Monday, January 15, 2007

Weekend is DONE

Phew, the weekend is over. I never thought I would say that, ok, let me explain.

Friday night was awesome though. I went to see “The Shop Around the Corner” with Wendy and Brent at the Pacific Film Archive. Beforehand, we went and ate at Naan N’Curry on Telegraph in Berkeley. They have wonderful Indian/Pakistani food, the dahl is HOT and the naan is soft, yummmm! We got finished eating about an hour before the film started so we went to Urban Outfitters where my jacket set the security alarm off upon entering the store – nice way to get noticed, right? It turns out I had left the tag on the jacket from Old Navy that says, “remove before washing”, that was the security tag. So funny. The girl in the store cut the tag out for me so I would not set the alarm off again. Too bad, I was planning on doing that where ever I went, maybe that would help me get out there and get a name for myself. The movie was wonderful. You know I don’t like to give too much information on movies because I never know if people want to see for themselves what happens. Plus, everyone is a critic, I don’t like to take apart what has already been put together and try to interpret it. I do recommend the film, it is cute, simple and the characters are wonderful. There is a movie I just saw recently starring Judy Garland and Van Johnson which is a remake of “The Shop Around the Corner”, it is called “In the Good Old Summer Time” (1949). The best quote of both movies is, “Psychologically, I'm very confused, but personally I feel just wonderful.” Both are wonderful movies, I prefer the original although Judy Garland sings some wonderful songs in the later version and her clothing is amazing!

Saturday morning Tim and I decided that since it got down to like 20 degrees in the city we should turn on the heater because it was only about 50 degrees in our apartment and we both woke up with sore necks and very cold noses. We turned it on and first it smelled, you know how the heater smells sometimes when you first put it on? Then the smoke detector went off (it is super sensitive, we can’t even take a shower without the steam setting it off), so we had to place the fan underneath it. The heater was on for about 30 minutes and then the sneezing started. It was uncontrollable. My nose was running, my head started aching and my eyes were all puffy. We turned the heater off, but it was too late, I was a goner. We decided it was best to leave the house for a while. I was supposed to go to ballet but couldn’t because I couldn’t breathe and my nose was literally running like a faucet. I can’t imagine doing adagio with a runny nose – whaaaa, what a total and complete bummer. We went to Westlake shopping center in Daly City and ate lunch at Daphne’s a great little Greek place. It may be a chain, but it was good, I had a veggie plate so…spanikopita (sp?) salad, hummus, olives, pita and dolmas. Tim had a gyro and fries. After lunch we walked around Beverly’s craft and fabric store and then Cost Plus. We drove back home and once we entered the house, I started sneezing again and had to lay down on my back to get my nose to stop running down my face. I went through one box of tissues and a ½ roll of toilet paper. My nose is all raw too from blowing and wiping. I took the real deal Sudafed, you know the kind with speed in it? I took that and then fell asleep for a while. By the time I woke up it was time to go to bed.

Sunday, still bad, nose running, etc. I took another Sudafed and start cleaning up the house. My Christmas stuff was still up and needed to be taken down. Tim went to the basement and brought up all the boxes, I filled them and he took them back down. It was done is record time. I did some laundry and went for a walk, baked some bread and made some spaghetti for dinner. That was it. My allergies finally started to subside by dinner time. It was awful. I actually couldn’t wait to get out of the house this morning and into some fresh air. I am bummed to be working today though; I love Martin Luther King Jr. and wish I could be part of the festivities today at the Civic Center. If it weren’t for him a lot of people wouldn’t be where they are today with education, jobs, relationships, etc. He opened the gates for a lot of things we are used to today that were not accepted in the past. I think about how diverse my job place is and how lucky I am to be living in a time where there are fewer prejudices than even 35-40 years ago.

"Use me, God. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself." - Marin Luther King Jr.

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