Ugh. Have felt like shit today. I had a feeling I wasn't going to sleep well (frozen Coke at 7:30 pm for the lose), but I didn't realize that I was going to go around all day feeling like my eyes were on fire.
Looks like I'm going to be seeing Pirates of the Caribbean on Saturday night, most likely. While this actually works really well with other plans, there's a little part of me that really, really wants to go to a midnight screening tonight and be totally psychotic about it.
Also, there were a ton of people at the theater last night for something billed as Indian Movie. It would appear that we're talking about Asian subcontinent Indian, not Native American Indian, because there were a ton of India-Indian folks there last night. Thing is, I can't find anything by that name on the IMDB. Also, there was a table in that theater's vestibule where people seemed to be either taking tickets or generally greeting people. I'm wondering if there's some kind of local weekly screening thing going on, where they have a deal to screen an Indian movie (something Bollywood?), and to simplify matters, the Rave folks just put it on the marquee as "Indian Movie." If anyone has any idea... let me know.
Oh, hell, Mercury's going retrograde again. Remember when everything went to hell for just about everyone earlier this year, around March or so? Mercury in retrograde. I don't know if you believe in this kind of thing or not, but my theory is, if the moon can affect the tides, why wouldn't other planets affect other things? It's very possibly a physical effect that results in people being pissy; just because we don't understand precisely what that effect is doesn't mean it's just total magic or nonsense. Anyhoo, Mercury generally has to do with communication, so when I noticed people getting pissy on Snarkfest, I went, "Aw, hell, we're due for another retrograde, aren't we?" In this case:
When Mercury is retrograde, everyone's thinking is more introspective and we tend to think about issues and concerns which relate to the sign involved. With Mercury retrograde in [Leo], people with this sign prominent in their charts will be especially prone to such introspection. There is little choice but to reconsider our personal views and opinions about life. There is, however, an opportunity to gain insight into our own ego. Mercury retro in Leo gives confusion regarding high ideals and aspirations. People tend to be outspoken or quick-tempered, and their kind-hearted impulses can be misplaced, due to getting the facts wrong. Leaders and those in high places are subject to delusion and error, especially as nebulous Neptune is in opposition and lordly Jupiter is square. They tend to appear haughty, proud and passionate. Individuals find dramatic ways to communicate and are quick to refute ideas that disagree with their own. A love of children and a fondness for pleasure should not be allowed to get out of hand. Love affairs can be fickle and inconstant, due to egotistical presumptions. Avoid gambling and those who display a low and sensual nature. Attend immediately to back and chest pains. When Mercury moves back to Cancer on July 11, the need to revisit emotional commitments will become more present. Family issues are likely to arise and you may need to review decisions regarding your residence and any career moves you have in mind. All areas of communication are affected, especially in matters related to romance, self-expression, creative and dramatic endeavours or anything to do with children, investment, public standing and speculative ventures in general. This period brings travel snafus and missed appointments of all kinds. Documents can go astray. Be sure to carry a diary and refer to it often.Now, I know that since we're now expecting these things to happen, we'll probably find them, whether there's really an increase in occurrence or not. My theory about astrology is that it's sort of a metaphor for the real ways in which we deal with our lives, so if being on the alert for miscommunication, error and general pissosity results in your being able to handle it better, I don't see what's so terrible about that. Entertainment Weekly gives Pirates of the Caribbean a D+. Oh, Lisa, why bother with a + at that point? She mentions that she hated the first one, and starts picking on things like "This time what stands between the two photogenic romantic leads is bluster from a new villainous British prig-in-a-wig, some twitty adult who demands that Will do some impossible thing or another to earn his freedom. Or else. (Or else what? Like we'd care? Like Will and Liz are anything other than whirling teacup figurines?)" So... I'm thinking I'm going to wait for someone to review the movie who 1) liked the first one and 2) doesn't flip out over something as simple as "obstacle separates young couple."
Potter "Prada" Prop Book Up for Auction. This is from the part in the movie where Scary Meryl Streep demands the new Harry Potter for her twins. No, the unpublished Harry Potter.
AP writer mocks "simplified spelling" movement. Whoever wrote this, I love you.