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August 16, 2008:

AKEETA

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Well, dear readers, I don’t think we’ve had nearly enough Randy Vicar stories lately, do you? For example, The Randy Vicar and the Pork Pie Hat. That was an excellent story. Other recent ones are The Randy Vicar and the Hole In One, The Randy Vicar and the Traffic Cone, and The Randy Vicar and the Lugnut. I now have six minutes to complete these here notes before the bells of midnight go ting-a-ling-a-ling. Speaking of ling, yesterday was a day that happened. I got up early and got my long jog on the new route out of the way, and then I shaved and showered and was on my way to Musso and Frank for a little postmortem luncheon with dear reader Druxy and his ever-lovin’ Sandy. I hadn’t been to Musso and Frank in almost a year, and boy was it great to be back where I belong, like Dolly Gallagher Levi. I had the Combo Louis (shrimp, crab, and lobster), and I was a very good boy in terms of not using too much dressing. I also had one piece of their yummilicious bread with one-half pat butter. We talked about Druxy’s show and now he has some decisions to make. After lunch (which was close to two hours), I moseyed on over to Amoeba and did a little DVD trading. I was able to use the credit and got The Executioner’s Song and the new Studio Ghibli film, Tales of Earthsea, which is directed by the son of Hayao Miyazaki. I’m very much looking forward to it. I also got an early copy of season two of Adam 12 – it’s only been over two years since season one was released. I then did several errands and some whatnot, and then I came home, answered e-mails, had a long telephonic conversation with Miss Crista Moore, and then finally sat on my couch like so much fish and ate a peach.

Last night, I finished watching When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth, which was quite a bad motion picture, despite having its conception credited to author J.G. Ballard (mis-spelled in the credits as J.B. Ballard). They created some bogus language for the film, and there is not one word of English and no subtitles, so you’re on your own trying to decipher what it is they’re going on about. I did figure out that “akeeta” means “there” as in “over there.” I figured it out because they say the word “akeeta” about nine hundred times in the film whilst pointing at something over there. The film has a rather odd but endearing score by Mario Nascimbene, he of Scent Of Mystery fame. And despite the running time listed on the box, this is, in fact, the uncut version of the film, which features some nudity. The transfer is mostly excellent. After that, I needed to watch something good, so I began watching season two of Adam 12. I know it’s not a good show, but there’s just something about it I really like. Additionally, there’s tons of San Fernando Valley location shots, including a nearby high school, much driving on Moorpark and Riverside, a lot of Burbank, including a great drive-by by Paty’s Coffee Shop, when hardly anything else was there (no Marie Callender’s, etc.). I watched the first four episodes on disc one, and I must say a couple of them had pretty provocative subject matter for TV in 1969 – one show about a violent rapist who preys on young girls, and another where a child molester of little boys is arrested. No real great guest stars yet, but old reliables like Ellen Corby and Herbert Anderson (Dennis the Menace’s dad) show up. I find these Jack Webb shows quite addictive. The transfers, if memory serves, are not quite up to season one.

Well, why don’t we all click on the Unseemly Button below because the bells have already gone ting-a-ling-a-ling and I’m just finishing this first section.

Today, I shall, of course, jog, do a handful of errands, but mostly I’ll be watching DVDs and relaxing and that’s just the way it is. I do have to ship some packages first thing in the morning. I’ll also catch up on some more CD listening. I may even go akeeta and after I’ve been akeeta I may go akeeta.

Tomorrow will be more of the same. I will have to find something amusing and fun to eat both days – I’m a little bored eating the same sorts of things over and over, so I may rustle something up, like sautéing some chicken, mushrooms, and onions, or making a little pasta with red sauce, or trying something completely new. We shall see.

Quick, let’s put on our pointy party hats and our colored tights and pantaloons, let’s break out the cheese slices and the ham chunks, let’s dance the Hora and the Monkey, because today is the birthday of our very own and newly-svelte vixom. So, let’s give a big haineshisway.com birthday cheer to our very own and newly-svelte vixmom. On the count of three: One, two, three – A BIG HAINESHISWAY.COM BIRTHDAY CHEER TO OUR VERY OWN AND NEWLY-SVELTE VIXMOM!!!

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, jog, ship packages, and then watch quite a few DVDs whilst relaxing on my couch like so much fish. Today’s topic of discussion: When you were young, what is the first thing you can consciously remember thinking that you’d like to be when you grew up? Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, and you can post here and akeeta and also akeeta and here.

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