I did find out a couple pearls of wisdom in today’s fruit and vegetable adventure:
- 100% cranberry juice is very tart. On sale at Whole Foods, though!
- 100% blueberry juice is some rockin' stuff! Also on sale at Whole Foods.
- Adding a couple ounces of above cranberry juice to OJ? FanCrantastic!
- I don't think the blueberry will mix with the OJ quite as well, though.
- Green chard is not bad at all in soups.
- Arugula, while it looks like spinach, is not. However, it manages nicely in soups as well.
- I'm still hungry, but I am realizing I do not eat enough fruits and veggies as it is, so this will be good for me, in the long run.
Saturday, for the first time ever, I went to the movie theater by myself. I find that I often do not do things by myself because I worry about what other people think. But I'd made going to the movie theater a 24 hour goal, and I was determined to go, companion or no. zen_raven was running errands, so off I went.
It wasn't so bad, actually. I got to sit where I wanted to, and while I didn't have anyone to make comments on, I really did enjoy myself. And, the timing was perfect. I got to the theater at 2:29; the movie started at 2:30. I walked in and still saw a couple previews before The Royal Tenenbaums started. Right about 4:25, the movie ended, I wandered to take a nature break, and came back to the theater right next to the one I was previously in, to watch A Beautiful Mind. And no, I didn't pay for two tickets -- prices these days, even matinee tickets, are outrageous!
I really liked A Beautiful Mind, though I felt a little unsatisfied at the end -- mostly for Jennifer Connolly's character, really. Does she remain in the same state of unknowing at the end of the movie that she was in when she was talking to Saul at Princeton? I can't tell. But Russell Crowe is such an engaging, amazing actor; even if he's supposedly a bit of a jerk in person, you have to admit he absorbs the personality of the characters he plays and brings every nuance to life. Besides, I'll take him over Tom Cruise any day.
I liked Royal Tenenbaums, but I think it was a case of too much hype; I found that it didn't live up to the expectations others had caused me to set. It was good, but it wasn't a sit-at-the-end-of-the-show-and-go-'Wow' flick.
I hope I don't have to work as much this week as I did last week. I'm in severe need of some personal time. In fact, I'm going to work part, if not most, of the day from home. Granted, this is mostly so I can be home to receive the UPS package that should arrive Monday -- UPS has a habit of messing up every time I ask them to hold the package at their office, enough so that I have the phone numbers of the front desk AND the back room. You're jealous of my phone numberage, I know.
Some times, I feel like a pretty poor friend. I don't think of the little things, and I'm poor at keeping in touch.
It's weird -- there are two types of people: those who hate sleeping, as it's a waste of precious time where they can be doing something productive; and those who enjoy it. I'm one of the latter people, though I couldn't really tell you what I enjoy so much about sleeping. There's something to be said for falling asleep in the middle of the day, with the sun warm on your face. there's even more to be said for that languorous, molasses feeling right when you wake up and stretch every muscle in your body to greet the day (or the rest of it).
I don't think it's the dreams, because I don't remember them. But it's time where I've escaped from the world a bit, something I think everyone needs.
Oh, and by the way?
Hi. I missed all of you. Sorry to those of you who've IMed or ICQed me and gotten short answers because work has consumed me, or I've not been at work and just wanted to revel in that fact. Hopefully in the next few days I'll have unwound a bit more.