Well, yesterday was a bust. I got practically nothing done yesterday, other than laundering the bedding, doing the dishes, and straightening up some around the house. I was surprisingly tired, somehow, and wound up relaxing in my easy chair for most of the day, streamed a movie (G. B. F., which was really cute; it's lovely to see that they are making teen movies with gay characters front and center) and then watched old episodes of Dark Shadows. I simply gave into the being tired and listened to my body, and decided it wasn't smart to force myself to do anything when I was so tired and listless. I overslept again this morning--stayed in bed until ten again, just like yesterday--but am again refusing to feel any guilt. Obviously, my body, mind, and spirit need rest. Today I will have to go get groceries--no choice, really--and work on some things. We'll see how it goes; trips to the grocery store rarely end well, you know? That always seems to wear me out somewhat.
And much as I loathe the very idea, my taxes do need to be done.
Heavy heaving sigh.
And I need to go to the grocery store.
Oh, well, it has to be done, no sense in moping about it, right?
And since I embraced my lazy yesterday, I have to get things done today. There is no choice. It simply must be.
At least it's a beautiful day out there, right? That has to count for something.
I am a little worried about my tendency to stay in the house. I mean, I have a new car and could spend time on the weekends doing things; like exploring New Orleans, going to the beach--all sorts of things--and yet it's true: a body at rest tends to stay at rest. Like even now I am dreading the very thought of getting out of this chair and going out to do things. It really is sad.
But at least today I feel rested. Yesterday I did not; I felt tired all day. I already feel rested and awake this morning even though it's already 11:30 and I've only had two cups of coffee. I do feel like if I can just get motivated I can clean and make groceries and edit and write and do some of my taxes and so on. And maybe, just maybe, I can get that rewrite of the story finished and maybe make some progress on Crescent City Charade and figure out some other things.
The day is rife with potential and possibilities. You have to love that, don't you?
I also rewatched my old DVD of Beauty and the Beast yesterday; I've been thinking about writing about it and the live-action version that's just been released (I do want to go see it; just am not sure when I'll be able to get to a theater) and some of the controversy involved with both. I love the movie, I love the stage play based on it, and if people want to read things into it that are offensive and whatever, have at it. I will still love the movie and the story, and read into it what I see in it: namely, the entire movie is a metaphor for HIV/AIDS, and hope.
Next weekend is the TWFest/Saints & Sinners; I've made the executive decision to not stay in the Quarter for more than Friday night; I shall simply commute back and forth between the event and the Lost Apartment. That way we won't have to mess with boarding Scooter. I've taken Friday off from work; I shall head down there in the early afternoon and go shopping at the outlet mall for an outfit to wear to the opening parties, and then after everything I am doing on Saturday I shall take the streetcar home, and then take it back down there for Sunday's events.
All right. I am getting nothing done here. So I shall post a picture of one of the attractive young actors from G. B. F. before I go.
This is Taylor Frey, who also played gay on Days of Our Lives.