Monday, October 22, 2007

OK-OK-OK--updates on the moving-resizing project-----
We just must be in the flow--but also my lovely wife makes Eisenhower look like a no-count punk cause he just organized/planned D-day...anybody could do that---Our house is sold, contents selected out and sent to the auction service, the rest going to storage, the Mothership is being serviced, cleaned and updated and we've reserved our long term space at the rv park. I'm working and not much help--but what husband is in the greater scheme of things eh? I am preparing kits and boxes of material i feel that we'll need to continue life as we know it--in 434 square feet. I discovered several interesting new facts this week regarding our project---First--in being questioned by friends/co-workers about what we are doing--the first item is always---why?--followed by an inherent understanding that our "rightsizing"/"downsizing" is both a cool and right thing to do. This inherent understanding is most visible in people my own age (55) when speaking i often see a flash of "i want to do that" look across their faces....Second (and without question more important) is that the RV park serves an excellent breakfast every morning....need to take advantage of that on the weekends for sure----It appears as if the launch date for the new lifestyle will be around November 12th(?) depending on the x-factor--if there is a stoppage in the signal Mal--i am just attempting to set the world up trying to get back online.(obscure browncoat/firefly film reference there)and lastly i found a great book on doing what we are doing by someone called ciji ware, called rightsizing your life on amazon If you are our age and at all interested in trying this process--buy this book...Mothership living is to be viewed as a step toward a smaller house, a higher quality of life and not an end unto itself--this is all a part of the process for us--as we make more and more progress, faster and faster towards moving out surprisingly the personal fear surrounding the project becomes less and less.........

I finished the 'last exile' series Saturday night and began viewing 'the third' vol 1. The Third is excellent!--watched part of one episode at lunch the other day and immediately had to order volume 2--what's not to like, samurai swords--cybertanks--and the earth as a desert---i am a constant companion of amazon's anime selection now...anime has become one of my art form passions.Anime requires an open mind and the ability to simply sit and not really think---just lose yourself in the seeing------my tendency to follow through on series's is a plus for the anime marketers...also I thought I'd show a 'machinegun girl' military style hat with pocket that i want if i can ever find one actually in stock somewhere in the US. Alot of places this hat on their websites but are somehow always out of stock---the search is often the I also this week tried out amazon's movie download process--downloading an episode of ghost in the shell's stand alone complex' into my desktop with the hope of then downloading it to my sony clie for on-hand small video viewing--i'm having great difficulty transferring the download to the sony format however--this may be a pipe dream but...
I admire concepts like guerrilla gardening...pure inventive greatness...the principle...attack abandoned small city area's and plant gardens...even harvest later but simply for the plant's well being and to use the sale of the plant products to financially support additional gardening 'attacks'. How tremendously need to support these guys...genius.

I enjoy the Japanese popular culture and the culture's underlying thought process's very much. Here's a Japanese fashion designer who's clothing line provides a bizarre security option. If pursued by a pervert, simply stand at the end of a line of vending machines and by pull up a part of your outfit--become a vending machine--thus duping the perv who was chasing you...of course this presumes alot about the nature of crime and how it happens but---what a concept. Very Zen---Don't just use the vending machine--become the vending machine
A link to an interesting article on Japanese homeless and how they hootch up in all night cyber-cafe's in Tokyo...apparently for $5.00 you can stay seated at a machine and get free soft drinks all night....Apparently there is a tremendous increase in numbers in the 'lost generation' japan suffered with their past economic downturn..i've discussed the homeless living in Tokyo subway stations constructing cardboard hootches with tremendous art on the outside of them and this is simply a differing approach by those who suffer..interesting.

I'm really in a hold pattern on movies at the moment---the one's i am interested in are not out on dvd yet---the must see dvd list includes: 30 days of night, i am legend,and resident evil extinction...of the 3 the one i am chomping at the bit to get my eyes on is.. i am legend...a remake of Charleton Heston's The Omega Man..this time constructed under the original title from the short story by richard matheson---I am a tremendous fan of the original movie considering it to have been years ahead of it's time. I am legend will be out in theaters Dec. 2007 so I have a long way to go till it hits dvd---"come out neville!"
In closing it's been an interesting week in Republican government---the State Department announced that it has no idea what happened to the 1.2 billion dollars it was given to rebuild the Iraqi police force---just kinda disappeared? It's only 1.2 billion so nobody is paying any real attention---crazed---and my favorite incident--Fema--you know the guys that screwed New Orleans and were commanded by a ex-racehorse breeding republican---well they got caught televising a phony press conference where high level fema staffers pretended to be news reports during a press conference which was broadcast on fema support to the wildfire emergency in California---the phony reports would ask soft-ball leading questions so the new fema boss could rap about how big a help they are being to the fried out folks---what a bunch of cretins....I'll leave you to think about both those marvels of republican leadership....

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