December 30th, 2002

Marie Masquerade

a date of sorts


we went to FINALLY go see The Two Towers. we got to the theatre which was crawling with obnoxious kids (grrr... damned teenagers up to no good grumble grumble). there were lots of them driving around insanely fast in the parking lot in stupid ghetto-fied cars with the stupid blue lights with their stupid distorted bass stereos and their stupid ground effects. i was already regretting ever venturing outside. then, when we got to the box office we find that The Two Towers is SOLD OUT (at 10:00pm on a Sunday night?). so, we narrowly avoided getting hit again in the parking lot by the same morons, and we drove to Blockbuster. we didn't see any movies we really wanted, so we rented "Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters" for our GameCube. we came home and played against each other in Versus mode and ate some veggie burgers (those new Boca Cheeseburgers with the built-in cheese). so, i still haven't seen The Two Towers yet - but at least I got to smash up Osaka with King Ghidorah....
Marie Masquerade

US Customs

So... I had went through all sorts of trouble on Friday night trying to get my portfolio of prints & my CD of images to a Canadian distribution company as soon as possible. BUT early this morning I got a call telling me that FedEx refused to pick up the package. Apparently, they cannot pick up international packages when the declared commercial value of the item is $0.00 (which is what I put on the Customs forms since it's just a bunch of pieces of paper...geez...). I was instructed by the distribution company specifically to write "no commercial value" on the package.

So, I told the guy at Kinko's (where I had attempted to leave the package for shipping) to write in $5.00 in the box, and he did. What a hassle! What a ridiculous policy. Now my package is going to arrive much later than anticipated. Grrrr...
Marie Masquerade

depressed or something

Ugh, I hate my apartment. It's cold out. All the trees are grey and the grass is all brown. There's a crappy drought going on here - we haven't had any precipitation for almost 50 days! The air is all dry. My neighbors are playing really loud music through our paper thin walls (I can't make it out because it's all bass - I think it's rap). Bleah. I really really want to ride The Haunted Mansion right now. So much it makes my tummy hurt. =(

With Christmas over it feels like I have nothing to do except bide my time until I move. I keep telling myself that things will be better in a few months. I know it is typically unrealistic to think that moving to a different city would solve ones problems, but since the vast majority of my woes are simply environmental in nature (ie, tiny crappy apartment, loud neighbors, cold dry weather, lack of Haunted Mansions near by...) I really think it will help somewhat.

Matt's off getting our van fixed up just enough to pass inspection (since the plates run out, well, tomorrow). We desperately need a new car before we move - I've been looking at the online classified ads - there are some great looking reasonably new (ie, made in the 1990s) Saturns - but whenever we try calling the phone numbers they generally just ring and ring and ring. I was looking at my Uncle Nelson's Saturn, and my Aunt Lisa's Saturn and they look like very nice reliable cars. I like my dad's new Jeep too - but I think that it is out of my price range. Any Jeep that I can afford probably has something desperately wrong with it.

Eh, I'd better go paint something.