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Yesterday I woke up at 7:30 in the morning. I didn't have to work, but I drank some tea, went out for more tea and a vegan cupcake, cooked myself food and read, went to Alex's new apt, and came back to Redmond. My mom and I were going to go to a movie and hang around Bellevue (eastside wooo) but I fell asleep at 6:30 or 7. Of course, I woke up at 2:30am pretty rested. I found my dad passed out with a makeup infomercial on TV, but that was about it. Even though I know I slept enough to be up right now, it feels insomniac because I ate a bowl of coconut ice cream and started listening to electro while using the internet. I can't think of a middle of the night activity that's NOT mostly for people with insomnia. TV? Yes. Anything that involves my face bathed in laptop glow? Yes. Reading? Probably. The important thing is I'm downloading so much electronic music right now.
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    American Boy, Kill the Noise remix


Something I don't like about festivals in general is the way they divide up the good/similar acts, so that you'll buy a 3-day pass when they could've booked all the folk rock on Saturday and all the butt rock on Sunday. (That kept me from Sasquatch this year.) Something I don't like about Bumbershoot specifically is that it cost way too much when they upped ticket prices to $30 in '05, and now it's $50/day.
But! Advance tickets are $35 (and service charge-less if you get them somewhere in Fremont) AND I'll get to see all of the following on one day, while feeling like I missed nothing by not going Saturday or Monday:
SIFF fly films, Stuff White People Like live, some sort of Spencer Moody + poetry combo, "Flexion, a show that will stretch your perception of the human body", Best of Seattle Int'l Comedy Competition, SE Hinton, Eugene Mirman + mystery guest, Blood Squad, the Rockstar Energy Drink Vert Ramp (!), Patton Oswalt, MSTRKRFT, DJ Spooky, and/or The Helio Sequence.

And it's so well-scheduled that only the last 2 overlap. I can be doing something different and awesome, while drunk, all day, in the middle of a 3-day weekend. Yesssss.

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Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Cassandra's Dream (2008)
Scoop (2006)

Match Point (2005)
Melinda and Melinda (2004)
Anything Else (2003)
Hollywood Ending (2002)
The Concert for New York City (2001) (TV) (segment "Sounds from the Town I Love")
Sounds from a Town I Love (2001) (TV)
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

Small Time Crooks (2000)>

Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
Celebrity (1998)
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
Don't Drink the Water (1994) (TV)
Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
Husbands and Wives (1992)
Shadows and Fog (1992)

Alice (1990)

Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
New York Stories (1989) (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
Another Woman (1988)
September (1987)
Radio Days (1987)
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Zelig (1983)
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)

Stardust Memories (1980)

Manhattan (1979)
Interiors (1978)
Annie Hall (1977)

Love and Death (1975)

Sleeper (1973)

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)
Bananas (1971)

Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story (1971) (TV)

Take the Money and Run (1969)

What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966)

Crossed off: too many to count right now. Not crossed off: ~14. Still not finished/released: 2.


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 Home from Best Vacation Evar in Austin.. I got off the plane, slept 4 hours, taught in Federal Way, came home. Still working on the part where I shower.

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Was anybody else wondering?

In other news, tomorrow I'm leaving for Austin until the 23rd. I'll be doing SXSW stuff a lot of the time, but also groping my way around the city trying to decide if I want to live there.


how I got a free buzz 2 Sundays in a row

Last week after a tense car ride where we kept getting almost-lost, my mom and Dan dropped me off near Benji's house where I was going to a meeting. I was really, really hungry and went into the Bleu, one of my favorite bars, for a veggie BLT to go. The sandwich took forever to get ready. While I was waiting, the semi-trashed trio next to me offered to buy me a drink but I was like "no thanks I'm cool with this water." After they left, the bartender talked to the other bartender about how he wasn't drinking that night and then turned to me and was like, "I overmade this cocktail. Do you want it?" And I was like, "Well, I'll see if I like it, I guess." So he poured me a martini glass full of gin, vermouth, and something to make it pink and fruity, plus a twist, and then set next to that one of those stout shotglasses full of a second serving. In case I liked it. I took a sip, it was okay, and then I noticed I was running late.  I admit that I chugged the two cocktails in quick succession. Then I tipped the man for one sandwich to go, two drinks, and I finished my Sunday.
Today after working on going to Spain all day at Allegro, I got off the 44 in Ballard and was on my way to Laura Bee (it's like Reload for Ballard) to order a purse. I didn't really feel like it, but sometimes you have to do things. I had paused to look at a GARAGE SALE sign on a townhouse door when Angie walked up to me, finished her cigarette, and was like "you have to come in! my friends are moving and they're selling everything! there are a lot of books!" It was like she knew me. Then she insisted on feeding me a Pabst while I poked around. I initially refused on the grounds that I had just put some melon mint gum in my mouth, but she found me later and was like, "Are you ready now??" I scored an Edgar "Allen" Poe book (it's really like that on the spine!) and a kids' book called Antics for $2, plus the PBR. When I asked the condo's owner why she was moving, she said, "I'm drunk!! [pause] and broke! I might as well be drunk and broke in Maui instead of drunk and broke here!" which I pretty much agree with. Then I chewed some more melon mint gum so I wouldn't have beer on my breath when I ordered a custom purse.


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Faye just reminded me of that really great feeling: drunk and convinced you need to get more drunk. I'm never convinced I need to get more drunk while I'm sober; it's really particular to about 2 cocktails in. Does that mean not wanting to get trashed is an inhibition?


keep your 20c

I didn't get the memo about the bag tax not happening anymore. Usually I only slow up the baggers at grocery stores where I get some money back for bringing a reusable bag- if not, I just let their paper/plastic system do its work. Today, since I thought there was a bag tax, I dutifully handed the Safeway checker my Sidecar for Pigs Peace nylon bag and left with the heaviest single grocery bag I've ever carried (2 jars of Ragu, cheese, yogurt, lemonade, etc.). I noticed none of the other shoppers looked outraged, at all. I googled, didn't get clear answers, and then turned up this page

Sorry to my Safeway checker, who did a really good job with the annoying bag.