Sunday, March 29, 2009

Coconut Bra Optional

Wow, I just realized that I haven't posted in over a week, and I almost didn't post tonight, either. I should be getting ready for bed, but I know how quickly the internets forget about us if we don't participate; so here I am, participating...;-)

It's been a crazy week...we're leaving town this weekend for our tenth anniversary (flying to Hawaii, and my mom is coming down to watch the kids...god, I love sky miles), and we've been scrambling to get caught up on work and prepare for the trip...which means that this week is going to be crazy too, and I may not post again until we return in a couple of weeks.
I got halfway through an antho from Subterranean Press that I can't remember the name of...I was really enjoying it, and then my Alaskan Malamute, Yuma the Destroyer, tore it to shreds while I was at work. Sigh. So, I'm taking Updike's Run, Rabbit to Hawaii with me instead.
I'm hoping to break 30k on Aquarium before we leave town. I have a ton of stuff to do before we go, but I'm at like 26,700, so another 3300 is totally doable by Thursday, I think. One of my main characters, whom I knew was going to be eccentric from the get-go, just turned into Hunter S Thompson, so that'll be fun to write. My character just happens to be a doctor, so I was thinking of making his last name Gonzales (aka, Dr. Gonzo).
Watched Pineapple Express last night...funny movie. I loved Cheech and Chong capers when I was a teenager. They were such alt-reality, grownup fairy tales that it was really fun to get sucked away into those worlds. Pineapple Express has that same vibe. Seth Rogan was good, but James Franco nailed his character. Best quote (from IMDB): Rogan was asked what he did to prepare, and he said he watched Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and studied Spicolli. Franco was asked the same question, and he said he prepared by making out with Spicolli (hint: Spicolli was played by Sean Penn, whose lover in Milk was played by James Franco).
Here is a place we plan on visiting next week: a 1500 year old holy ground in North Hawaii where many people were sacrificed to the war gods. I'll bring back pictures.


Cate Gardner said...

We wouldn't forget you no matter how long you went away. I have always wanted to go to Hawaii. It's so beautiful.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Have a blast. I can't let my wife read this post, she will be jealous.

Unknown said...

Have a great trip! In four or five days I leave to travel as well. We're camping the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Aaron Polson said...

Sweet Hawaii vacation. Hell yeah, you better bring some pics. Have fun.

K.C. Shaw said...

Ooh, Hawaii! My brother and SIL are taking their three kids this summer. I told them I'd come along too if they want a babysitter. :)

Fox Lee said...

Have fun in Hawaii : )

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Cate: very nice of you, thanks :-)

Jamie: miles rule (otherwise we wouldn't be going...Hawaiian Airlines Visa FTW!)

Jeremy: I've heard that's a great area...I went to an offsite meeting in South Carolina (Isle of Palms) a while back, which I think is close to the Outer Banks. Great area, but insane humidity. Really awesome, violent storms, which was a funny combination with a thousand drunk project managers.

Aaron: Thanks...I'll get some closeups of the "slab" from Mo'okini Heiau...should be adequately creepy, I think.

KC: that sounds like a fair trade...

Nat: thanks!

Robert said...

Have fun!