I know it’s been a few days since there was a review posted around here, but I’ve been really busy with work for the Toronto Film Scene, running some extremely obnoxious and painfully expensive errands around the house, and I’ve been stressing over my 900th review.
I actually have two reviews waited to be posted, and one of them was for a film that I really enjoyed, but I didn’t want it to be the 900th. I eventually decided that I would try to make Apocalypse Now my 900th review. I was going to go with a Chaplin flick, but got about 5 minutes in when I realized that it wasn’t going to be that good. It’s just not what I love about Charlie Chaplin.
I’ve stared at the walls of movies for hours now and my favorites have already been reviewed. It just seemed like time for Apocalypse Now, but I haven’t been able to get enough time together to watch it. Thursday should be my day.
I’m dealing with Tuesday right now though, and it was a full day. After the kids were home sick on Monday, I had to put off some errands until Tuesday. It was easily hitting 12 before I got back home to get a break. I had a meeting for Toronto Film Scene Tuesday night, and was totally wiped out in the afternoon.
I attempted to get an hour of sleep before I had to get the kids from school, but every time I put my head down, the neighbour started hammering something. So I would sit up. Then it would be quiet for a few minutes, so I would try to grab some rest again. As soon as laid down, the hammering started again. It was like the neighbour could see me and was just trying to annoy me.
I did manage to pass out for about 30 minutes, but finally gave up when the hammering kicked in again. Once the kids got home, I had to plan our trip out for free Lego day. Figures that it happened to fall on the same night as my Toronto Film Scene meeting. My daughter didn’t want to go, so she stayed with my dad. My son wasn’t missing it though.
I arranged for my mother to meet us at the store so she could take my son home. This way I was already halfway to Toronto for my meeting, and saved myself some gas money. The kids get home around 3:15 and by 3:45, we were on our way to the Lego store. It took until 5:30 before my son finally got in to build his free model. My poor mom had to wait patiently at a coffee shop for us to finish.
Thank god for grandparents!
I left my mom with $20, told her to grab the kids some McDonald’s, thanked her, and took off. I had another great meeting with the crew at TFS. I have some friends who love movies, but these guys take it to another level. It’s nice to be around a group of people who never get tired of talking about film. I’m sure my girlfriend is tired of hearing about some movie she’s never watched and probably isn’t interested in seeing anyway, so it’s great to have a place to yap about all that stuff.
It was after 11 by the time I got home so I threw some pajamas on, finished my writing for the day, and passed out. It was a long day, but a good one. I hope the rest of the week runs smoothly. Especially since the kids are home this weekend and I’m planning on forcing them to eat lasagna. That should be interesting when I have a son who hates eating just about everything.
Maybe watching Apocalypse Now will teach me about dealing with unruly prisoners!