Randy and I checked out a house last night in Arlington. It was actually a single-family house with a huge yard surrounded by woods. The photos online made it look decent but we both suspected that it would be too good to be true. I mean, how can you have a three bedroom, 1.5 bath house with central air and surrounded by woods on two sides for only $399,000?”
I swear, strange things happen in that place. We got in and my first response was “it smells like old people.” Randy and Ed (the broker) agreed. The space was peculiar, to say the least. Most lights were on sensors so fixtures randomly turned on and off. The upstairs rooms were tiny, with low ceilings. Most scary was that the place was minimally furnished, yet somebody was living there as evidenced by food in the fridge and a few jars/cans on the counter. Yet upstairs there was an ancient Apple II computer all alone in a room.
But the basement was the creepiest. It was chock full of computers and computer components. I’m talking dozens and dozens stacked and placed everywhere. More strange were about 24 (or more) 2-liter Coke bottles filled with a clear substance (water?) sitting next to the computer equipment. Then there was book shelf upon book shelf filled with cryptic VCR tapes. Not DVD’s…but blank VCR tapes that had been recorded upon. Meanwhile, there wasn’t a VCR to be found.
We left quickly.
Tonight we’re going to see the most recent Ryan Landry play. He always takes famous movies (such as Silence of the Lambs) and makes a drag/comedy version of them (for example, Silent Night of the Lambs was a holiday show). I’ve also seen Pussy on the Roof (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Septic Wives (Stepford Wives), The Postman Always Comes Twice (The Postman Always Rings Twice), Carrie (which I don’t think he changed the name of), and a bunch of others I can’t recall.
His latest show is a spoof of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory…and I think he picked his best name yet: Willy Wanker and the Hershey Highway. It’s also apparently his most elaborate and expensive (to produce) show to date. Should be fun!
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