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Why is it impossible to sit in a movie theater and NOT eat popcorn?

I spent this afternoon at the Regent Square Theater seeing a double feature that was part of the Satires of War film series: Duck Soup followed by Dr. Strangelove...or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. I hadn't seen either one in years.

Marx Brothers movies always make me think of ratphooey, because back in the day, she was always Margaret Dumont to my Groucho Marx. I refuse to explain further on the grounds that if enough people bug her about it, maybe she'll post some pictures (I would do it myself but I lack the technology).

I spent the rest of my time obsessing, and obsessing about obsessing, and obsessing about obsessing about obsessing. At one point I was actually sitting in my car and yelling at myself. "What the Hell's wrong with you, Hope?! Quit being fucking ridiculous!" Realizing that I was actually yelling was enough to snap me out of it for the moment ... enough to get my ass out of the car, at any rate.

If I start acting like I'm sane, will I start becoming sane again? If I act like I'm OK, will I eventually become OK? If I sing "I'm a little teapot," will I become short and stout? Oh wait ... I already am ...


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Dec. 27th, 2003 05:10 pm (UTC)
1) I have a scanner you're welcome to use
2) You're taller than I am, so if you're short, what does that make me?

Dec. 27th, 2003 05:13 pm (UTC)
Really? Are you sure? I don't remember being taller than you.
Dec. 27th, 2003 05:28 pm (UTC)
I'm only 5'2" or so. If I recall correctly, you had an inch or two on me. Then again, I always had a thing for taller women ;)
Dec. 27th, 2003 05:33 pm (UTC)
Wow. I actually am taller than you. I'm about 5' 5 1/2". It's funny; I don't remember being taller than you. I don't remember being shorter than you either; I think I remember us as being about even.

You've apparently got a better memory than I do.
Dec. 27th, 2003 06:07 pm (UTC)
Simply a matter of perspective. I've had fewer relationships than you. Melody and I have been together15 years (married 13), so there were fewer people between you and her. Besides, you were special to me; a guy never forgets the first time he fell in love - or his first heartbreak (okay, that was mostly my fault)
Dec. 27th, 2003 07:19 pm (UTC)
Geez ... I've lived my whole life in the past 15 years ... I don't think I realized you and Melody had been together that long.

But even so, I've seen you a handful of times in the last 15 years, and I still don't remember myself as being taller than you.
Dec. 27th, 2003 07:35 pm (UTC)
Not that we haven't tried getting together recently, but something always seems to come up. I'd swear there were forces working against it.

I haven't changed much short of shaving my head these days.
Dec. 27th, 2003 07:42 pm (UTC)
Wait - that's really weird. I was actually going to say that I saw someone who looked like you today except that they were bald. This was at the movie: he came in and sat at the far end of my aisle during Dr. Strangelove, but he was gone when the lights came up.
Dec. 27th, 2003 07:51 pm (UTC)
Wasn't me. I was at the Waterfront with my dad, kids and nephew. There's a tiny pic of my on my blog site now too :)
Dec. 27th, 2003 09:16 pm (UTC)
Mental acne
Sounds like a big zit popping to me. All puss and blocked pores and ugliness but once popped it feels better..unfortunately IME "better" can take a while...I carried the _Tao te Ching_ for years (still right on my desk) and consulted it randomly when upset or stressed (something I will re-start). I found starting the day with _365 Tao_ really helpful for reminding me to stay calm no matter what static was running through my mind...I eventually went to see a trauma specialist which was amazing, now I just have to remember to apply it...happiness and lightness of spirit are worth it...even for us dramatic hardcore gals
Dec. 27th, 2003 10:06 pm (UTC)
Sorry you're stressing lately, Groucho.

Do me a favor and let me vet any pics of me before you post them?

Dec. 28th, 2003 08:41 am (UTC)
I have no pics to post, at least not of the Groucho era. I have no scan-ability.

But yes, should I find myself with the capability to post pictures of you, I'll run them by you first. No problem.
Dec. 28th, 2003 08:50 pm (UTC)
Nothing like a little insanity.,.. ok...lots of it.

Get out of town for a while... I just did... new presprective now... I think
Dec. 29th, 2003 06:17 pm (UTC)
Come to Everson; do an old friend.
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