I picked up Death and the Maiden at the local IP theft repository last week, I was figuring Polanski, Kingsley, Weaver, what could go wrong? Well, it's boring, not at all like Chinatown, or Aliens, or Sexy Beast. In some unnamed South American or Latin American (don't worry, it's in English, not Latin) country, a political prison and abuse survivor (Weaver) is hanging out in her seaside cabin when she loses power. Her husband shows up late, he had car trouble, and got a ride with a local doctor (Kingsley), who looks and talks just like the doctor that treated her and raped her in prison. So she clubs him and puts him on trial. Kind of intense, I guess, but maybe a fourth character would have made it more exciting, we didn't finish it.
In bike news, Saturday I got a lot done, including taking apart both carbs, cleaning the jets (four each) and discovering my right float was put in upside down. Maybe that will fix my idle.
Later in the week I put my bike back together, put my recharged battery and some fresh gas in it, and nothing, the battery discharged right away. Time to get a new one.
I did have a pleasant surprise opening May's mortgage statement, our escrow payment is down $50 a month, at least until we go below some sort of balance and we go back up.
It wasn't all wrenchin', I started a bunch of seeds, kind of late, but maybe I can transplant them in mid May. Basil, tomatoes, peppers, cilantro and parsley, I have high hopes for the garden this year. Our neighbor's cherry tree was taken down, so it will get more sunlight. There's also some sort of lettuce that survived all winter long, it's a weird looking thing, with stalks an inch thick.
Mrs. Ha has worked two days at her new job, manning the register. The second day was much better than the first, maybe this will work out for a while.
Last night our thirteen year old wanted cleats for Ultimate, but they had to be attractive girly cleats, not black (which may not happen, she has wide feet and the girls cleats run narrow). Anyhow, she and the wife went out to a used sporting goods store to see what they could find.
I took the time to prepare schwieneschnitzel, and then rack off my Octoberfest.
Wednesday I bought good beer, the Saranac Ale package. But, it was more truthfully an Irish/English Ale package, stout, brown ale, pale ale, nothing really suitable for schwieneschnitzel (yes, Germany has good ale). What are you going to do, I had no lager in the house, save for some fermenting Octoberfest and an eighth of Pilsner that was slowly leaking (I beat that bung like a red headed stepchild, again).
There's ultimate practice tomorrow afternoon, I'm going to head to Millenium early and see who's there.
There's a Grateful Dead concert movie on Monday at the local art theater, from 7/7/89 . IIRC, I saw the previous show, 7/4/89 at Rich Stadium, it was good.
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