Monday, March 7, 2005

tommy boy and my collegiate weekend

right now i am listening to a mix of jack johnson's new album "in between dreams" and a perfect circle's new cover album called "emotive." if you think maynard can't sing, a) you are a moron and 2) listen to track number 12, a cover of joni mitchell's "fiddle and the drum." and kick yourself.

so, in Tommy Boy (number 3 on my list of top 5 funniest films), at the point where tommy and richard are getting drunk, and they are puking under the billboard, richard makes a profound statement. now i noticed this statement as soon as he said it the first time i saw the movie, but to this day, i have never met one person that noticed this comment.

richard said, and i quote, "it's fish in a barrel my friend. the town's the fish, the people are the barrel. bang! fish in a barrel." no one has ever noticed why that comment was hilarious. i try to explain to people that he said it backwards, and all i get is dumbfounded stares. it's called intellectual humor, people. read books.

oh btw, i caved. i put the "i heart my hoopty" sticker on back of my car. yeah, now the symmetry is off and my car is driving like it's slanted to the right.

so, i just finished the most college-y weekend i've had in about 5 years (i graduated from college in may 2002 after a six year stint). this weekend was more collegiate than most weekends i had when I was IN college.

--friday night: friday was my roommate's birthday, as i said two days ago. well, i and seven friends, including said roommate, piled into his folks' awesome 15-passenger van with a "smile jesus loves you" tag on the front of it, and off we went to atlanta (we are in augusta). the sole purpose of this trip was to go to a restaurant, and we left at 10 after six, meaning we got there at 8:20 pm. at 9:05 we were seated, and proceded to eat the best fajitas this side of the mississippi river. oh btw, we had a dvd player in the van. i know, right? we left the restaurant at about 11 (i'm now driving), and instead of going home, we UNwisely decided to go to dave & buster's. not too shabby but very crowded. don't forget, i'm in the unemployed column right now and have just spent about 40 moneys. so after we leave dave & buster's, we leave atlanta at 5 minutes after one a.m. headed back to the golf capitol of the world. bed time: 4:35.

--saturday: i wake up at 11:45. i don't really do anything all day, although a few of us went to happy china to eat lunch. OH! we did watch Shaun of the Dead, which i will be adding to my list soon because that movie is oh so hilarious and not scary (i don't like scary movies...remind me to tell you my horrible story about my horrible friends and the blair witch project). then i go over to my friends rodger and angela's house. we watch "reality bites (number 2 on my all time top 5 movies)" and drink beer and eat cookies. and here's the best part. after that, we get cigars and more beer, and sit outside smoking and drinking and asking each other top 5 questions until 3 am. i LOVE rodger and angela, and we haven't gotten to really hang out in a while. this is one of the best nights i've had in a few years.

--today: mostly regular. i played guitar at church this evening (drums this morning), but tonight, seven of us, including one of my favorite bloggers, will, went to wild wing cafe and drank and ate wings and did more top 5-ing of each other.

i love weekends like this.

ps...number 2 dream job: photographer for national geographic. sigh.