Quote of the day: "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." Albert Einstein
Song of the day: "When I'm 64" by The Beatles
State of mind: not really here
I'm pretty sure I got called old this weekend. I went into FYE to get a CD for my nephew of a band that I am also a fan of: Disturbed. (OK, sure, some of their songs are pretty sophomoric, but David Draiman has one of the best metal voices I have ever heard. The man in in the same leaugue as Geoff Tate and Maynard James Keenan in my opinion, and I like the crunch in most of their songs.) For some reason my sister hadn't been able to find it and asked if I would get it for him. No big deal. I was at the mall anyhow to replace my TV, which died on me last Thursday, so an extra 15 bucks wasn't too far out of my way. I get to the checkout and hand it to the kid behind the counter who asks casually, "Do you like these guys?" "Yeah," I respond and then add, "but that's for my nephew actually. "Oh," he chuckles, "I was wondering." He just went from 'kid' to 'twerp' in 2 seconds flat.
Wondering what? How an old lady like me could possibly like a band like that?? Why that little… So, protesting too much, I had to inform him I had seen them at Oz Fest where they kicked ass. "Oh," he replied dispirited, "I didn't get to see them. I heard they were good." Yes. They were. And you weren't there. Nya nya. Punk.
At least he didn't call me ma'am.
I hate that.
In other news, I have discovered a little gem called Black Dog starring Patrick Swayze. How could I have not known about this film?? I only got to see a portion of it at lunch, but I think I tuned in during the best part. Patrick Swayze, who plays a long haul truck driver that gets himself in the middle of an FBI gun running sting and the bad guys who have taken his wife and daughter hostage, starring off into a flashback telling the tale of how the "black dog" took everything from him when he was pushing a run to the limit to get home one rainy night. Awesome. I'm going to have to Netflix this one. Right after I watch A Sound of Thunder. A co-worker has lent me this DVD. It has Ben Kingsley in a white wig. That alone makes it worth a look-see.
Show quote of the day: "It's simply beyond words. It's incalculable."