Good news, bad news

typed for your pleasure on 13 July 2005, at 3.14 pm

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Grades are out!

Course Section Reg Code Course Title Instructor Grade Credits
BIS-1450-R8145 016846 Trans. Technology Shelton-Beatty B 4.00

That leaves me with eleven courses to go. Woo hoo!

So the aforementioned Bad News is that I was outside yesterday, for the purpose of grabbing a new course schedule for Fall Semester, and to drive out to a certain location in downtown Detriot, in order to scope out that area for the upcoming RealDoll documentary. I drove to my campus in Royal oak first, as that would be a shorter trip, and it was just hot. I mean, I knew it was supposed to be inclement outside — I wore a t-shirt without a cardigan, which is something I rarely do, as I loathe wearing collarless, short-sleeved shirts — but it was stifling out. Not humid, mind, but it was still oppressive. So after obtaining a catalogue, I briefly stopped round a bookstore for the latest issue of Newtype. It was then that I’d noticed that even being in an airconditioned store, I was sweating a wee bit, due to traveling through all that oven heat. Now, since Allison and crew were going to be filming us outside, picture me carrying Sidore-chan round in that kind of weather. And since I’d be wearing a long-sleeved shirt, cos I wouldn’t want to be seen on camera not dressing like I normally do, I would either collapse of heat stroke, or burst into blazing flames. Or both. Who wants to be filmed on fire? Not me!
In short, it was so fucking hot out that I decided to pass on the idea of going downtown to check on the location. And if it’s as hot as it is now, and filming is slated for the first of August.. well, you get the idea.

In driving home, an idea suddenly struck me — there’s a Japanese restaurant that Monti and I frequent every so often, and they have a little room off to the side for private gatherings and etc. Maybe if I were to ask management if that room would be available for a film crew of two shooting three other people *cough two Organiks, one Synthetik cough*, that could be the answer to our problems! Brilliant! What could go wrong there? Well, you’d be surprised..
At home, I flipped through the course catalogue to select my impending Fall classes. As it turns out, the two main ones I want to take are on Mon and Tues evening, starting 1 Sept. Heh. Allison and crew were slated to show up the eve of Sun 31 Jul, and leave the eve of Tues 2 Aug. So I was thinking, what if we sped round to that restaurant early on Monday, and crammed in the shoot? Sorry! Cos it was then that I remembered that 95% of all Japanese establishments are closed Mondays. FOR FUCK’S SAKE.

I ended up writing an apologetic Email to Allison, asking if she would be alright with postponing filming until October. It’ll be nice and cool then, and we wouldn’t be as pressed for time. She had originally suggested the first week-end of August when we spoke over the phone, as she had a previous engagement to jet out to in the Midwest, and would simply fly from there to Detroit for filming. I suggested the last week-end in July, which would’ve worked, but Grant (the film ‘crew’) would be out of town with his previous engagement. Man o man.
So! October? Hopefully she’ll agree, but I’ll keep you all posted..

Did I mention that I got a B in my Transcription technology class?

UPDATE (3.57pm): Just got off the phone with Allison — she’s not only bought her tickets already, but she’s arranged an intricate series of back-and-forth flights between Detroit and three other states.
On the upside, she and Grant will be arriving Sunday morn, as opposed to the evening, so we might have a chance to get round to the restaurant, plus I won’t miss my class Monday eve. Cross fingers, people

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7 have spoken to “Good news, bad news”

  1. SafeTinspector writes:

    Here’s to luck and the plane it flies in on!

  2. PBShelley writes:

    Fingers crossed (well mine are; Lily’s won’t do that )! The luncheon sounds lovely, hope it works out! Me, I am craving a bowl of soba with shrimp tempura!
    Mmmm!
    But being housebound, I shall enjoy a top Ramen instead :-/

    In any event it will all work out, hopefully they have air conditioning. Be careful with moving Sidore-chan! Lily sends hugs

  3. Davecat writes:

    Great; thanx PBS, now I’m salivating for some tempura udon. THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT

    I’m desperately hoping Nippon kai will be cool enough to let us all in for filming. I’ll be checking on that this week, so we’ll see..

    And yeah, Shi-chan’s fingers don’t cross, either. Thanx, ladies.

  4. SafeTinspector writes:

    There is udon in the international aisle of Meijer’s.
    You can find all sorts of things at Meijer’s.

  5. PBShelley writes:

    It’s been so long that I must re-check: soba is the buckwheat noodle and udon is the common, blander one right?
    In S.F. there was a great noodle/soup shop in JapanTown that served the BEST!
    I knew there was something I missed about the area other than Jon Carroll’s fine column LOL…

  6. Davecat writes:

    Soba is the thin, brownish buckwheat noodle (which is best served cold with that dipping sauce, in my opinion), and udon is the thick noodle (my personal fave). I’ve bought udon from Meijer, but it goes without saying that it’s not the same as going to a restaurant and tucking into a big feckin’ bowl of just-prepared udon, especially when it’s garnished with chopped onions and accompanied by a couple of large, tempura-fried shrimp O GOD SO HUNGRY
    *eats desk*

  7. SafeTinspector writes:

    If you ate your mouse, DaveCat, you would be playing in to the stereotype indicated by your nom de plume.

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