Thursday, November 02, 2006

Blah, blah, blah(g)

Not a whole lot going on here. Still kind of sick. Probably going to a doctor once some money shows up and I can pay for the visit. At the moment, though, I probably have less money in my checking account that you have in your wallet. Well, maybe not my friend Rich, but most of you.

NaNoWriMo isn't exactly going swimmingly. My current word count is more or less zero. I'm thinking I might switch gears and write something unplanned, which I gather is more in keeping with the intended NaNoWriMo experience. Last night I got a 500-word start on a thing about a guy struggling against his list of New Year's resolutions, which may or may not have some potential. We shall see...

There's a new James Bond movie coming out in a couple weeks, and I read that they're planning another one for 2008. Seems weird to me, since that'd mean they're missing their only chance for another 1,000 years to put out a Bond movie in a year ending with 007. I suppose it doesn't matter much, as I'm not exactly likely to see either of them. Just seems like the kind of thing marketing guys would get excited about.

House had a new episode on Tuesday, and it was good. After SNL's wasted opportunity, it was nice to see Mr. Laurie working with material that's not beneath him. They introduced a new nemesis-type played by David Morse, a surly cop who has a lot in common with House, but considers the good doctor a bully who must be stopped. At the end of the show, they played "Walter Reed" by Michael Penn, which made me wonder if my friend Rich (one of the only other Michael Penn fans I know) was watching. He's been getting into the show for the first time recently.

Other than that, I got a new cell phone and have been mostly working this week.


Anonymous said...


I unfortunately missed House this week as it was Halloween and I was out with my children egging houses and roughing-up kids dressed like Dinosaurs and Princesses and taking their candy. Oh, and one kid dressed as, in his words, "Charlie Chaplin, BABY!" got an extra kick in the gut for acting less like Chaplin, and more like Austin Powers. (Sorry about your son, David - I hope he's feeling better)

Obviously then I was unaware that Penn's music was used on House. It's cool when two different things you really like get somehow combined like that. When I worked Game 2 of the 2005 World Series I had a similar moment. Before the gates had opened, I was taking pictures of the field, the scoreboards, anything that had been altered specifically for the World Series, when Wilco started playing over the sound system. I felt like that moment was for me.

By the way, I have $12.00 in my wallet, which along with the 81¢ in my front pocket is more than I have in my checking account. HAPPY NOW??!!


Anonymous said...

Any show good enough for you and Rich, is good enough for Monkey Boy.

I gotta start watching.


Anonymous said...

Oh man, he did a fine Charlie Chaplin -- he had the walk down, he was running in the walls. He just couldn't remember that he was a SILENT film star.

Yeah, he is feeling better now, no thanks to you and your holligans, Dirk.

The Moon Topples said...

Running in the walls? Isn't that more a mouse impersonation?

Everybody knows Fred is really David. There, I've outed you.

Anonymous said...


That's it, I'm unsubscribing.

The Moon Topples said...


I'll burn you a copy of the latest House for $12.81.


Anonymous said...


Wait... I had a Pepsi and some M&Ms® so I'm down to $11.76. And I'm gonna need to get a pack of smokes on the way home. That'll leave me about $7.86.

What do you say, gov'nah? House for the poor?


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