Monday, July 09, 2007

Where did the day go?

You might have been surprised because there was no blog entry yesterday. That's because I was only awake for about 5 hours yesterday. Really. I got up at about 1:45pm and had a nap starting at 7pm. I woke up at 9pm and Ian sent me up to bed.... and then I got up at 10am this morning. Obviously I needed a LOT of sleep, maybe because of radiation the week before? I don't know why I needed to sleep so much - the important thing is that I'm feeling quite a bit better now. Although since it's so close to bedtime I'm very tired now.

The rash is pretty well gone. I do think it might have been a heat rash. On the elbow where I scratched there is a big red spot that is really ugly. The skin over it feels dry and tight, too. Apparently one of the side effects of Ritalin is itching and a rash and so I've put a call into the nurse for the prescribing doctor. I don't really think that it's related to the Ritalin, but it's better to be safe than sorry. I do think that I need a larger dose of Ritalin because I still need a LOT of caffeine to stay awake an entire day. I don't think that's good.

In the brief period that I was awake we went to see 1408 yesterday. I've read the story and it isn't that close to the original story, which is probably why it's good :) Stephen King books and stories don't always translate well to movies because they're so long and there is so much going on inside the characters minds. When Stephen King does the screenplay he tries to keep everything, making the movie/miniseries long and drawn out. The screenwriter for 1408 wasn't King which is a point in its favour, too :)

Anyways, 1408 is quite good. There isn't really any gore or anything like that, but it is creepy in a jump-out-of-the-shadows kind of way. It's 14A so teenagers can see it, but it isn't really aimed at teenagers. John Cusak does a fine job as the protagonist having to stay in this room and having all of these things happen to him. While watching this movie I realized that John Cusak is an actual actor. I'd recommend 1408 if you like a good creepy thriller movie.

Right now we're watching the original Halloween. It's pretty good in much the same ways as 1408 - kind of creepy and a little scary but without a lot of gore. I think it's pretty good and would recommend it, too.

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