Jul. 27th, 2010

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I'm at work at the moment. Our power got knocked out but good by the thunderstorm and near-tornado on Sunday (people saw funnel clouds, but none touched the ground, thank God). I took my laptop to work today to charge. I love candle light, but I'm well tired of rotting food in the fridge and not having air conditioning (though last night was fine without, actually - until the train whistle blew very early in the morning and I somehow believed that there was a soundproof plastic curtain that I could pull. There wasn't, of course (who has those?), but [livejournal.com profile] papertigers must have seen me struggling and she pushed the window mostly shut. Otherwise, I actually got a comfortable night's sleep.

Now, I am watching The Perfect Storm and trying to distract myself. I really, really, really can't stand this movie, mostly because it is a completely brilliant film. I have only seen it once before (in a theatre in Santa Monica) and it triggered a panic attack so massive that my father had to almost carry me out and took me to a pub for a Guinness afterwards. When the rescue helicopter goes down, there is one shot that is very nearly exactly what I saw when our plane went down off Point Vicente. Flashbacks like you wouldn't believe.

So why am I watching it?

Well, this happens to be the movie they're showing our students this week. My student is watching it only because I am here. Luckily, I have my little laptop here. I intend to play solitaire for a while and then perhaps spend some time sobbing.
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... was, of course, found in a student essay:

One of personalities which I can introduce myself to other people is that I am organized.

For your enjoyment.

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