The Stainless Steel Rat (stainsteelrat) wrote,
The Stainless Steel Rat

I woke early to a gorgeous thunderstorm. I had a strange dream that I had broken my jaw, but hadn't realised. When I looked in the mirror (in the dream) my jaw was split down the centre, and I could wiggle each bit independently... <shiver>

Anyway, back in real life my sister rang me, and the twins individually sang Happy Birthday (without being asked I might add! Although Joshua did finish his with "Happy Birthday Poopy Pants!", haha!). Joshua was not interested in my list of presents until I mentioned "chocolate" :-)

Mum had giftwrapped a watermelon, LOL! Along with the other more standard presents, which were:

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
The Cable Guy
Stanislaw Lem - Solaris
New Orleans Jazz CD

+ some money

Plus I had my hair cut pretty short yesterday. I never thought the hairdresser was going to stop, and boy do I look tired in this photo!

I also got Love Liza yesterday (I ordered it a couple of days ago). I watched it with my Nan (my poor Nan, she has to suffer all my weird films!) but I think she really enjoyed it. She appears to have a much more open mind than my parents.

The film is absolutely fantastic. Basically it tells the story of a web site designer whose wife has committed suicide (the film is set after the suicide), and his recovery (or lack of) from this terrible event. I could identify with the whole serious "bereavement" issue as he gets tied in to a hobby just so that he doesn't have to think about it, plus gains a bizarre addiction to sniffing petrol. Very sad stuff, but beautifully directed and acted, with a great story. Philip Seymour Hoffman was pretty much perfect in the role, more so than anything I've seen him do before. The cinematography and music were also excellent.

I had a bit of a depressing evening last night for some reason (sorry, this LJ entry is in a bizarre chronological order). Memories of Marian started to get to me again, in a way they haven't done for a long time. Plus I really missed Aisling. Luciane was on IM most of the evening talking about going to Europe, but I didn't feel all that motivated. I was probably just tired as insomnia is getting to me again.

Mum and Dad are going away on holiday again this afternoon with my sister for 2 weeks. I wish I was going (and it's my own stupid fault I'm not), but then it probably helps to have someone look after Nan. I hope and pray in some senses that my job picks up a bit so I have something to keep my mind occupied. Either that or the interview in a couple of weeks turns out to be a good one.

"Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K."
-- Ted Theodore Logan
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