Anyway, thought I'd let you know that yesterday was movie night, as I think I mentioned. Oddly enough, for the first time since I've been a semi-regular, there, there wasn't a third movie lined up. So, we were browsing the selection, just talking about movies, a feeling that was VERY familiar to my own family...including how we went off-topic and ended up discussing things not related to movies at all!
The first movie, I missed most of (only catching the ending--Jude Law and whatshisname mutually killed each other), but I remember the second movie which started after we had the discussion, and it was A History of Violence. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality. Viggo Mortesen made a very solid performance in the film, proving his diversity. (He's not just Aragorn! And also not just the guy from Hidalgo.) Definitely was a nice movie. Before it began, there was an intermission of a short, though. Too Many Cooks, made by adult swim, with predictable results. Did like a lot more of it than I didn't! And then, we finished with the suggestion we ultimately went with, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. (The American remake, featuring whatshisname, the latest James Bond.)
It was looooooooooooooong. I was multitasking, and mainly had it on audio, so a lot of the plot passed by me, and I think that if I had been paying attention the movie wouldn't have surprised me anyway (instead of because of multitasking, being thanks to my ability to figure stuff out), yet at the same time, I feel like it was an incredibly well-made film. It's not exactly in my taste, but I'd definitely watch it again anyway in spite of that because I'd still enjoy it. (Sadly, the group had been reduced to basically just me by the end.)
A consequence of the above, though, is that I didn't get to take a shower yesterday, meaning I had to take one today...meaning one less hour of sleep...meaning I got less than two hours of sleep today. (Ouch.) Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeahhh...that went about as well as you'd expect. Actually, on my end, I'd say it went better than you'd expect, but still SUCKS, since I've been exhausted the entirety of today.
I figured out the problem I had at work last week, yet encountered a different problem. (Which I may have a solution for.) During work, I also did a sketch of Sasha (well, doodle), and yet, in spite of having some very obvious problems...given the nature of the drawing (being done with pen, from memory), I loved it.
I then went home and basically (after a brief stunt on HotR) crashed, setting an alarm for the absolutely latest time I could leave for the second bit of work I have today (that takes the place of dancing this week). I figured I'd sleep for half an hour, maybe an hour, yet set the alarm for two hours (the amount I had free) just in case.
Next thing I know, I wake up dazed and disoriented, thinking, "Why'd I set an alarm to wake up this early in the morning?" And only after a moment of confusion did I realize what the timer going off actual was, as my memory returned to me slowly, and then I said out loud, "Uh-oh." And had to rush out the door. Still dead-tired, in spite of over doubling the amount of sleep I had gotten in the night, mind you.
Now, I can't tell you the details of work to be on the safe side. (It'd probably be harmless, but it is theoretically possible it could get me in trouble.) Yet I will say that it was an incredibly fun meeting, even for most staff gatherings. The staff there might constantly come and go, shifting as the months drag on, yet in spite of that, the community in my workplace almost feels like family to me. Just like CF and the other site I go to do. (Movie night being an extension of CF, by the way.)
Side-note, but the other noteworthy thing from yesterday was the test. I remembered a detail from there I was going to mention. I wasn't testing. And honestly, as terrible as it sounds to say, I didn't really care for the testers. If you're testing, you're basically guaranteed to pass since the instructor wouldn't let you take the test unless you are ready, and me knowing this, I could stand there without worry, watching them. But more than that, I really actually truly didn't fully care for them, heartless monster as that might make me. One girl I didn't know. One guy, I barely know. Another guy, I only recently got to know. The other two guys testing, I know their older brothers better than I know them. So as horrible as it sounds, I didn't truly have investment in whether they would pass or not.
...And yet, in spite of that, I was anxious the whole test time myself. Why was that? Well, in my Interpersonal Relations class, we just studied about emotional contagion, and I'm pretty dang certain it had to do with that: I by myself wouldn't have been concerned. But the parents watching the test were. The testees certainly were. Heck, it's possible the teacher would be nervous for them as an instructor that they not mess up. With all that tension in the air, of course it's going to bleed over into me.
Soyeah, there's my weekend.
Now if you don't mind...I need to sleep.