Remember how I said that T. and I had vague plans to do all sorts of stuff this weekend? Well, commence vague now.
We slept in to about 11 o'clock and then got up and did those dishes and put away most of the kitchen gadgets. Had lunch and then I plopped down in front of my computer to type in some more entries for the Wedding Diary.
T. had football on and I listened in. The Oregon Ducks wiped Autzen Field with Michigan State's sad little players. It was a pretty fun game to watch. I mean, we really creamed 'em! It looked so beautiful in Eugene and the commentator's couldn't stop from mentioning the blue skies and how nice it was.
KROQ is doing this "flashback" weekend thing with celebrity guest DJs. Apparently, Billy Idol was going to do a set but I must have missed it. I also missed Danny Elfman. Anyway, a few of the bands I heard that I felt I shouldn't have heard were: Faith No More, Nine Inch Nails, Social Distortion, Jane's Addiction and The Cure. That's a flashback? I don't think so. That's like... yesterday.
I must be getting older because almost every song sounded better than what they're playing right now. I plan on listening to as much as I can this weekend. I should record it because they really are playing the best of the best of 80s rock. And, you know, a lot of it was pretty damn good.
There are some new bands that are on the radio that I can dig these days but I simply can't stand KROQ during the day. Listening them play through the same 10 CD set all day long is incredibly grating. I like Kevin & Bean in the morning even though they can be tasteless and boorish. And, I like to listen to Loveline for a half hour or so before I go to bed. T. hates Loveline. He used to like it but I think he doesn't like to hear about everybody's weird problems. I kind of dig it -- I guess that's what happens when you're raised by a shrink.
In the evening we went over to a friend's house for BBQ. I was really dreading it. The girl is a friend of mine from college who was in my house. I won't say that we were really close in college but we were friends of a sort. Anyway, she and two other girls from my house moved to L.A. after college. One of them recently moved back to Portland. But anyway, the reason why I was dreading it is because I don't especially like her boyfriend. He really made a big ass out of himself the last time I saw them and that was after not making any especially significant impact on me in the first place.
The thing is, though, that there's really nothing I care to do about that. I don't feel it is my place or in my best interest to tell her what I think about him. After all, if she's dating him and he is the kind of oaf he appears to be then she has issues of her own and I highly doubt she would be receptive to what I have to say. But... even though I would rather go through life than spend another second in his presence it is not really fair to just avoid her without telling her why.
So, we went over there and had a fairly decent time. Three of the boyfriend's acquaintances from Loyola (he's in law school -- God help us) were there and were quite enjoyable. It was nice meeting them even though I'll probably never see them again. The food was good and the boyfriend behaved for the most part. His largest problem is that his mouth runs a little faster than his brain at times and I am probably too quick to check him. Not that he doesn't deserve it. The thing that he originally said that really got me in a snit is not even publishable in this forum. I simply wouldn't subject you to it. Bah. What are ya gonna do?
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