Distracted By Something Shiny

...scribblings of random musings...

Friday, October 27, 2006

Riddle Me This, Batman

So you've done something you shouldn't have. Tell me this: is that knot in the pit of your stomach guilt, or is it the fear that you'll be found out? Or are these not mutually exclusive?

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Crispin Glover Is Insane

So my friend and I just went to see Crispin Glover at the Castro Theatre. He presented a slideshow and his film entitled "What Is It?" That's a decent title, but a better title would be "What The Fuck?!?"

Let me explain. Well, at least, let me *try* to explain.

I can't tell you what the movie is about. Because honestly I don't know, even though I just saw it. But I can tell you that most of the actors have Down syndrome, and there are snails and a graveyard and references to Shirley Temple being a Nazi.

But this was by FAR the weirdest part:

A naked black woman in a monkey mask carrying a watermelon giving a handjob to a middle age naked man with cerebral palsy who was lying in an oversized clamshell while Crispin Glover sat a few feet away on a throne wearing a long-haired wig and dressed in a fur coat.

Seriously, I can't make shit like that up. But apparently Crispin can.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Great Ad


So had coffee with A this morning. Obviously the situation is not easy, but I am really happy about the possibility about her and D. I can see they're smitten with each other, she used the term "kindred spirit"... She is in such a tough position though. She's been with her husband for like eight years, been married for three or four. When she told her husband he was pretty much blindsided. Had no idea their marriage was at risk. Poor guy. As for me, I'm gonna be there for D & A. And while I'm not a proponent of infidelity (who is?) I do hope this works out for them. Because I think they could be really good together. No situation in life is ever ideal is it?

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

So I Wasn't Imagining Things

If I were to have posted a few hours ago, I would have written about how I was starting to feel like a third wheel around the two closest friends I had made at my new job, and how I was starting to wonder if there might be something between them. Which wouldn't be that big of a deal, except that he (D) is engaged and she (A) is married. (forgive the lack of full names, I want to respect their privacy)

Well, I just went to a concert with D, and right before we entered the venue, he told me he and his fiancee had broken up. Which was a blow, especially because we couldn't talk because there was a concert going on and we were shouting at each other. I told him I didn't want him to feel like I was ignoring that piece of news, so later during the opening act we stepped out, me to get drinks and him to get food, and I asked him if he waned to talk about it.

D kinda shrugged it off, said it had been building, but said A wouldn't mind if he told me: her marriage was breaking up as well. So that's when I asked him what had been on my mind for at least the last week:

"Is there something between you two?" (meaning between him and A)

"Yeah," he said. "That's why."

So D's fiancee is packing her bags and A and her husband are on very shaky ground. On the one hand, it's tough, but on the other hand, I'm happy for them. Neither of them are the cheating type, but they seem to have found this connection, and--albeit while both of them were in committed relationships--they get along really well.

I'm meeting A for coffee in the morning. We're gonna have a lot to talk about.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Crack Up

One of last week's Daily Show tosses to The Colbert Report. Ahhh, funny.