I went to the record store last night to get some old school metal. I was thinking about something from Iron Maiden or Judas Priest. The Iron Maiden selection was thin and they just had a greatest hits CD for Judas Priest. I’m kicking myself because a couple of weeks ago they had some great reissued Priest CDs for 6.99. I thought they’d be there forever. That my friends, is a life lesson. When life is showing you a 10, always double down. You only get one chance with Priest. So, the hunt was on for some good/heavy music. I was there for close to an hour looking at this and looking at that. I even went to the listening station where you can listen to the CDs of the day. Finally, I overheard the record store guy tell a customer to check out a CD by the Gorillaz. He said some guy from Blur played on it and it was really great. So, I got it. I should say, like a dumb ass, I got it. It starts off with a drum machine, ba doom doom dat – ba doom doom dat. The same beat you’ve heard a thousand times. I took a musical gamble and came up with snake eyes. I would have had better luck with David Lee Roth‘s greatest hits. I could listen Yankee Rose a hundred times. He talks to the guitar and the guitar talks back! I’m not going to the record store anymore.
After that, I turned on the TV. The Manchurian Candidate was on. I have it on DVD but had to watch it anyway. That’s such a great film. I love it! That’s my weekend viewing recommendation. I ended the night by listening to the Rolling Stones. Gorillaz, take a page from their book, drum machines stink. Get a drum set and put a mic on it. Save the drum machines for Timbuk 3. OK, that’s it for today.
Let’s get over that hump, I can see the weekend!
Yesterday, I went to work with a weekend goatee — that’s a goatee that is grown over the weekend. I got to work, looked at it the mirror and asked myself, “Why are you wearing a look that was popular four years ago?” OK, that didn’t really happen. What really happened was I looked in the mirror and said to myself, “Man, you look like a dork.” I went to my desk, got an old disposable razor and shaved it off, dry. Big mistake. 24 hours later, I’m still in pain. I guess shaving cream really does help.
Last night the Late Show played another softball game. I didn’t go. I was sore for 4 days after the last one. Plus, I don’t like a night game. OK, I just didn’t want to get sore. I went home and talked on the phone all night. I’m quite the little chatterbox. It was a crazy day at work yesterday. Last minute changes on this and that — it was very exciting/stressful. You can read all about the behind the scenes stuff on Mike McIntee’s Wahoo Gazette. I read it almost every day. He’s a great guy. OK, I’m talking about what a great guy McIntee is, that can only mean one thing – I’m all out of material for today. Wait, I have something, I put some new soap in my shower the other day. I put the new soap on top of the old sliver and sometime during the day, they became one. Leaver 2000 and Dial have merged to become some kind of super soap. I’m calling the 800 numbers later today to find out if there could be some kind of adverse reaction. If you think about it, this is how all the Super Friends got started. For example, a freaking radioactive spider bit Spiderman! Surely something will happen to me by two soap bars becoming one. I feel cleaner, is that anything? Damn. I was right the first time, I was out of material. A super hero that gets his power from soap! Is he going to lather someone to death?
Have a great day.
What a difference between last Friday and this Friday. Last Friday I was in Atlantic City with the women and the gambling. This Friday I was on my sofa in my underwear, with my cats, watching Purple Rain. By the way, ladies, did I mention I’m single?
Saturday, I did my laundry, man it was hot out! Saturday night, a bunch of us went to go see the movie, Sexy Beast. Walter read a good review about it. It wasn’t that great. What was great is that on the way out of the movie theater you run into a Cinnabon stand. MMMMMMMMMMMMM. That hit the spot at midnight. Sunday, it was raining; I got up and went to the A & P. And then I went over to Walter’s house to do some more work on our new short film. It’s looking good, now we have to get it to sound good. The rain stopped midday and I left Walter’s house and went for a walk. I got some Chinese food for dinner. The guy took my name so he could call me when it was ready. They called me, I paid and the guy said to me, “Thanks Bob, come again.” I thought that was a nice touch. It’s the little things. Also last night – I made what you might call a tactical error. After a day of looking at my hair and noticing how bad it looks I thought why not take a little off the top? I have my own sheers, a few years ago I used to cut my own hair -No big deal. Anyway, I’ve never been that great with units of measure, you can probably guess what happened next. I turned a short haircut into a SHORT haircut. It’s my summer cut, that’s what I kept telling myself as I lay in bed, crying myself to sleep, with hair, everywhere. Now, here’s the irony – earlier in the day I bought a new hairbrush at the A & P. I’m going to sell it on Ebay later this week. So, that was my weekend. What did you do this weekend? Let me know on my message board.
OK, Have a great day.
If you are about to eat your lunch, don’t read the diary right now. Eat, and then come back. Here it goes: Last night, I’m on the train coming back to Hoboken. I looked around and I saw this guy pick his nose and, do you know what I’m going to say next? That’s right and then HE ATE IT!!!!!!!!! I couldn’t believe it. YUK!!! Yesterday, we celebrated Eric’s birthday – Eric is my boss. Birthdays are pretty big here, which is a great distraction. A tradition on the writer’s floor is to have celebrities call in and wish a Happy Birthday to the birthday recipient. Last night Eric received calls from, Nipsey Russell, Oscar Gamble – a former NY Yankee and my favorite, Gary Sandy! Gary Sandy played Andy Travis on W.K.R.P. In Cincinnati, of course. It was great! After that we all went out to the bar. A great, great night.
Man, the humidly is not letting up in the NY/NJ area. I got home around 1 am and it was so hot in my apartment I had to move my mattress to the front room to be close to the A/C. Sweet, sweet A/C. I think that’s about it. That was the last 24 hours in my life. I want to give a shout out to everybody I talked to in the bars last night…Big ups to: Jay, Pat and Kenny, Michael, Paula, Sheryl, Jerry, Lorraine, Tom, Eric, Justin, Craig, Tim, Sarah, Craig, Pam, Angela, Joe andTara. OK, time for the Friday Cliffhangers:
WILL BOB REALLY START HIS DIET AGAIN THIS WEEKEND?
WILL BOB MEET THE GIRL OF HIS DREAMS?
WILL THE HUMIDITY EVER BREAK?
CAN WALTER AND MYSELF FINISH THE SHORT FILM WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON FOR TWO MONTHS?
OK, that’s it. My brother was supposed to have a heavy metal road story for me today but there was nothing in my e-mail. To him I said this – BOOOOOO!!!!! OK, have a great weekend.
You could see the air for my office window yesterday. I hope the humidity breaks soon. I want to start out today’s diary by responding to something that was posted on my message board yesterday. I had responded to a posting by Diane and as it turns out, Juli – a long time BobBorden.com supporter, posted the same question months before and I didn’t respond to it. Juli, I’m sorry I missed your message the first time around. Sometimes, because of all the demands and pressure of running BobBorden.com, it’s hard to please everybody. No hard feelings. Here’s a question for my message board: “If you had to buy a used car today, what would you get?”
So what else is going on? Not much. Man, it’s hot – I said that already. I watched The Love Boat last night. I haven’t seen that in years. I always used to watch that show when I was a kid. I also liked Car 54, Where Are You? And Speed Racer. I read somewhere that Speed Racer is in pre-production. That would be difficult to bring to the big screen. Here’s the only summer movie I’m looking forward to…are you ready, Tomb Raider. I think it’s going to be good. I know movies based on video games don’t have a great track record but I just have a feeling. Anything else? No, I think that’s it for today.
Have a good one.