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A little less than a happy high
(Notsofar) Wayback machine
When I got up this morning I made a point of remedying our lack of Tivo season passes for Iron Chef and Good Eats. Somehow, I had managed to request the entirety of the Mad Max trilogy1, Tokyo Godfathers, and an Avengers marathon without having these cross my mind.

Before I went to bed this morning, I sat up and watched The Warriors. It was a hoot, but I'm a little disappointed that I didn't get to see the mimes fighting. I mean the Baseball Furies were billywitchdoctordotcom funny, but a street gang composed entirely of mimes? Pure comic genius. Incidentally, this was my first instance of cable abuse2 since it arrived. Yes, it took less than a week, and I am very tired for it.

As I was driving home last night, I was wondering why I seem to have such difficulty connecting with people. Or maybe I was wondering when I could stop feeling so awkward. Really, I was just in a funk for being lonely3 and finding reasons to beat on myself. Go me.

Visiting Second Circle yesterday evening was entertaining as always, and it gave the opportunity to share some of the remaining apple-wit and kölsch with the good people there. I also brought some of the last of the contraband livarot4 that iterum smuggled into Medford all the way from Normandy. (For the record, he is a prince amongst men, and it is regrettable that I've not said so before.) Incidentally, "wronger"? It's a word in this crazy, mixed-up world we live in.

1A couple of years ago, delirious with pneumonia, I came up with a strange philosophical structure based around the films. It made a great deal of sense to my fevered brain, but I promptly forgot all of it. I've been curious as to what I was thinking, even though I probably should be thankful that it's gone.
2This assumes, of course, that you don't think that programming the entirety of the Mad Max trilogy, Tokyo Godfathers, and an Avengers marathon to record doesn't constitute cable abuse in and of itself.
4Based on the others I've had, I think it's a bit past its prime, but still incredibly tasty.
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transcribe From: transcribe Date: October 14th, 2005 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
i'm glad you posted as i was just thinking of sending you a message re: peach wine!

'The Warriors' is pure genius. i don't think it was meant to be funny, despite many these-a-days finding it so. it's actually considered an 'early, quintessential gang film' to many scholars. if i were in a gang i'd *definitely* pick the Baseball Furies as they meld two aesthetics close to my heart: baseball & goth! if you ever heard the band Pop Will Eat Itself, they sample that movie throughout. good stuff.

cheese i love lately: Fresiago Grana, Sally Jackson, & Snowdrop. Also Ossau Iraty. what else should i check out???

Tristan is really good so far. i think young Tristan definitely inspired 'The Little Prince' in many ways. also, isn't it amazing that such themes or love/relationship/lovers should be so timelessly and universally captured by the book?? it's humbling to me to re-realize that everything i selfishly think is unique to me and my heart has been being experienced for hundreds and thousands of years, exactly the same.
komos From: komos Date: October 14th, 2005 06:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm a little worried that the peach was oxidized in secondary, but I'm still happy to send a bottle out. More efforts are coming, and I think I can build on what I've learned with this batch.

I think I found the humor in the film because it's kind of what I needed last night. Pablo has been after me for a while to see it, and he's rarely steered me wrong. Given that he spoke highly of the furies, I'm guessing he'd be right there in their ranks as well. Definitely good stuff.

I've been kind of lazy with my cheese selections of late, and I've missed far too many FK tastings. I've been eating a lot of Comte, which has managed to work its way into my head as a versatile table cheese. I still love the sheeps, though, and both U Pecarinu (Corsica) and Vieille Brebis (Pays Basque) get high marks. Oh! Robert shared a Ossau Iraty preparation that was magnificent... he took a small wheel, heated it in a microwave and then scooped the innards out onto fresh baguette through a hole cut in the top. He apologized for what appeared to be an abuse of the cheese, but the heating brought out the bouquet that usually provides no more than a subtle backdrop to the more pronounced flavors.

It is, and it's humbling and affirming. The expression speaks of common bonds that are extraordinary in being ordinary. Here, humanity shares connections across time and between persons. There have been many times when this understanding (and I'm in no way doing it justice) has brought me some degree of peace.
clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: October 14th, 2005 05:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good god, you have a cellphone *AND* cable *AND* TiVo now?

Sorry, we're going to have to take away your Luddite CardTM now.
komos From: komos Date: October 14th, 2005 06:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's not my fault! Pete did it, I swear!

I still can't figure out how to get the Tivo software onto my desktop (too many secretspasswords), or why all of my cd-roms are unable to read music disks without popping and skipping... One's annoying, the other is making my ipod effectively useless.
clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: October 14th, 2005 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
iPod?!?! iPod?!?


komos From: komos Date: October 14th, 2005 06:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
CRAP! I knew I shouldna' have brought that up.

Still, I could use some help with this stuff...
clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: October 14th, 2005 06:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's just skipping on Music?

Have you cleaned the CD lens recently?

You can pick up a Lens cleaner at like Best Buy or places like that. It's basically a CD with a little brush on it that wipes the lens inside the player.
komos From: komos Date: October 14th, 2005 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've two that skip and pop, and the one you left behind will not read at all. I'm actually kind of wondering whether it might have something to do with the ancient wiring in the house. Doubly so now that I've had a power source fail on me.

I tried the cleaner, with no effect. Woe.
dirtymikesell From: dirtymikesell Date: October 17th, 2005 09:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

21 century boy!

welcome to the E-world!
komos From: komos Date: October 18th, 2005 04:38 am (UTC) (Link)

Blade Runner redux

Life got you down? Build a new one! In E-world!

Virtual is the only reality that matters.
iterum From: iterum Date: October 14th, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice cheese pic.

We hoarded some pont-l'évêque so long that now we're just going to have to cook with it. This makes me sad.
komos From: komos Date: October 14th, 2005 06:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sadly, I can't take credit for it. (It was done by professionals...)

I'm intrigued by the possibilities of fromage fort, but I rarely have enough leftover cheese kicking around to make it a realistic possibility. What are your plans for the pont?
iterum From: iterum Date: October 17th, 2005 02:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
"What are your plans for the pont?"

We'll cross that when we come to it.

Ha! I make joke.

Probably it will involve potatoes, lardons (or nearest equiv.), and some baking time. Or else fancy-schmancy mac'n'cheese.
apeyanne From: apeyanne Date: October 14th, 2005 06:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, if you are feeling teh Lonely, I'm perpetually without the Stuff To Do and Peeps To Hang With. I could provide entertainment, no need to worry about connecting...I come complete with serial, parallel, firewire AND USB ports, no work required!
komos From: komos Date: October 14th, 2005 06:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
So long as I'm not in one of my collapse inward states (which happen with frightening regularity), I'm always happy to see you. Let's do something soon?
apeyanne From: apeyanne Date: October 14th, 2005 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, yes. Hmmm, what to do...

Movie marathon? I have Netflix and four hours of Fellowship of the Ring, plus many of my own DVDS. You have Tivo, which also captures good things. That would reduce the # of mean people outside to deal with, and increase the chances of my having some of your tasty wine.

Or, there is the going into public thing. I have a camera now...there is always scouting for photos. I haven't done that in literally 2 years.

Or the usual outgoings such as trivia, bowling, fox hunting...
komos From: komos Date: October 14th, 2005 09:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
As much as the fox hunting idea appeals, I'm pretty sure my equestrian skills are not up to the task. Besides, I think I really pissed off the horsey set last time I was in their woods. (There's probably a story here...)

Time out is good so photos is a prime option, but I'd happily do movies. Either way really. Just know that the wine is still very young and may have gotten oxidized for improper handling on my part. Yes, I'm being paranoid. ^_^
apeyanne From: apeyanne Date: October 14th, 2005 10:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmmm...I need to see if new camera is in working order, and has batteries, and such...

When is the next day we have sunlight? Or weekend, for that matter? I will have to look.

You can write me at my username at hotmail dot com, then we can make plans not thru LJ commentaries!

Yay! So happy to go take pics!
tenillypo From: tenillypo Date: October 14th, 2005 06:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww, I know how you feel, what with the funk and loneliness.
*gives komos monster bear hug*
komos From: komos Date: October 14th, 2005 06:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dastardly funk! Dire loneliness! Banes, I say!

In case it helps, there is Oz for you at the Circle.
tenillypo From: tenillypo Date: October 14th, 2005 07:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awesome! Nothing cures the blues better than hot man on man action!
I banish thee, funkiness! Forthwith!
komos From: komos Date: October 14th, 2005 09:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hot man-on-man action has nothing on the Baseball Furies, I tell you what.
From: skygoodwill Date: October 15th, 2005 01:56 am (UTC) (Link)
It is good to have friends.
komos From: komos Date: October 15th, 2005 02:35 am (UTC) (Link)
It took me long enough to piece that together. ^_^
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