July 19th, 2003

beartato phd

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Heather's party went pretty well. Sally showed up for the first bit and seemed to be extremely unenjoying herself, and shortly left. I felt kind of bad for her, but I certainly know what it's like to not enjoy the vibe of a party. Assuming that was the deal, which it may not have ben. Anyway. I enjoyed myself being quite passive. Much wario ware was played, and then we watched "Tampopo", which is an extremely funny and extremely japanese movie about noodles, sex, noodles, life, noodles, death, noodles, pork fat, and noodles. "Iron Giant" after that, which I had already seen, but which was good. I got a lungful of chlorine trying to get a drink of water, since tom was bleaching the sushi-rolling mat things in the sink. That was no fun. But before that, I ate some mounds of plain white rice. Mmm. Totally need to get around to buying a rice cooker soon to make massive rice consumption hassle-free.

And adam showed everyone at the party the infamous "(AUGH STOP YOU GUYS HAVE) TOO MUCH FUCKING KETCHUP" video clip. Pure comedic gold.
beartato phd

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I have come very close to getting up the motivation to clean my room on several occasions this week. A little closer every time. Soon I think I will actually do it.

Meanwhile, paid some bills, got a bagel, and went by a garage sale on the corner of Northumberland and Wightman. Got a bookstore-condition 400-page Garrison Keillor book by the name of "WLT: A radio romance" for fifty cents. I tried giving the woman a dollar, believing that it's insane that price of garage sale books has not changed since I was five, but she wouldn't have it. Such a great deal. Read 40ish pages. It's terrifically funny. I don't know how a writer can be so funny without, like, telling any actual jokes.
beartato phd

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Customary activities took place with adam and sal. Ate at Sam's. Went to Dave 'n' Andy's. Watched some Doctor Who. Tom baker is the man. Walked over to Taco Bell. Tired now.

Some pointless rationalization:

Suppose person X grew up, for whatever reason, a vegetarian. Person Y thinks vegetarianism is bunk, a completely ridiculous and pointless restriction, and tells person X to just try meat once. Person X says they just don't really like the idea of eating dead animals, but person Y insists that person X won't know what they're missing until they try it. For the sake of argument, assume person X is not even all militantly everyone-should-be-vegetarian, just the concept of eating meat is just kind of weird and unpleasant to them.

Think about whose side you're on in this debate, if you think one or both parties are being retarded in some way. Now replace "vegetarian" with "doesn't drink alcohol" and "eating dead animals" with "intentionally ingesting things to lower one's inhibitions/make one more social/etc.". Does this change your attitude? Why or why not?