My last post was sort of negative and sorry for that. I know it's not fun to read (though I hope you enjoyed the little story I whipped up for it, if not the message).
Some other big stuff has happened, to put me in a calmer mindset. But I'd like to share one of my favorite "Downtime" past times.
When I need a break from life, I often turn to fiction of all sorts. While I don't watch TV, at these moments I sometimes even use IT to just give my brain a chance to relax and breathe.
So from Wednesday until today, I watched something in the range of 16 episodes of Dead Zone, finally finishing out the series. I also watched a couple of episodes of Rocky and Bullwinkle, and about a quarter of the movie Fat Head though it was not very exciting. (Hence, only a quarter.)
I also saw Alice in Wonderland, the Tim Burton one, and loved it. As in Willy Wonka, Depp's character gave me chills. He was just a farking loon. I don't understand why this movie got such a bad rep, because I thought it was pretty amazing. Though, the Red Queen's (Tim Burton's wife!) oversized head was a bit much, and the White Queen's incessant fluttering about was irritating... Snape as Absulum was AMAZING. He just has an incredible voice. If I ever write the creepiest book I can imagine, I absolutely want him to be the voice actor :P
Also, as you may have gleaned, I am terrible with names (even of actors I like) so they are referred to as their characters :P
Also saw Just Go With It (which I really thought would be better, but I give it a 2/5 stars). Also saw I Am Number 4. The movie was good, 4/5 stars worthy... but I will have to give it a 3/5 stars. There was too much "jargon" related to the universe, and unexplained things right away that I felt detracted from the story because I felt I didn't know what was going on. (Have not read the book.)
Watching Alice gave me a craving to watch Sweeney Todd for the sixth time... but haven't done so yet.
Also went swimming with the dog and played water fetch (because tennis balls float) and it was a smashing success. I would even say, it went swimmingly!
Other than that am reading and pondering a second job...
I think everyone needs downtime for their brain to reset and recharge. I'll be back to the grind soon enough, but for now I'm still sort of floating along in an apathetic, just five more minutes mindset.
Well, tomorrow's Monday. We'll see what happens then!
(And thanks to everyone for the support you threw my way after the last post. You guys are pretty amazing and I appreciate you!)