Despite Thursday's metopic megrim, I wasn't going to miss my Plan for the Day: Hanging out with sanguinity. She was recovering from surgery, and grrlpup had paid me to keep her from blowing anything up (No, just kidding! I was there to mitigate the tedium of being stuck at home all week (I know what it's like (when I had to have an emergency epistemology, the pain pills made me groggy and I was incapable of theologizing for myself (so I had to have friends do it (you really learn who your true friends are)) I got better, but I still sometimes experience impacted parentheticals))) on the theory that I was more interesting than TV. Anyway, it was too cold to go outside and blow anything up, so we looked at photographs, talked about books, watched several episodes of Penn & Teller's Showtime series "Bullshit!" (that debunks common beliefs based on dubious science or outright non-science), and generally had a great time.
Oh yes, we watched "Incubus", a low-budget b/w horror film from 1965 in Esperanto with English subtitles, starring "William Shatner". Yes, that William Shatner! It's perfect MST3K fodder, terrible and wonderful to behold! Note: Avoid watching after abdominal surgery.
As all Portland-based readers know, we got iced. It's just not January until we get freezing rain and a sheet of low-traction ice covering lawns, trees, sidewalks and roadways. At least this year it happened on a Saturday, so most people were able to do as I did, and just stay home. I did walk to the store with oh_that_jocelyn ("Wait," you're saying, "She lives in Vermont!" That's true. In a word: Cell phone.) I could move along fairly well on the grassy strips alongside the sidewalks, but streets and pavement were slow, slippery going. While I had several tense moments wondering whether this jaunt was Going to End Badly, I made it there and back without even falling.
The screenwriting group decided that nobody felt like driving across town, so we postponed until next week. So I spent much of the weekend lounging about with various books and DVDs (hooray for not having to work during Ice Storms!). All in all, not a productive weekend (still haven't written my column for the week!), but very relaxing.