Wednesday, December 31, 2008
( 12:04 AM ) teahouse
I Get So Emotional, Baby
Tonight, I watched the movie Soylent Green on the classic movie channel.
I totally cried in the scene where Edward G. Robinson's character lies on the table just before he "goes home," and gets to see a movie of fields and flowers and mountains - in short, what the Earth looked like before it was overpopulated by people.
I felt so silly for crying. But it got me thinking about the most unexpected movies that have made me cry.
And in addition to Soylent Green, here's a short list of others:
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Color Purple
What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Toy Story 2
What about you? Any movies randomly make you cry?#
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
( 9:10 AM ) teahouse
Welcome to Dumpsville
I think I've been officially dumped by one of my friends.
We were pretty close (or so I thought). I was her maid of honor in her wedding in 2003.
Over the years, I stayed close to her. I didn't care much for her husband. I thought he bordered on emotionally abusive toward her. But I never told her how I felt about him; I just stayed close to her and made it clear that I was her friend and there for her.
I invited her to my own wedding back in the spring, and she sent back a one-sentence RSVP on the card I'd enclosed. "We can't make it."
That was it. No card, no phone call, no present, not even an email saying "Congratulations." Zip. Nada.
I've called her 5 or 6 times since my honeymoon, and sent her another 5 or 6 emails asking her how she's doing, give me a call, hope all is well, let's catch up, etc.
And I know she's doing well, and has been in touch with some other friends, because one of them (who was nowhere as close to her as I was) forwarded me a funny forward she'd sent, and another email she'd sent to a bunch of people updating her on her life. I was not included on that list.
Finally, last week we sent her a Christmas card with our wedding photo on it. It came back unopened, stamped, "Return to Sender, Not Deliverable as Addressed, Unable to Forward."
I'm very hurt, and I suspect that her husband has something to do with this. I don't think he ever liked me. Maybe he convinced her that I (alone of her friends) was not a good friend?
But I can't help but feel really sad about the whole thing. #
Thursday, December 25, 2008
( 1:29 PM ) teahouse
Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas!!
Santa brought me a lot of presents this year. And it's been lovely spending time with family.
Merry Christmas to everyone in the blogosphere!
Monday, December 22, 2008
( 12:31 AM ) teahouse
This weekend, I got my eyebrows threaded for the first time in my life.
Amazing! I usually get them waxed, but this was much better.
No muss, no fuss. No hot cauldron of bubbling wax, no strips to rip off my face, no screaming pain with tweezers.
This woman was very skilled. She took out a spool of thread, did a few loops of it onto her fingers, held it like you do in Cat's Cradle, ran it over my face a few times, and voila! Nicely trimmed brows!
I bet if she studied the art a little more, she could figure out how to kill a man with that spool of thread. Ninja-like.
He wouldn't even know what hit him; he'd be walking down the street, she'd come up to him and FLOOP! His head would slice off in one even cut, and thump onto the ground.
I'm telling you, this woman was that good. #
Monday, December 15, 2008
( 9:04 AM ) teahouse
Christmastime is Here
We still haven't set up a Christmas tree yet this year. Things have been too hectic in the past few weeks.
But yesterday while walking down the street I saw a sign posted up that read, "Charlie Brown Christmas Trees: $1."
I couldn't resist buying one.
It's about the height of my hand.
Isn't it cute? #
Friday, December 12, 2008
( 12:07 AM ) teahouse
The Great Escape
Yesterday started off as another normal day at work, but then someone sent me this article.
This man's story was so moving and upsetting, I had trouble concentrating on work for the rest of the day!
I found this other page with a link to a video of an interview of this young man. His story is so incredibly compelling.
It's horrible to think that in this day and age, there are people living under these conditions.
I don't know what I, as a lone person living in the U.S., can do to make a difference.
It sucks to feel so powerless in the face of such evil in this world.
Does anyone have any suggestions? #
Monday, December 08, 2008
( 6:25 PM ) teahouse
Sick and Tired
I haven't posted in a while because I've been totally and utterly sick as a dog!
I got the flu or something, and it seems I've spent the last several days feeling gross and queasy and lying around unable to do anything.
So I haven't done any Christmas shopping yet.
Not to worry, though. I'm still working on my loved ones to plan a "Little House on the Prairie" - like Christmas.
Instead of buckling to the over-commercialism, we'll fill our stockings with pennies, pocketknives, oranges, handfuls of nuts, and tin cups. Just like the prairie children did!
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
( 9:11 AM ) teahouse
Ice Ice Baby
The Husband and I went to see the Rangers play this weekend.
Some of his rich friends have supa-fancy season tickets, and they were out of town, so they gave them to us.
I had no idea how well the other half lived!
Our seats had exclusive access to this fancy part of the stadium, and we even had waiter service while we watched the game!
I'm sure I sound pretty pathetic, but it was more than my poor little head could bear.
I got sausage and peppers brought to me personally on a tray, along with a glass of cabernet.
I would have gotten a beer like a proper hockey fan, but strangely, the cabernet was $2 cheaper. #