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You Never Know How the Past Will Turn Out

First off, happy birthday to docbrite. Maybe we hardly see each other anymore (last time was 2004, I think), but I can still have the courtesy to wish you something less than an utterly dreadful birthday, you old bastard.

Er...yesterday, we (wait for it)...packed. Surprise. But time is running out. Fortunately, so are the things we have to pack. I'm ready to be done with this. I want to be there, in Providence, and have the South forever behind me, and no more cardboard boxes or newspaper or bubblewarp or biodegradable packing "peanuts" or masking tape or worries about things breaking. I am too damn old for this shit. I have never gone into a move with so little enthusiasm (and this is something like move #50 in my lifetime; no, really), which is odd, as I don't want to be in Atlanta and I genuinely do want to be in New England. Just exhaustion, and panic, because I should be working on The Red Tree. I just want this over and done with. Anyway, the paleontological knick-knacks are launching a revolt against all future moves, as you can plainly see by the photo of me struggling with a Smilodon skull (behind the cut). Also, let this serve as an antidote to anyone who still thinks I'm a glamour puss. Hell, my jeans aren't even fastened. Of course, if you wish to cling to your delusions, just don't look:







Expect Sirenia Digest #30 tonight. Well, if you're a subscriber.

Last night, after Thai food, we watched Todd Haynes's I'm Not There (2007), and I, for one, liked it enormously. Cate Blanchett's "Jude Quinn" and Richard Gere's "Billy the Kid" were the best of the lot. Dylan was one of my first musical loves, and, in fact, the first concert I ever attended was a Bob Dylan show, sometime in 1978, after the release of Street Legal (so, after June 15th), at the Birmingham Civic Center. Anyway, yes, wonderful, brilliant film. I love that Blanchett looked and moved more like Dylan than any of the male actors (even though she actually looks nothing like Dylan).

And here's one more reminder that in only a few short hours the Phoenix will touchdown near the Martian north polar ice caps. You can watch the whole thing on the Science Channel this evening, from seven until nine pm (EST).

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greygirlbeast
May. 25th, 2008 04:07 pm (UTC)

I only hope that they re-play it, or release the footage online. I would love to watch it, even if I don't get to see it, as it happens.

I think it will be aired again later in the week.
mellawyrden
May. 25th, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
in I'M NOT THERE.. the Billy the Kid parts were the most beautiful. I loved him, and Cate Blanchett's Dylan. and I'm always in love with Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Your Smilodon photo is the most frightening/beautiful of all! And you will win. Soon you'll be in Providence!
greygirlbeast
May. 25th, 2008 04:07 pm (UTC)

in I'M NOT THERE.. the Billy the Kid parts were the most beautiful. I loved him, and Cate Blanchett's Dylan. and I'm always in love with Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Yep. She was very excellent, too.

Soon you'll be in Providence!

Not so loud!
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greygirlbeast
May. 25th, 2008 04:05 pm (UTC)

Blanchett's turns in the previews are eerily

It's just an eerie performance, period. Wonderfully eerie.

(And the Smilodon photo gets my vote for inclusion in the next "Girls of Paleontology" calendar.)

I can has veto powers.
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greygirlbeast
May. 25th, 2008 08:15 pm (UTC)

Love the photo! Best of luck for the move, your health, everything.

Danke.
robyn_ma
May. 25th, 2008 04:47 pm (UTC)
Um...are you screaming in terror in that photo...or with pleasure?

Perhaps both.

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greygirlbeast
May. 25th, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)

Um...are you screaming in terror in that photo...or with pleasure?

Perhaps both.


Now that you mention, my orgasm face and my being-devoured faces are the same...
readingthedark
May. 25th, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
ha ha ha (but you are glamorous, as in "able to throw glamors" and other meanings, and no rationalities or bourgeois definitions will ever convince me otherwise)
greygirlbeast
May. 25th, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)

ha ha ha (but you are glamorous, as in "able to throw glamors" and other meanings, and no rationalities or bourgeois definitions will ever convince me otherwise)

*mutter* *mutter* *mutter* "gorram glamour" *mutter* *mutter* *mutter*
readingthedark
May. 25th, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
You and your spellcasting. I just turned into vapour.
robyn_ma
May. 25th, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC)
— Which makes this noted author the perfect twisted skull to compose the vicidly aphrodisiacal monthly tome that is Sirenia Digest! Subscribe now, striplings, or forever be uncool and laughed at.
greygirlbeast
May. 25th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)

— Which makes this noted author the perfect twisted skull to compose the vicidly aphrodisiacal monthly tome that is Sirenia Digest! Subscribe now, striplings, or forever be uncool and laughed at.

Ahhhhh. I do so love it when others pimp the platypus for me.
sfmarty
May. 25th, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC)
May 25th. Isn't that Apollo and Diana's birthday?

As for the kitty, awww. such pretty fangs.

greygirlbeast
May. 25th, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)

May 25th. Isn't that Apollo and Diana's birthday?

Lately, I do good to remember my own birthday...
martianmooncrab
May. 25th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC)
soon you will be unpacking, and recycling your cardboard, fitting the bookcases into their places and then fussing with the books, trinkets, and dino bits. Its all good then.
greygirlbeast
May. 25th, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC)

Its all good then.

Until the zombies come (from Cranston, of course).
humglum
May. 25th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)

heh.
Yes... Cranston... that's where the Zombies live. Or Warwick...
martianmooncrab
May. 26th, 2008 06:51 am (UTC)
but they will be proper Zombies.. none of that southern sort...
from_ashes
May. 26th, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)
Thanks for the heads up about the Phoenix Landing on the Science Channel. I've been watching it and it's so exciting to see the landing go off without a hitch. I still get goosebumps watching historical moments like this take place.
loki1978de
May. 26th, 2008 07:00 am (UTC)
What an exciting skull (choose wich one i meant)
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