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March 12th, 2003

Relax.

Took some time to try and relax today. Partially successful, I'm a little less neurotic. Took Sadie for a walk today, and she loved it. We got outside just when it started to snow, and she was so very excited, trying to catch the big fluffy snowflakes. Only squirrels would have been better.
Power-nap after the walk, near unconsciousness. Up in time to put dinner in the oven in time for Barb to come home. Then finished off "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" by Philip K. Dick. This is the book that "inspired" the movie Bladerunner, which is one of my favorite films.
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Okay. I am certainly willing to concede that a film does not need to follow the conflict-resolution story arc. Particlularly independent film, where you are much freer to experiment with style and content. But consider that most memorable films have a clear story arc, where a resolution is indeed reached cleanly (or at least elegantly).
I don't know that I could pull that out of Electric Sheep.


Late night TV:
God help me, I've become enamored with Blind Date. Think of a show where you are set up on a blind date, all expenses paid, and the TV cameras go along. Then the highlights of the date are edited together, and commentary is added like a cross between a sports play-by-play and pop-up videos. My favorite part is the "dates from Hell" section, along with the Hall of Shame. It's funny in its own way, and frightening: I don't know if I'm just old-fashioned, but I tend to want something different on my dates. Maybe something more substantial.
Ah, well. It will pass.


Spelunking the soul:
Feeling relatively good today. Still avoiding some things that I should probably be doing, but taking the viewpoint that it's okay to occasionally NOT do something, I don't HAVE to accomplish something every damn day. At least I'm trying to rationalize that in my mind.

kitties = annoying

Ran out of crunchy kitty food. Kitty likes crunchy kitty food. Kitty hungry. Kitty lets me know he's hungry. Constantly. Kitty jumps on my face while I'm sleeping to let me know he's hungry. Idea for kitty to get a hobby, like collecting stamps. Lauging at funny mental image of kitty with stamps stuck all over his fur and on his paws, doing the waling paw shake, followed quickly by wonderment of how far kitty covered with stamps would go if mailed.
Got dressed and went to the pet store. Got kitty food. Appeased the dark master.


Breaking news:
Elizabeth Smart has been found. Alive. After having been abducted for nine months. Stunning.

Nocturnal emission

I don't really understand why, but I seem to get the most creative work done at night. It's been that way for a long time, really ever since I can remember. Maybe it's the apparent isolation of night. Maybe it's the time that normal people are dreaming. Maybe it's a freedom from the opression of a million psyches suffering through their mundane daily lives. I don't know.
Some day I'd like to do an experiment where I was in a location that had no outside influence as to time. No clocks, no windows, no TV other than movies I could call up anytime I wanted. I'd like to see whether I sync to a 24 hour rhythm or not. Somehow I think it's longer.

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