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Dec. 14th, 2002

I went out to lunch with my mom and sister today. Plaza Azteca. The plan where the flan eth thoo good. Sometime, somehow... Karl has to be taken to this place. You can get just about everything ala carte and it's soooooo gaddamned good. And I think Karl is one of the few people who would appreciate that very few of the waitstaff and none of the kitchen staff speak English.
After that we went to MacArthur Center Mall, a 3 story behemoth in downtown Norfolk, where I was stunned again and again by the number of trend-victim yuppies and wanna-be yuppies in the crowds. I will fully admit that I have no style. But that means I just suffer through, having no style... it doesn't mean that I go out and buy one. Well, I'm not really in that tax bracket anyway. The only time I felt okay was in the bathroom surrounded by rail thin, intimidatingly manicured chicks with airbrushed names on their ripped up shirts. If you're from a certain kind of area... you know what I mean.

Even the 'weirdos' were so fucking upscale. I swear the goth chick with the ripped fishnets and combats was sporting a Coach bag.

But, I got almost all my shopping done and saw a sign on an animatronic fullsized Santa that said "Please Don't Touch Me ~Santa."
I need a giftcard for Carol (sister in law), a travel mug and a few little gag gifts for Stephen (my brother), one more thing for Alicia, something for my mom (and I think me and my sister have got that taken care of) and some stupid thing for my father... if he's lucky. Today I'm not feeling all that generous in that direction.

When we got done at the mall, we came back to the house to regroup and see what else was on my sister's list.
We were standing in the kitchen talking and my father came out. He'd already made it clear that he was in a really grumpy mood. I was standing there, spacing off, looking down at myself and realized I felt kind of bulbous. I was patting at my stomach and I said "ya ever just have a bulbous moment?" my sister knew what I was talking about and nodded and my father said "actually, you aren't doing bad now. About a year and a half ago you were pretty bulbous though."
And I , in a very obviously sarcastic tone, said "heh, so a year and a half ago I was a total fat ass... (and I laughed) ... just a word of advice... don't tell chicks they are or even WERE really big. It's one of those weird rules." He got really pissy really quickly and said that he was just attempting to pay me a compliment, but that he wouldn't let that happen ever again.
I could have apologized, explained that I was just joking, didn't mean to offend. But I didn't feel like it.
So I just stared at him a second and said "suits me"

He *really* didn't like that.

Fuck him with a stick.

So then we went back out, got gift cards from a few places, hit ANOTHER mall, and in the parking lot saw a truck covered in nascar stickers, a bumper sticker about god, a license plate that said "jsus luv" , and those bullet hole decals all over it.
Plus, it was a company truck for a stump removal service called "STUMP HOG," the logo for which (replete with Snarling Wart Hog) was emblazoned on the doors , right under the "ford 5-150" decal on the side, *and* right under the "god bless america" sticker on the bed door.
So it really read "God Bless America, Stump Hog." Good stuff.


But I missed the TechRadio show, which really sucks. And in sitting here typing this, I'm missing the SNL with Al Gore, which I actually wanted to see.

But.. but... like.. two more stops, baking, and cards (GOT to finish cards tomorrow) and I'll be done. Soo... that's good, right?

Oh yeah... Sheryl... give me your adress, durn it.

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greyyguy
Dec. 14th, 2002 09:03 pm (UTC)
Not to rub it in or anything but the SNL is actually good so far.
maddening
Dec. 15th, 2002 09:37 am (UTC)
I caught a lot of the rest of it. Even the unfortunate musical segments with Phish.
That's a band I just don't get.

But the Robert Smigel was *awesome* and Al Gore... he's such a little trooper.. really *trying*.

greyyguy
Dec. 15th, 2002 10:03 am (UTC)
Re:
I was wondering if I was the only one that didn't get Phish. Their performance was ok, but not the hugey great thing that everyone seems to make them out to be.
maddening
Dec. 15th, 2002 10:32 am (UTC)
I've been told, in all honesty, that you have to be really really high in order to enjoy their music. The big novelty thing about them is their rambling, 20 minute long jam sessions they throw into the middle of songs. Those versions they were playing there were already too long for me. I couldn't imagine sitting through an entire concert.

They're the grateful dead for the post-hippie generation.

I never really got the grateful dead either. Even RatDog (Bob Weir's solo project) and Mickey Hart's Mystery Box (Mickey Hart's solo project) leave me cold. So I'm reallynot the person to be speaking on this.

akadashi
Dec. 14th, 2002 10:09 pm (UTC)
Mall = nightmare
Holly = sexxaaaayyyyy
Father = feh!
Almost done shopping = enviable
Truck = cooler than "STANG"
Show tonight = awesome
Me = tired
akadashi
Dec. 14th, 2002 10:09 pm (UTC)
Gah, I forgot:

Flan = tho good
maddening
Dec. 15th, 2002 09:47 am (UTC)
My sister was telling me that MacArthur Center is a duplicate of Crystal City. And if they had the walking avenues a little wider... I'd agree.
But dear lord, Karl.. the yuppies.. THE YUPPIES. Harry and David, William Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware.... All places that I could enjoy bits and pieces of.. if it weren't for all the idiots in there blowing their mortage on a leather sofa they just HAAAAAAAAAAAVE to have.

guh.

Hopefully they aren't going to drag me around today so I can *at least* hear the rebroadcast of the show.
akadashi
Dec. 15th, 2002 11:24 am (UTC)
Hopefully they aren't going to drag me around today so I can *at least* hear the rebroadcast of the show

You must! :) I'd really like your feedback on this episode in particular.

Oh, and you need to get XM. I've had it for barely a day or two and I'm loving it. This is coming from someone who (aside from Don and Mike / Ron and Fez / etc.) hasn't listened to the radio in probably five years or more. Can't stand it, not for a minute. But with XM, I can't turn it off. No ads, no DJs, tons of variety, and really REALLY good music. It's to the point where I'm playing XBOX with the sound off so I can listen to the tuner instead.

If you're interested, I have an in with a really good deal on the Delphi SkyFi unit (the coolest one out there - see?) plus either a home or car adapter kit and free activation. Can't say more here, but, well... lemme know. :)
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