Have you seen the trailer for Iron Man? It looks awesome! Plus, they get big points in my book for using Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" as the theme song. I can't tell you how disappointed I was when Godzilla came out in 1998 and didn't use Blue Oyster Cult's "Godzilla." (That should have been my first indication that it was going to suck.)
Speaking of miscellanea, do you read Miss Cellania? She must do more web surfing than anyone else on the planet. Every day she has at least one long post on a particular subject, with all kinds of jokes, cartoons, links and stories. She also contributes to a bunch of other sites. What a fun job that must be!
It turns out that my cat, Xena, likes to play fetch. She has a shiny, crinkly ball that she'll chase and bring back over and over if we throw it. If I'm distracted during the game, she'll jump onto the couch, roll onto her back and push the ball in my direction as a reminder. The game ends when she gets tired and stops bringing the ball back. I'm willing to play as long as she is because she could use the exercise.
This week I've been taking steps to get my budget under control. I've discontinued my vocal lessons for the time being, and talked Time Warner into dropping my phone/cable/Internet bill by $50 a month. I had to sacrifice HBO in the process, but we're not watching any HBO shows now anyway. Just those two cutbacks alone will save me almost $3,000 a year (although I'd really like to resume the vocal coaching if and when I can afford it - probably when I'm getting enough band gigs to cover the expense). Ooh, that reminds me that I need to discontinue my Gevalia coffee subscription. Particularly since I haven't had a cup of coffee in months.
That's enough rambling for today, don't you think? Have a great weekend.