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February 13, 2005

ah, nature

yes, i remember nature. that place where they don't have television.

i actually did some yard work today. it's gratifying to see how easily the front yard bounces back now, after having put some real work into it late last summer. sure, there's plenty more i could have done with it today, but standing in the front doorway, it looks all presentable now.

i also took on the adorable task of scrubbing my big green curbside trashcan. it had begun to develop a very powerful odor. lovely.

somewhere in all this-- i think during the trashcan adventures-- i stressed my elbow a little. although i really do have the full use of my arm for the most part, it's not completely healed and i'm still supposed to baby it for another month. i'm sure i didn't do any lasting damage and by morning it will be fine. i'm so used to being able to use it however i want, i didn't really think twice about doing yard work today. but i guess i still need to watch it.

now i'm watching 'the way we were', which i've never seen before. after that scene in 'sex and the city' where the girls use it as a metaphor to explain carrie and big's relationship, i've kind of wanted to see it.

we all know robert redford did and still does have it going on. but what i always forget is how hot babs was back in the day. i totally get it. i kind of want to see 'Yentl' again so i can see her dress like a boy.

the first part, when they're at university, reminds me of a little train of thought i've had going on recently. i was trying to pinpoint what it is about the look and feel of 'rushmore' and 'the royal tennanbaums' that i find so appealing. sometimes i think of it as "old new york", but of course, 'rushmore' doesn't take place in new york so that's not really right. today i realized what it is; it's that they remind me of 'the catcher in the rye'. i read that book over and over again when i was in high school, but never since. i am sure i would find holden caulfield unbearably annoying now, rather than sexy and mysterious, but i should try to find my old copy of it and read it again.

Posted by lisa at February 13, 2005 08:23 PM | TrackBack


yay for yard work! hope your elbow feels good again by the morning!

Posted by: Sarah on February 13, 2005 10:17 PM

I know the aesthetic that you're talking about... there are some websites that analyze the look of those films; I remember one that specifically looked at the use of fonts on signage in the Tennebaums. I always associated the aesthetic of The Catcher in The Rye with The Great Gatsby, too.

Posted by: Steph Mineart on February 14, 2005 06:40 AM

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