25 August 2009

Wisdom from alt.slack

"I like friends who have enough respect for me to keep their goddamned distance."

That comes from Rev. Susie The Floozie's ex-husband.

I like that. A lot.

10 August 2009

Good news bad news

The good news: the bite splint I have to get to prevent me from grinding my teeth down to nothing at night while I sleep is only going to cost me $134 instead of the $400 I originally thought.

The bad news: my car needed $800 more worth of repairs, this time to replace the struts entirely, as well as the rear brakes and some other minor tweaking. This on top of $700 from fixing the HVAC system and the power steering just over a month ago. I don't think the car is worth $1500, but I can't afford a new car payment at the time. Too bad it doesn't qualify for that government trade-in program, or I'd be all over that like flies on rice.

06 August 2009

R.I.P. John Hughes

So part of my formative years is gone. John Hughes, writer-director of such 1980s classics as The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off (among so many others) has died of a heart attack. I will definitely be honoring his memory tonight by watching one of my favorite films he wrote, Uncle Buck.

Rest in peace, Mr. Hughes. Thanks for having a lot more understanding of teenagers and their social structures and how outcast they could feel within those structures than anyone else in modern entertainment. It really meant a lot.