Friday, December 20, 2002

Gus Van Sant is a very calm, relaxed guy. As Robin Williams (who was in the audience) stated, “Gus makes Buddhists seem hyperactive.
It was interesting to hear him talk about his movies, and find out little tid-bits of information I did not previously know. Such as, his first choice to play Bob in Drugstore Cowboy was not Matt Dillion, Matt was not even second choice. The first person Gus wanted to play Bob was Tom Waits, then Jack Nicholson, Jeff Bridges and then Matt.
We were shown a couple new clips from upcoming Van Sant movies, one was “Gerry” which has beautiful cinematography, and the other is “Elephant” which is about high school violence and abuse. I am looking forward to both films.

Wednesday, December 18, 2002

One of my favorite photographers has become this person.

After of course Christina and Jared.

The CD I am loving right now.

Tuesday, December 17, 2002

I saw my “other” Dr. Jennifer yesterday. She walked in the room and said “hi Jennifer, I’m Jennifer also” I liked her right away.

A few notable’s from my experience:

While we were discussing my weight gain, she mentioned that perhaps I should not eat so much steak (Mark, if you read this, ignore it and keep on cooking!).

She told me that when I make an appointment to come back for my pap-smear, to be sure I am completely done with my period “I don’t want to be going in there with all that going on” she said.

She suggested I have a TB shot, and I got one (so far so good, my arm has not yet fallen off).

She said “rim job” to me.

Monday, December 16, 2002

I purchased this DVD over the weekend.
I thought it was done well, what I like most about it was that it was not reenacted but was based on interviews with towns-folk.
It is so disturbing to hear people’s feelings regarding hate crimes, at least in this film. Too many people said that the people of Laramie don’t’ care if people are “like THAT”… as long as they don’t make passes at them and they don’t discuss it.
More than one person thought that this hate crime was receiving too much media attention. One person stated that “one of ours” (a police officer) was killed, and no media was covering that tragedy.
These people give themselves away; they show their prejudice in the same sentence they are attempting to show their acceptance.

I will soon be in Strasburg Virginia and I fear I will be in the midst of many who feel the same way as those folk of Laramie.

Christina's happy holiday party!