Grins :) and Grimaces :(

“How nice–to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive.”

The inimitable Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

First, let me apologize to all who subscribe to my blog — twice today, I hit the “PUBLISH” button while writing this post instead of the “SAVE DRAFT” button. Consequently, the post was published two times — with little content — and then deleted, by me.

Well, you know, it’s been one of those days, weeks, months…pick one.

Anyway, what I was attempting to say in the first two false starts of this post:

I just finished reading an absorbing biography of Kurt Vonnegut (check out my book review by clicking the link on the right side of this page, if you’re interested). I love the above image I found on the web.

If only I could remember where I found it – I would certainly give credit for it where credit is due. But since nothing else appears to be working out right now, I’ll be swiftly moving on…

I cannot believe a new week is about to begin. I had a very good afternoon of painting, today — PTL for that — but I am not at all ready for Monday.

In fact, I’m getting pretty sick of wanting Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to speed by in a blur — just so I can have two measly days off. This is definitely not the way I planned to live!

Let’s just say this past week has been a week of grins 🙂 and grimaces 😦 – and leave it at that.

First, the 🙂

I saw two films that I just LOVED:

1.  “Another Earth” – definitely an art film, fascinating subject matter (I love cosmic stuff that’s intelligent and entertaining and not stupid).

This film is well-written (great story), beautifully photographed and acted. I promise!

2. “L’Amour Fou” – About Yves St. Laurent’s remarkable creativity and career and his lifelong love relationship with his partner Pierre Bergé.

If you love gorgeous fashion and stunning interior decoration at its utmost (wait until you see his apartment and home in Morocco), you will LOVE this documentary.

3. “Downton Abbey” is on PBS tonight!

4. Obama’s horoscope chart looks very good for the November elections. He’s not the best leader, but he’s honorable, smart, classy and decent — I could not bear it if any of the others were elected.

Okay, now the 😦

1. All the other political candidates and their stupid infighting, lying and name calling. Why won’t they all just SHUT the F-K UP!

2. The unrelenting tedium of my job. PLEASE, more mental stimulation, a thank-you now and then, and a little teamwork would be much appreciated.

3. The elderly Asian man who fell down the subway steps on Thursday evening and banged his head and sat bleeding on the bottom step near the platform waiting for the ambulance to arrive and all any of us could do was give him tissues to wipe away the ribbons of blood streaming down his face and assure him that help was on the way.

4. Everything that’s bad about the country CHINA (I’m not talking about the Chinese people – you know, those unfortunate citizens their lousy government could care less about? Those they poison with toxic air and bleach in the food?)

Things could always be worse, some people like to say. But you know what? Things could also be BETTER.

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One Response to “Grins :) and Grimaces :(”

  1. Michelle Says:

    LOVE “Downton Abbey”!
    Also, I saw Another Earth, too, and I agree – good movie. Amazing scene with a guy playing a saw – how many movies have that?! This scene is on the composer’s website http://www.scottmunsonmusic.com/news/music-in-film-another-earth-soundtrack if you want to see/hear it again.

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