|And what, I ask you, is funnier than late
80's Duran Duran videos? Not much. Amanda brought her VCR and the Decade video over last
night and we sat around laughing until our eyeliner was smeared down to our cheekbones.
"Wild Boys" and "A View To A Kill" are two exemplary pieces of film
that everyone should watch repeatedly. I remember watching early Duran Duran videos when I
was a kid and thinking that leather and lizards were a part of sex. Seriously. And my
fascination with guns? Probably springs from the fact that John Taylor (the man I want to
father my future children) was force commando in a couple of videos. And I hate Simon
LeBon more than ever, Amanda was right in predicting I would feel such.
Then we watched a video I got in the mail a while ago of the Dandy Warhols
playing live at La Luna in June of 1995. The first part of the tape was really messed up,
but the last three songs were in place: "Dick", "Grunge Betty", and an
early version of "Boys Better". So funny! Peter had the old haircut,
dancing around like Jay Ferguson in the "Underwhelmed" video, and Courtney was
wearing suspenders and pin-striped pants. So bad.
So when we get together and have the Dallas girls slumber
party (which is going to be SOON) I think a good idea would be to play the Duran Duran
Drinking Game and then the Dandys video for dessert. What do you girls think?
I'm irritated with my parents right now because they bought
a 100 year old house up near Sherman. Over an hour away. Are they stupid? The commute to
west Plano is going to kill them. So they're not going to be around very much, they're
going to be blowing their money on renovating some old house. Hi, have you ever seen The
Money Pit? Yeah, remember that one? The one you guys laughed and groaned at and said
"That's us." Well, the irony should have been noticed sooner because you are now
paying the mortgage on two houses. And two of your kids are in high school. Moving to a
hick town in the midst of those formative years are going to screw them up. So what are
you going to do to avoid that? Get them their own apartment?! Yes, give a 15 and 16 year
old their own place. Smart.
I'm not happy with this decision. It doesn't directly
affect me, but mom, dad, use some common sense. You complain that you never get to travel
and that you want to see Europe and do something other than Colorado road trips, but
you go and blow your money on something that is going to eat you alive. I know you've
always wanted an old house in the country, but wait a few years. Oh wait, too late for
that. Never mind.
I told Mom I was probably going to go to London over Spring
Break and she was very excited. I guess she can live vicariously through my travels,
although it makes me sad that she puts herself in a position that will never allow her to
see it. When I get married one day down the road, I'm going to get married far away and
spend more money on plane tickets for my family than my actual wedding just so that
they'll get out of the house. I'll probably take Angie to England after she graduates next
year, if she wants, we'd have fun together. But my poor mom. I just get frustrated with
her martyr within.
School starts tomorrow night. Afterwards Amanda and I are
trucking down to Deep Ellum to see the one, the only, Henry Rollins. Oh yes. Maybe if
there's time afterwards we'll stop in at the Ruby Room and see DJ Josh (Yeah! Fuzzy from
the Adventure Club!) spinning and catch the lesbians in full action to Primal Scream. Too
bad we missed Clint Boon of the Inspiral Carpets getting down to "Dancing Queen"
last week, but noone thought we would want to know this sort of thing existed. All of you
Great fact of the week: Frito-Lays put out a new type of
Lay's - Cheese & Onion. You can get a big bag of them for $1.99! They are dee-licious.
Groove is in my stomach.