Monday, December 29, 2008


The cold temps have caused the skin on my upper neck just below my chin to literally crack and burn! OUCH! I'm using a good balm to soothe it, but man it hurts so bad, and I don't dare shave while it's irritated like that; I'm already starting to look like a whino.

In no way do I think Alzheimer's Disease is a funny thing, but I had to laugh out loud a couple of times while watching
the movie Iris in order to cope with the tragic absurdity of what I what I was witnessing on the screen. I rented the DVD, because I saw Dame Judi Dench and Kate Winslet in the credits, but I had no idea the film was going to touch upon that subject and be THAT depressing! EEK! Watching a once brilliant female writer slowly lose her marbles was pretty freakin' sad. Mind you, Kate and Judi were both superb as is to be expected of course, as was Jim Broadbent who plays the poor husband who has to deal with his once thriving wife crapping on the carpet like a 1 year-old. This Alzheimer's thingy is brutal, and I will do my utmost best to stay away from these types of movies from now on, because I just don't find it entertaining to watch someone's brain turn to useless mush.

I did karaoke Friday and last night! Had a blast! One of the cool songs I did, to high praise from most of the crowd there was this:


Todd said...

Interesting title to your post.
Wish I could have seen your performance. That's a tough song.

A Lewis said...

Do you need any help smearing that balm around your body? Happy New Year.

Palm Springs Savant said...

I liked that film, Iris. It was pretty good actually. Judi Dench is so amazing. Did you ever see Notes on a Scandal?/ WOW

alice said...

Wow.... I'm sorry you are in pain. When it starts healing, be careful not to scratch your neck.

I could actually picture, in my mind's eye, you performing that song. I'll bet it really got the crowd going. I love that!!