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April 2009
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A week in review

Monday after work, joystormer and I went to the gym and had a good workout. It was cut a little short because we had to go to the airport to pick up tavalon who came in from Texas. It was great to see Terri again and I am glad Heather came with me to pick her up at the airport.

Tuesday Terri and I went to a poly gathering in the northern part of Seattle. I picked up a few woodworking magazines at the book store there. Wow they are expensive, there was a really cool slanted book shelf design in one of them (the shelves are not slanted, the top shelves are just thinner than the bottom ones - sort of an A-Frame type of thing). So I decided to buy used magazines on ebay (I have a bunch due to arrive by next week). I also think I am going to get Fine Woodworking on CD-ROM. They have the last 26 years in PDF format. Expensive, but I think worth it overall.

Wednesday Terri and I went for Sushi at Blue C Sushi in Fremont. It has been mobbed since it has been open and every other time I have stopped by there has been an hour wait. The wait wasn't bad and we spent it upstairs at the bar. The food, unfortunately while not bad, was not great. Chiso is far superior and usually doesn't have as long a wait. I do like the conveyor belt style of sushi. It is fun to decided what you want as it passes by. They could have used more variety in the dishes.
After dinner, Terri, inspired by the arrival of Silence - Silence of the Lambs the Musical, suggested we watch

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Monday after work, <lj user="joystormer"> and I went to the gym and had a good workout. It was cut a little short because we had to go to the airport to pick up <lj user="tavalon"> who came in from Texas. It was great to see Terri again and I am glad Heather came with me to pick her up at the airport.

Tuesday Terri and I went to a poly gathering in the northern part of Seattle. I picked up a few woodworking magazines at the book store there. Wow they are expensive, there was a really cool slanted book shelf design in one of them (the shelves are not slanted, the top shelves are just thinner than the bottom ones - sort of an A-Frame type of thing). So I decided to buy used magazines on ebay (I have a bunch due to arrive by next week). I also think I am going to get <a href="http://www.finewoodworking.com">Fine Woodworking</a> on CD-ROM. They have the last 26 years in PDF format. Expensive, but I think worth it overall.

Wednesday Terri and I went for Sushi at <a href="http://www.bluecsushi.com/">Blue C Sushi</a> in Fremont. It has been mobbed since it has been open and every other time I have stopped by there has been an hour wait. The wait wasn't bad and we spent it upstairs at the bar. The food, unfortunately while not bad, was not great. <a href="http://www.thestranger.com/2002-04-11/chow.html">Chiso</a> is far superior and usually doesn't have as long a wait. I do like the conveyor belt style of sushi. It is fun to decided what you want as it passes by. They could have used more variety in the dishes.
After dinner, Terri, inspired by the arrival of <a href="http://www.silencethemusical.com">Silence - Silence of the Lambs the Musical</a>, suggested we watch <a href"http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115819/">Cannibal The Musical</a>. Fantastic movie, many quick little jokes, many of which I probably missed. It is really hard to believe it was a project done by a film student on break.

Thursday, Terri and I went for dinner at <a href="http://www.cedarsseattle.com/">Ceder's</a> for dinner. As usual the food was very good. We then went and saw <a href="http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0335266/">Lost in Translation</a> at the <a href="http://www.landmarktheatres.com/market/Seattle/SevenGablesTheatre.htm">Seven Gables Theatre</a>. I loved the movie. Terri felt is was flawed and she could have done better by making some scenes shorter and removing others all together. I told her she was wrong :-)
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The story was about two depressed American's in Tokyo. Both characters were "translated" to Tokyo where they realized they were "lost". While at times they were "lost" in Tokyo; they were really "lost" in regards to life.
Bill Murry's character, Bob, was going through a pretty standard midlife crisis. He was questioning his place in the universe. Changing his physical place in the universe made this ever more apparent. I still wonder what happened when Bob realized peace in Japan (indicated by the morning golf scene). Did this mean he really found peace in his life in Japan? At the end did he chose his family over peace? I would have to see it again or spend some more brain cycles on this part to fully understand it.
Charlotte, played by Scarlett Johansson, was unsure of the direction she was taking with her life. I think the tapes she was listening to were overkill on Sophia Coppola's part. Ok, we get it, she is searching for her soul. I also think the director was trying to show us her soul was in her exceptionally cute butt; which is why she spent the first 10 minutes focused on it. Perhaps this was like the Tin Woodsman who had a brain after all (just no diploma). Beleive it or not, this really does fit. She tried to cling to her absent husband, no soul there. She searched the monastery, her soul was not there. The hotel and room; which were like mother and womb to her and Bob, did not contain her soul. The hotel/mother analog was hit a few times with the pool and her lying in the fetal position (I love the Yoko Ono/John Lennon tribute) in bed and on the window sill. Even this was not where her soul hid. She recognized Bob's soul and clung to that. She realized his soul wasn't perfect when he slept with the lounge singer; I am pretty sure she was disappointed, not jealous. Bob was quite confident that she had a soul. He probably noticed it when he was checking out her ass.
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Friday night, Terri, Heather and I went to the Gym. After the Gym Terri went out dancing with <lj user="indisbelief">. Heather and I went to <a href="http://www.seattledining.com/ARCHIVE/restaurants/pontevecchio.htm">Pontevecchio's</a> for dinner. Usually you need a reservation on Friday nights because they have live opera. But we missed the show and there was a table cleaned for us. Terri arrived after we fell asleep, but didn't join us because she didn't want to wake us up. She slept down on the futon with Barney, I am sure he was very happy.

Saturday we all stopped by <lj user="who_is_she">'s place for her Open Studio. I still think one of the guests artist's self portraits looked just like Janet Reno. We went and saw the salmon spawning in the creek behind her house. Pretty dismal showing, only two, and one was dead. Saturday evening Terri and I went out with <lj user="walbourn"> to <a href="http://www.tractortavern.citysearch.com">Tractor Tavern</a> to see "Lesbian Folk Music", a play in three acts.
First singer was <a href="http://www.anneheaton.com/">Anne Heaton</a> I really liked her music, but I didn't really like her singing. She sang with a very Irish accent and breathed and strange times. Some songs this did not bother me, but on others it did.
The second performer was <a href="http://www.annemccue.com/">Ann McCue</a>. She was an amazing guitarist.
The headliner was <a href="http://www.melissaferrick.com/">Melissa Ferrick</a> wow did she have energy. Overall a great show.

Sunday we hung out; going to the Fremont Farmer's Market; Heading over to House Decided; Walking to the White Elephant and Whole Foods; Then Sunday dinner. Sunday evening Terri packed.

Monday, took Terri to the airport :-(
I guess they can have her in Texas for a little while.

Current Mood: Untranslated
Current Music: Silence of the Lambs: The Musical
Comments

Yes, Cannibal the Musical shows the early musical genuis of
Trey Parker, and I do idolize him thought he is both crass
and obnoxious.
:)
I do like the bad boys.

sounds like a good week!

What anime were they playing at Blue C ?

Anime

Cool, I didn't know they played Anime. It was just scences of Japan, mostly people playing Pachinko machines and whack-a-mole to the rhythm with drum sticks.

Re: Anime

Last time I walked by there I looked in and saw the huge wall projection of Kiki's Delivery Service. I've been meaning to get a group to go try them out just on that selling feature... Oh, and the sushi wandering past in front of you assembly line style amused me. I've seen places in Japan like that (no, I haven't been to Japan yet. I mean I've seen them while watching Japanese tv. Don't ask me why I sometimes watch Japanese tv. I wonder myself sometimes)... Too bad I can't eat sushi... Do they have fugu, by the way? Or did you notice?

Re: Anime

I didn't check for fugu (I actually thought it was illegal). Last night when I was walking by there was Anime. If you promise people Anime you might want to call ahead to see what is playing.

Re: Anime

Fugu is not illegal, you just have to be licensed to prepare it. I know there is a place on Queen Anne that has it... Expensive though. Think there's a place in Bellevue also...

Pachinko machines? What is a pachinko machine?