December 1st, 2005

colin blue: brn_gamble

'Brokeback' slash

Read a fascinating interview with Jake Gyllenhaal this week where he's making "controversial" statements about the characters in Brokeback Mountain not really being gay -- rather being straight guys who find each other and fall in love.

Jake, welcome to the world of slash! You just defined it once again.

Just watched the trailer for 'The New World.' I'm in love . . . or lust . . . again.

Made it to Thursday, despite a wicked week of 40+ hours in four days. I actually took a break today for the first time and went to 'Target' but I couldn't find the new book club book. Tomorrow I go to Barnes & Noble and get it. Finishing 'Kite Runner' and 'Prize Winner' are a priority.

Adrian wanted me to come over for drinks tonight, but I was planning on leaving work early (which I did if you call 5:30 early). I've been emailing both her and Kelly a ton this week.

And speaking of email messages, here was a surprise on Wednesday morning! I had an email in my work inbox that I very nearly deleted as spam, but I hesitated because of the last name. And it turned out to be from my high school boyfriend!!!! That put a smile on my face before the Nominating Committee meeting. I don't think I've heard from him in nearly 15 years. Wow.

And on a sadder note, last night Wayne finally told me his lung disease is fatal. Something called Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Idiopathic just means it's a disease with no known cause. But Pulmonary Fribrosis is a disease with an 'average' survival rate of 3-6 years, and it *could* be caused by some sort of autoimmune disorder or the after-effects of a virus. It occurs to me that Wayne had Bell's Palsy years ago, and that's another strange disorder that has the same mysterious origins. (I need to mention this to him.)

Nice to be done for the week. I slept for hours tonight.

Shout out to Laurie forublue2c! Today is her birthday!!!!
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