April 1st, 2008 by Ellen
I am not enjoying this campaign cycle. I am not looking forward to November. I have actually been surly and a bit short-tempered lately, as a direct result, which is–one likes to think–somewhat out of character. So, it’s clearly time for a break.
Lucky for me, the Beloved Team can fill the breach! After the long trip to Japan, the bizarre exhibition games in Los Angeles, and now, games in Oakland and Toronto, I expect the team to be somewhat sluggish out of the gate, but it’s a long season, and many days and nights of fun await one and all. Recently, I happened to be talking to a Yankees fan (the team also known as The Evil Ones) on the street and was able to say, very kindly, something to the effect of “You all have a nice, little team. Perhaps one of these years, you will be able to win a pennant again.” Frankly, it made my day. Possibly my century.
I saw Stop-Loss, and recommend it, but without wild enthusiasm. It’s certainly not a great movie–and it might not even be a good one, but it’s a strong, and probably unnecessary, reminder that the situation in Iraq is an absolute disaster, and is almost certainly going to continue to be so for many, many years. And Joseph Gordon-Levitt has–somewhat to my surprise, since I mostly just associate him with the fluffy, if fun, Third Rock from the Sun–become quite an interesting actor.
For anyone who hasn’t already heard that Joss Whedon has a new show coming out, starring Eliza Dushku, the plot sounds intriguing and I have already begun my official countdown, as I wait for the first episode to air. Ever since Ms. Dushku first swaggered onto the screen as Faith, I’ve been a fan, and am curious to see whether she really does have the untapped range I suspect lurks somewhere inside.
I enjoyed a Del’s Lemonade over the weekend. It was from a mix, I think, and so, lacked the pieces of fresh lemon a sensible person prefers–but, I was still delighted to drink it.
And life is good when you get to have a traditional New England supper on a Saturday night. Ours included home-made cole-slaw, with no mayonnaise, of course–since it is well-known among my people that the substance almost always dooms your salad to utter mediocrity.
Yesterday, a pal alerted me to the fact that Drugs are probably Bad. Be warned!