Archives for: April 2004, 08
I finally got some sleep today - left work, stopped at the Post Office to mail my 2000 IRS return, went to Trader Joe's to get some Gerolsteiner and a few other things (soymilk, almonds, pecans), and was still home by 9:30 am. Showered quickly, and was under the covers with 2 cats on the bed by 10am. Slept straight through until about 20 minutes before my alarm was supposed to go off at 6pm. I always knew that I needed my sleep and enjoyed sleeping, but it never had the paramount importance that it has taken on since I started this night job. Now I know just how much I need every day to function, how little I can get away with if I need to, and how much I long to sleep when I don't sleep enough!
I got up and made myself a soymilk smoothie with protein powder, harmonia deluxe, grapefruit seed extract, and Vitamin C in it. It was really good, and just the right breakfast for me. It feels really good to be eating the right way again - though I am still dreaming of that marble chiffon cake from last night's seder dinner! Mike came by at 6:30pm so we could go to a film in a film festival in Burbank. He'd really enjoyed a movie he saw there the other day, and was hoping that this one would be just as good. We headed out to the theaters, and Mike grabbed something to eat from the Greek place at the fast food court. I was fine since I'd just had my smoothie, and I had some almonds and water in my bag for a snack if I wanted them. We headed into the movie theater, and found our seats. First they showed a film short called "Tea Time" about a soldier on a battlefield who spies a man sitting off to the side of the battlefield sitting next to a teaset and a plate with a pastry on it. He makes his way to the table, steals the pastry, runs back to his bunker, and stuffs the pastry into his mouth. The man to the side of the battlefield takes out a small detonator, pushes the button, and the soldier explodes. Then the man sets out another pastry to wait for his next victim. Okay, in print it SEEMS really stupid, but it was a smartly done little 5 minute film, and was a charming little piece, even if not very believable.
The feature film was called "The Tesseract", and was a film that followed all the individuals involved in a drug transaction from each of their points of view. It was a little confusing to follow since it jumped back and forth in time, and neither Mike nor I was impressed with it. I rated it a 2 on a scale of one to 5. We both thought that it was poorly named, and not tremendously well executed, either. Some of the dialogue was over-the-top emotional, and some of it was just poorly written. I couldn't wait for it to be over!
Got home just before 10pm, and spent some time in the kitchen preparing my lunch and dinner for tonight/tomorrow morning. Put some peeled shrimp and artichoke hearts in a skillet with some mushroom broth and olive oil, some herbes de provence, and salt, and let that simmer for a few minutes. By the time it was done, I was ready for a real meal, so I ate some of it, and put the rest in a container to bring to work. Then I decided that I might want some lamb instead, so I cooked two lamb chops with some curry and salt and put together a salad. Packaged all that up, too, and placed it all in my lunch bag. Did a little bit of work on the computer, watched a little bit of TV, listened to my collague's band's CD (not bad, but not great, either) and changed clothes for work. So I'm all set for food for the day, and tomorrow all I do is sleep before my acting class tomorrow night, which is a very good thing. Didn't make it to the gym tonight - had to make food! Will do some spinning on Friday, though, and will get to the gym on Saturday, definitely.
Friday will be a busy day - Nap in the morning, babysit from 12-7pm, and a date at 8pm with the cute guy from Starbucks from a couple weeks ago. He seems to be a well-raised man - called me today to confirm AND asked me if I was a vegetarian or had any special dietary requirements, AND didn't presume I'd meet him someplace, but asked me where he could pick me up. This is good.