E's job coach and case worker have both been changed again.
I'm wrestling with the stupid muthas at the funeral home. I have a piece of artwork for the ashes box but first they gave me a business card with just the website address -- which had no "contact" button. Then I emailed the "webmaster" but it came back. Then I called and left a message asking them to return my call. They didn't. Then I called them and spoke to them. The first funeral director said their server is "not here right now." O......k........hmmmmm Then she got F.D.2 who said their server was down but I had to email it to them first before it went to the manufacturer, which I questioned. They said they'd call me when their server is up. A likely friggin story. Idiots idiots I hate them. I think I'll put it on a disk and post it to their weird funky asses. Idiots.
I'm watching "Opera Stars in Concert" from the library, but I realised the picture on the front labeled "Katia Ricciarelli" is NOT Katia Ricciarelli, it's Lucia Valentini-Terrani. And Ruggero Raimondi, on the tape, looks disturbingly like Richard Nixon. Maybe he had just been in a production of "Nixon in China" or something. Makes it hard for me to watch. I have my doubts about "Kultur," anyway -- their last videotape I played had a momentary flash of blue screen in the middle that upset my vcr. This concert is filmed so you can see inside the singers' mouths. I don't want to see their tongues.
I went to the movies yesterday with Tiff, who leaves for Guatemala on Friday. She didn't know the title, but described it as a story set in Mexico with Salma Hayek and Johnny Depp*. Well, if she'd told me it was a continuation of the El Mariachi saga I could've prepared her for none-stop eye-gouging and nut ripping, but she didn't know, and actually, for my state of mind, it was a brief diversion. It wasn't good, but the framework (juvenile male fantasy) was interesting in a small way as an insight into what some people (juvenile males) respond to**. Movie violence is kind of restful to me, and the men were varied and interesting-looking. It had a very good cast, including Reuben Blades, who is a god. I spent 5 minutes afterward describing the film-maker's most interesting story -- now that really IS interesting. And R. Blades and Panama politics -- quite interesting. The film is "Once Upon a Time in Mexico," and has a lot of good actors in it.
*Creepily looking like Michael Jackson -- what was that about?
**I did have a good guffaw over the "key" line, however.
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