the wrong side of the bed

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

fuck-a-doodle-doo

i came home tonight and, for the first time in ages, actually felt like posting.* by some cruel twist of fate, my phone line was inexplicably dead. twenty minutes later, it is working again. hmm... i just hope i haven't lost my momentum. but, and i may just be saying this because i am a pessimist, i probably have. expect this to be short and dull. i promise not to let you down.

long time readers of my blog (and one new reader who went back and read the entire thing) might remember that i did not go to prom but rather drove to austin with a friend. the night of prom we watched Four Weddings and a Funeral. tonight i watched it again after a very long (ten year) period of time. i have to say that i still enjoy the film** (and i still think that andie macdowell was a huge casting mistake). i think what i like best is the funeral scene. matthew's recitation of the w.h. auden poem is very moving. during the credits, they show each character involved with someone. matthew has seemingly found some new, young love after gareth's death. this upsets me. i guess as a teenager, i didn't really notice that he had moved on. i think i really wanted their love to be something that couldn't be gotten over. matthew should not have been able to have another relationship. he should have been ruined.

anyway, this reminds that i saw a funeral procession driving from service to cemetery yesterday. the lead car had a sign and some flashing lights and was followed by another car, the hearse, and a string of other cars with little flags. i think that being the lead car in a funeral procession must be a very stressful job. i mean, having one person follow behind me is rough, but being responsible for 10 cars making it through a single light seems like it would require timing and awareness that i just don't have.

a stupid thing to worry about when all is said and done.

* i'm sorry to report that i still don't feel like reading anyone's blog. i will again, just not now.

** i'm not saying that this is the best movie ever, just that i enjoy watching it. scarlett is so cute!
9:20 PM

6 Comments:

I thought members of a funeral procession didn't have to obey traffic lights. The one time I was in one we just drove (slowly) right through the reds. That's the point of the headlights/flags, right?
Blogger Katy, at 12:13 AM  
Yep, you don't have to obey the lights.

I am with you on the Andie MacDowell thing. I hate that movie, really for no other reason than my hatred for her eclipses everything else in the movie. Hugh Grant's charming stuttering is completely lost to me when her vapid ass is on screen. Arrrgh!
Blogger A+, at 1:16 AM  
Apparently you have to obey lights if you are leading a funeral procession and you encounter D. at an intersection, as she's not going to yield for you!

BTW, Dorotha, are you just not reading other blogs because you are busy/sulky/whatever, or are you actively boycotting other blogs? It's been awhile since you've declared a boycott on my blog, and I need to know for the pool I've organized where people have bet on when the next one will be.
Blogger jeremy, at 7:51 AM  
We're Two Peas On the Wrong Side of the Pod. You're not posting or reading blogs, and I've gone and put up Funeral Blues on mine.

As for your funeral fears, if you were a Member of the Tribe, and specifically, a Member of the Kohane Tribe, you'd be off the proverbial hook. Kohanes are members of the priestly tribe, and are not allowed to come in contact with a dead body, let alone drive one.
Blogger Belle Reve, at 9:10 AM  
We're Two Peas On the Wrong Side of the Pod. You're not posting or reading blogs, and I've gone and put up Funeral Blues on mine.

As for your funeral fears, if you were a Member of the Tribe, and specifically, a Member of the Kohane Tribe, you'd be off the proverbial hook. Kohanes are members of the priestly tribe, and are not allowed to come in contact with a dead body, let alone drive one.
Blogger Belle Reve, at 9:10 AM  
yes, yes, i know you have to give the funeral procession the right of way, but i've seen people cut off ambulances before. so, it is still a hard job. plus, what if someone lags behind because they spill coffee in their lap or something? you have to make sure all of the cars get there! it is a hard job.

jeremy - i'm not boycotting blogs, i'm just not reading them much right now. it is sort of like when i sometimes go without eating mac 'n' cheese for a week or two even though it is the yummiest food on earth. it isn't that i don't like it anymore, it is like i have sort of forgoten about it.
Blogger dorotha, at 10:23 AM  

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