Tue 4 Dec 2001
Last night it rained in a way that lots of people have described in lots of neat and eloquent words many times before, so I’m not really going to try. Frankly, for a while I didn’t even know it was raining last night and probably would never had known if the light fixture closest to my desk hadn’t started dripping. The first time I had come back from class on rainy days before to find someone else’s wet towel bunched up next to all my chair and everything on my desk pushed to one side, I didn’t have a clue as to what was going on, though I was a bit disgusted about the whole towel thing. My roommates were quick to inform me that I had indeed gotten stuck with the leaky side of the room, but they’d been nice enough to take care of the problem. No one, however, took care of the towel for a couple of days.
I’d never been around before to actually witness the dripping light fixture, I usually showed up just in time to clean up from the aftermath, or to tell someone else to clean it up. This was the first time I had to take a pro-active approach against the water. And wouldn’t you know it — it happened on the night I was ready to make good on my promise to myself to go to bed before two. Explaining how Ed, Grant and I managed to rig up an effective water retention and protection system would take too long and not be particularly exciting, however I will say that our final engineering masterpiece involved one giant water cooler tank, a modified water bottle from a vending machine, some scissors, some napkins and a good deal of electrical tape spread out in number of places around the room. I will also say that it worked like a charm, that we ended up with about three inches or so of rain water in the water cooler jug (and not, as nature had planned, on our carpet), and that I didn’t make to bed until three.
Last time I mentioned something about making some kind of werewolf movie, but I’m happy to report that now I’ve got not only a finished (and typed script!) done, I’ve also got the whole thing almost entirely shot! I’ll probably finish up the scenes tomorrow night, edit all day Wednesday, and if all goes well, be ready to show it in class on Thursday. If all goes well (and it rarely does), this will be my quickest turn-around of any movie, ever. It’s also my first to feature internal monologues and heavy make-up work. Fancy that.
Mankind’s most important new scientific breakthrough is a super scooter? That is so cool! Can our next one be rocket shoes or a hat that lets you fly?