9 semi-large boxes packed, a number of smaller boxes also packed, and five big plastic bags of stuff to throw away. I have too much stuff, for I still need more boxes. In case you are wondering.. I'm moving on Saturday; that's what all the packing and boxes are for...

The wonderous things you can find when going through all your belongings: poems written a long time ago, letters from old friends, pictures long forgotten and (behold!) my tickets from seeing OT at the cinema in '97. I still remember walking to the bus after seeing ESB and ROTJ, Janne and I. Me humming the title music very loudly, Janne pretending to not know me...

Another treasure, I've found, is a tape with Tolkien reading excerpts of The Hobbit and LOTR. There are some bits in Elvish, interesting to hear it read by the inventor himself. His Gollum is scary, and very much like Andy Serkis'. I wonder if he's listened to that recording...

I sometimes wonder why (so-called) grown-up people keep going on about the same puerile shit they have for years. It's sad, really. Superior intelligence apparently being measured by how many innuendos you can put in a sentence where you make fun of a poor unwitting monkey.

There's a brilliant show on the radio here on week nights, it's called Monkey Business and one of the things they do is make "Bastard Pop", where they take two unlikely songs and mix them together. Usually with really good and interesting results. Madonna and Depeche Mode, for example.

Too bad I was too tired to make an entry here yesterday, or there'd have been a rant about what a STUPID FUCKING BITCH my boss is. But people had to listen to that elsewhere.

I met with Lea yesterday, we bought tickets to go see an opera on the 30th. Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti. You probably don't know this opera, but if you've seen the Fifth Element, you have heard an aria from it. Namely what the Diva sings on Phloston Paradise. It'll be lovely to hear it live.

Wednesday, March 17, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 7:42 PM