Well, finally I am home and I can have that cup of tea that I've been missing all day. I didn't get to have a cup this morning. I had to get up too early. It was 5:30 when I got up and 6 AM when I walked in through the door at work. I have to be around early for the board meeting. It's a big thing at the company. I get to leave early, so that's ok. Sometimes there is free food. I don' t have to do much. Make sure the projector's working, move some signs, drink some coffee. Damn, it's early. I should be sitting at home, reading or playing on the computer, having that first cup of tea in the morning. I'd have to get up at 5 AM if I wanted to make a cup of tea and I didn't want to get up that early. I don't drink coffee much, certainly not at home. The coffee is not so great in the company cafe. Rather bitter. Needs lots of half and half and sweetner. I don't want to drink the more expensive coffee. It's even darker and more bitter. The cafe does make a good ham, egg, and a slice of cheese on an English muffin. They call it a breakfast sandwich. $1.79. So, I'm havin' the stuffed muffin with it's cheesey goodness oozing out over my fingers and some java, thinking about maybe doin' some work. I think I have to call someone, maybe I'll do that. Instead I wondered down to the other part of the department and they were eating donut holes. I had some cinnamon ones. Then I had one of the ones covered with powdered sugar. Which I got all over someone's desk. Then I ran away.
Work was also buzzing for the United Way Drawing and the free apple pie. If you cough up some cash, you get some chances to win some prizes. The grand prize is two airline tickets, 5 days off, 500 bucks, and some car rental voucher or something. I won that once. They also have a lot of gift cards for local resturants, and stores like Target and iTunes. There were some iPods, all three seasons of The Office, and a couple of 42 inch LCD tvs. I won a tv one of the previous years and got a Dell plazma. This year I won a $100 gift card to Target. That was nice, and we had apple pie. I only had one piece. I did have two cups of coffee, with two little tubs of half and half and a whole packet of sweetnlow. It was better since it was free coffee. The pie comes in big trays. They must be a foot by a foot and a half. It's like a half sheet cake in the cake business. Where I work gets many cakes from The Queen of Cakes. The apple pie came from Rush City Bakery. Soon as I got my gift card I bolted and ran some errands before heading home. Then it was movie night.
Sperhauk had a couple of loaners from some guy we know. It's always nice to get some borrowed movies. I like to get them watched and returned before much time had past. Leave them too long and you never get to them. And I am glad we watched these. The first was called Tokyo Zombie, a Japanese zombie comedy from 2005. Black Fuji, the vast mountain of garbage outside the city has started generating zombies. The waste has become toxic and it's reanimating the corpses people are burying there. We meet some people as the movie goes along. There are these two guys, one of whom thinks he's got cancer and the other who seems to be a fucking retard. At least that's what everyone keeps telling him, often with punching. After a while I started to believe it and wanted to punch him. The bald guy is teaching the afro sportin' guy Jujitsu. The bald headed guy has a dream. He wants to go to Russian and be a wrestling star. They practice at work and when they are confronted by their boss, afro guy kills him. They bury him high up on Black Fuji. Where the zombies come from. He returns the next day, followed by some more zombies. Soon the zombies are everywhere.There's a bunch of humorous running and yelling. Our guys fuck some people up and wind up with a guy's truck. It's soon stolen from them. Bald guy is bitten and afro guy escapes with a yelly chick. They drive off into the sunset and it's jumps to 5 years later. Society had devolved into the rich hiding out in an armed camp with poor people as low payed employees who manually generate power. There's a fight club where zombies and humans duke it out to the death. One of the people stuck in the human pool is none other than afro guy. Yelly chick has born him a child who's now 5. The daughter has never spoken. Mom makes up for the silence by yelling at her man. She won't sleep with him, so what else is there to do. The fight announcer is always coming on to him. He keeps getting punched down. You can see a trailer on YouTube. Eventually the bald headed guy turns up as a zombie and afro guy has to fight him. It all works out somewhat as the little girls tells us that's another story.
The second movie was a Spanish movie from 1995 called The Day Of The Beast. It's a horror comedy too. A priest thinks he reads the sign of the arrival of the anti-christ. He tells another priest and a large cross, a really large cross, falls on that same priest, squashing him flat. The priest travels to Madrid to find the devil. He feels he needs to do evil to gain proximity to the beast and he pushes a mime off a railing down into a pit by the sidewalk. None of us watching thought it was very evil. I guess hardly anyone likes a mime. He meets a guy into death metal at a music store and that guy joins him on his quest to meet the devil. They do, but only after kidnapping a tv host who has a program about the supernatural, stealing the blood of a virgin, and ingesting a huge amount of LSD. Then they see the devil. Or do they? It's a little ambigious but it sure was entertaining. The best Spanish horror movie that I have ever seen. Well worth checking out for the comedy horror fan but unfortunately not readily available in the west. What we saw was a bootleg. There are secret places out there to get these things from.