Rebecca (beeker121) wrote,

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- Yesterday is the first day I became really aware that yes, time is passing and the northern hemisphere is sliding into increasing darkness.  It's now fully dark when my alarm goes off, so turning on the first light of the morning becomes that game of squinting until it's bearable which really only started this week.  It always astonishes me how only a few days passage / minutes difference in sunrise makes so much difference.  But then last night I went for a run after work, leaving a little later than usual because I was not enthused about the idea, and before I was done I had to put my sunglasses on top of my head because they were making everything too dark to see clearly.  It was the first day I was really aware of both sunrise and set encroaching on my summer patterns.

- I've been writing little posts in my head about various things, but hadn't realized how few of them I had written down and actually posted.  Maybe I should try the 100 days of LJ thing, just to try to reinforce the habit again.

- There are so many things I want to be knitting right now, but that doesn't seem to include the socks I have on needles.  I try not to have too many projects going at once (which for me leads to half-done projects abandoned in the back of closets for years) but it might be worth starting something else I'm way enthusiastic about and coming back to the socks.

 - My ongoing movie watching project has led me into a few viewings of things that were good, not great, not something I would have chosen on my own, and that I probably wouldn't recommend unless I knew the person was super interested.  J and I were having a discussion about a similar topic (reading early Mark Twain, which is both fascinating and occasionally cringeworthy) and he referred to it as taking your "cultural vegetables".  So far, at least, I'm still enjoying seeing every movie that has won the Oscar for best documentary (one of my projects), though I'm wondering if there will be a tipping point where the satisfaction of crossing lines off a list isn't going to balance out watching movies I wouldn't otherwise see.  This thought is brought to you by someone who watched all 267 minutes of Hotel Terminus: the Life and Times of Klaus Barbie (which won in 1988).  I learned new things and it was interesting, but oof.  Is there anything you feel like you "should" watch/see?

Tags: movies, stuff

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