I assume Rick Baker is involved. Great looking mutant gorilla.
Hope your family isn't doing too bad. My whole situation snaps like a rubber band if Mom gets ill or dies.Russell may die before her (massive stroke-heart attack-who knows) but his death won't disrupt basic things. It will just make Mom more likely to die of depression.My baby brother is a mess.He is the vector of how pain and anxiety arrive to torture my Mom.
My Mom's mind is next to mush at this point it's only a matter of when. Dad will probably not last long after that. House is a mess....repair alone for the neglect will be expensive. Value in CA isn't worth shit being in a depressed area. It's a lose-lose deal. It's nothing more that a waiting game at this point and sleep is my only escape. Money isn't coming in fast enough but the worst part is just being here. I'm bored out of my mind and wished I had my old situation in San Diego, at least that was bearable even with scraping by.
Sorry to hear about your situations, both of you. Very sad, especially about your parents.
Speaking of apes in general, finally saw "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" on DVD. Really liked it, and the previous movie as well. CG vs. actors in make-up and prosthetics was a good part of it.
I tried giving Dawn a chance and I dropped it. Fast forwarded to the 3rd act and decided I didn't like CG monkey kung fu. I probably should give it another cahnce. When it comes out on ROKU I'll try again.
Finally got around to posting an Arthur Rackham picture(see fourth post down. As years roll by some artists seem less amazing to me, some seem more. Rackham is in the latter group, along with Moebius, N.C. Wyeth and Howard Pyle.
I never liked Flash.The program or the character....however, the only action figure I personally own IS of the Flash. Thereby proving I'm a hypocrite.
OK, I was too harsh, sorry....Flash has an amazing costume.Jimmy & Elz, sorry to hear of yr parental/housing woes. Tom, the "latter" in yr statement means you like Rackham, Moebz, Pyle & Wyeth (hereafter merged and referred to as "Pyleth")...right?I do too. Esp'ly Pyleth.
What;s the contract job Jim?
Thanks, Tom, for posting The Dance in Cupid's Alley. Rackham has always been one of my favorites. Maybe even THE favorite.Jim, Ellis: You guys are not alone.These are difficult days for our generation.
Yes Beata. It is selfish to feel sorry for yourself because you have to face death and messiness while a parent is getting old. Lots of people coming to that corner in life. If they're like me part of the self involvement is , "hey, I've got a lot more fast laps left in me. Get me away from all this mortality and feebleness." But I'm really glad I'm here. Even if it's also to help Russ with his self inflicted feebleness.
Both you guys should be commended to being there for your families.
I didn't have a choice, After my Dad's fall, Sister just couldn't do it alone anymore.....add that my SD situation had also hit rock bottom. Rock and a hard place. Being here is...what can I say.....mentally damaging to my psyche just dealing with this. Spent all these years trying to get away from all the family crap and yet all roads lead back to Rome unfortunately. Ellis, got a contract gig with an App company doing some illo stuff for the short term. Need the money, badly.
Ellis, I should clarify ...I didn't mean to imply that you're being selfish -- on the contrary! "You guys are not alone" was meant as a statement of solidarity and empathy. Most of us earn the right to feel sorry for ourselves at some point, but the important thing to remember is we're here to hold each other up when the going gets really tough. Each of us is a lifeline.
Beata, my own leap to calling it selfishness is because I understand that is what it is in my case.And Karma for selfishness. I will atone.
My Mom seems to have had another mini stroke.......her body is failing her. Dad has a fever and refuses care. So damn frustrating
Their lingering is just so frustrating and you can't do anything
Jim. Sounds really bad. But I'm sympathetic with people that just say stop with the doctors. That's the way I know I will be.
Both of them smoke and drank their way to this. Didn't listen to any of the Doctors when it mattered and they still had some control. My Dad would have done far better now if he had stuck to his Therapy 5 years ago but he blew it off and now his has to eat from a tube in his stomach because of the complications of NOT doing it caused. Plus his lack of "Reason" has just become unbearable with me. I hate getting up in the mornings anymore.
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