Monday, March 14, 2011

Is out of the office today, please leave a message after the beep.

I'm sick.  two days in a row of calling off work.  I feel a little better today but I woke up feeling the worst that I have felt yet.  I've noticed that that's usually a good sign for me, once I get the "worst I've felt" out of the way it's pretty quick for me getting better. 

Got my girl scout cookies yesterday.  Rock.  I miss being a girl scout some days.  It was fun.

I have been dwelling on the tragedies in Japan a lot.  Ry says I'm obsessing.  I think that I am but I have always been horrifically fascinated by nuclear threat and devastation.  It bothers me a lot, ever since I watched the movie Grave of the Fireflies.  That, and I have friends who live in Japan, a few of whom live in Tokyo, who I am worried about. 

Also, sometimes it's hard for people to understand tragedies of large scale in places they can't relate to (such as Haiti and the middle east).  At least, I figure it is.  What I mean to say is, it is for me.  I don't understand the way people in the middle east think culturally (which may make me sound stupid but a: I'm sick and obviously not phrasing things right and b: maybe I am stupid, but it's my blog so there) and so it makes it hard for me to comprehend the tragedy in the way that I can with the Japanese crisis that is happening now.  Also, I've never been to the middle east or to Haiti but I have been to Japan.  And the Japanese may be different than we are culturally but they have a lot of similarities to us here stateside, too, and I can relate to those. 

I don't know.  It makes me very anxious and worried.  I've been following the nuclear (and yes, I can't help myself, I always say it wrong before I say it right...nucular first and then nuclear, probably because I'm stupid) crisis obsessively


  1. I also have a strange fascination with nuclear related disasters. Like the movie Atomic Twister. It's about tornadoes hitting a nuclear power plant. It's so ridiculously fake and there are a lot of things that are kind of blown out of "likely" proportion, but still I really find nuclear power plants interesting.

  2. Japan hasn't had much luck with the whole nuclear thing maybe they should just change to solar or wind? Also building a nuclear power plant on the coastline, bad idea.