July 2nd, 2004

Why Me? Penguin

Slythcon Story and more!

I don’t want to be working today. Who ever does, I know… but today I just feel like I am cooped up. Like for real.

It has been a rough morning too. I came in and was immediately greeted with random parking insanity. RAAARRRRRR! I hate parking issues in Richmond and I don’t even drive.

So, a little while ago I posted that Marlon Brando died… this is kind of sad to me, but I don’t know why. And not sad in the way I was overwhelmed by Reagan’s death. For what it’s worth Brando was a hottie back in the day and seems to have always been one hell of a fine actor and very devoted to the craft of acting. But walking back from lunch it occurred to me that I had seen an interview with Jack (Nicholson) where Jack had said that when he first realized he had “arrived” in Hollywood was when he noticed that he and Brando were actually neighbors. I wonder if this is a weird “punch in the gut” feeling for Jack since I always imagine (probably in more romanticized terms than I should) Jack as a Picasso-esque figure, living life so fully to avoid facing his own mortality.

See what a life I lead inside my head? Well at least it is more interesting than the one I lead day to day.

I know it has been almost a week since Slythcon and I cannot reiterate enough how great of a time I had there. It was really a blast, and I hope we’ll do it again in the not too distant future.

On that note:

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Enough rambling from me… for now at least!

ETA:
Oh I forgot to thank annibug for the invite!
Loff you dear!