Tuesday, December 23, 2003

I spent the first half of my day working and the second half with Nissa. It was... strange, good, much more comfortable than I had anticipated, some fun, strange, heart wrenching at points, very pleasant, and strange (I'm using every quark of my will power to avoid saying "bittersweet.") She got me a scarab made of some beautiful stone that looks like some great item of power, like the kind of item that Indiana Jones would be after. It's got the Egyptian character for the letter "T" on it. I told her, "I love tea!" She also gave me a nice warm hoodie that's the same color as my other hoodie, but warmer and doesn't have a picture of Pigpen and Phil Lesh on it. I gave her a pen from the Ukraine (proud to say I spelled that right on the first try) and a very rare acting book by Jerzy Grotowski that I'm going to read too and we'll meet up later to cuss and discuss.
We finished her shopping. I seem to be doing a lot of that this year. I seem to be going along with people who need to finish their shopping a lot. We laughed and had fun and caught up. We went to the packed mall, the pet store and the Psychic Eye Bookstore. It got a little difficult for me when we looked through a Japanese erotica art book together and she started talking about people at her meditation center getting married. But then, over a large dinner at Mother's, I unburdened myself to her and told her some things that I'd been wanting to say to her since the last time she was out here and a few things I didn't know I wanted to tell her. I felt much better and on we went.
I might see her again on Friday when Phish, Chas and the gang go up to LACMA. Nissa might go with us, but none of us are counting on it. We know how the holidays work.
I have nothing to ship tomorrow, so I might... to be honest, I don't know what I'm going to do. Maybe I'll finish the film I'm working on and put out another review. I didn't end up doing one of my favorite films or the last Scorsese in my series. Instead I did another film I'd never seen before that I'll have a lot to say about. Really I just follow my nose as to what film to watch next so I should probably stop saying that I'm going to do one film or another next. I never know what's next. So much like life.
Now I'm home and the large lentil nut loaf dinner from Mother's is not unlike a large party of angry gnomes with pitchforks in my gut.
Oh, and it rained today. That was nice. I was just thinking about how nice it'd be if it were to rain.

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