Talk about bad timing. My friend Dawn called about having lunch somewhere, and my sister-in-law Pat called about seeing a movie. Alas, I had to tell them I couldn’t make it this weekend because of the chance my toes would bleed again. That was the problem all day Thursday after my surgery. Thankfully, I was able to dissolve the red spots on the carpet with Z-Lex, which David purchased from American Carpet Center in Honolulu. Anyway, we all might reconnect next weekend.
Since Pat had already seen Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” I watched it alone yesterday afternoon on Netflix. David doesn’t get Admission Day off, so he was still at the office. I enjoyed the movie immensely. It was the first movie I have seen in its entirety in several years. Usually, movies bore me and I walk away. But this one was set in beautiful Paris and had a thought provoking theme: Would you want to live in a different era? The protagonist is transported from 2010 to the 1920s. He is entranced by the famous writers and artists he meets. Then, he realizes that there are advantages to living in 2010. Consider, for example, medical breakthroughs in the cure for cancer and other diseases.
I definitely would not want to live in Korea during the 1920s, mainly because of the abject poverty and low standard of living. Being Korean, I suppose I would be an anomaly in 1920s Europe. No, I am with Woody Allen. Life in the present is best. Hawaii no ka oi.
Lisa emailed me yesterday. What a pleasant surprise! She wrote that she gets an average of 3 hours sleep a night because of her heavy study load, which she described in detail. One of the things she had to do was go to the cadaver lab and name all the parts of the corpse’s body. She likes all of her classmates and has made many new friends. It looks like she is adjusting well to life away from home!
That’s my life in a nutshell right now…