I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday break. I’m back at the office nursing a finger I sliced on a pair of scissors this morning. Man it’s been self injury week for me, with two ingrown toenails I had to remove, the aforementioned finger, picking a giant piece of glass out of the bottom of my foot, burning a knuckle on a finger, and a lot of blistery toes from doing about 12 miles on Friday. Poor little body o’ mine.
So what have I been up to?
Seeing as I don’t celebrate Christmas, I got in a two hour run, ate some gourmet fusion Chinese included cheese fried rice (instead of egg, making it double awesome!), worked out, played some video game and generally relaxed. Still coming down off the high that was Tuesday’s encounter and offer of importance, but I’m waiting for things to be cemented before I talk about that publicly.
Alas, this was also the day Vlad’s dad had to go to the hospital and so he and Heather had to miss out on Friday’s festivities. In fact they were up and out the door EARLY this morning as he went under the knife, so here’s hoping things go well.
I discovered a straight 3 mile line from my house to the Pentagon City metro, so I walked there in the morning, had an early lunch at Nando’s and then met up with Kim for an 11 hour romp fest. I had tickets to 12th Night and we both really enjoyed it. As with any performance of this play, Malvolio and Toby Belch stole the show. It was a good performance all around, although I’ve never seen one that emphasis the tit and dick jokes this much. Viola also had a weird face where she had a Jack Nicholson Joker-esque smile on her face, even when expressing sadness. I think someone worked at Ajax Chemicals…
After that we didn’t want to part, so we walked around for a bit, found a place selling half price tickets and we got tickets for a SECOND play, this one being something called Shear Madness. We ate dinner at Oylamel and I finally had the Grasshopper tacos. This disturbed Kim, for obvious reasons. Then we walked all the way to the Kennedy Center where we saw Shear Madness which turned out to be an interactive Murder Mystery done in a hair salon. It was okay, but nothing amazing. I’m actually kind of surprised it’s played for 15 years non-stop.
After that, we both hopped the comp bus to Foggy Bottom and parted for the day. This was about 10:30pm. I was dropped off at the Pentagon City metro and walked home, although about a mile in it started to rain. Ick.
This was kind of a fuck all date filled with writing, working out, hanging out, and that’s about it.
I kind of got sucked into the Saber Rider collection yesterday. I watched the first DVD straight through. That still remains the best theme song (and entire score) of the 1980’s cartoon series I’ve sat through. I managed to track down both soundtracks too. WEP also threw in a set of the figures from the series since I was one of those rare Americans that adore the show. It still hurts my brain that the guys behind Voltron and Saber Rider are the guys who made Denver the Last Dinosaur.
Yesterday was also the multiple injuries day. I also used up 20 or so of my credits finally on Swapadvd.com so I have a shit load of weird free DVD’s coming like Wrestlemaniac, the Rey Mysterio Jr. as a psycho killer who stalks porn stars and eats their faces (I know, right?), Executive Koala, Calimari Wrestler, some bad indie horror, a bunch of documentaries, and more. Whee.