So, Constant Reader, like my Matrix hat? The local Warner Brothers Studio Store was out of the cool Matrix tshirts that I had seen the last time I stopped by. They only had small sizes when I was there and I was hoping they would restock, but alas, it was not to be! So, I picked up the hat.
I typically don't wear baseball caps. They leave awful hat hair on me. Awful. But Mike thinks I look delightfully cute in it, so I wear it. Plus, it keeps the sun out of my eyes. For some reason, I'm really sensitive about sunlight. I'm one of those strange people that sneeze whenever I get exposed to direct sunlight. Mike jokingly comments that I'm allergic to sunlight now. Too many hours in the glow of the computer screen. Perhaps in a past life, I was a vampire. The biggest problem is that I wear glasses (no contacts for me. I love the nerdy look that glasses afford) and it's extremely expensive to get sunglasses for my prescription. So, any shade to shield my eyes for me is a good thing.
Speaking of my eyes, I'm extremely irritated at Lenscrafters. They promised that they were going to be ready today, two weeks after I purchased them on the 4th. Well, I called them and it seems that the lenses that I want are on extreme back order and I might not get them until after the 30th. It's going to take an entire month to get my glasses! I wouldn't be so miffed about it if they were honest upfront about how long they would really take. They gave me a "we'll call you" attitude when I was ordering them but, I waved it off since I know that glasses for my prescription and the type of lenses I was getting (photochanging so that my sensitive eyes get a little bit of a break in the sun) take some time to get. I think I was completely understanding, especially in the light of "about an hour". So, I was highly irritated when I discovered that their estimate was extremely off. Grr. Am I being out of line?
I want to call them every day to check if the glass is in yet. But I don't want to be irritating... but there is a great temptation to be as irritating to them as they have been to me. I won't give in to temptation. Not. Gonna. Do. It.
In more interesting news, I think I have found my journal clone, thanks to Kymm. It is the other Kim, writer of Fresh Hell: The Journal.
We have so much in common, it's almost scary.
Items so far of note:
- She's looking forward to Pirates of Sillicon Alley.
- She's been with her partner for 5 years plus.
- We have the same feelings towards Star Wars (happy ticketholders but
expecting no more than a fun movie and not a life-changing one).
- We both can't get Peg Bundy out of our heads when we watch Futurama.
- She's read Joseph Cambell.
- She listens to All Things Considered. I like NPR. Mike likes NPR. It is a Good Thing(tm).
She's got some great treasures in terms of links and I am now a faithful reader.
One of the things that Kim has directed me to is one of the fairest and objective review of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace that I have ever read. This femina is a great surfer.
She has introduced me to Hissyfit. I think I am going to be a regular reader of this stuff as well. [Tony the Tiger's voice] They're great!
However, the best nugget I found on her site was the link to The Blair Witch Project.
Move over Phantom Menace, Momma's got a new obsession.
The first time I logged into The Blair Witch Project's website, I new I found something intriguing.
Then I saw the trailer.
I was caught like a little fish on a big hook. See me wriggle around. I sent the URL to practically everyone I could get my grubby little hands on without being too pushy. This is such an intriguing and interesting movie. July 16th. I'm there and I can't wait. shiver
My first encounter with anything related to this movie was from gingerblue.com. It had been a good two months or so since I stopped into that website to see what new graphics Chel has come up with (she's got some great Martha Stewart-styled examples) and she had a snippet on her page. I didn't know what it was but after seeing the Blair Witch website and the style of the film, I recognized it.
Check out the snippet on her site. It's hair-raising.