In the name of Justice, Love, Truth, and Food...
My world consists of anime, piano, books, sloth and gluttony. If you see any other subject matter, it's only a momentary lapse.

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Current Anime
(ordered by priority)
Boogiepop Phantom, Wolf's Rain, Crest of the Stars, .hack//sign

Currently Reading
E Pluribus Unicorn by Theodore Sturgeon

I Am Legend by Richard Mathetson

The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

The Plague by Albert Camus

the lexfiles
mad world
sarah daisy
sterno pants
listen missy
the red zone
southern relish
tastes like chicken


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wSaturday, July 12, 2003

More Cute EKness
We watched ep 10 of Vandread: Second Stage together tonight. One of the best episodes in the entire 26 episodes of the two 13-ep series where a huge twist is revealed. Huge. (Together: both on IM, running the episode at the same time.)

I asked him about 3x3 Eyes and he said he's read some of the manga. "In the before time, in the long long ago."

No one that I know in real life would've pulled out Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome that way. And made it so cute.

posted by Beatriz at 2:11 AM

wThursday, July 10, 2003

WTF is wrong with me?

I feel like I'm having a panic attack. I'm nervous, twitchy, unfocused. I feel like crying. In fact, I think that during my appointment today, I shall cry. Maybe it'll help.

posted by Beatriz at 3:54 PM


Horoscope Today
Work projects can go smoothly today. You might be lulled into a false sense of security, so be on guard to see what is illusion and what is fact. Fantasies tempt you as they appear to be within reach.
The subject for this daily email was, "Beatriz, work goes smoothly." I got pretty excited and actually opened the email today (I haven't read my daily horoscope in a good 2 months or so, I've just deleted them).

Not quite as optimistic as I'd like. "Work projects can go smoothly." I have a presentation during the web meeting today which I haven't really worked on at all. I'm just not very nervous about it - even though I should be. I posted yesterday that I'm trying to prove to work that I'm not a fuckup - and then they give me these kinds of opportunities that I, in fact, do fuck up.

What the hell's wrong with me?

At least I went to bed early last night (read: passed out at 9 on the couch while watching the suckky Metropolis, more about that once I actually finish the movie). Woke up at 6 without even setting the alarm. Ok, I was actually too tired to get up from the couch and set the alarm, but it all worked out, didn't it?

posted by Beatriz at 6:41 AM

wWednesday, July 09, 2003

The kind of stories I find just... neat
Ark. Man Wakes After 19 Years in Coma

Terry Wallis, who had been in a coma since a 1984 car accident, regained consciousness last month to the surprise of doctors and the delight of his family.


Terry Wallis, now 39, was riding with a friend in July 1984 when their car left the road and plunged into a creek. Wallis and his friend were found the next day underneath a bridge. The friend was dead and Wallis was comatose.
And the "punchline" imo:
The timing of the recovery also has raised eyebrows.

"It's kind of peculiar. He wrecked on Friday the 13th and 19 years later he started talking on Friday the 13th," Jerry Wallis said.

posted by Beatriz at 11:22 AM


Wednesday Mornings

Usual course of events during a Tuesday evening; much drinking + pointy object throwing = tired Bz. I was out pretty late since we had an away match at The Reef on 18th street which is walking distance from my apartment. The alcohol short-circuited my brain into thinking it was ok for me to stay out long after the games' conclusion, then dance around naked in my apartment to anime music until 4:00 a.m. It's been months since I've done that; the last episode traumatized my cat. Through the haze of alcohol, she seemed to be handling the spectacle all right last night.

I was very tempted to call out a sick/personal today, but knew I wouldn't do it. I need to be at work, I need to show them that I'm not a total fuckup. But I just received American Psycho and Metropolis and staying home is so appealing. I'm consoling myself with the fact that immediately after work I can go straight home and settle in for an evening o' movies. I might even have Vampire Hunter D if the mail gods like me today.

Shoot, I just found out there are actually two Vampire Hunter D movies - and that the 1985 movie that I'm getting from netflix only has a 6.3 rating on 80's anime is not my particular favorite. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust came out in 2001, and has an 8.7 rating which bodes fairly well; looks like I'll have to download it.

posted by Beatriz at 11:08 AM

wTuesday, July 08, 2003

As much as I think Julia Roberts is a good actress, especially in Erin Brokovich, I can't help but think she's going the way of Robin Williams. Mona Lisa Smile looks like a female attempt at Dead Poets Society. Strong, strong actors - Maggie Gyllenhaal, Julia Stiles, Kirsten Dunst - but the whole thing just makes me wince.

posted by Beatriz at 12:02 PM


Another random Tuesday morning of waking up early.

Monday nights tend to inspire me to get my shit together, because I usually spend them sitting on my ass in imitation of my weekend activities. Which consist of sitting on my ass.

At least I walked to the dry cleaner's to pick up the clothes I left there two weeks ago. That's a hell of a lot more than I can say for the days I roll out of bed at, say, 9:11.

And when I posted that yesterday, and type it now, the concept of "9:11" inevitably conjures ghosts of 2001. A lot probably comes from nearly two year's worth of nine-eleven references. It's a mad world, isn't it?

But, onto happier thoughts. Mmmm, Christian Bale. My best friend was obsessed with Brad Pitt during the last year or so of high school - but not for the reasons that most people were. She played the part of "Oh my god, he's so hot," and all that - I think there's still an ode to his arms or somesuch in my lost graphic calculator that she entered one day during math. But I distinctly I remember her respecting him for the movie choices he'd made. They'd required actual acting instead of just looking pretty - A River Runs Through It was one of her cases in point.

While Brad Pitt's originality and talent may or may not be the case, her heart was in the right place. Any "obsession" she had with him was mostly joked to me in fun. I feel similarly about my current focus on Christian Bale. I laugh when I see message boards on imdb with subject lines of, "Hottest Actor Ever?????" I think he's an incredibly talented actor, wise beyond his years. I'm simply in awe that he was only 27/28 when he acted in Equilibrium. He was only 24 in American Psycho - which is coming to me via netflix either today or tomorrow so I can finally see the damn movie.

What I really appreciate, is that the last two out of three movies have been scifi/fantasy/action thrillers (Reign of Fire, Equilibrium). Maybe that's the normal course of events for actors in their late 20s, but I personally feel (hope) that he chose the movies on purpose. After Empire of the Sun, he could surely have gotten anything. Although I did read that he auditioned for DiCaprio's part in Titanic - and lost it because Cameron didn't want two Brits in the leading roles. Thank god, I don't think I could've respected him after Titanic. The only reason I still have respect for Kate Winslet - besides her incredible talent - is that she totally left the "Hollywood" scene after Titanic. I think her most mainstream movie since then is The Life of David Gale. At least, I haven't seen her much anywhere, unless I've taken the time to look. Her face isn't plastered on every street corner in movie posters.

Bored now.

posted by Beatriz at 8:16 AM


It's strange, but I can't find a copy of the book Empire of the Sun in anything but a $40.00 hardback.

I'd like to read it, but not at that price. Besides, he wrote stuff like Crash, he's probably pretty fucked up.

posted by Beatriz at 1:22 AM

wMonday, July 07, 2003

Just finished Empire of the Sun and I'm convinced that in love with Christian Bale.

That's all I have to say.

posted by Beatriz at 11:00 PM


What Kind of Drunk Are You?

posted by Beatriz at 1:53 PM


"the meditator, philosopher, sage, wise man"
You can not and will not compromise your values and have a desire to complete past things before begining the new (you value completion, perfection, and introspection highly). You are a natural way-shower, sage, and seeker. You have an appreciation of the body and the wisdom of the earth and its natural process. You have a deep love for beauty, harmony, and order.

which major arcana of the thoth tarot deck are you? short, with pictures and detailed results
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The only things I see there that fit me are the words "hermit" and "have a desire" for completion. I might want to finish things I've started (say, a series or a crosstitch) but that doesn't necessarily mean I do it. I'm not exactly earthy and harmonious, however.

posted by Beatriz at 1:49 PM


Will I ever get to work on time?

Some part of my brain decided that it was ok for me to hit snooze for an hour+ this morning, and then hit the "off" button as I was ostensibly getting out of bed. Next thing, my eyes shot open, the clock said 9:11 (it's "10" minutes fast) and I knew I was screwed. Threw on clothes, left my hair twisted up, jetted out the door. 15 minutes late.

I actually like my job. It pays decently, the hours are fine, and I get kick ass benefits. Wouldn't it suck if I got fired for just being late?

posted by Beatriz at 1:25 PM

wSunday, July 06, 2003

I'm loving Cat's Cradle. About 60 or so pages left.

I love how Vonnegut puts these crazy stories in such brief language. Each section has a number of offshoots, from poetry to dialect to anecdotes.

I'm contemplating a title change...

posted by Beatriz at 4:49 PM


One cool thing I noticed in SWII that I forgot to mention: Mace Windu's purple light saber. Kick ass.

posted by Beatriz at 2:41 PM


Lazy three day weekend.

Watched Ringu, Cube (which I'd already seen), and Signs on Friday with Sarah Daisy. It was hard adjusting to seeing real, live Japanese people as opposed to cartoons. Cube was as I remembered it - decent, low-budget flick - although the acting was worse than I remembered. Signs was horribly disappointing. I expected a totally different movie.

Finished Deadeye Dick, and I appreciated the ending much more than I did the beginning. Wheels within wheels. Cat's Cradle is rocking, although a small piece of my brain wonders if Hoenikker is a real person. Anyone out there know if he was really involved in the atomic bomb creation? I put Hoenikker into Google and came up with a bunch of Cat's Cradle synopses/analyses. I tried Manhattan Project members and came up with a couple of sites that I didn't feel like digging through. I figure either Dave or Pete know, and could save me the effort. Or could find out for me.

I also, finally, saw Star Wars Episode II - Attack of the Clones. It wasn't that bad, I was certainly expecting worse.

posted by Beatriz at 1:43 PM