Finally saw Trainspotting this weekend. What a cool movie. I can't wait to read the book. Which is to say I can't wait to buy a copy of the book and leave it on my shelf and not read it ever.
Renton's speech from the beginning and ending of the movie really resonated with me.
"Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career holding down a chair in a tiny cubicle, praying that the phone doesn't ring and delay your exit by ninety seconds. Choose high definition television sets with digital video recorders, choose petrol-guzzling sport utility vehicles, cellular telephones and mp3 players. Choose unused gym memberships and uneaten fruit. Choose credit card debt. Choose renting until you die. Choose a closetful of black t-shirts and faded jeans. Choose sitting on the blue couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing reality cooking programs and late night comedy chat shows, stuffing peanut butter Twix and Wendy's cheeseburgers into your mouth. Choose sleeping all day because you were up all night reading childish fantasies. Choose your future. Choose life."
What else happened this weekend? Not much. Thursday night I went to a Bees game (Salt Lake's minor league ball team). Best view in baseball, y'ask me.
Saturday I went to a party where I ate some Doritos and got attacked by this bear.
Also, I finally finished an art project that I've been working on for a long time. I'm talking of course about my sculpture of Teddy Roosevelt that's made out of butter.
I submitted it to every state fair in the land, but the only one to accept it was the 1910 Minnesota State Fair. I'm not exactly sure how that happened.