That's not what the Death card means

Recondite raconteur and the dream of a new tree
written 2006-09-09 17:14:56

My apologies to anyone who tried accessing the site during the brief time today when it was offline. I registered at a time when I still had the old Sprynet address, so when GoDaddy tried telling me that my domain name was expiring, they couldn't reach me. We're back online, though I arguably shouldn't be spending my money on domain name registration.

And thank you to those of you who expressed concern regarding my financial situation - despite not receiving my loans, I am not starving or destitute. Thank you nonetheless, though.

Plus, my eBay auctions are bearing fruit now, so I find myself with about $100 I wasn't expecting to have two weeks ago. That's good, because Bank of America wants $118 to cover the use of my Visa - which I was using to avoid using my loan-less bank account. A vicious circle, I say.

Does anyone else miss the big ugly 1970s-1980s American car? Cadillacs, Oldsmobiles, Caprices - this squared-off, long, four door softtop just rolled up at the cafe where I'm posting from, and it's grey, and old, and has a hood ornament, and I just don't think they make them like that anymore. It's not quite a pimp car, and its not quite a standard sedan.

I think people should listen to Gnarls Barkley, "St. Elsewhere." Just the use of that album title scores points with me, but I've enjoyed everything I've heard off that album.

Don't bother seeing "Kingdom of Heaven" unless you're just in it to look at Orlando Bloom. Even then, your time is better spent at Terrible film. Very flat. It has some pretty moments - sprawling Dark Ages cityscapes, and siege warfare from the birds-eye shot that covers more than you can look at - but the movie, just awful. I'm not sure what I think about Orlando Bloom. He was okay in "Elizabethtown" but part of his acting in that movie was to be emotionally numb. (shrug)

Everyone who sends in a CD recommendation to me by e-mail will have that recommendation posted in a general grab-bag post next Sunday. Let's see what the readership is listening to.

--17:14 PM, EST, Ada, OH, at the moment I'm listening to Spoon, "Gimme Fiction"

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