Saturday, March 17, 2007

The patron saint of those clever Guinness Draft bottles

Subject: Musings
So besides "El Cazador" news, my posting has been all but non-existant of late. Here, and over on the 'Fan. I guess between a busy round of work (launching a demo of my site in Japanese, of all things, among other Big Things that are very, very secret) and a rather pervasive bout of cabin fever, I'm lacking a bit of energy when it comes time to type up my usual snark.

Today is St. Patrick's Day, and I nearly forgot all about it, until I went on a beer run yesterday and saw all the discounts on Guinness. So I picked up a chunk o' corned beef, a head of cabbage, some potato... I'm good to go for a typical Americanized version of the traditional meal. That, with the aforementioned discounted Guinness and an MP3 mix with the Pougues, the Waterboys, and U2 (yeah, I know) and I'm well on the way to a fun feast for the evening.

But I don't quite know what to watch later.

In my whole DVD library, I don't have anything remotely thematic. Well, the "Lord Of The Rings" trilogy is kind of close, but that's not quite what I'm looking for. For foreign movies, I have a lot of Kurosawa and Fellini and French and Italian and German offerings. Maybe a few that are sort of British, but that isn't exactly appropriate now, is it? Maybe I can round out the Irish half of my heritage with my French half by watching "Ameile" again? Of course, my French half is by way of Canada since the 1600's, so I guess that's just as authentic as my corned-beef-and-cabbage dinner.

I suppose it's quite a luxury to have such a simple and lame dilemma at hand. Will I just give in and pick something from my anime shelf (uh, shelves...)? Oh, I don't know...

In the meantime, I've got a pot of beef simmering that I must attend to. And my beer is empty!

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