7/22/2000

It's been an uneventful day for me. Unfortunately I didn't get around to going to Bally's to putting my new membership through its paces as I'd planned originally. There's no good reason. I've just been lazy.
I spent most of the day today playing Diablo II and watching movies. I took a break at around 4:00 to eat (on Monday my mom insisted that I take some salmon stew home with me. I didn't even put up my normal token resistance. I love salmon stew. It's one of my favorite foods.). I also drove out to Target and bought some new socks and some junk food and to my friendly neighborhood (well, West St. Paul, but it's the closest to me) Home Video where I took advantage of the 7 movies for 7 days for $7 deal. Unfortunately last time I took advantage of that deal I got all the movies back a day late. Oops.
The movies I rented were "Five Easy Pieces," "There's Something About Sex," "Motorama," "Phantasm 3," "Phantasm 4," "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," and "Assassination of Trotsky." I rented "Five Easy Pieces" because I've always wanted to see it and I missed it just recently when the local art theater showed it. I rented "There's Something About Sex" because I have been a sucker for Adam Rifkin moviess ever since I saw "The Dark Backward." "Motorama" caught my eye on the shelf because I have a preview for it on one of my other tapes and the preview always struck me as funny. "Phantasm 3" and 4 I rented because I've always been a fan of the first two and have never seen them. "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" was ironically because of that horrible movie, "Loser" that I saw on Tuesday which was by the same director, but reminded me of how long it had been since I saw "Fast Times..." I'm not fully sure why I rented "Assassination of Trotsky." The actors are decent, though, and that might have had something to do with it.
I might post a review of the movies I've watched thus far in a seperate entry, but I think I've talked enough about movies at this point.

I'm a little bummed at the moment. I'd been planning to go visit a friend in Pennsylvania on August 11, and from there we were going to go to Cedar Point in Ohio. Ever since I heard of Cedar Point, I've wanted to go. I love Roller Coasters and it's one of the biggest roller coaster parks in the US if not the biggest. I bought my plane ticket 2 or 3 weeks ago, but the friend I was going to meet in Pittsburgh wasn't responding to my emails. I was getting a little worried as one might imagine. I've been stuck in a strange city before without a place to sleep and I don't plan to repeat the experience.
Anyway, my friend finally responded today. Her stepfather died and she's been in Virginia for the last 3 weeks consoling her mother. She doesn't think she'll be available on the 11th so I'm going to call Northwest and see what options I have for either rescheduling or cancelling my flight. I mailed my friend back to see if she thought I should reschedule for September or October, but I don't know if I'll hear back. I know the park is open until the second week of October and I'd still really like to go. I'd just rather go with somebody than alone. Most of my friends here are either broke or think that spending the money on a plane ticket, hotel, and rental car is stupid if one just wants to go to an amusement park. They just don't know how to have fun, I guess.
I'm debating going to a party tonight, but I'm not feeling particularly social so I don't know. I also don't know how many people I would know at the party and I definitely don't feel like meeting new people tonight.

Hmm... I'm afraid these are already becoming less like rants and more like a diary. I guess we'll just have to see how this section evolves.

-Dan