Last week I told my boss my plans of Portland. She was extremely supportive, offering tips on owning your own business (apparently she and her husband have a few), and offering sage life advice which was reassuring to hear. My last day of work is May 11th. It can't come soon enough.
Also last week my husband and I checked out a few bands down at the Bowery Ballroom. The opening act I'd seen before, years before, and although I've been a mediocre fan of theirs for a long time seeing them live last week ... well they blew me away. Check out Secret Chiefs 3 for an interesting musical experience. The headliner band was a band that I'd never seen live but have listened to all of their albums which have never disappointed. Seeing them live was a whole new ball game though, they were amazing and insane and if I hadn't had been so dead on my feet tired and completely drunk, I would have enjoyed them a whole lot more. Check out Sleepytime Gorilla Museum for some crazy ass shit. Note to Bastid: The lead singer for SGM really made me think of you, check out their MP3's, I think they'd be a band you might dig.
I finished The Haunting of Hill House on Friday. Great book. It's not as scary as it is wrought with tension, and the way Hill House becomes one of the major characters in the book is just brilliant. Currently I'm gorging myself on comic books. Reviews to come.
I watched The Holiday over the weekend. Complete chick flick with absolutely no redeeming qualities and entirely too long. Strangely I found Cameron Diaz to look unfortunately haggard. It could be because she was standing next to Jude Law for the entire movie and for a woman to stand out next to such a perfect specimen she has to really be something special. Diaz just looked aged and tired and her smile that once seemed so charming seemed garish instead. It was terribly distracting. I also watched Dracula, starring Frank Langella. The movie itself was not great but the cinematography was stunning. Frank Langella makes for a good Dracula but he's sporting some pretty big hair for the entire movie which lowers his Evil credibility.
Don't let the clowns eat your while you sleep.