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Two Days

June 5, 2003 Leave a comment

Yesterday, I went to the zoo. I was perfectly happy just sitting at home being a vegetable and pretending that I might be getting sick, but sproutchk was not buying it and wanted to go to the zoo. So yesterday, I made a new friend! Yay! We went to the zoo and then ate at the Elephant Bar and then came back here to play Zoo themed video games! Not finding any of those, we settled for Amplitude. I don’t want to brag or nothing, but I rule at that game. It’s too bad I don’t like it all that much and that it hurts my hands after about 20 minutes.

Should i talk about the zoo? The zoo had animals in captivity. Very few of them did cute things, with the exception of the Spectacled Bears, who we watched eat apples, and the lion cubs, who are basically kittens. And of course, all kittens do cute things. It is in their nature! Otherwise, we looked at animals that have lost their lustre from being in so many zoos, like elephants, and animals that I had never seen before, like the giant turkey with a pope helmet. Were I a zoologist, I would tell you its name.

Today, I talked on the phone with the president of, my former employer. If you follow the journal of drave117, you know that he was planning to ask me to either lie or tell half-truths about some product that I checked in while working there. I had decided that I would not perjure myself on his behalf for any price. (I had this really bizarre dream the other night where I was a woman being offered lots of money to prostitute myself, and I had to decide whether or not to accept it. Geez, I wonder what THAT dream meant.) When he called today, he said he just wanted me to tell them exactly what happened, and that he had been misinterpreted.

This guy is The Real Slimy Shady, and I do not trust him. I told him that if I am subpoenaed, I would be glad to participate in a deposition. I do not know who is suing or for what. If he told me, I would not believe him. I will just answer the questions to the best of my ability. And if it causes the collapse of his company, it is his own damn fault for not knowing how to cover his ass.

This evening, Drave and I went to see Finding Nemo, which was cute. It was animated beautifully, full of color and great character design. The supporting characters were all entertaining – the most boring characters in the whole movie were Nemo and his dad. They were playing straight fish to all the wackiness around them. The story was paper thin and obvious, and a little tiresome. The same story keeps getting done over and over again – no surprises here.

After the movie, we walked around Union Landing looking for a suitable place to eat. We pretty much eliminated everything for some reason. The only place we couldn’t seem to eliminate was In and Out Burger. And as we are crossing the street to In and Out Burger, Drave laments that fast food is in a dark period right now, as none of the restaurants have interesting new sandwiches or anything good on the dollar menu. I try to give some counter-examples, but do not convince him otherwise. I finally say, just seconds from opening the front door of In and Out:

“As long as Del Taco exists, fast food will never enter a dark age.”

Next thing I know, I am in my car heading to Newark. That 99 cent half pound bean and cheese burrito with green sauce goes down nice and easy. And they still have the best fries in the business. One of these days, I may even try a burger there. But that seems a little weird. They aren’t called “Del Burger,” are they?

Tomorrow I work a short shift for the convention staffing firm for which I worked last month. We’re stuffing bags. I have 4 days of work for this convention, but three of the days are 2 hour shifts for which I will be paid for 4 hours. So I guess I am making double time! Whoohoo!

And then in the evening, I will be ushering a Musiq show at The Fillmore. I’m doing it mainly to keep my name in the loop and to sign up for The Rollins Band show.

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