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Life as usual

Feels like it was a quiet weekend, but I got a lot done and had a fair amount of fun too. Friday night I watched two of Jacques Tourneur's lesser movies on Netflix Instant, The Fearmakers (1958) and Timbuktu (1959). Chris Fujiwara says that the five films Tourneur made after Night of the Demon (1957) are pretty weak tea, and certainly the three I've seen are at best barely passable time-wasters. Not sure if it was that nobody was hiring him to work on decent projects any more, or if he'd just lost interest. In 1958 he would have been 54 years old. Which is, you know, very young! (ETA: Tourneur started directing for television around this time, and the episode of Twilight Zone he did, "Night Call" (1964), is outstanding.)

On Saturday I did some writing, posted some pictures to Facebook, looked at paint colors at Daly's, and applied more primer to the back of the house when the temperature finally crawled above 50 around 1pm. Then it was a Chunga meeting at Andy's, plotting the publication of the next issue and actually doing some thinking about the one after that too. Then back to my place with carl, where we met up with Scott to drink many good beers, including a gueuze from the first batch by a new blender in Belgium called Tilquin and a couple of shots of Brewdog's Tactical Nuclear Penguin (courtesy of the fishlifters) to top things off. carl and Scott brought great munchies, too. The spicy pickled green beans that Scott had made himself were particularly tasty.

Because of the epic drinking, yesterday was a bit slower. I watched a replay of the Oregon-Arizona State football game (yay, internet!) and mowed the lawn. Did some more editorial work, puttered around with ironing shirts and washing the dishes. Finally settled down to watch a couple more movies: Humoresque (1946), which is a brilliant, beautifully-shot melodrama with John Garfield and Joan Crawford, and my umpteenth viewing of Diva (1981), inspired by all the music in Humoresque (in which Garfield plays a virtuoso violinist).

Does this kind of life look interesting to you? You know, I think I'll take it.

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kalimac
Oct. 17th, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC)
Many of the specifics are not to my own personal taste. But this kind of life? Absolutely; sounds great.
randy_byers
Oct. 17th, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC)
Right. Amongst other things, you'd prefer a fine cider to a fine beer.
holyoutlaw
Oct. 18th, 2011 06:27 am (UTC)
As with Calimac, yes, changing some specifics, sounds good to me!
randy_byers
Oct. 18th, 2011 02:59 pm (UTC)
Hm. I don't see enough forestry in it for you!
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