James, David's bro, is in from Portland, and we've been tripping the light fantastic. Toured the town, then headed south on Friday to San Diego to endure Comic Con 2005 along with Chuck and Mikey Holmes. That's me in a hotel room with four boys. The three days went bye too quickly, and the stimulus was so over-the-top as to be almost mind-boggling. What we experienced:

*Corpse Bride preview: very very bootiful.
*Jim Henson company's preview of Mirrormask and announcements that they're going to do all sorts of new projects including a sequel to the Dark Crystal set many hundreds of years later and a live-action Neverwhere.
*King Kong preview which included a massively ridiculous Kong vs. Dinosaur fight that involved breaking of jaws and ripping of tongues.
*Darren Aranofsky nervously previewing his film The Fountain, which looks great.
*Adrien Brody, Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Natalie Portman, Karl Urban = lovely AND intelligent people.
*Tenacious D show that was unbelievably amazing. They are animals. I think it was a singularly perfect moment in time.
*Narnia preview and the great Richard Taylor plying his wares with flair.
*The DOOM movie (yes, that's right...a MOVIE...of DOOM the video game) is the worst piece of shit I've ever had the privilege of heckling.
*Q&As are the worst form of torture known to mankind, and the only people that ask questions are idiots sent to embarass and annoy everyone.
*OH MY GOD, the Masquerade. It's like watching six hours of Napoleon Dynamite dancing in his talent show. I can't believe we'd never seen this part of the madness before. Absolutely hilarious.

I'm poofed. Very little sleep was had. The decibel level was at eleven all weekend. Downtown San Diego is like a nonstop Mardi Gras. We're back and preparing for a night of recording with James, whose drum skills we are exploiting. Tomorrow is hubby's birthday. Must finish record. In about a month this will all be over. In about a month this will all be over. In about a month. In about a month.


I can never remember if Dave's b-day is th 18th or 19th. That was bugging me.
Lisa | 07.18.05 - 2:43 pm | #

When I was during pregnancy, John used to always remind me that is says in the Bible, "And it came to pass...." it never says, "And it came to stay...." So hang in there. This too shall pass, and you'll enjoying the fruits of your labor.
Cathy | 07.18.05 - 11:05 pm | #

Ha ha. I want it known I wrote that ridiculous sentence up there after staying up tooooo late at night watching the TWO Towers (not to be confused with the Twin Towers). Just be glad you're doing all this late night work on the record while you're young. You just can't function on very little sleep when you get old (yes, I'm feeling that way or maybe it's just too many kids )
Cathy | 07.19.05 - 8:56 am | #

Ha ha ha ha ha ha, oh, Tenacious D. Oh, how jealous I am! Next time I want to go wif youse. Sounds like an absolute blast. I was in LA this weekend, of course. Can we never be in the same place at the same time?

Happy Birthday, David!
tifanie | 07.19.05 - 9:39 am | #

HHAHA, cathy, you are so cute. your comment didn't seem strange at all.

tifanie...dammit about LA. you should come to the Con. it's freakin funny. and overwhelming. and weird. and getting bigger each year.
a | Homepage | 07.19.05 - 11:12 am | #

Please tell me you went to Disneyland for the anniversary
Gabriella | 07.19.05 - 5:57 pm | #

we totally didn't, gabi, at least not on the day. we went there last month when ashley was in town and it was so packed i made a vow not to return until the summer is over. i hear they just gave out cupcakes and gold mouse ears.
a | Homepage | 07.20.05 - 10:13 am | #

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