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BAREFOOT, TURBULENT OCEAN, FACTS OF THE DAY &
JENNI OLSON’S THE JOY OF LIFE

turbulent ocean 0705

A few facts of my day:

Applied to 20 jobs via internet job boards
Contacted by HR rep from one of the Big 4 to apply for a position
I did
I then applied (once more) to two others of the Big 4
Made 4 “cold calls” for potential job opportunities (an out-moded approach best forgotten)
Really cute guy contacted me via match.com
Flattered
Am meeting him for a walk tomorrow evening
Massive headache by 2pm
Headed to the beach to chill out
Kick off my shoes

Shoes on July 12th

A few more facts of the day:

Tried to call my friend, Bethie, but got her voicemail
Put on my iPod for the first time of the day
Began to play with my camera and took my picture

another self portrait 0705

Pressed “shuffle” and my iPod spoke to me as follows:

“Trust in Me” by Etta James
“My Old Piano (Chic Version) by Miss. Ross
“Roland the Roadie & Gertrude the Groupie” by Dr. Hook
“No More Rain” by Angie Stone
“Little Black Dress” by Richard O’Brien and Jessica Harper
“Give Him the Old Ooh-La-La” by Blossom Dearie

Realized I was practically alone on the beach. Took many stupid pictures.

me on the beach july 05

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pensive 0705

beach art

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…and, then I somehow ended up catching a 60 minute film called THE JOY OF LIFE at the Castro which was hosted by the film’s writer/producer/director, Jenni Olson, who held an interesting Q&A with the audience after the screening ended. Olson utilizes a very unique narrative style — she combines incredible static shots of San Francisco with a very explicit and poetic voiceover from a depressed “character” which then evolves into a sad, romantic and horrific meditative study of the Golden Gate Bridge. If you’re in SF and reading this now — the film screens for two more days and it is a must see. It is also currently on the festival circuit. See it, if you get a chance. I’ve a feeling that Jenni Olson is going to become a “name” in independent film making. Very impressive. I will not forget the film.

Jenni Olson's the Joy of life

Oh! And, even tho this was a short film — the Castro still had the organist perform prior to “curtain” — I love this cinema. It is like being transported back to a time when films were events. Anyway, this organist is great. I ran into him in “the can” and complimented him on his work. …then, I realized we were in a restroom. Still, he seemed to appreciate the compliment.

Castro Organist Pre-Show Interlude

…and, that was my day. I was to have to have met up with Vic for dinner, but he had some a scary self-defense class and it would have been too late pour moi as I sometimes turn into a pumpkin on “school nights” even tho I have no school at the moment.

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July 12, 2005. Uncategorized.

7 Comments

  1. g8s replied:

    Prediction: The minute you begin to take that beach for granted is the minute you will be hired for a job which requires you to work 60 hours a week.

    Really, though, it looks to have been a great time.

  2. Jon replied:

    Hey, I can see by this and the previous posts that you learned how to use flickr. Go you! And nice photos- beaches are best when it’s calm and quietm though I don’t think San Fran weather allows for swimming.

  3. Anonymous replied:

    Hey you. Wear sun screen. Beach looked great. Job will happen when it is supposed to–Our timing is always different than God’s. Stay centered. Love, Anita

  4. Miss Marisol replied:

    Gorgeous beach photos!

    I agree about the old theatre style. I wish it was still like that. Sometimes, I see things at the Ziegfeld and they pull back the curtains to reveal the screen and I feel like I’m going to the picture show…it’s just so old and romantic.

  5. snarl71 replied:

    DAMN – you’re really looking good. Those pictures definitely show the weight that’s come off and the California sun seems to be treating you well (only if the California employment would treat you the same).

    You look great, though!

  6. Robert replied:

    Yeah, who’s that handsome fellow?? hee!

  7. matt replied:

    Awe, I am blushing!

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