monday, january 7

Someone in IT security still had me as a temporary employee so I am waiting this morning to have my account re-instated so maybe, just maybe, I can do my job. All of the work I have left today is email-based. Sigh. Went to bed at 10pm last night. Woke up at 1am ready to go… went back and slept until 5:13am. I love being out on the street around 6am – it’s like night-time – only so, so quiet. Went to the gym and burned 500 on the LifeFitness elliptical thingy. I went swimming yesterday at the gym and it reminded me how poorly I do the breast stroke – I can never get the right rhythm with the breathing. So I did lots of backstroke and paddling with one of those floats. Kicked my ass. I eventually resorted to walking in the pool as fast as I could and that still tired me out. Lifted with Ron. Then practiced with Brigitte for her audition later that evening. Then met at Brian’s house to read through his edit of Henry VI, Parts 1-3 down to a two hour play. Nothing makes me sleepy like the Histories – except for maybe Chekhov. Karen caught me jerking awake going into hour #2 of the reading. I was so sleepy. Came home and took a two hour nap and then did some webwork and hung out on webcam. Still entertain the thought every once in a while of becoming a webcam guy. But I know my sister would kick my ass. It was hard not to just swing by Ron’s and have dinner and hang out. He’s off all of this month so I’m trying to find that delicate balance. I might try to work from home tomorrow so we can spend some time together during the day. He got me the really cool ultra-thin watch that Swatch makes. I love it. Karen asked if I was going to get a Swatchguard for it. I like it a lot. I wish Uncle George carried cool watches like that – but all they have is Seikos and I can’t have another Seiko watch. I’m going to go check my network access again.

(time passes…)

No dice. I saw Fellowship of the Ring again this weekend. It is just so damned good. It reminds me of The Shawshank Redemption in that I know it’s a long long film – but I don’t mind it because the story is so wonderful. HELPFUL TIP: Take a bathroom break after the Fellowship is formed and you see the nine of them walking through a landscape – they do this for a good two minutes – you won’t miss anything – and it’s past the mid-way point in the film. My favorite part is still the troll in the dwarves (dwarfs?) caverns. And so wonderful to finally see what orcs look like. It is such a visually dazzling film and I give major big-ass kudos to director Peter Jackson for having the cojones to pull this baby off. Wow. I’ll probably see it a third time.






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