Monday, January 23, 2006

D to the O

Every once in a while, I have a dorkier weekend than usual.

(a) On such an occasion, I might forego even considering a night out with people at the bar in favour of a quiet night at a friend's house watching DVDs. This week, it was at Ted's, and it was time again for the one with a degree in film studies to show me something new. The first was Gatchaman, a decades old anime show he enjoyed as a kid back when my aunt was still babysitting him. After that, it was Woody Allen. We started it off with Sleeper, and ended it with Bananas. Good fun, especially when I haven't enjoyed good slapstick in quite a while.

(b) It's also inevitible that I'll stay up late anyway, reading Rolling Stone and playing Mariokart until 4:30 in the morning.

(c) I'll sleep in. But to any time you'd generally call sleeping in. Just until 9, then doze until 11.

(d) I'll lounge for a while, checking the internet and reading, until New Scandinavian Cooking is on. They don't seem to be showing it anymore. You missed out.

(e) Staying at home and catching up on work isn't dorky, but this weekend I went over to Michael's house and we baked cookies while playing Mariokart wirelessly. He shows me the harmony in his new cover of Radiohead's "Subterranean Homesick Alien" and I play right-handed chords on his guitar. He plays The Beatles' "Something" on his baritone ukelele. I drive him and Shani somewhere on my way home.

(f) Saturday night at last! Time to go out, right? Nope. I've got to work tomorrow morning, and I went out last weekend anyway. It's time to listen to Sonic Youth and try to convince people that they really are that awesome. Go buy Sonic Nurse, it's fantastic. Believe me this time.

(g) Sunday doesn't count. I just listen to more Sonic Youth and gossip about characters on Grey's Anatomy anyway.

Just kidding. I do this every week.


Donell said...

ha, to be honest, i saw D to the O and I was like oh shit, this is probably a counter rant to my music critic rant and I was all up in arms to be ready to defend my point and to my suprise and delicious amusement, it was quite the opposite. your life continues to make me roll on the floor laughing. never change gnome boy. NEVER change.

James said...

I actually went out, got hammered and woke up in a strange girl's bed with my pants off, but after I wrote that up I realized nobody would believe it.

My Face is a Limerick said...

Yes, true. But if your story were to perhaps shift your aforementioned pants onto the upper body of the girl, thus implying that she woke up wearing some sort of bizzare body suit comprised entirely of pants... that would up the credibility factor by a significant amount. A significant amount indeed.

S. Allux said...

Wireless Mariokart, cookies and Sufjan Stevens attire.

Your life is glorious, my friend.