peter o’toole passed away today. one of those amazing actors. and british. so in honor, and to try to keep myself from being too depressed, i’m watching my favorite peter o’toole movie: creator. from 1985, it also stars mariel hemmingway, virginia madsen, david ogden stiers. here’s a link to it’s imdb page.
there's also a great picture of Peter O'Toole on his bike, but i can't figure out how to post it here. if you feel like clicking you can follow this link and see it.
it’s kinda 80s, but it’s kinda awesome. back in the day i had it on vhs and i don’t even know how many times i watched it. it’s really a beautiful movie. about love and science and philosophy and personal growth and the meaning of life. you should probably watch it sometime if you like that kind of stuff.
one of my plans for 2014 (which, i’ve decided, is going to be my year) is to get busy with the blogging. but for real. regularly and on purpose. today i decided i’m going to start now.
today i’m just back from 16 days in disney world. yeah, you read that right. sixteen days. man, it was dreamy. i mean don’t get me wrong. there were moments that i wondered what on earth i was doing and was sure i had made a terrible mistake. but those moments were rare and it was mostly a magical dreamy fun and thrilling vacation.
i’m just back and re-entry is hard. it’s always hard. i live for vacation and travel but the coming back is always tough. and i know no one wants to hear me whining about how hard it is to come back from 2 weeks at the happiest place on earth. but it’s where my head is so that’s what’s coming out of my head.
two things are making it harder. number one, i had an sd card failure and 2 of my days are pretty much devoid of photos. to me, that’s tragic. super tragic. and also photo related - my photopass account - which is where you can pay disney to take pictures of you in specific spots and situations while you’re there - is missing about 90% of the photos. i can probably get them to find many of them - but there’s no way i can remember all the photos we had them take on all the days we were there and this DEPRESSES me.
but i don’t even want to talk about disney just now.
so i’m stopping.
i have barely left my bed this entire day.
this is partly because it was time for some rest. over the last 2 weeks i have walked 147 miles. give or take a double.
i slept a lot. i was tired. and i ate food that people brought me. i seriously appreciated that. i cuddled some fluffy dogs and watched some boring tv on hulu. i also watched an episode of doctor who, because i wanted to watch something that would make me feel better. and i spent some time on the internet. not too much, because it all seemed boring. but some.
and i spent like a thousand hours transfering 4 sd cards onto the computer. it would have been 5 of course if it weren’t for the tragic failed one.
it’s also because tomorrow i have to get back with the busy. my dog daisy needs to revisit the vet about her injured knee. someone should have taken her while i was gone - and i’m trying very hard not to be really pissed that no one did - but now that i’m back that’s about first on my to do list.
and then it’s all the boring stuff of real life. unpack. reorganize. laundry and the grocery store and meal planning and paying the bills and well, you know. you have to do it too. probably. if you don’t, consider yourself extremely lucky.
i consider myself extremely lucky, really. i’m just having a rough day. it’s also about time to change my nuvaring and that always messes with my emotions. being a girl rocks, but there are parts of it that could do with some improvement. pretty soon i’ll be in bed and asleep, and when i wake up it will be a whole new day and a whole fresh new week. that’s always good. maybe i’ll feel better.