October 20, 2009

On Saturday I'm woken up by what sounds like drumming coming from someplace. I wonder: Is it the Chinese? (Chinese rock musicians are also staying at this hotel after they played a benefit downstairs last night.)


A wonderful thing about a college town is seeing people on bikes you wouldn’t normally deign “Bike People.” (What I mean is, you see a lot of fat people on bikes.)


I get dinner at Wendy’s before the Saturday night showings. I watch an old couple say Grace over their hamburgers.


At the theater, my buddy/theater employee Jason tells me about his day volunteering to pick trash out of the river. He is exhausted, he says, his torso specifically. Sometimes the water was up to his neck. He tells me the weirdest piece of trash he found was a purple kid’s bicycle with some kind of bone stuck through the spokes, probably a raccoon’s. Also there was a shopping bag with a live fish inside of it.


Last night I dropped my phone on the hard, pseudo-carpeted floor of the hotel. It threw up an error message reading NO SIM CARD and refused to find a signal. I dropped it again, this time on purpose and at a strategic angle, and it started working again. Tonight, it gives me the same error message. I drop it again, from a reasonable height, at the same strategic angle, onto the floor of the theater hallway, and it starts working. I would’ve made an excellent caveman.


Since making our movie I have tried to refrain from publicly criticizing other movies, for a number of reasons. But I will happily hate on other movies’ patrons, especially when they have conversations like the following (regarding “9”):

“That was captivating.”

“You know, 9 is a very powerful number in Norse mythology.”


Comedy kids from ISU make their presence felt at the late Saturday night showing. We shoot the shit for a long time afterward. We break up our little front-of-theater circle and I am in the driver’s seat of my car about to head for maybe some pizza and maybe my hotel room alone when a car, driven by Colin, one of the comedy kids, pulls up beside me and rolls its window down. Colin asks me if I’ve eaten yet. I tell him I haven’t. He asks me if I want to go to his apartment with them because he’s making spaghetti. If there had been a word more strongly affirmative than “absolutely,” I would’ve said it.


At Colin’s apartment, when I tell them how long it’s been since my last home-cooked meal, everyone is aghast. We talk jobs and stuff while Colin cooks. Two of the girls, Tori and Cori, are both servers. In them, I see an opportunity to satisfy my curiosity about servers’ attitudes towards refills: would you prefer your restaurant have larger glasses so you don’t have to give out as many refills because it’s a pain, or would you prefer they have smaller glasses, so by giving out more refills you can appear to be more helpful and present and therefore receive a larger tip? One of them feels one way about it, the other feels the other way. Apparently there is no consensus in Server Nation. Fun fact: Cori works at a place that has over one thousand kinds of omelettes.


I had presumed they were all comedy kids or comedy-related kids, but it turns out that, with only one exception, they’re all friends from high school theater who go to different schools and are in town for Colin’s birthday. We eat delicious spaghetti and garlic bread. Seconds are had. I give everyone personal gifts from my magical bag of crap from Target. I feel warm and special. The next time someone asks me how long it’s been since I’ve had a home-cooked meal, the answer will be slightly less horrifying thanks to my new pals.


If I mention you in this or any post and I totally botch your name, please e-mail me or leave a comment. It’s been a few weeks and my notes are imperfect at best.

Posted by DC at October 20, 2009 08:42 PM
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