Joshua Gizelt (swashbuckler332) wrote,
Joshua Gizelt

"Do not go by moonlight, or you will suffer a death of weird invention."

A few months ago, I had suffered some form of malady on my hands. I went to the dermatologist, who initially thought it to be an infection, but it turned out instead to be an allergic reaction to something in the hand cream I used. In order to discover the offending element, the dermatologist recommended that I undergo a patch test. The initial affliction manifested in the summer, so it was decided that we should wait a few months for the weather to change that I wouldn't sweat, causing the samples to run.

I then promptly forgot about the whole affair, only really recalling it at all when I found out about the Ziegfield Theater's Hollywood Classics calender and checked it against my schedule. So I realized that this was the week that the test was scheduled for.

I have just come home from the dermatologist. I have two large patches affixed to my back between my shoulder blades. This naturally feels strange - and a bit itchy - but more importantly it was stressed to me that I not get them wet. This means that I can not take a shower this week. Of course, not showering is not synonymous with not keeping clean. I can wash myself, I just can't get my back wet. I am confident in my ability to keep myself from smelling like a rhinoceros. I do, however, rely upon my shower to wake me up in the morning (when I do drink coffee, which isn't often, it usually isn't until I already get to work, which may be two to three hours after I wake up). So I expect to be even later than usual have some difficulty getting to work in the morning.

Tomorrow is the one day this week that I have the evening available to me; I shall see The Good, the Bad and the Ugly for sure, which I have never seen on the big screen, and possibly Citizen Kane as well, which I have seen on the big screen several times, but it is frickin' Citizen Kane, here, one of the most visually stunning motion pictures ever made. Greg Tolland's cinematography never fails to impress.

Tags: cinema, orson welles, sergio leone
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