||[Nov. 9th, 2004|10:37 am]
|||||Rocket Man - Elton John (on the radio, can't be helped)||]|
It occurred to me the other day that at some point in my life I may be incapable of forming an original thought. It seems that I'm always quoting movies. But I can't help it because I LOVE MOVIES! I love everything about them, the story, the dialogue, the technical aspects of it all (photography, editing, lighting, etc.) I truly enjoy the DVDs with the director and actor commentaries. I'm a movie geek! What's to be done? I did a happy dance in my kitchen yesterday because I saw an ad in the latest EW about a new and improved Gone With the Wind (4 DISCS!) coming out soon!!! 4-DISCS--behind the scenes footage, screen-tests, commentary by Olivia DeHaviland (I didn't know she was still alive!) This is just awesome news to me! GEEK! GEEK! GEEK!
But back to the "original thought" thing--do any of us in this day and age really have TRULY ORIGINAL thoughts? Hasn't it all been said and done before anyway? So, I'm not going to worry too much about my movie quoting--just hope I don't become obnoxious. Like when I'm 85 and my grandchildren are trying to talk to me and I keep spouting off movie lines. They'll think Gramma's nuts and have me committed.
I'll worry about that later...
I think I'm going to the Salvation Army today. I saw a chair in the window the other day and it looked kinda funky (in a good way). It had a white frame and bright yellow-ish fabric (kind of like something you'd see in one of Laurie's rooms on Trading Spaces. Anyway, if it's in decent shape I can paint the frame and try to reupholster (sp?) it. Could be very interesting.
We have sucky maple trees at our house. I love our trees because they're huge and they look cool. And speaking of cool, since we don't have AC, they really help control the temp. in the summer. But they have ugly fall leaves. These trees would be magnificent if their leaves turned red or orange. But they just turn a yellow-ish brown...blah. I'm bummed.
I'm trying to focus on something other than the election results. It's been kinda hard. But thankfully the SPAM has stopped concerning how almighty wonderful Bush is and how Kerry is the spawn of Satan. I think I've finally been totally removed from this person's mailing list. It's been awhile since she's sent anything....yay me!
Someone pointed out the other day that the Republicans are now in control of everything. The Dems are in the minority on Capitol Hill these days. Which means that the Republicans now have the opportunity to turn this country around like they've promised to do. It also means that if things don't get "fixed" no one can blame the Dems! So, I'll sit back and watch for the wonderful transformation to begin...
Wow, I've had a lot to say today....
Final thought--my husband worries too much and I can't make him stop. I love the fact that he's concerned about people and their souls, but he cares entirely too much about what others think of him. Maybe I'm just callous, but I've never been the type to worry about someone else's opinion of me. That doesn't mean that I walk around acting like a jerk and say "If you don't like me or my attitude, too bad." I actually think I'm pretty nice, tolerable of most things (unless it's utter stupidity) and very easygoing. I don't try to offend anyone or pick fights (verbal or physical). But I also don't bend over backwards trying to get someone to like me. If they do, they do. If they don't, they don't. Life goes on. I just want Mike to be able to see that he's a decent person, trying to do the right thing and if people like him, great...if they don't , oh well...
The fishtank needs cleaning and I just can't feel like it.
okay, I'm done for now.....