July 13th, 2002

Roman

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Simba sits on my lap, purring loudly, while many little birds sing up a storm outside, in my carport. The bird feeders have drawn them from the surrounding trees and bushes so they are now MINE. I love having them as my guests. I love watching them through the windows, hearing their constant cheeping.
Roman

young bigots

There are nasty people prowling around here. Someone just commented on a comment I made in the Trading Spaces community, saying "You are an old hag". What would be the point of that kind of anonymous posting? It makes me feel really good, of course. I deleted my post from there but that response is still there. I could find no way to delete the response, because, I suppose, it isn't my journal.

This kind of comment is another example of the prejudice I often see here, against older people. I have seen attacks on young people even, saying "and you are probably some 40-year-old bitch" or something like that. As if being older means you are worthless, somehow bad. Obviously, people like this have not yet realized that IF THEY ARE LUCKY they too will get to be old. But if they continue the way they are, well, maybe they won't be that lucky.
Roman

birds

I just counted twelve little birds on my four feeders. One was a light color I haven't seen before. I think they are all finches, essentially varieties of house finches, but a few are larger ones. I think I need a bird identifier. I might even get a book sometime soon.
Roman

color

I have hair coloring on my hair, am waiting for it to develop. This is the first time I have done this myself. I can see how one could get the color unevenly distributed, particularly with hair as thick as mine. I think I saturated it well. Thirty minutes and then time to rinse.
Roman

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Hair's drying, looks good so far. It's lighter than the last color, so the transition shows a bit. But overall I think it works.

I swept the driveway, rather quickly, so now I have that movie to go to. Cool.
Roman

Road to Perdition

GOOD movie. Classic themes of good and evil and the effects of love, loyalty, honor. Tom Hanks is terrific in it, from how stiffly he holds himself, how he lets only the smallest indication of emotion flicker across his face, to his business-like approach to a job he hates but accepts. Impressive performance from one whose comedy leaves me laughless - seems outsize and obvious. I compared him to his role in Philadelphia, the other one I thought was amazing, and find that he is at least as good here.

One note of incongruity: the boy narrating the story is clearly grown by the time he tells it, yet his voice is still a boy's. I am sure that this was a deliberate decision and am curious about it.

It is not for kids, not for anyone who has to have everything happy at the end. Yet there is that redemption in it that we want.

I give it many stars.
Roman

geez

So I turn on yahoo messenger and immediately set it for "busy" and some guy comes on with a message that says "hello...SLO here" and his name is "deepthrusts2001". I decide to check on his profile, see if there is anything there besides the obvious and no, of course there is nothing in his profile. I am staring at this message and thinking I'll just turn it off. I'll probably be getting some kind of rep this way but it should be the right kind. Maybe I need to look at my own profile and say "NO CYBERSEX" in it. But that wouldn't work because guys who can't be bothered to fill in those blanks themselves sure aren't going to look at who I am.