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Sat, Jan. 6th, 2007, 10:48 pm
of fairies and puppets

i'm spending the whole evening watching the storyteller. i haven't watched t since i first saw it almost twenty fucking years ago (yes, it really is blowing my mind that it's been -20 years- ..oi. dad turns 65 tomorrow, and he's annoyed about it, so i blame him for my sudden bout of age-awareness) and i love it love it love it like i did back then.

sigh. what a great show. it's the first thing in a month to properly relax my brain and make me lose some of the stress i've been feeling 24/7. to say i'm fed up with work is to seriously understate things.

i suppose a good sign of how fed up i am is that i can't even be bothered to detail the crap occuring everyday in this livejournal right now, i just try to go home and find something distracting to do (i've taken up NEEDLEPOINT, how desperate is that, hahaha. i'm making a cushion with daisies on it. because obviously, the world needs another craft project, heh.). so. meh.

and the storyteller is just as amazing as i found it twenty years ago. wonderful stories, great use of puppets and actors, and john hurt is really great as the storyteller making it all come together. and the dog still amuses me. so. there we go. that's my exciting saturday night. :)

Sat, Jan. 6th, 2007 09:51 pm (UTC)

OMG! I love the storyteller! has it really been 20 years??? shiiitttt eh?

I recently got the dvd, and fell in love with it all over again!

Sat, Jan. 6th, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)

hehe, well, almost 20 years, it says it's from 1987 so, close enough, give or take a few months. crazy, isn't it?!?!

and i so want to get the dvd in the future - i got the first season off bittorrent but want to buy it as well since, well, i want to own it properly. it makes me want to read stories.

(and mind you, i actually am not really into fantasy or sci-fi, but have always adored stories, like hc anderes and the brother's grimm and such. think i'll pick up a few collections this year...)

Sun, Jan. 7th, 2007 01:14 am (UTC)

now, you know i don't mind reading your tales of work woe in your journal, but i have to say that maybe it's a good thing that you're trying to not take it home with you and rehash it out so much? i know i was boring david senseless by talking about work way too much at home, and although i was a bit annoyed at him first for not wanting to hear about it so much, i actually have found problems at work a bit easier to deal with since i've forced myself to stop talking about it, and hence thinking about it less at home. you know?

Sun, Jan. 7th, 2007 03:17 am (UTC)

absolutely. or rather - i still bring work home in the sense that i'm really wound up, but that has more to do with the way my mind works this time of year than with work.

well, not that work isn't ridiculous right now, but the way it stresses me out even when i know something is about to be solved is something i only do this time of year, and if it wasn't work i'd be wound up inside about something else, so, whatever. :)

but ever since christmas, i'm trying to separate myself from my work because dude - you're absolutely right. it gets boring for everybody else, but most of all, it gets boring for me to listen to myself go on and on and on about work. i had a minor whine-session at a friend maybe a week ago, and then.. no more. which is why i've cut back on lj - just don't even want to write if i know i'll end up writing about work.

i'm really proud that i've managed to stay more offline in order to do veggying of a different kind the past few weeks - i'm trying to finally watch all my dvds, which at current count means 215, so i can't pretend there's nothing to watch. so i watch movies and even a bit of tv, and take out my nervous energy and stress on craft projects.

this'll be a busy spring, either way, so might as well just slog through it.

and you know what's made me feel able to let go of work a bit? watching everybody else at work - bosses, co-workers, teammembers alike - not take work so seriously. if all my bosses can find time to take days off for christmas or hell, because they're sick, then.. so can i. so i'm putting in for taking some time off in february for no other reason than needing time off, and with almost 4 weeks worth of saved up hours, i've earned it.

haha, long comment. you always get me to post mini-essays. ;)

Sun, Jan. 7th, 2007 10:12 am (UTC)

i like your essays. :)

i need to follow your example and find more off-line things to do. i also try not to post about work too much unless there's a major issue going on, but i'm finding it easier these days to let go in the evenings, even if it means i don't have much else to post about. still, you better not disappear from this place too much! ;)