A lot of stuff has happened! And nearly none of it is interesting. In no particular order:
- Why is the Where the Wild Things Are movie so profoundly bad? I was overwhelmed literally within seconds of this film, nearly obliterated by feelings of displacement and unhappiness. In fact, it’s still playing – I couldn’t even wait until it was over to register my discontent. All I could think was: what if Spielberg c. 1983 had made this film? I can tell you one thing for sure: the entire 15 minute introduction would have happened in under five minutes. You’d be introduced to the neighborhood, the harried and likable single mom, the older sibling who loves the younger sibling but has his/her own things going on, and then we’d get into the action. Secondarily – isn’t the kid playing Max just a little too old? Everything about book Max that was cheery and joyous (despite his anger) was in the film grating and uncomfortable. Instead of: this kid needs a time out, you have this kid needs his Ritalin. And we haven’t even gotten to the Wild Things yet! It all goes downhill from there. With lines like “Are you here to take the loneliness away?” Mike in I actually looked at each other in horror. I have a stomach ache now. I mean fuck, I watched Scanners yesterday and had a more lighthearted time.
- I got really sick! And not from the sushi. It was definitely the flu. The day that I thought I was really going to have to go to the urgent care clinic and maybe even get some IV fluids I suddenly and magically got better. Still, all I ate for three straight days was udon soup and some tater tots. She’s healed! It’s a miracle.
- It took one day of being shaky and light sensitive and happy to be alive before I could do anything else.
- Then I did laundry and bought groceries for what felt like all day long.
- Then I got some work! When work comes, you do it. For two days I did work. It was boring. I lost a bunch of data on an Excel sheet and threw a tantrum and it ended up taking me only 10 minutes to redo it.
- I had to run some errands at the mall and stopped into Crate and Barrel for no reason and bought this and this dishtowel. They are so amazing in person! I don’t know about the longevity, but the colors are great and lord knows I normally hate color. You think I’m kidding and you’re wrong.
- I’ve been reading The Passage and I love it.
- Previously, I read Packing for Mars, which I really, really loved. And it solved a should-have-been-readily-solvable mystery for me: why I get Crohn’s attacks while flying in planes. Turns out! And this is so stupidly obvious, I really don’t like admitting how amazed I was at the answer, but gas expands at high altitudes. WHICH I KNEW. And like, I don’t know if you’ve read my “about” page up there, but on it there’s a photo I took of myself at the top of Mauna Kea (which is like 13,000-something feet), where I also had the worst Crohn’s attack of my life. Everyone including myself thought I had a perforated bowel. And of all the fucking doctors I told “Yeah, I was at 13,000-something feet and BAM! All of a sudden it was the worst attack ever,” each and every doctor just got a puzzled look and went “Huh! And were you eating lots of fruit up there?” And now, years later, I am shouting NO I WASN’T EATING FRUIT, BUT ALL THE GAS IN MY BOWEL EXPANDED AND CAUSED ENOUGH PRESSURE TO CREATE A SPASTIC CASCADE THAT ALMOST KILLED ME. So. Note to self: no high-altitude living. Roger that.
- I may have eaten a little too much fruit earlier that day, too.
- I baked some apple bread and it made me sad. I’ll tell you about it tomorrow. But I didn’t scream about it. See following note.
- Some day I’ll tell you about my neighbor drama, but there was another incident where she screamed like she was being murdered, about 6 people called the police (true!) and then when the police (four squad cars!) arrived she acted like we were fucking assholes for calling them. Not only is this not the first time this has happened, it is not the second or third time. And why was she screaming? She was sad.
And that’s it. More tomorrow.September 19th, 2010 | Drama!, Totally Unrelated