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Carrie Fisher was a drug addict! War is bad!
I met up with  zombietruckstop Sean,  mattycub Matty,  trapezebear Pete,  fidgetcub Jason,  reddish68 Brad, and new friend  lostncove Randy for dinner at The Corner Bakery, a restaurant defiantly and irritatingly in the center of the block, before we went to see Carrie Fisher’s one-woman show, Wishful Drinking. The roof of my mouth continues to recover from the unforgiving pretzel bread that hugged my ham sandwich.

I had an isolated seat, so I asked a party of five gay men and two matrons to scoot down one seat each making way for my ability to sit with my friends. The woman who ended up sitting next to me prattled from the moment I sat down; she was from Monaco, she’s lived in the States for the past twenty years even though her accent sounded as if she’d arrived yesterday, she is an artist (of what sort was unclear), and she had her own public access show titled, Eclectic Television Show For You!. Yes, for all of us, apparently.

She asked me if I was from Ireland and when I told her I was from Chicago, she looked at me like the monkeys looked at the monolith, then the lights went down cutting off any further conversation.

Carrie’s show was clever yet not that funny, self indulgent without the knowing wink of Sandra Bernhard’s best work.

The next morning on Sunday, I met Sean, Matty, Pete, Randy, and Ricky (aggressively LJ-less) to see Children of Men. I sat next to Ricky who pumps his left leg uncontrollably, and I found myself jiggling through the first half of the film until I asked him, for the love of God, to please stop.

The film was beautifully shot, entertaining enough, I suppose, yet ultimately it was a bit shallow. Twenty years in the future, we’ve been such bad Earth people that we no longer can procreate and governments fall in the wake of no new babies.

I guess when I’m pushing seventy, though, that’ll be good news.
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lostncove From: lostncove Date: January 9th, 2007 11:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think it was called Wishful Drinking, not that it matters, not like Carrie put that much thought into the title, or anything else for that matter.

Seriously. The director and she spent a YEAR workshopping this?! No they didn't. They hung out at Starbucks and played Ms Pac Man.

She was cheerful though. As was the Monaco woman next to you. I can't help but think her TV program has to do with cats. Lots and lots of cats. Possibly doing tricks.
quuf From: quuf Date: January 10th, 2007 12:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Eclectic Television Show For You!

"I am very exiting to bring you topique of programme of today: Ancient French art of macramé! I commence now to fabricate plant suspender of macramé."
stutts From: stutts Date: January 10th, 2007 01:09 am (UTC) (Link)
cricketshay From: cricketshay Date: January 13th, 2007 06:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey T, I renamed my journal due to LJ drama. *shudders* I'm slowly readding the "important" people.

*missed you*
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: January 15th, 2007 06:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Missed you, too! Everything okay?
cricketshay From: cricketshay Date: January 15th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yup, just fandom B.S. hehehhehe

I'm doing pretty well. Life is hard right now, but good.
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