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Diary
By tierrasimbolica (Tue Aug 02, 2011 at 12:51:54 PM EST) (all tags)
Dreams, memories, and other moving images


Had some peculiar dreams last night.  In the first part of the dream, I was having lunch with my on-again off-again boyfriend and Obama.  A centipede came walking by, walking on its hind legs.  It had a bright red head and a bright blue body.  Standing up on its hind legs, it was probably about a foot tall, waving the remainder of its legs around in the air as it strolled up to us from the left.  There were some other scenes involving me flying around the city, but I don't remember them too well. Then a scene in which I rollerbladed past Millman (didn't say anything, just waved as I sailed past) on my way to deliver my underwears to a Norwegian gal who was going to sell them on her blog.

Feeling inspired by Technician's diary to reminisce a bit about elementary school, which like wiredog I don't remember terribly well, at least not the 4th grade.  I spent 2 months in the hospital before going into the 4th grade, recovering from some very painful surgeries, so that may have impacted and eclipsed subsequent memories for a while.  My memory detail of the 5th grade is much much better, from which I recall starting up various societies and clubs with my friends such as the Society for the Preservation of Endangered Species, and the Cat Appreciation Club.  We used to convene in the library and draw posters which we xeroxed and distributed.  Had a major debate with my classmates over whether Garfield was more popular than Heathcliff.  My favorite TV show was the Greatest American Hero, and I remember having a talk with my homeroom teacher about whether he believed in the 4th dimension.  My math teacher had a math equivalent of a Speak n Spell which I thought was super cool, don't remember what it was called.  I had a blue t-shirt that I used to wear all the time that said "Recess is my favorite period."

In other news, last night I watched The Town which I really enjoyed.  I believe it's the second directorial effort from Ben Affleck, the first being Gone Baby Gone, and I have to say I've become a concrete fan of his directorial work.  Probably the best crime thriller I've seen since Heat.  The Departed was good too but far more bleak.  Also, Rebecca Hall of The Town made a much more appealing lady lead IMO (you may also remember her from Vicky Cristina Barcelona).

In other movie news, Cowboys + Aliens = WIN.

Other DVDs waiting for me at home are Mulholland Drive and Mad Men, season 1 disk 1.  Mad Men has been recommended to me by several people but I'm not super excited to check it out.  I've seen Revolutionary Road which I'm told is very similar in theme, and I found Revolutionary Road to be atmospherically claustrophobic and depressing and I'm having a hard time imagining enjoying a whole show revolving around similar themes.  Yet obviously it's immensely popular, which I guess I'll just have to see why for myself.  Incidentally, Jon Hamm (Don Draper of Mad Men) was in The Town, and he does exude a certain degree of charisma in the right roles (of which his character in Bridesmaids was not one.)

One review of Mad Men says: "Too disgusting to contemplate, too compelling to ignore"

Another: "totally compelling - like a car wreck"

Any Mad Men fans out there?  What do you find compelling about it?
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It's not like watching a car wreck. by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #1 Tue Aug 02, 2011 at 03:01:11 PM EST
It's like anticipating a car wreck.

Watch it. It just gets better as the seasons progress.

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that is a compelling description [nt] by tierrasimbolica (4.00 / 1) #2 Tue Aug 02, 2011 at 03:20:49 PM EST
 

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