4-Day Weekend Review on Sezio

Photo by Chadwick Gantes

Photo by Chadwick Gantes

Hello, hi. Sorry I’ve been so underwater lately. (I wish I was underwater, like really underwater, e.g. the Pacific, a blue swimming pool, hell I’d even take a cold lake. But I’m not complaining, honest. I guess there’s a lot of worse connotations for being underwater, e.g. drowned in a shipwreck, fallen in a huge puddle, soaked by intrepid rainfall. I’ve got little to complain about: January in the Bay has been more than perfect. Full sun and the whole works. Corduroy blazer, don’t even bother with a second layer. Taylor told me that we’re having record-breaking highs here in California, while New York is having record lows. To which I responded, “Look who’s winning.” To which she responded, “The future is winning,” at which I laughed, until she told me that that was the title of Tuesday’s State of the Union address as well as her current Facebook status update, which apparently a lot of people are liking. I don’t think I am one of those people, but only because her updates rarely appear on my feed anymore. Maybe Facebook knows we’re roommates and is trying to give us some space. You know, so we have something to talk about at the dinner table. I would thank Mark Zuckerburg for that, but since I saw the Social Network movie, I am a little uncertain of what he’s all about. Sure, I know the movie is party fictional and that his character was totally re-written for the film. Oh, you didn’t know this? Weird. Well, let’s just say that I know somebody who knows Mark Zuckerburg. Zuckerberg? Which is it? Anyhow, it’s probably all in the TIME article that you’re seeing all over news stands, the one with his huge homely face, plain as could be. His face really isn’t huge, I know, but there’s just no breathing room on that page. The angle is all wrong and the red text of TIME really doesn’t help with complexion, etc. But really, I’ve got nothing against M.Z. So, thanks Mark, for keeping Taylor’s news out of my feed, so that we can maintain a healthy balance in our shared apartment. But getting back to the State of the Union: the future is winning? Really? No offense to anyone out there, I mean this as non-partisan as possible, but Obama is starting to sound like a real Republican. I’m pretty sure he pulled that straight out of the GOP playbook for the ambiguously hopeful. Which is fine, and important in its own right. I guess this is coming from the guy that gave us HOPE. Maybe I can’t understand it because Shepard Fairey hasn’t made the poster yet. I imagine the Millennium Falcon flying above Obama’s profile, a bunch of teachers and cole miners at the cockpit. But honestly, I don’t mean anything by any of this. Don’t listen to me. One man’s speech title is another woman’s propaganda science fiction film. Anyhow, all I was trying to say is that the weather has been really nice over here, and that I’m sorry for my friends Erin & Jake who were visiting from New York a few weeks ago when it was shit cold–for us, anyway–and of course now when they’re back in NY it’s so dreamy here and rotten there, etc.)

But of course, I’ve not actually been underwater. School has started up and I am       g e t t i n g  t h i n g s  d o n e . Like, making so many TO-DO lists and crossing things off daily. I won’t bore you with anymore details. I’m sorry. The whole reason I got on here was to self-promote for a little review I did of Writer and Dominant Legs for Sezio’s 4-Day Weekend back in November. Click on that link and you will go to there.

In other news, I just read Persepolis and really loved it. (WordPress spell-check wants to correct Persepolis to Presupposes. Stoops.) Speaking of things I just found out via Taylor (all en route from Trader Joe’s tonight), apparently it has also been made into a movie. I would like to see this movie, but Netflix does not have it on instantqueue, which is a real bummer since I am “borrowing” my mom’s password. But who knows what the future will hold, since apparently it is winning.