i watched the notorious bettie page today. i was miserably disappointed. it was a horrible, horrible film, and for so many reasons. first of all, i thought it was a documentary, when it was actually a fictionalized account of bettie’s life. i liked gretchen mol (who played bettie), but the movie just felt really disjointed, didn’t flow at all, and there was absolutely no depth of her character. for a woman who was such an icon for her time, and such an interesting one at that, the film could have shown much more than her simply winking and posing for the camera (images which anyone can find by simply running an internet search). all in all, this had the potential of being a very good, and very interesting film. bettie page is an interesting person, after all. however, it fell drastically short of my expectations. i give it 2 stars out of 5. boooo.
apparently stephen colbert’s DNA is apparently going to be shot into space! i find this hilarious, because it’s essentially for the purpose that, should the planet ever wipe itself out (which will probably be in the near future), then should aliens come across his DNA, they’ll be able to clone him. which is pretty much awesome, because it could be someone like pat robertson or something, which would be disastrous and an embarrassing representation of the human race.
on another note, i love this:
i prefer a nice dry red wine with my Ruffles Sour Cream and Cheddar chips, myself.
(sirrusly? wine pairings with potato chips??)
i took this photo out sam’s bathroom window early one morning. i like how the light comes through the window that time of day.
and right now, it’s 2:21 a.m. sam went to bed early because he was all tired from the stag do, so i went a couple doors down to get myself a latte because it just sounded really good right then. i told them i wanted decaf, but i’m beginning to wonder if they didn’t slip up. i’m sure i did the same thing on occasion during my barista days (oops), so i’m not going to give them a hard time. although, if i had a job and had to get up early in the morning, you can bet your ass i’d be down there giving them hell tomorrow morning and demanding a free doppio. but i don’t, and so i won’t.
oddly, when it comes down to this whole “unemployed” thing, i would have thought that i’d be a lot more bored than i am. in fact, i’m not bored at all…i’m getting a lot of reading done, i have time to blog more than i have over the last year or so (although to be fair, i have more to blog about as well), and i’m just generally enjoying my own company. (methinks i’ve become quite the introvert.) at any rate, as i’ve mentioned in the past, i have GERD, or acid reflux issues. i’ve been taking some sort of PPI (like prilosec, prevacid, nexium, etc.) for probably about 10 years now, but i haven’t really taken anything in the last two months. this leads me to believe that work-related stress is probably one of the bigger contributors to my acid reflux issues. what’s funny is that i’ve probably been eating some of the worst foods for someone with acid reflux (orange juice, chocolate, more alcohol than i usually drink, etc.) but i’ve had nary a problem. weird.
i’m beginning to wonder just how unhealthy our lifestyles as a whole have become. i feel like i’m actually getting time to think about things, to reflect on just who i am, what i want, and how people and things impact my life. this isn’t somehing that i’m really that used to, given how busy my life was back in cincinnati. there are certainly some parts of that life that i miss (not the least of which is spending time with my friends and family), but i don’t miss working 10 hours at one job, coming home to change clothes, scarf down some dinner and rush off to another job for the next 5 hours, then going home and getting up in 6 hours to do it all over again. bleh. i’m still not exactly sure what’s going to happen over the next few months, but wherever i end up, i’m determined not to let my life become that busy again. (and by “busy” i’m not including hanging out with friends and family, natch.)
good lord, it’s now 2:43a.m. i think i may be able to sleep now. i hope.