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Last week I thought to myself that for once I haven't been sick this winter. I thought too soon. A few days ago I came down with the worst cold of my life. I'm weak and feverish and have slept for 2 days straight. I've had many interesting dreams, though. I've been in dream-reality more than physical-reality. I had bbc news on yesterday and I went in and out of consciousness watching the events unfold in Madrid, which gave me a few disturbing dreams. I have forced myself to eat a bit, but this cold is beyond self-medicating. All I can do is lay in bed comatose. Max came home last night and offered to carry me anywhere in the house I needed since I was so weak, but after a few hours sleeping I manage to get about 20 minutes of strength before I collapse again.

This morning I had my first really good dream for a long time. All of my friends and family were out on Sinclair Island and we were having an end of summer water fight. Everyone was having fun and I woke up as I was tickling Becca. My fever had broken.






Me in my favorite apple tree, Sinclair Island, Sept. 2003

We've made it though several of our ScreenSelect films: 28 Days Later (good, I'm particularly impressed they were able to clear major central London streets of people. Naomie Harris and Cillian Murphy are yum), Punch-Drunk Love (entertaining, which is a good quality for a movie to have), and The Matrix Reloaded (not very entertaining. What's with all the jibber-jabber, fool?) We have Dolls and Devdas waiting by the dvd player for us. Hopefully I'll have the strength to watch them this weekend.

I also finally caught Russian Ark on bbc4 last week. I thought it was beautifully done and it even made me cry at the end. Two other films we caught on bbc4 were Man Without a Past and Le Placard. I loved Man.., I've become a fan of Aki Kaurismäki's directing style. Le Placard was a harmless French comedy, nothing special but entertaining enough.

Max just told me (via irc) to go back to bed. He brought me healing chocolate and Turkish Delight last night, he looks after me well.
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On March 12th, 2004 03:48 am (UTC), _grrr commented:
*random invasion of your journal*

Very nice photos!

Turkish Delight is good :-)

Being sick sucks. Hope you get better.
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On March 13th, 2004 05:39 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Thank you! :) I love Turkish Delight.

& I am feeling better today thankfully.
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On March 12th, 2004 04:03 am (UTC), springheel_jack commented:
influenza!
On March 12th, 2004 09:40 am (UTC), ex_snej373 replied:
Yeah, definitely flu! Sounds awful -- I'm glad you're getting better =)

And hey, speaking of movie rentals -- we'd like to watch a great over-the-top Bollywood musical, and NetFlix has a number of Indian films, but we're not sure what to pick. Any suggestions? You seem like someone who'd be able to recommend something...
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On March 12th, 2004 04:03 am (UTC), steveeeee commented:


i can't look at the photos at the moment as i'm at work and i don't want them to think i'm slacking off. though, how i would explain googling for mr t pictures, i'm not sure! anyway, glad you're feeling better.
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On March 12th, 2004 08:30 am (UTC), servermonkey replied:
I just had to listen to the TV Funhouse skit when I read Jiba Jabber and saw the picture of T there.

"If you believe in yourself, drink your school, stay in drugs and don't do milk, you can get work!"
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On March 12th, 2004 06:21 am (UTC), whorlpool commented:
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Wasn't it a beautiful movie! One of these days I'm going to rent it on DVD, too. I'm hoping they have special features which help explain some of the historical details. It's the kind of movie you probably have to see dozens of times in order to fully appreciate it.
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On March 13th, 2004 03:41 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
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I intend to buy the dvd so I can watch certain sections over and over again.. I really thought it was one of the most beautiful films I've ever seen. It didn't feel `gimmicky' in the slightest which was my only concern when I first heard about it. It made me laugh too because the Stranger reminded me of a few eccentric intellectuals/artists that I have known. The last line and scene are what made me cry. :)
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On March 12th, 2004 07:48 am (UTC), naturesfriend commented:
Sure hope you're feeling better soon. Those photos are so beautiful! Where is Sinclair Island?
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On March 13th, 2004 05:49 am (UTC), nomi replied:
thank you! Sinclair Island is in the San Juan Islands, in Washington State. It's tiny, only 1 mile by 2 miles and my parents and I were 3 of only 6 people who lived there year-round.
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On March 12th, 2004 08:17 am (UTC), heuteistmeintag commented:
i read that in order to film 28DL, the crew had to say by early in the morning for first light, then they run out to film whatever was part was still empty. they had to do that a few times to get all the empty london shots.

i bet some pocky and music from america can cure your woes :-)
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On March 12th, 2004 03:19 pm (UTC), atlaz replied:
With 28 days later, they had the Metropolitan police blocking off streets for them, but they generally had 5 or 10 minutes for a single scene. Each one was mostly a single take, and you can, occasionally, see cars and people in the background.
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On March 12th, 2004 09:14 am (UTC), dreamtech commented:
Sorry to hear that you not feeling well. Hope you get over it soon.

As usual, nice photos.

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On March 13th, 2004 03:45 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
thank you! I have really regained my strength today, hope to actually leave the house tomorrow. ;)
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On March 12th, 2004 10:18 am (UTC), sapience commented:
those pictures... i can't even... i mean... *gapes like a fish*

thank you for transporting me to such a beautiful place. i'm making the first picture my background so i can go there again any time i want to. where exactly is this island, anyway?

and again, thank you thank you thank you.
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On March 12th, 2004 10:24 am (UTC), sapience replied:
oh, and I forgot to mention that the first image is a gorgeous shot, as well. the composition is spectacular, the color is perfect, and the clarity is amazing! do you ever try to get your photos published? if so, I'd think this one would be a prime candidate.
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On March 13th, 2004 04:01 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
thank you, I am a nature girl by heart. :)

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On March 12th, 2004 03:43 pm (UTC), searby commented:
have you seen Amelie? If you have not, then I am afraid I am going to have to insist . . . . .
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On March 13th, 2004 04:04 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
I have, one of my favorite films.. but I love everything Jean-Pierre Jeunet does.
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On March 12th, 2004 08:22 pm (UTC), dwcontracts commented:
Great pictures :)

During the summertime it's light at 4am, so filming in empty streets in London is very easy. I have seen many a film crew packing up @ 6am as the streets start to fill up with people.
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On March 13th, 2004 04:06 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Thanks!

I'm not sure if it's very easy, apparently they had a very narrow time frame of only about 5 minutes to shoot each scene. Although I know they used some digital editing too.
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On March 13th, 2004 08:05 am (UTC), byronicman commented:
I think I kind of copy your posting format with my India posts.. forgive me ;p
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On March 13th, 2004 04:09 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Did you? I use a variety of posting formats, but then how many different formats are there for posting photos in one's journal? :)

I hope you have more to post, I'm really enjoying them.

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On March 15th, 2004 09:06 pm (UTC), timelessmoments commented:

Those are amazing pics. You were 3 of only 6 people who lived there year-round, WOW! San Juan Islands, umm sounds like paradise:-)
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