Lovely weekend. Got a lot done. Except VOXing; didn’t do a lick of that. Just too many other neglected morsels on my plate. Had to finish my meat before I could have any pudding, as it were.
Did 3.5 loads of laundry which is only exciting in that no one had to see me without pants. Well, no one outside my immediate family, anyway.
Went to Costco for the monthly Stocking of the Sideboard. I’m happy to report that for once we avoided buying more frozen food than our Lilliputian freezer could hold. I attribute this mainly to a shift in our local Costco’s inventory towards frozen items my family finds criminally abhorrent (pizzas made on mini bagels are just plain wrong!) as well as a decline in the quality of other products we used to buy regularly (chicken teriyaki bowls should always contain actual chicken!).
We got there right as they opened, though, which meant we were able to get the job done without my having to throttle a single person for creating a bottleneck as they stuffed their jiggling maw with free Li’l Smokie samples.
Uploaded a couple new t-shirt designs – one Cthulhu-related and another having to do with zombies. You can see the latter at right. It’s the direct product of a typical conversation in the CimC household…
Having just received 28 Weeks Later from Netflix, we were on the topic of flesh-eating undead when a debate ensued over the first appearance of sprinting zombies. Panda argued it was the Dawn of the Dead remake after Zach stated the first running zombies he could recall were in 28 Days Later*. I mentioned that while the ability to outrun their victims was indeed a terrifying new ability, one of the most compelling aspects of zombies has always been their undying persistence and indomitable strength in numbers. “They may be slow,” I said, “but they’re unrelenting.”
Next thing I know, I’m down at my desk drawing zombies and conceptualizing a t-shirt reading: Slow & Steady Eats Your Face.
For the record, I didn’t finish 28 Weeks Later. I just couldn’t get into it. It’s a sequel that was written, directed and acted by a completely different team of people than the original – and you can tell. It feels like a sequel. It tries too hard and for all its efforts fails to make me care about the protagonists. To be fair, the notion of certain people being zombie-virus “carriers” is actually pretty nifty; too bad they didn’t do anything particularly nifty with it.
I’ll give it another chance later on down the line. There have been some really fantastic films I didn’t appreciate until the second viewing. American Beauty and I ♥ Huckabees are two that spring to mind and neither of them have the advantage of featuring zombies.
Funny… I couldn’t write two paragraphs about my entire summer when I was in elementary school, but nowadays I can bang out 500 words regarding a single mundane weekend without even really trying. I have unquestionably acquired the skill of saying a whole lot of absolutely nothing. Good for me.
*Whether or not either of these movies actually contains the very first appearance of running zombies, I should mention that 28 Days Later came out sixteen months before the Dawn of the Dead remake.