May 17, 2004

dr. pepper slurpee, anyone?

The weekend… ahhh... they’re never long enough, are they? Right now I’m searching my memory for that ennui I had when I was unemployed, when I was looking for anything to do – having an overwhelming span of time at my disposal just GASPING for some sort of structure. Now I’m cemented into the work-a-day structure and I’m yearning for the freedom to sleep in several days in a row. The grass is always greener, right?

Half of this weekend was spent doing exactly what I had planned on Friday afternoon: I. Did. NOTHING! Nothing, save for watch an endless amount of bad television. On Sunday I was persuaded to leave the house to attend a screening of I’m Not Scared at the NuWilshire and a quick lunch at Baja Fresh. The viewing was followed but what may have been a two-hour drive through Los Angeles in search of a 7-Eleven that had Dr. Pepper Slurpees on tap. No such luck. Damn, harsh luck!

I returned to my house, exhausted, at about 5pm and spent the rest of the evening watching more bad “filmed entertainment”. I watched the ever-disappointing Scary Movie 3, and followed that up with the AMC DVD on TV version of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - not only is it one of my favorite comfort films of all time, but I had the misfortune of having some brief business-dealings with the director of the film – seriously, he’s a crazy, rickety, curmudgeonly old man now. And from the commentary available on the AMC special, sounds like he may have been the same back then, too. But I effing LURVE that movie and ain’t nobody gonna take that away from me.

A friend of mine is off on holiday to London and some other places today, and I’m terribly, terribly jealous. I need a trip somewhere – it’s been so long. Last time I went anywhere it was to Calgary for my brother’s wedding back in August – and there was no time up there for touristy-pursuits. (Sigh.) But work is grand, and I’m lucky to have a job and to be in relatively good health. Perspective, Julie, perspective.


posted by julie at May 17, 2004 03:37 PM


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