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Weekend Wrap-up [Jan. 19th, 2004|10:04 pm]
[Current Mood |melancholymelancholy]
[Current Music |Bare Naked Ladies - Pinch Me]

Long day, filled with writing and paper shuffling, but managed to get a good chunk of writing done. My office looks like a blizzard hit, though, and I don't know where I'm gonna put my books to start studying.

Took a break this evening and went to see "Calendar Girls," Helen Mirren's new film, which is a bit like "The Full Monty" but is the true story of a group of middle-aged British women doing a nude calendar to benefit the local hospital's cancer ward. In the beginning one of the women's husband is dying of cancer - the inspiration for the benefit. Even now, after almost five years, watching the man struggle for breath and his wife hold a juicebox to his lips with that tender respect borne of an unwanted necessity, it was like a knife in my gut, remembering doing the same kind of care for my friend Annie when she was dying. The movie is terrific fun, despite those gut-wrenching moments. See it if you get a chance.

School starts tomorrow. I'm ready for it, but not really ready to be doing it and the fulltime job. This was a very tough Christmas break, filled with crises and new beginnings and a lot of emotion. I hope that the semester will settle into a quiet pattern and rythmn and I will get through it steadily.

Finally, a quiz. I take more of these than I post (it's a guilty pleasure) but I kind of needed this one.

You are a PHOENIX in your soul and your
wings make a statement. Huge and born of flame,
they burn with light and power and rebirth.
Ashes fall from your wingtips. You are an
amazingly strong person. You survive, even
flourish in adversity and hardship. A firm
believer in the phrase, 'Whatever doesn't kill
you only makes you stronger,' you rarely fear
failure. You know that any mistake you make
will teach you more about yourself and allow
you to 'rise from the ashes' as a still greater
being. Because of this, you rarely make the
same mistake twice, and are not among the most
forgiving people. You're extremely powerful and
wise, and are capable of fierce pride, passion,
and anger. Perhaps you're this way because you
were forced to survive a rough childhood. Or
maybe you just have a strong grasp on reality
and know that life is tough and the world is
cruel, and it takes strength and independence
to survive it. And independence is your
strongest point - you may care for others, and
even depend on them...but when it comes right
down to it, the only one you need is yourself.
Thus you trust your own intuition, and rely on
a mind almost as brilliant as the fire of your
wings to guide you.You are eternal and because
you have a strong sense of who and what you
are, no one can control your heart or mind, or
even really influence your thinking. A symbol
of rebirth and renewal, you tend to be a very
spiritual person with a serious mind - never
acting immature and harboring a superior
disgust of those who do. Likewise, humanity's
stupidity and tendency to want others to solve
their problems for them frustrates you
endlessly. Though you can be stubborn,
outspoken, and haughty, I admire you greatly.

*~*~*Claim Your Wings - Pics and Long Answers*~*~*
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[User Picture]From: keonandra
2004-01-20 06:02 am (UTC)
Took that quiz, got the demon wings... Sounds right for me :P

Anywho, good luck with school, and I hope you do have a more symphonic day, meaning a nice day and not some metal concert running in your head when your trying to think. I'm having that from 2 double all nighters... If that just made sense >
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-01-20 10:18 am (UTC)
Thanks. I'm gonna try.
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[User Picture]From: dawntreader90
2004-01-20 03:33 pm (UTC)
i really want to see Calendar Girls. i loved The Full Monty.

amazing that i looked Helen Mirren up just last week after wondering "whatever happened to the woman who played Morgana in Ex Calibur?" now it's like she pops up everywhere!!! we rented a movie this weekend "No Such Thing" that she was in. funny thing, we had seen it before, but i hadn't recognized her.

she's awesome. i hope i look that good when i grow up. *g*
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[User Picture]From: mamafrog
2004-01-20 05:26 pm (UTC)
I am extremely amused that you got the phoenix considering you had such a hard Christmas break. I hope everything keeps going well with you and theferrett.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-01-20 06:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was, too. Rebirth and revewal, those are my watchwords.
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