We have power and life can slowly return to normal. I’m relieved that the worst we suffered was not having light and heat for 12 days. It hasn’t been easy, not being able to work or make money for two weeks, but many people are much worse off than we are and I’m grateful for my luck.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to go to the city to see Bloody Lullabies for Brave Women tonight, because transportation is still close to impossible around here. My friend will be reviewing it, though, and I’ll post a link to her review when she writes it.
So, what’s been happening these past few weeks other than a devastating hurricane?
- While I was unable to update my blog, I got three comments on my recent Lena Dunham post, each posted a minute apart from each other at 2:55, 2:56, and 2:57 PM. You can’t see them because I didn’t approve the comments in my moderation queue, but while three different usernames were used, they all came from the same IP address. Someone REALLY WANTED to tell me that I was, in fact, jus jellus of Lena Dunham, and needed to tell me three times. Oy, people.
- I took my brothers to a few movies after we drove far enough to find a town without power, and we saw Cloud Atlas and Flight. Cloud Atlas is one of my favorite books and I thought the movie adaptation was pretty good – I give it a B+. I didn’t like some of the changes to the story, nor did I care for the emphasis on romantic love, but the movie as a whole was compelling and engrossing. Flight had a stereotypical and unnecessary female character in it and I didn’t buy the ending, but I’m very pleased to see Denzel Washington acting again instead of coasting on his charisma. When he gets his Oscar nomination, it will be well-deserved.
- My friend Louis Peitzman made a video for A is For. You should watch the video, and then donate to A is For.
- Something else big happened. What was it…oh yeah! BARACK OBAMA WON RE-ELECTION AND WE SENT A BUNCH OF AWESOME PRO-CHOICE WOMEN TO CONGRESS. I’ve had my issues with the president and I don’t hold back from criticizing him when I think he deserves it, but I think he’s a good man with a good vision for this country and can accomplish more now that he doesn’t have to worry about re-election. And I’m super psyched for Tammy Baldwin, Tammy Duckworth, Elizabeth Warren, Mazie Hirono, Claire McCaskill, and everyone else I’m forgetting right now. I’m also happy about the advancements in marriage equality. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I feel hopeful for the future for the first time in a long, long time.