I drank a soda at dinner before Caspian, but my stomach was messed up before that, so it's not caffeine. I haven't been taking that One-a-Day vitamin, either. The last time I had alcohol was a glass of wine at dinner about a month ago. We haven't altered my antidepressants in any way, and I'm not taking any other medications. It should go without saying that I'm not doing illegal drugs, if only because I trust y'all to assume I would be smart enough to look up in the middle of that first paragraph and go, "Hey, maybe it's all the crystal meth I've been doing!" So I can't think of any external chemical reason to feel this way. The reason I'm really concerned is this: have I gone past hypomania and spiked into a manic episode? (I tend to think not, because symptomwise, I'm pretty calm: I'm not having moodswings, hostility, racing thoughts, or any kind of reckless behavior.) Is it something unrelated to bipolarity entirely? More importantly--when is it going to stop?
Oh, and on top of that? There's a mouse in my bedroom, and it's driving me crazy. I think I've inherited it from Sister Girl, although this is the second mouse we've had climb up through the house (we have, uh, proof that the first one is no longer with us). You know how I'll write entries for weeks whining about how I have to clean? Well, there are things I don't like to do, mostly because I feel like I could be doing something more productive, unless you hold a gun to my head. Or, in this case, a mouse. Not literally "to my head," but it's moved from the far end of the room to the wall near my bed. A weekend of this, and I've managed to get more cleaning done than I usually do in a month. It's my mousening and it freaks me out, let's just put it that way.
The worst part is that I haven't actually seen it in the flesh yet. I could hear it rattling around through piles of books and papers, and after I worked overtime yesterday to clear all of those up, it moved to my laundry basket on the near side of the room, where I could see... something moving around under a sweater. So now, of course, I have to wash everything within a five-foot radius of that basket, because it's FREAKING ME OUT. That's the thing: I love animals. I'm not grossed out by the sudden appearance of mice, whereas I totally lose my shit around cockroaches. But I am freaked out by the chewings and the droppings and the general unhygienicness, much the way I would if we had an uncaged pet rabbit bopping around. So, in order to get myself through the night, I decided that Reepicheep was swashbuckling around in the basket. "Back, foul tube socks of the night! I shall avenge my lady against thy putrid stench!" Instead of, you know, an ordinary field mouse BUILDING A NEST IN MY LAUNDRY OH MY GOD I WILL NEVER FEEL CLEAN AGAIN.
Anyway, there is needful cleaning that will now be done. And I'll be getting a humane trap--one of those catch-and-release things--and letting Reep out near the wooded Samford campus. Because I know that Reepicheep is valiant, but I don't like his odds against our cat.
Researchers teach 'Second Life' avatar to think. Twenty years from now the kids will be asking us, "How did the machines take over?" And we'll be able to point to this moment. Convenient, I guess.
Sex scandal taints British spy agency.
Company to reprint yearbooks after head switching.
Men Taser each other in 'bonehead' dispute.
shun!!1! shun the non believer!; Iz never dun dis befor; I told u he wud be mine. Seriously, you gotta see that last one.
Scarlett Johansson Turning Into The Kind Of Spoiled, Bratty Daughter Woody Allen Might Regret Marrying.
Rufus Sewell Debuts His Crazy Eyes In New 'Elemental' Clip.
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'Indiana Jones' debut survives Cannes critics.
Yet Indy's fourth big-screen romp is not likely to go down as one of the most memorable. Some viewers at its first press screening loved it, some called it slick and enjoyable though formulaic, some said it was not worth the 19-year wait since Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Harrison Ford made the last film.Also, George Lucas Threatens Us with 'Indiana Jones 5'; ‘Indiana Jones’ Toy Skull Functions As Child’s Projector, Airport Landing Beacon; Mayan Crystal Skull Apocalypse. I'm pretty sure that last one plays at the drive-in right after Werewolf Beach Bonfire.
"They should have left well enough alone," said J. Sperling Reich, who writes for FilmStew.com. "It really looked like they were going through the motions. It really looked like no one had their heart in it."
trailer_spot: Australia, Traitor, Tropic Thunder, Stuck, Wanted.
Knightley, Hopkins and Paltrow to all star in film of King Lear?
John Williams to Score "Half-Blood Prince"?
International Poster for 'The Happening'; New 'Hellboy II: The Golden Army' Character Banners; Muppets Meet Movie Posters; First Photos of Brody and Seigner in 'Giallo.'
Cannes Posters Part I: Cage’s ‘Bad Lieutenant,’ Hawke’s ‘Brooklyn’s Finest,’ Zeta-Jones’ ‘Rebound’ and Mariah Carey’s ‘Tennessee.’ Oh, God, they're really going through with this Bad Lieutenant remake, aren't they?
Weinsteins to Bring 'The Alchemist' to the Big Screen.
MGM Plans to Remake 'Robocop' and 'Red Dawn.'
'Blackbeard' Pirate Movie Will Probably Have a Humorous MPAA Rating.