January 21st, 2009

20111112, Marilee

Kitties are Warm

And walking down to the bedroom to pet them makes me warmer, too. I bought a sweater some years ago that was a size too big, so now two sizes too big, and I'm accustomed to wearing it at night over whatever I wore the rest of the day, but now I'm getting cold even with it on, so a little trek down the hall warms me up.

I took the trash and recycling out today, had fried lunch at Captain D's, then got gas ($1.70/gallon!), dropped a DVD off at the post office drive-by box, and then went to Kaiser to pick up the depakote. I had to wait longer than they said, and of all the things I forgot to take out with me today, I forgot one of the old papers to take up the time. They would dispose of the Lyrica for me, but not refund the money into my Medicare Plan D account, so that pill cost me $420.90. Ouch. The depakote is generic, but not as cheap as most generics, so I'll still have to watch it. I'm staying home tomorrow to take the first one.

I'm still working on the BFAC webstuff. The person who usually does it and would much prefer to do it but doesn't have time, has a program that automates a lot of it and I'm doing it by hand, so it's taking me longer. I'm about half-done with the immediate work.
20111112, Marilee

The Jacket

This turned out to be substantially different from the Netflix pocket summary, and it was better than that summary.

Jack has been killed once, in the Persian Gulf war, and brought back to life. But his head injury gives him memory problems and difficulty in telling real from imagined. We see him helping a woman and young girl and then hitchhiking. He gets picked up by a guy who is pulled over by a police officer -- the guy kills the officer, and since the officer shot Jack, the guy leaves the clean gun there and takes the car. Jack is judged criminally insane and sent to a horrible old prison. The main doctor there tries an outlawed procedure on him -- putting him in a strait jacket and stuffing him into a morgue drawer for long periods.

But every time Jack is in the drawer, he travels to the future and meets the young girl, Jackie, as an adult. He convinces her that he's really the guy she met, and who dies in four days of his real time, and over several drawer-periods, they figure out what happened and how to fix things.

The big question, of course, is if he's actually doing all this, or if it's just episodes in his mind while he's in the drawer. And beyond that, his name is Jack and the girl is Jackie -- they have similar looks -- did he make the woman and girl up? Did he really kill the officer? What combination of this is true; or if it's not true to me, is it sufficient that it's true to him?

Fascinating movie, highly recommended.