof of a Godzilla poster from this past summer. You just gotta love this one.
[editor's note: Of all the times to not link somewhere! I remember the destiny shadow poster, but cannot recall the Godzilla spoof and would love to see it again.]
I went to the theatre with a friend of mine today and saw The Wizard of Oz. Now, I'm not exactly the biggest fan of this flick, but how often does a classic like this show up on the big screen? Guess what? It wasn't that great. I was expecting to watch it in widescreen and see all kinds of things that I was unable to see before. Well, the film was originally shot in 35mm and, therefore, in the same aspect ratio as TV. It was the same damn size!!! I worked myself up for a widescreen showing of a movie that wasn't even made in widescreen. I was so pissed!
[editor's note: In the age of VHS dominance, being able to see a movie in widescreen was a BIG DEAL to me. I loved widescreen movies.]
Well, tonight marks the second lingerie party that has been held in my apartment without me being present to enjoy the wares. To clue you in... I've had two of my RAs approach me thus far asking if my apartment could be used for lingerie shows. They both needed someplace relatively big sizewise and private where selling could legally occur in the halls. So they asked for, and got, my apartment. Of course, I've had class both of the nights that my apartment has been used. Go fig, eh? Each time they use my apartment, they buy me something. Now, taking into consideration that this is a lingerie show, I should really be scared, shouldn't I?
[editor's note: They bought me tearaway red silk boxer shorts. I wore them.]
Howdy! Hope you all had a great Halloween! Personally speaking (which I do a lot of on this page), Halloween is my favorite holiday. Get to have a lot of fun for relatively little expense. That's when you know it's good... when it costs very little. Heh heh. Can you tell I'm a broke college student? Anyway, I went to a party last night with a bunch of people from the COMS department and had a blast. I was dressed as Perseus from The Clash of the Titans... had the tunic, cape, sword, shield, helmet, Medusa head, and even the winged slippers. Not a bad costume, eh? Thanks Mom!
[editor's note: This was a redo of a costume my mom made me when I was 7 or 8 years old. Still one of the coolest Halloween costumes ever. I wish I had pictures.]