November 01, 2004

Tales From The Weekend

You've seen the pictures from the weekend, right? No? Go check them out. I'll wait...

I was out picking up breakfast and coffee yesterday morning. The place was packed, with employees scurrying around behind the counter trying to get everyone in the long line taken care of. I was surprised when one of them came around the counter and headed in my direction.

Her: I need to shake your hand.
Barely Awake Me: Oh, okay...why's that?
Her: Your hat!
Barely Awake Me: Hey, of course! I can shake on that. Just keep your fingers crossed!

We shook, she went back to work and I left with breakfast.

My good buddy Netflix sent us some stuff this weekend. The first? Season three of Coupling. Have you not watched this show? Freaking hilarious. Think Friends, only funnier and smarter. Then, Laurel Canyon. I'll admit, I was pretty damn bored by the first half hour. Despite being thrilled by the appearance of Kate Beckinsale, I was all I wonder if Beth will notice if I fall asleep...if I just lie back a little bit, oh, yeah, that'll work...nap, here I come. That never happened though. It got marginally interesting. Stress on the word marginally. In keeping with the Halloween spirit, we popped in Wrong Turn. Appropriate title - it sucked. Beth gave up halfway through but I wasted another 45 minutes and finished the damn thing. Did I mention it sucked? Don't waste your time.

One last thing - you all are voting tomorrow, right? I mean, I know those of you who don't live in the US aren't aren't planning on it but for those who do? Vote! I'm looking forward to a nice evening of pacing around the living room and chainsmoking tomorrow night. Anyone wanna join me?

In summary:
Coupling (season three):
Laurel Canyon:
Wrong Turn:
Harper's Ferry Road Trip:
Being At Work:
Fact That They Pay Me:
Leftover Halloween Candy:
Rating Stuff:

Posted by Chris at November 1, 2004 11:10 AM

Dude! What is that on your hat? Looks like a seagull got you! Oh, wait, does that say John Kerry for president? Damn artistic seagulls!

Just for the record, I'm not voting for Bush either. I'm voting for my husband. He could do better than Bush or Kerry.

Posted by: zanie at November 1, 2004 11:15 AM

Great hat and great are just great all over!

Posted by: debby at November 1, 2004 11:25 AM

Totally missed the message on your hat-- nice one! Rude Cactus gets 5/5 cacti!

Posted by: bmh at November 1, 2004 11:35 AM

Thankfully, I'll be in school and kept very busy until after 12 PM EST. By the time I get home, I'm hoping there's not too much suspense left.

Posted by: Mike at November 1, 2004 11:36 AM

I forgot to mention the other day how much I love that hat! And I've already voted. Hail the absentee ballot. :)

Posted by: charm at November 1, 2004 11:53 AM

Love Coupling! We finished watching the third season last night and now have to wait for this season to come out on DVD.

Posted by: Krush at November 1, 2004 12:02 PM

Mr. Sweety wants to stay up and see the elections on tv.. I'm just going to say:
Let the best man win.. or the less suckiest anyway.

Posted by: Sweety at November 1, 2004 12:23 PM

me and my camel lights will be right there with ya.

Posted by: type a at November 1, 2004 12:56 PM

I had missed the hat too...We have Kerry stickers on our car - and coming out of our local bagel place on Saturday, an older gentleman commented "I'd like to commend you young people on your obvious intelligent decision-making". At first I though he was talking about my car - then I remembered the stickers. :-)

Go vote tomorrow!

Posted by: Sue at November 1, 2004 01:04 PM

Yes, I'll join you for some chainsmoking tomorrow night - I have BAD BAD feelings that Dubya is going to conquer (somehow) again, but I hope I'm wrong!!!

Posted by: Dawn (webmiztris) at November 1, 2004 01:07 PM

Coupling is the funniest show! I used to watch it on a local PBS station (what? PBS has good shows), until they stopped showing it. British comedies rule.

Posted by: Missy at November 1, 2004 01:54 PM

Go rent, if you haven't already, the new City of God. Do not believe the dorky synopsis. It is GOOOOOOOD.

Posted by: Shiz at November 1, 2004 01:57 PM

How about "The Pleaseure of my Company"? What does it rate? I've been thinking about getting it. Steve is so freaking smart and I enjoyed Shopgirl. On tape read by the author, no doubt. Good that way.

Posted by: Shiz at November 1, 2004 02:00 PM

i agree! Coupling is hilarious! and GO Kerry. *crossing more than my fingers* :)

Posted by: zalary at November 1, 2004 02:06 PM

Everyone should love Coupling, and the people who tried to make an "American version" should go to some place not very nice... I'm a little afraid 'cause I've heard someone's also trying a similar thing with the first season of The Office (which is HILariOUS).

Posted by: Del at November 1, 2004 02:17 PM

I saw a bumper sticker yesterday:

John Kerry
Bringing complete sentences back to the White House...

(and I'm not voting tomorrow.)

(I voted two weeks ago.)

Posted by: ben at November 1, 2004 03:15 PM

Does it count if I am already pacing and chain smoking?? I don't know how much longer I can stand the suspense.

Posted by: Heather at November 1, 2004 04:30 PM

I might have to take up smoking to get through tomorrow night. If I drink, I'll just fall asleep and miss everything!
But I'll definitely be there with the pacing and the shouting at the TV.

Posted by: lady jane at November 1, 2004 05:31 PM

Love Coupling. Love-love, love love love.

Okay, here's my pie-eyed optimist prediction: all those newly registered voters are going to vote for Kerry and he's going to win by a highly defensible margin.

Please, Agnostic God, don't let my words come back to haunt me!

Posted by: Casey at November 1, 2004 10:05 PM

That story about the hat is fantastic. I always want to give a shout out to those people who are supporting Mr. Kerry. Can I shake your hand too?

Posted by: Nicole at November 1, 2004 10:47 PM

Oh, say it isn't so! I have LC in my queue and was really looking forward to it as I'm a fan of Frances McDormand....think I should pass it up?

I suck. I missed our state's cut off date to register to vote. I do have a family size bottle of Heinz ketchup in my fridge though, does that count?

Posted by: lulu at November 1, 2004 11:22 PM

Haven't watched Coupling yet. Wrong Turn looked awful but Eliza is awesome, so I might watch it anyway. And Laurel Canyon is a movie I really wanted to see but haven't yet.

Posted by: DeAnn at November 2, 2004 04:10 AM

Pacing around the living room and chainsmoking? I'm kind of glad that I have an excuse not to sit in front of the TV and not go to sleep until the wee hours of the morning (here). :)

Posted by: Zandria at November 2, 2004 06:53 AM

I'll be chain smoking too, you bet.

I've got to see Coupling, I keep hearing about it.

Posted by: Sabine at November 2, 2004 10:45 AM