Not a ton really going on today, but I bet I get some good mileage out of it anyway, because I'm a loquacious sumbitch.
The wife had morning stuff, I got up briefly with the alarm, then caught a few more winks before getting up for good around 11:00. The Yorkie
was at the Groomer
, so the house was almost unsettlingly quiet.
Deciding against heading out for lunch, I grabbed some leftovers from last night's party and decided to dig into a set of Sonny Chiba
stuff that'd been hanging around for awhile. The set is actually a trilogy with Chiba
playing a character called Masutatsu Oyama
, and over the course of the three films he generally beats the hell out of all comers using his lightning fast karate skills. These foes include a bull in Karate Bullfighter
, then a bear in (duh
) Karate Bearfighter
, and he finally runs out of animals to whip the shit out of by the time Karate For Life
rolled around, so the whales and shit were safe. For now. Actually, to be honest I think they might've run out of bears in certain scenes of the bear fight itself, as the animal looks suspiciously
like a man in a suit in a few bits. At any rate, the films were all short and sweet, clocking in at around 90 minutes apiece, so that ate up most of the afternoon. I have to say that I'm not entirely sure what I was supposed to take away from these films, as Chiba
's character rapes a woman in the first film, but immediately feels bad for doing it, so we're supposed to be cool with him as our (rather) flawed hero now?
The wife returned in the mid afternoon, we caught up a bit, then she fielded a few calls and whatnot before trying to chill for a bit in the bedroom before heading back out for a couple meetings this evening. Maybe I'm misremembering, but she seems a helluva lot busier lately than she's been in the past year or so.
I picked up some food for my dinner, then fed the Yorkie
her evening meal before settling in with another To-Watch Pile
selection, the two disc set of Crank
and Crank 2: High Voltage
that was put out around the same time that The Expendables
. I'd seen the first film a couple times before, so it wasn't any big surprise and was just the same fun wacky romp I was expecting, but the sequel I'm still a little on the fence about. I didn't dislike
it, but it managed to go a bit further over the top in several places that I wasn't expecting, which left me feeling like it could've been better served had it not tried to out-do itself in certain sequences. I'm not gonna go into tons of vivid details and spoil stuff for people, but suffice to say, the film lost me and then won me back several
times, so I'll be curious to see how well it holds up on a re-watch in a few months time when I know what to expect.
The wife got home near the end of the second movie, so I wrapped that while she piddled around with a baking project she had a wild hair to tackle, then we both settled down for the new episode of Justified
before calling it a night.
I spent some time bouncing back and forth between the wife's PC
and my own, as I had again
run up against the hassle of not being able to get the Amazon MP3
downloader program to play ball with my computer. This happened a few months back when I got a wild hair and bought something cheap from them, only to have the computer tell me again and again that it didn't know what file I was talking about and that it didn't know how to read the file, so I essentially threw away $5 for music that doesn't exist. It occurred to me last night that I had run their program on the other PC
before, so I figured I could look into possibly downloading something there and zip driving it over to my own computer across the room. Don't get me wrong, this is more of a pain in the ass than it should be
, but I figure if it works, what the hell, I've definitely dealt with a helluva lot bigger hassles to move music around in the past. I think what gripes my ass the most is simply the fact that I have to
download their stupid little program to send the music file where I want it, there's no other way of downloading music from their website.
Ah well, I think I have a relatively easy fix around it, so no harm done, except for my missing album from several months back.
Be seeing you.Tag, you're it, Baggy Eyes! Yorkie
, To-Watch Pile
, Masutatsu Oyama Trilogy
, Karate Bullfighter
, Karate Bearfighter
, Karate For Life
, Sonny Chiba
, Crank 2 High Voltage