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I was fine going into work. And then the massive sick hit. It got worse most of the day. But I'm thinking that maybe it was just that I was at work and everything I was around was scented. HORRIBLY HORRIBLY SCENTED.

I watched Amelie last night.
I really love that movie and at the time it made me smile. But it still makes me miss feeling a way I've never felt.
Or, well... sort of.



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Jan. 7th, 2003 02:00 pm (UTC)
I like these pics, I just told you that on IM...oh how I love to annoy you...
Jan. 7th, 2003 03:51 pm (UTC)

Jan. 7th, 2003 09:52 pm (UTC)
yep -- I loves the amelie too. it was probably a bad influence on me, though -- set me on crash course with life (not "crah course" as in "fast learning experience" but "crash course" as in "agghhh!!! we're gonna crash!!!!") for a little while...

nice pictures. did you sit on that bench? just wondering.
Jan. 8th, 2003 02:22 am (UTC)
do you ever find yourself becoming so enamoured with a character's perspective in a work of fiction that you try to subtly change your life here and there to emulate it a bit more?

I find myself trying to incorporate their ad hoc and hardwon wisdoms into my pool of knowledge. I'll actually THINK things like "two tears in a bucket. mother fuck it"
THough ya know... I don't really know what that one means and the Lady Chablis wasn't fictional.

ah well.

And I *usually* sit on that bench. But it was inhospitable yesterday, so I just took its photo. Though I think there's a footprint from one of the overnight crew on it. Always has to be one kid with a desperate urge to be the first to mess up the snow, ya know?
Jan. 8th, 2003 10:17 pm (UTC)
tell me about it
I thought I was over chameleon disease when I stopped emulating people that I knew (well, as far as I could tell I stopped), but alas, I continued to do it with fictional characters. I'm finding that taking on certain habits can be helpful:
I've been reading that John Adams biography -- the hardcover that you've seen on the racks and have probably been wanting to read but don't know why (it's actually VERY good). Anyway, I've been trying to integrate some of his habits and it's been very helpful -- just practical stuff...

Of course, yeah, I've emulated characters before or tried to integrate their stories into my life and, as you wrote "incorporate their ad hoc and hardwon wisdoms into my pool of knowledge" before -- I'm not sure how unhealthy it is for me as a practice, but it sure is embarassing when I think about it.

do you mean to tell me that you really don't know what that line from the Lady Chablis means? I doubt it...

fuckers with their suppressing feet...

Jan. 9th, 2003 02:30 am (UTC)
Re: tell me about it
I think I've just done it for so long that I don't realize I'm doing it much at all anymore.
I've long come up with metaphors that try to adequately encapsulate why it is I feel like a work in progress. But mainly, everything and everyone in your life changes you just as soon as they're in it. That's movies, songs, books, people, events... all of it.
We're such maleable lil monkies.

I don't see anything particularly *wrong* with embracing something that's going to work change in you regardless of your reaction to it. ::shrug:: But then, I don't have a lot of conversations about things like this with people who I'd be embarassed to have know these things. So I think that helps.

Of course I know what the Lady Chablis line means. But, me being me, I always look at phrases like that from a more origin based, etymological stance. And somehow "forever curious about its origins" came out as "don't know what it means."

Jan. 9th, 2003 02:39 am (UTC)
Re: tell me about it
I hear ya -- I couldn't imagine being embarassed in front of anyone with this stuff besides my own self -- usually those pangs come when I'm trying to get to sleep, when I discover what I've actually been up to... Yep, we are maleable little monkeys though -- the process as a whole is undeniable and I know that, as a whole, it's nothing to be ashamed of -- it's just the pieces of it -- occasionally I just get caught up in how silly I am.

etymological stance? I'd like to say that I'm good with that stuff, but I'm not -- I still look em up when I remember to -- and I've got a friend who understands Old and Middle English along with some archaic French, so usually I can just give his nerdy ass a call... maybe I'll be good with that stuff when I'm all wrinkly.

I liked the etymological origni of your statement though -- "forever curious about its origins"

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