Monday, February 23, 2009
My Anonymity Remains Intact
This week is shaping up to be a big one for the Monkeys, let me tell ya. First, I just spent the better part of an hour making three pounds of pasta. Three different kinds, all in one pot (i.e., in succession), for tomorrow's food day at school. We have a food day about once a month, organized by one of our colleagues to celebrate birthdays and such. Now, this is not to say that on other days we don't have food. We always seem to have food. But, on these special monthly days, we all pitch in to have a themed feast. This month, it's pasta. And, I am the preparer of the pasta.
Add to that, the fact that I will be taking off from work on Friday AND Monday. This is unprecedented for me. It is usually all I can do to make myself take one day off to accommodate travel, but two? It's simply decadent. I am freaking out, but, most likely, all will be well in my absence.
Of course, the big thing, the thing that is prompting this Four day weekend, is CoMo's annual True/False Film Festival. Monkey and I are heading back to the Education Capital of Missouri, home of the first land grant university west of the Mississippi, to partake of our usual bill of a dozen or so documentaries.
Looking forward to several (really all), but, to name a few in particular: War Against the Weak, and Waltz with Bashir. The film I might be most looking forward to, I don't even have a ticket for, yet: Loot. It seems that for each festival, Monkey and I want to see something different on Sunday morning. This year is no different, but, in order to facilitate our ticket purchasing, we just bought two tickets to the film she wanted to see, and I will stand in the queue for mine. I expect no problems.
I could give you a run down of the films I just mentioned, but that would be redundant, since you could simply go here to read about anything festival. Plus, at this time, I REALLY should go grade at least a half dozen essays.