My plan nearly one year ago was to watch every single film Akira Kurosawa ever made. He made 30 of the damn things. I have gotten through 13 of them. Whoops!

Well: My babies, my boys, my little roommates—see, they’re going home for Christmas. Bless their hearts, they have childhood homes and families and so on. I am staying here because I don’t have any of that. It’s just going to be me and Dante in this little snowy city. OK!

So: My new plan is to finish the remaining 17 films before the end of the month—before my roommates get back. I must!

Are you going to be in the Portland metropolitan area over Christmas? Do you want to watch a bunch of cool old Japanese films?? If so: Come on over, man. I figure I’ll wake up Christmas morning and marathon 5 or 6 of them. I’m going to load up on firewood and keep that electric kettle on all god dang day. What the hell else would I do? Get laid? Hah!

See you then!*

(*I am absolutely certain that I will be doing this alone (lol).)