Saturday, February 23, 2008

R.I.P. Ben Chapman
The film world has lost another icon with the death of actor Ben Chapman. I'm sure you're familiar with his work....if not his face.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Are Women Human?
Ah yes, the ever-delightful Oddest Book Title Awards. Interested in a copy of I was Tortured by the Pygmy Love Queen? How about How to Write a How to Write Book? Maybe Cheese Problems Solved is more your speed?

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Finally, some good news!
OK, I think I'm in love with my acupuncturist. Yesterday was only my third session with him and he treated me with indirect stimulation. Needles in my hand, arm, head, foot and ankles. The result was the best night's sleep I've had in over a year. When I came home I was completely exhausted and (thank goodness for being unemployed) took a 3-hour nap. Last night I turned into coma girl and slept for nearly 11 hours. No back pain at all!!

This, friends, is huge. My typical night is sleep for an hour, wake up in terrible pain, be awake for 2 hours trying to work out the pain. Sleep for another hour, repeat. Last night I woke up a few times but not because of the pain and I was able to go right back to sleep. The last time I slept this well I was recovering from surgery.

Obviously it's too soon to call this a total success, but even for one night's relief I am incredibly grateful and, for the first time in recent memory, incredibly rested.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

What's on my mind
Inspired by something I overheard, here's a list of the ten things on my mind at the moment. Some important....some silly.

1. The election. (Go Obama!)
2. My show tonight....I've been sick for the past two weeks so this is my first show in a while. Now I'm beginning to wonder what to play. New stuff? Raid the library? Bring stuff from home?
3. My health. Why did I zarf right after this morning's bowl of cereal when yesterday the same cereal sat just fine in my tummy?
4. My friends. How can I ever tell them how much I love them and how much they mean to me without sounding like a cheesy Hallmark card?
5. Saltines. The perfect food when one is nauseous.
6. The History Channel. What would I do without it?
7. Cipher, the world's most perfect cat, screw you if you don't agree (TM). How is it possible for her to sleep so deeply all night when I can't sleep at all? And why aren't I jealous?
8. Native American art. I really, really, really want a Native blanket.
9. What's next? Can I ever find a way to make a living saving the world?
10. Agatha Christie. Why are the BBC adaptations of her books so wonderfully cozy to accompany a sleepless night?

So, what's on your mind?