What will I do with all of this free time? Suddenly, I'm the recipient of a 4 day weekend off! I'd say go to the movies, but Sara and I did that yesterday when we went to see, Argo. If you haven't seen it and you're looking for an escape from our bitter election season, go! While it's ever so slightly political (barely so), and you may already know the outcome of this true story, and it serves up a modest dose of (sobering) foreign policy, it's a very well made movie. I had no idea what had really transpired to get those half dozen Americans out of Tehran in 1979. I'm sure the ending likely wasn't all that close as the picture seems to infer, it was exciting to watch. I'm sure if Iranian officials see this movie, the politics of it all will still be pertinent to them.
Since last night, I've been walking around muttering, ARGOf**kyourself. Mostly I've been saying it to stories on TV about Richard Mourdock. You have to see the movie to appreciate the line. Bryan Cranston was great, and John Goodman and Alan Arkin were funny, but Ben Affleck, whom I didn't used to like all that much, was spectacular, both as a director and as an actor. He's two for two in my book after having seen his last hit, The Town.
I might knit a bit. My finger--thanks to liberal use of Arnica--is feeling much better. Arnica is a miracle healing herb to me that's been effective for strains, sprains and bruises. I credit the herb for restoring my ability to knit. There are only a dozen more rows to go on the Icelandic sweater. Quite frankly, it's really pretty so I'm excited to be closing in on the end of this project.
I'd like to say I'm sorry to my east coast friends. Frankensandy looks frightening, to say the least. While I'm grateful to the storm for the reprieve from all things political in the news, it shouldn't be at the expense of people who live up and down the eastern seaboard. One of the most riveting books I've ever read was Sebastian Junger's, The Perfect Storm. It looks like Sandy is trying to one up that storm and I hope it isn't as bad as all that. Stay safe, my friends, and if you're fleeing your coastal homes, don't forget to pack the knitting!
ETA... you may notice I've not mentioned the Detroit Tigers. I have a good reason for that and if I were in therapy right now, I know my therapist would recommend that I just avoid all discussion about those losses suffered at the hands of Giants. I have not abandoned hope. Game 3 is tomorrow.