Thursday, November 15, 2007

Return to Innocence

Hello. How are you?

It's been a while, I know, and for that I'm sorry. Torres recently posted for the first time in eons/aeons/ions and threw her voice out into the echoing abyss: "Anyone still out there?" I won't ask the same because I won't like the response. I've always hated the sound of my own voice. But when/if I work for NPR or Marketplace or This American Life, I'll have to cope.

Last night, saw Southland Tales, which towards the end had this stunning fever dream of a scene where Sarah Michelle Gellar and her porn star friends dance in slo-mo on a stage in a zeppelin while Moby's "Memory Gospel" massages ear canals and an ice cream truck floats into the sky. It was a beautiful scene, but if you're getting excited for the movie don't, cause it sucked.

Elsewhere in life. I visited my brother in Middletown, CT but had no time for cemeteries, and the foliage was lackluster. He's threatening to drop out of school and my parents don't know what to say.

In Pennsylvania, Alisa and I met a superhero dog by the name of Brogan, an Aussie shepherd/lab mix. Tell him to "walk" and he'll take you on a 1.5-mile loop through the forest. Then I hit a few golf balls with a six-iron and Brodie took off like a flash of mottled black-and-brown.

Halloween was all about the dry ice.

I'm working through the first season of "The O.C." Don't judge me.

4 comments:

rt said...

What do you mean you won't like the response? Obviously, I'm rss-ing your feed in my g-reader (ehh, sounds dirty). The obvious response is me, Torres, not the echo of your voice bouncing off the high rocky canyon walls of the internets.

Are you applying to work for Ira Glass? If you interview, can you ask how they ALWAYS know how to ask INTERESTING questions in a chatty way? Sometimes, I feel I might explode from the INTERESTINGNESS of TAL.

Tam said...

I am silently judging you, BWS. Also, I only made it to NYC for four hours on Saturday so I will obviously have to come back to the right coast soon. Are you coming back to the left coast for Christmas?

Anjali said...

barrett, you can try to convince me that you don't write in this blog, but i will always check it (sometimes less frequently than others). don't you forget that i'm your #1 fan.

Anjali said...

that made no sense. i meant more often at some times, less often at others. implying that i check your blog less often than other blogs is misleading, because i don't actually read anyone else's blogs.

oh, and i would never judge you for watching the first season of the OC, because it kind of ruled. plus, i currently kind of love gossip girl, so it's your turn to judge me.