And, the find of the day at the thrift shop - an antique telescope, marked "Ross - London", battered and in rough shape, but a cool thing nonetheless.
M*** doesn't want to part with it yet, and so I didn't get a chance to purchase. Probably for the best, what do I need a telescope for anyways?
- Category: Found
Good Will Hunting
Yes, I know, hardly new but like a lot of movies I hadn't seen it. Knew it by reputation.
So, younger - unrecognizable almost Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver (Heard about her, still no real clue as to who she is), and Matt Damon, because he was pretty popular in a lot of other movies I never saw.
Anyways, good, not great, and certainly in no ways deserving all the heavy-handed praise. Just good.
- Category: Film
Now that summer's in the air - soon enough, anyways, I've been working out what kind of jeep to get this year.
I'm hoping for something that will last me more than 1 season, and with that in mind I've bought myself a 6/49 ticket.
No, this won't be chance, I laid around in a hypnopompic fugue state all day yesterday waiting for the numbers to come to me.
So - success assured, and taking the mentality of "it's good as done" I've been picturing the jeep I'm going to get.
- - Brand fucking new
- - Yes, I'm getting the undercoat protection. Every year. Not gonna let this bastard rot through and break in half
- - Major sound-system. Major.
- - All sorts of fancy boxes & equipage on the outside for my pans, picks & shovels.
- - Lift. That should be #2. Need it lifted.
- - Manual would be nice.
- - And a 3 or 4 tone gold-camo pattern, so that I'm nigh on invisible when I arrive in the Valley of the Gold Nuggets as big as your head...
Now, this of course presumes the big 42 Million Dollar Jackpot, but I can deal with that later. First-things-first - I need a goddamned jeep.
Tomorrow I'll be down placing my order, then checking my lottery ticket - it's going to take a few weeks to get my jeep together, and for my winnings to come through, so no lolly-gagging let's get this show on the road...
***Note- Images generated using Stable Diffusion. Pretty good, although they didn't get my "4 toned gold camo" right the last photo pretty much nailed my parking...
- Category: To Do
Sitting at the Kootenay Bakery, watching the passers by on Baker.
Daniel Boon, late 50's, in a 'coonskin cap, lumberjack-plaid shirt, a long beard...
A stocky but tall Alan Moore with Wizard's robe and staff...
Both of the above appear careless in their appearance, but, look closer, not at all, not at all...
A beatnik, reflective glasses, tilted flat Gatsby cap, plaid sports jacket, clean shaven...
The artist or writer, a-la Dudley Moore, Long curly hair, oversized beige-green cable knit sweater, khaki-beige trousers, Doc Martens, a blue scarf around his neck and tucked into his sweater, khaki canvas messenger bag over his shoulder, this one, he cultivates a certain air of aloofness,
The DJ, horn-rimmed glasses, a neck tattoo, buzzcut left a little longer on top, a goatee under his chin, fashionable...
Skinny guy with long dreads down to his waist, bundled under a Rasta-cap, long wispy moustache and goatee, sauntering jauntily....
There are some new buskers out living the dream, new faces, a newly welcomed "guitar" guy got a shout out in the local "hugs & slugs" for livening somebodies day, have seen him around, long black trench coat,...
and this is how you know that summer's coming, all the absurd new characters that pop-up in their spiritual pilgrimage to Nelson...
- Category: People
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