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Movie Tuesday 5/31

Posted May 31 2011 3:32pm
The Monday holiday has left me a day behind!  That, plus a severe crash.

This is no "oops, I did too much yesterday" crash but one of those "whoa, my immune system has gone bonkers" crashes that only hits me about once a year or so.  It started Saturday evening, out of the blue - sore throat so bad it felt like I'd swallowed rusty nails, with terrible flu-like aches.  These exact same symptoms - in this exact same pattern - are how my CFS began 9 years ago, and I go through an episode like this once or twice a year.  Last time was September, 8 months ago.

So, I spent most of the holiday weekend in bed.  Craig was the only one in our family who had a busy social life this weekend, so Ken, Jamie, and I enjoyed a couple of movies
  • Jamie and I have been wanting to see It's Kind of a Funny Story for ages (the previews just looked good to us), and it lived up to our expectations.  It's a sweet, funny, warm story about a 16-year old boy who is feeling overwhelmed and suicidal.  He checks himself into a psychiatric ward which requires that he stay for at least 5 days for evaluation.  The teen ward is closed for renovations, so he finds himself among mostly adults with all sorts of mental illnesses.  He becomes friends with Bobby, a suicidal adult who is going through a rough time, and attracted to Noelle, a depressed teen like himself.  I know a drama that takes place in a mental institution doesn't sound like much fun, but it is!  Well-written and well-acted.  We all enjoyed it.
  • Sunday night, the three of us watched The Black Swan, a super-creepy psycho-sexual-thriller starring Natalie Portman.  It wasn't as scary as we thought it might be, but it was very, very bizarre, basically the story of a ballerina who feels threatened by a new arrival and goes a little bonkers (OK, more than a little).  Weird.
Meanwhile, I have been reading a really amazing book - perfect for sick days in bed because I can hardly stand to set it down.  Check out my book blog for a summary of what we are all reading this week.

Have you seen any good movies lately?
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