Jun. 8th, 2011

miko2: Ranma disguised as a schoolgirl to fool Ryoga (Default)
Saturday night while returning from Seattle I almost ran out of gas. Also, my engine light came on again... I had hoped it was done doing that. It's been coming on ever since I had the water pump and timing belt changed two weeks ago, but I don't think there's anything majorly wrong now, I think it just could use a tuneup. Anyway, the gas light came on indicating I had 1/8th of a tank left, and I was only halfway home, and it was 11 PM and I only had $1.00 in my pocket. Not very good planning on my part. But I made it home okay.

Sunday I raided my little savings jar for $10.00 for gas, in crumpled $1.00 bills. ^_^ After I drove to the nearest gas station and put a paltry 2 1/2 gallons in the tank, I went to the store. As usual I only had 1 or 2 things in mind ot get, but somehow spent $50.00 anyway. (Well -- that included $20.00 cash for more gas). Among other things I bought some stew meat and a bag of onions and some baby portabello mushrooms, and I made a kind of onion-mushroom soup in the crockpot over the rest of the evening. For dinner though I did hot pot with chicken, mushrooms, potato and carrot and a few other things (ginger, Chinese cabbage). I watched Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan while cooking and eating dinner.

Monday night I watched Star Trek: The Search for Spock. I watched a lot of the extras for both movies, which were quite funny because Bill Shatner was at his most bitter and angry, although it might have been partly an act. But he complained a lot about Nimoy's getting extra money and a big death scene in the first film, and accused Nimoy and Bennett of orchestrating everything that lead into the sequel and Nimoy demanding to direct the film. Nimoy and Bennett's explanation of events was much more believable -- Nimoy didn't want to do Star Trek II, Bennett convinced him by saying, "We can give you a great death scene", and Nimoy, figuring that there would never be another Trek film after this one, agreed. Later when they were filming, both of them realized that the film was going to be pretty good, and there might actually be another film, and they had second thoughts. Bennett also talks about an early screening where the film ends with the funeral and Shatner's eulogy, and how much of a downer it was and how the audience reacted with shock and sadness. Not the best way to end a movie. And he wanted to leave open a "possibility" -- not that they had a sequel in mind, but you needed to leave the option open for any future writer, and also for the audience so that they weren't certain that Spock was actually dead. Thus, the quick mind meld with Bones (suggested by Nimoy) and the final scene of the coffin on the Genesis planet. But by Shatner's account, the setting for the death scene with he and Spock on different sides of a barrier was something he came up with as soon as the idea of Spock's death was mentioned to him.

Tuesday was payday, and I drove up to my credit union in Kent and then over to Costco. It was misting up when I left. It was raining lightly when I got to the credit union. By the time I got out it was raining harder. At Costco it was nearly a downpour -- it just kept getting worse and worse. Anyway, I tried to get from Costco to Fry's using side streets since it was 5 PM and traffic was heavy on 405, but traffic was heavy everywhere so that really didn't work too well.

I was able to exchange my non-working hotplate pretty easily. I could have just gotten cash for it, but I kind of wanted to buy a movie or something. I had in mind maybe picking up Avatar, or Megamind, or How to Train Your Dragon, or Tangled (the last two I've seen and liked quite a bit). Anyway when it came down to it, none of those movies seemed worth spending $20.00 on, so I wandered arouond and discovered that Futurama season 5 (the 13 episodes aired last year on Comdedy Central) was out and available for $22.95. So that's what I picked up.

I ate dinner a Panera -- a Mediterranean veggie sandwich, very good.

I replaced the money in my savings jar -- I actually put $20.00 back. This is not my large change jar, but a small plastic jar that Valentine made for me a couple of years ago at least, that was supposed to be a fund for buying more anime. I've been stuffing a couple of dollars into it every few weeks or every month, and there's more than $40.00 there now. I could probably just buy two of those $20.00 films I mentioned, but I think Valentine needs to be the one to help me decide what to spend the money on. ^_^
miko2: Ranma disguised as a schoolgirl to fool Ryoga (Default)
Thermian Myrkel would be an interesting name for a character.


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