Today seemed like a pretty perfectly lazy day. I got up fairly early, but accomplished nothing in the morning other than some TV-watching and web browsing. I watched 50 First Dates which didn’t suck as much as I thought it would. I’m no fan of Adam Sandler or Drew Barrymore, but both were very tolerable in this movie. In fact, I might even be able to say I liked this movie. :eyepopping:
I did some work in the afternoon, building a computer for a client. The computer wouldn’t boot when I turned it on. It just powered up and nothing came on the screen. Usually this means there’s a problem with the CPU, the motherboard, or the hard drive cables are plugged in backwards. I did the usual tricks… unplugging the hard drive cables completely, uninstalling and reinstalling the CPU… nothing worked. So, I just unplugged it. The rest of the diagnosis, which involves me dissecting one of my own computers for parts, is time consuming and didn’t seem suitable for such a relaxing Saturday afternoon.
Tonight I went to see Gary and Laura’s second wedding. They were originally married in front of a Justice of the Peace in a courtroom, but they wanted to save some money and have an actual wedding with the dress and the flowers and the reception too. So, that was tonight. It was pretty cool, actually. His parents are Christian, and she is part Native Indian. So, the minister read a Longhouse People poem thanking the stars, the moon, the sun, the animals, the forest, the Earth, etc. Her father performed an Ojibway blessing with incense and an eagle’s wing. It was cool. We don’t get enough exposure to other cultures in our daily lives, and this was a great way to see it. 🙂
yea I had the same impression from the movie. It’s like a silly comedy/romance that has the cool “what if” part to it that Memento had.
the ojibway wedding sounds awesome. Better than what a typical wedding ceremony would be, at least from how I imagine it. Something the couple and all the guests will definitely remember well for a while 🙂
I’ve never seen the movie so I’ll take your word for it 🙂 You apparantly got blessed with the lazy afternoon I hoped for and didn’t get 😛 damn you! The wedding sounded beautiful, it’s always nice when they bring something to it that’s personal and stray from the everyday ‘Do you, I do’, certainly makes the whole day more memorable.
yeah one thing i wanted to mention but forgot was that in listening to the longhouse people poem, it really gave the sense that these were ancient words written by people who were speaking from their experience of being deeply connected to the earth, its plants and its creatures. it was very simple, beautiful and appealing.
Nod, it’s quite beautiful if it’s the one I’m thinking of .. https://www.manataka.org/page19.html that it?
It’s sad how far away from the earth westerners have become.. we need to take some time to disconnect from the grid and reconnect with mother nature.
*translation: you should go camping*
the one he read was much more pragmatic… like “we thank the animals for the food and clothing they provide…” and so on. i can’t find it online. i’ll see if i can get a copy though. 🙂