Monday, May 08, 2006

Earth rotation
Anime is fast-becoming my favorite medium for visual stimulation. While live-action acting still rules the roost, I find more and more my taste running toward full-length Japanese anime. "Cowboy Beebop," "Full Metal Alchemist," "Ghost in the Shell" are favorites of mine. I even went so far as to purchase Vol. 7 of "Ghost" from Amazon. I didn't realize it but the package included a T-shirt with the anime's logo on the front. No biggie but it is a nice T-shirt!
I'm on the tailend of a 10-day break from work and I don't feel like I've recharged my batteries at all, even though I've been getting a bit more sleep than usual. I'm getting old, I think, and that accounts for this lethargy that seems to blanket my senses most days. Bummer!
So how do you like the way things are going in the world today? Have you thought about your place in this ship of fools? Have you thought at all?
I'm catching up on "The Sopranos" since my buddy, Danny, bought all five seasons a few days ago. I've watched all of seasons one and two and began season three tonight. It's mesmerizing stuff! I even lived in New Jersey for a short period of time. I lived in Blackwood, which has since changed its name to something else, but it's over the G.W. bridge and about 50 miles west of Philadelphia en route to Atlantic City. Very beautiful countryside, believe it or not. Lots of oak, elm, spruce and various evergreen trees as well as lakes and streams. In fact, New Jersey is one of the prettiest states in the union once you get into the rural zones.

Yea, pleasant memories (mostly) of New Jersey. The boardwalk in Atlantic City was old and mouldy when I visited as a kid, but understand it's been updated and revamped completely. I'll have to get back there someday (I hope).
At any rate, time to go. My dear friend had a rough day and I want to be with her in case she needs a bon-bon or a glass of O.J. or even a neck massage.
Ain't love grand?