We watched the movie Amelie on DVD last night. What a quirky, charming movie! I thoroughly enjoyed it. I think it was the first French movie I’ve seen where the theme wasn’t “love is futile and then everyone dies.”
Also went for another lovely walk with Matthew last night. I’m so out of shape. I’m actually sore from that piddly amount of exercise. Faugh.
And I think (I hope) that my allergic reaction might’ve been to something I got into contact with outside on Friday instead of my new med. The reaction appears to be going away, something it wouldn’t do if it was systemic rather than contact. I guess that’s a good thing, although I can’t imagine what I could’ve gotten into on our walk. We pretty much stayed on sidewalks. Of course, I’ve often said that I was just plain allergic to the outdoors, so it could’ve just been me exposed to outside air that did it. Ffft. So I think I will be taking my weekly dose of med tonight and then we’ll see if I keel over and die from it. If I do, I’m allergic to it. If I don’t, maybe it was that maple leaf that brushed against my face . . .
In other news, there’s a Dragon*Con staff meeting today. Been in communication with some folks in my DC2K writers group and so far two of them are volunteering to be on our Daily Dragon staff. Neat. It’ll be fun working with them.
And Hobkin continues to be clingy, but hasn’t been sick again. Hurray! But I’m still mystified by his reoccurring tummy problems.
Writing-wise: about 500 words. Not a big writing day yesterday.
Very, very, very random lateral-thinking brainwave, but:
Have you noticed if Hobkin’s being sick and your allergic reactions are in any way related? Not necessarily simultaneous, but maybe separated by n days?
Huh, I had not thought to try to correlate them. That’s interesting. Perhaps the little fuzzhead is sensitive to me being sick and is having his own anxiety reaction to it? It’s unlikely that we’d both be allergic to something in the environment ’cause I have systemic reactions to the meds I’m taking, and I keep my various pills out of reach of his seeking paws. But it hadn’t occurred to me that he might be responding to me.
That’s interesting. I’ll have to watch to see if there’s any relationship . . .
Infinite Fount of Useless Knowledge…
Amelie is a great movie. That was the movie my gf and I saw on our first date. Wonderful film. Audrey Toutou (the cute girl) was in another french movie that came out in the states recently, He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not. It’s… kind of strange. Still worth seeing though.
Amelie was directed by the guy who did City of Lost Children and Delicatessan, neither of which are as cute or charming as Amelie, both of which are stunning in their own ways. (He also did Alien Resurection, which I’m the one person who really liked.)
OK, I’ll shut up now.
Re: Infinite Fount of Useless Knowledge…
Amelie was utterly delightful. I didn’t realize the same guy directed it as City of Lost Children. I can sort of see it, though, now that I’m thinking of it. Haven’t seen Delicatessan, though.