Karl is spending the day in Ohio for work. He flew out this morning (or rather will fly out shortly) on one of those commuter hop planes... the tiny little props. He'll be there all day and come back these evening between 9:00 and 10:00. So really, not too far off from a normal work day.
My studies are nightmares right now. Yesterday was a day of answering the most bizarre questions, stopping hostilities, and trying to get my computer to stop shutting down because of overheating. It's *bad* when a CPU is running close to 60°c.
Currently the case is open and there is a fan blowing on the contents until we can get some newer, more powerful fans.
I feel more than a little overwhelmed by everything right at the moment, but that's more to do with me feeling like I can't do it (when I know damned well I can) than with anything that's actually overwhelming. This happens in the middle of a study. I've done it all before, I'll do it all again.
Last night we watched Tomie, which was interesting and pretty neat throughout until those last ten minutes where it just becomes "huh?"
This wasn't stunning cinema to begin with, but at least it was visually interesting and entertaining. The end though... wow... it's like they just gave the end to a different writer who had nothing to do with the rest of the movie, hadn't read the rest of the script, and was more or less playing Exquisite Corpse with the thing. That was sort of dissapointing. Especially since I already know there's a sequel out... wonder if that's any more coherent.
There was some pretty disturbing music in it though, and it wasn't even your typical disturbing 'incoherent in the english subtitles' japanese pop. It was just really fucking scary sounding. I don't want to read the IMDB boards about it, but probably will seeing if anyone else has a clue. I can't even imagine what they'll have to say. Probably complain about the subtitles, wish it was dubbed, complain that it was slow and that there wasn't enough gore.
Or they'll draw some very very highbrow conclusions from this as a statement about japanese culture (which westerners seem to think ALL japanese movies do).
I should do some work before my body realizes that it is WAY too early and decides it's time for a nap.