mordicai caeli (mordicai) wrote,
mordicai caeli
mordicai

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Balancing the Fussbudget.



Jenny wants me to talk about Friday, which is hard, since I blocked it all out! Well, first, I had a very nice lunch with Marie & Eliot at Stand4. That was a pleasant interlude in an otherwise frustrating day. I don't know why I was in such a bad mood, but I was! I sure was. In the morning I had talked to Jenny about hanging out at Kira's at night-- I had the impression it would be like, a little family dinner thing. I couldn't get a hold of Jenny all day, so after work I went home to wait for her to contact me. At about seven I got a text. "Kiras" it said. "When?" I said. "now" it replied. Fair enough, said grumpy Mordicai. I changed out of my pajamas & started walking over. I was about a third of the way there when the rain started coming down. Great! So I ran part of the way. At least I got a little exercise! I got there in a bad mood, ran up the stairs, & then Kira couldn't recognize me through the peep hole! To be fair, I am pretty tall, so it was at chest level & all she could see was a wall of black. That is me-- squint & I turn into a fortress of darkness. I got there, slumped in a chair, & pouted. It was just Kira & Jenny & they hadn't expected me; I hadn't wanted to come & I wasn't wanted! Or well, they were fine having me there, but whatever. WHATEVER. I played with Olivia a bit & then I went home. Rotten mood was then assuaged with a bunch of superhero cartoons.

Young Justice was good! Doctor Fate as an old man-- I always want the JSA to be a bunch of old retired (or dead) heroes. Let them be a part of history. Also, Klarion the Witch Boy! I was happy he was a Lord of Chaos, but unimpressed with the voice actor. The magic was a little too "boring blue fireballs" for me, too, but despite my complaints, I enjoyed it a lot. After that I watched a DC Showcase special, Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam. It is actually a showcase of a bunch of short DC stories. "The Return of Black Adam" missed out by just having Black Adam be a thug, rather than a more complicated character, but I liked it, especially for having a brave Billy Batson. That was followed by a delightfully creepy Spectre short, complete with a seventies cop movie soundtrack for Jim Corrigan. That one maybe was my favorite. A Jonah Hex short followed-- as a Western, its femme fatale story arc may have been in-genre, but it left me cold. Green Arrow closed the collection-- a cute story with Merlyn, Count Vertigo, & Oliver proposing to Black Canary. All in all, a fun little collection. It hit the spot.

Saturday Jenny had to work, so I had the morning all to myself. For some reason I woke up at six-thirty, anyhow. Dumb. My cranky streak continues! I spent the morning writing about Oubliette & then I popped over to the gym. Did some cardio while watching one of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies-- those are often on during the weekends but I somehow always manage to see the same fifteen minute chunks. There should be a name for that, something like Baader-Meinhof. Focused mostly on my upper body-- I'd like to go back today, actually, if I can find the motivation. I like the military press better than the straight up bench press, but you've got to mix them up. I'd like to do one of each every week-- that isn't crazy, right? Then I came home just in time to meet up with ranai! She is in town for a week & that is good news. I really was just wiped out when she got here-- all sitting on the couch clutching a pillow. Hi, I'm a load of fun, ain't I? I gave her a "welcome home" beer & then we went to the Park Slope Ale House. Catfish & crab cakes, that is what we ate, & then we came home & played some GoldenEye. It is frustrating that the only single console multiplayer options are competitive-- I wish we could go online or fight computer opponents cooperatively. Jenny came home to say hi to Danielle, & then Danielle left for a part, so Jenny & I could sink into doing nothing. First up was Parks & Recreation. Yay for April & Andy, yay for Ron Swanson, promotions all around. Then 30 Rock, with a strong showing, parodying nanny culture & with a heartwarming gigolo conspiracy. After that we popped in Fringe, & finally remembered that oh hey, we needed to eat. Food was a pizza & a cheese steak from Peppino's, & Fringe was good. I really think it is best summarized by asking: did you like X-Files? If the answer is yes, then I'd give Fringe a spin. That brings us to this morning, where all I've done is survive the zombie apocalypse in Rebuild.

Tags: comics, fringe, gym, movies, restaurants, television, video games
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments