Saturday, June 03, 2006
i saw it coming, this loss of wallet and i'm thankful i just lost a replaceable atm card and a few unimportant items like expired company card, membership cards, computer repair receipt, negligible phone battery and duplicate keys. yeah, i may have lost a few bills too with which i could get home, but i have contacts nearby up campus who readily hitched me along. what i didn't expect was the bad luck following the heel of that embodied by my disappeared money keeper.
my new employer informed me that i was to be appointed to an overseas teaching post. this, for someone who sees diaspora as a last career option to take. awesome: i was made to wait till late may for my appointment, preparing pre-employment requirements meanwhile, and i was being asked to limit my choices. fancy thinking i would grovel upon the company's feet and beg for a local post. enough with sadomasochism outside the bedroom.
so sulking i went to a theater to catch three consecutive screenings of x-men 3 which i, like gorgeous, cannot let pass unwatched. when gorgeous told me he could miss da vinci code but not this legend of our generation, i had to miss the controversial film starring tom hanks and stand not to miss hugh jackman in his reprisal of the role wolverine in this final installment of the marvel trilogy. mutants and gays--who cannot miss the analogy? both attempt to assert their identity in a world custom-built for their "others."