Sunday, October 09, 2005

a second post about shopgirl?!

Remember from "Manic Monday" the lyric "These are the days when you wish your bed was already made." Return home from a (quite fun) dinner party much later than you had originally anticipated, and realize that not only is your bed not made, not only is your bedding down in the coin-op dryer in the basement, but that because the dryer takes your 50 cents and only runs about as long as your average Bangles song, your bedding is still wet. Such are the nights when you wish your bed was already made.

There was another guy named Jeremy at the dinner party, who looked possibly older than me and was not British. I noted my excitement about the forthcoming film adaptation of Shopgirl because of its having a character named Jeremy (see previous post), which, exactly as you would expect, caused me to come across as a freak.

I think the main reason I have watched the Shopgirl trailer a few dozen times is the Death Cab for Cutie song, but I do also like the line where the Jeremy character says (to Claire Danes!) "I think this is the moment, and, in this moment, I think we should kiss." Jason Schwartzman does the line well, better than Jimmy Fallon would have said it had he taken the role, and even perhaps with nearly Freesian panache. Personally, if I was Jeremy, I wouldn't be that afraid of competing against Steve Martin for a heroine's affections, so long as it was anywhere other than in a film based on a novella and screenplay written by Steve Martin. It's one thing to be a celebrity's romantic rival, but quite unsporting to have to do so in that celebrity's own fictional universe.

6 comments:

Rhymes With Scrabble said...

So what you're saying here is that you have one set of sheets? Or were you washing the comforter? (Of course, as a compulsive crocheter, I have extra afghans lying around everywhere; that wouldn't be a problem, either.)

Every time I meet a Canadian, I am unable to stop myself from asking them if they watch Due South, and then rhapsodizing about Paul Gross (who played the Mountie). So I feel for your freakdom.

Paul said...

Flawless. Except for the wet bedding, you can't romanticize about that.

jeremy said...

RWS: If you saw how my closet space worked, and how my other sets of bedding are behind two rods of clothes, you'd understand why pulling them out isn't much preferable to just waiting for the varsity bedding to dry.

Anonymous said...

Maybe buy one of those inexpensive, plastic under-the-bed storage boxes and keep your bedding closer to where it's needed ....

jeremy said...

Anon 5:26: That's a good idea. In principle, an even better purchase would be some shelves for another closet, but not having a car doesn't make that as easy of an acquisition as it would be back in Madison.

Anonymous said...

Well, who's decision was it NOT to bring a car? Cambridge Anon 5:26 drives around here merrily and had suggested you do so, too.
Nothing glamorous about an u-t-b box; as a stopgap solution — man, is it handy! But wait a month: a new IKEA store is opening in Stoughton. Maybe you can find the sort of shelves you'd like out there. So, cozy up to some car owners (or jog over to Porter Sq. and lug back an u-t-b-pb. Or just sleep on wet sheets?).
Good luck!