Saturday, January 30, 2010

a Broken voice

Things have changed.  Pretty drastically.

And I'm happy.

(I shall delve into this more later, when I feel up to it.)


For now, though, I am afraid I have fallen quite ill.  My voice has been mysteriously disappearing during these past few days.  My throat hasn't hurt, and I have felt all-around just fine.  I have just sounded ridiculous.  Unfortunately, all things came to a head for me last night as I now have a terrible cough, hardly any voice at all, and a touch of food poisoning.  Perfect!  I love spending my weekends in my bed.

Oh well.  Could be far worse.

I finally built up enough energy to make it to the Walgreens around 5:00PM today.  And I think the drugs (and low-cal Gatorade) are really helping.  Thank goodness... because I have a movie date tomorrow night!  *Smile*  I am finally going to see Up In The Air at a discount theatre downtown.  Very excited.  Must feel better.  Nobody likes the annoying cougher in a movie theatre.


As for tonight, though, I plan on reading (and possibly finishing) Ishmael and watching The Hurt Locker (very excited to finally see this film as well), and, of course, resting my weary body.

Happy Saturday!  Somebody please have a dirty vodka martini for me.  Or at least a tall can of PBR and an American Spirit.

Track du Moment:  "Strawberry Wine" by Ryan Adams

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ishmael excerpt I

"There's nothing fundamentally wrong with people.  Given a story to enact that puts them in accord with the world, they will live in accord with the world.  But given a story to enact that puts them at odds with the world, as yours does, they will live at odds with the world.  Given a story to enact in which they are the lords of the world, they will act like lords of the world.  And, given a story to enact in which the world is a foe to be conquered, they will conquer it like a foe, and one day, inevitably, their foe will lie bleeding to death at their feet, as the world is now."

-Ishmael, p. 84

Track du Moment: "Pyramid Song" by Radiohead