I forgot to mention that Mouchette, the older cat (5 years, nearly 6), is handling the move with very admirable pluck. The kitten Bourdain (though he may be far too girthful to continue to refer to him as such), on the other hand, has been utterly terrified. At least it means filling up the food bowl less often.
The first evening he curled up on the counter of one of the built-in china cabinets in the kitchen. Usually a yelling would be in order, but I'm not going to yell at the kitten when he's already freaking out. It was fairly open for him, I was impressed. I had the top cabinet above it open for putting glasses away, however, and while my back was turned he crawled into the little box of a cabinet and left his paws dangling over the edge. He even slept that way for a while. I had no camera and was terribly sad. It was wonderfully cute and pathetic.
Also forgot to mention that for the first time in my three years here at the photo lab, I was unable to print some pictures due to illegal content. Now if you've read anything about this place in my previous blogs, you know that's quite a feat. The owner dabbles in the porno business on the side and the mail-in porno pics are actually run through this side company of his. I have seen more things than I ever cared to have, so reflect a moment on the fact that I was unable to print these pictures. Basically, there are two things it could be. Kids or animals. It was the latter. A Doberman. And the dog wasn't really being...I can't say "abused," but you know what I mean. It was a woman and there were also several shots of the dog's penis. What the fuck is wrong with people.
On a far tamer note, my drivetime has changed so considerably that instead of taking 3-4 whacks at the Cinemaslave podcasts, I now get to listen to nearly the whole thing at once. This is kinda nice, but at the same time, that's a fuck of a lot of driving. And I really enjoyed this last podacst (#57) and I think I'm in the middle of #45. I had to add Death Race 2000 to the Netflix because his review really made me smile. It sounded like me trying to get people to watch Streets of Fire. Plus it sounds damn fun. Also added Cinderella Man, against my better judgment, but since my doubts were similarly expressed by those reviewing, I thought I'd give it a go. However much I dislike Russell Crowe as a person, he can be a fairly decent actor. Speaking of Aussies, I also added Chopper, which seems to be a big favorite among many for its black comedy, so we'll see. And I saw American Movie at SXSW way back in, oh what, 2001, I guess. Don't recall being all that impressed but then again, I also don't recall it too well at all. I put it on the 'flix for another chance.
And at first I found the James Bond freaks a little annoying, but now they're sort of endearing. I have just never really been into the older Bonds, though I try from time to time. Infact, when I was little and both my sisters used to watch them, I'd leave after the Pink Panther cartoon (which preceded each Bond flick) was over. Come to think of it, aside from both being UA, why the hell did each Bond movie have a Pink Panther cartoon in front of it?? D doesn't even really believe me on this. But anyway. Obviously On Her Majesty's Secret Service needs to go on the list, as it's one that seems to have a fairly rabid fanbase. I do enjoy the newer ones...well, Goldeneye and Tomorrow Never Dies, anyway. Curious to see how Daniel Craig does. Having a hard time picturing it, but I'm hoping for the best since he was so nice to me during the sound check on Layer Cake at one of our endless stupid festivals, can't fucking even remember which one. Just a really polite, meek guy. And my height, too! Bond is short! But one of the other Cinemaslaves, (Shayne, I believe), did have the suggestion that if it was a blonde Bond they were after, wouldn't Sean Bean be the best pick? I have admit I find that idea superb. But I guess since he was already a baddie in one of the Bond flicks that might be weird. Oh well.
Now if you'll excuse me, two young men have sent me twenty-one rolls of their bondage love. Please, if a Polaroid is asking too much, please learn to use digital. It would be so much cheaper, if nothing else. And I've finished up everything else in the lab, so I have no choice. And six more hours to go. Going to be one of those days....