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Topsy-Turvy

Not my life, just the movie. It's on IFC tonight and I've got to watch it this time. I've been wanting to see it forever. Mike Leigh is such an idol to me. I don't think Jeff will be interested, so it'll be me on the couch and a mug of tea for company.

With the plumbing still upfucked, dirty laundry has been mounting. There's an ominous pile looming at the foot of the bed, and I'm going to have to break down and go to the mat o' laundering today. I always think, "Oh, just make it fun. Take a good magazine, hang out." But you only get about 15 minutes tops to "hang out" when you have five loads of laundry to do. The rest of the time is an orgy of transferring loads, inserting coins, shuffling what's wet to the dryers still tumbling while you fold or hang what's dry, then everything getting finished at once and frantically trying to fold and hang it before it wrinkles or bakes. Then you have to take it home and PUT IT AWAY. I'm very bad at this last part.

Also necessary today -- grocery store. A MUST.

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mckennl
Jul. 12th, 2003 08:41 am (UTC)
WHAT IS THIS EPIDEMIC OF PLUMBING TOMFOOLERY AND SHENANIGANS? I ask you. Well, not you, per se. Anyhow.

Re: mat o' laundering, when I was complaining yesterday, I was all, "Liz, remember when you didn't even HAVE a washing machine? And how you vowed if you ever had one, you wouldn't complain about laundry ever again? REMEMBER?"

mckennl
Jul. 12th, 2003 08:42 am (UTC)
P.S.
You guys have Sundance AND IFC???? Wow.
lauri8
Jul. 13th, 2003 08:20 am (UTC)
Re: P.S.
Yes, and we also are apparently one of THE test markets for things like HBO-On-Demand and iControl TV and thingamabobs like that, so we tend to get weeks of it for free before it's marketed nationwide. Don't you just hate us?

On the other hand, since our free samplets are usually in beta form, they tend to work only sporadically, usually breaking completely to bits while we're watching something unbearably climactic. When HBO-On-Demand first came out, we called it Hourglass-On-Demand, after the little hourglass icon that would tumble endlessly while the converter box tried in vain to establish a connection...
goingferal
Jul. 12th, 2003 04:36 pm (UTC)
I've got the IFC, tho not the Sundance. Topsy-Turvy is repeating again tomorrow at 3:00, just FYI.

Thanks for the tip!
lauri8
Jul. 13th, 2003 10:09 am (UTC)
I wrote this lovely long impassioned post about how wonderful Topsy-Turvy was and compared Mike Leigh to another of my favorites, Truffaut, and went on about humanity and such and hateful old LJ ATE IT!

So anyway, if you haven't seen it yet, try to catch it today why not?

Hope things are going as well as they can be for you and your friend.
mtb0001
Jul. 12th, 2003 07:41 pm (UTC)
If you let the laundry pile up till Tax-Free Weekend, then you can just buy a whole new wardrobe. ;)
lauri8
Jul. 13th, 2003 10:11 am (UTC)
Oh, believe me, I've been doing this already! No, I am not above running out to Target for a pack of new Underoos...
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