April 2nd, 2007

Scorpio

Vote, damnit!

Hey, fellow LJ'ers! As I've said before, slipjig has started a movie vote-off: 512 movies paired off against each other, and in a poll each day people choose their favorites of each pair. (I had the pain this morning of having to choose between This Is Spinal Tap and Raising Arizona, and then the added pain of choosing between The Truman Show and American Splendor.)

We're still in the first round. For today's poll, I must get partisan: Raging Bull is getting beat by A Beautiful Mind, 17 to 7 as of this writing.

This can not stand. We must feel the Bull love! (Uhh....)

It's not too late to start voting! Go over here and do it. You can do it. Oh yes you can. Join our insanity.

Each day's entry has two polls, by the way, so you need to hit the two different Submit buttons.
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Walking

A long, good day

Work happened today. So did shopping, visiting, and listening. After work I took a bus and the Streetcar to Music Millennium and got a bunch of music, including two copies of a particular CD that I wanted and that I think a friend of mine would like. More riding on buses followed, getting me to the Grendel's coffee shop on East Burnside where David Loftus was doing his latest Storytime For Adults. He read three O. Henry stories this time: light and flamboyantly written and sometimes touching. It was a small crowd, due to A) the Storytime being really a last-minute arrangement, B) Jewish friends of Loftus being occupied with the first night of Passover, C) the NCAA championship, and I'm sure there's a D) in there somewhere, but those of us there still enjoyed it!

Speaking of enjoyment, today I finished Neil Gaiman's short story collection Fragile Things. He did something he rarely does: make me laugh out loud (at the story "My Life"). And the precision of his writing results in pieces like his poem "Instructions," which is literally instructions on how to get through a fairy tale. That's a very Neil thing to write. Thanks for sharing it, Mr. Gaiman...