The Pacification Post
As stated to Thoth in the comments for the Barrett post, it has just been too damned hot in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia to type these past few days. Seriously, it apparently got up to just above 38Â° in some places over the weekend. (it is currently 23Â°-26Â° in the Vancouver area) I may have had mild heat stroke/exhaustion on Sunday. I was in the shade for the most part, so I have to wonder - how did the top of my head get burnt? Before this weekend I was training for my new site, so I have been busy.
Films I want to see: Not much that is new, aside from A Scanner Darkly. Apparently Lady in the Water is a real stinker, with the exception of Paul Giamatti's performance. (Giamatti was the main character in Sideways) Upcoming? I am interested in The Prestige and possibly The Illusionist, though I am not really an Edward Norton fan. (Paul Giamatti is also in the film) The documentary, America: From Freedom to Fascism interests me - if it even gets shown here. Mildly curious about Woody Allen's Scoop, though I don't have great expectations for it. Other than that, there is an old Spencer Tracy film I'd like to see from start to finish called Bad Day at Black Rock. I am housesitting at my Dad's and caught a bit of it on TCM.
Current Reading: Re-Reading Thomas Cleary's The Japanese Art of War: Understanding the Culture of Strategy. Aside from that, I have been reading books on cooking. People often ask what I would do if I were able to be one of the idle rich? Aside from travel, paint and maybe set up a brewery/winery/distillery I would learn how to cook like a pro and cook gourmet meals for friends. (even though most of my friends can be squeamish about some of the most mundane delicacies) I have an itch to roast pheasant or some other type of game bird. Also want to try grilling figs.
DVD in Player: Dave Chappelle's Show, Season 2. Funny man.