September 3rd, 2010

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Back amongst the living

I'm at work today, even though I probably shouldn't be. It's only a half-day, though, so I'll be heading home in an hour. Per yukon72 's suggestion I picked up some grapefruit seed extract on my way to work this morning and am going to flush my sinuses with it when I get home.

This evening I have plans to meet up with a fellow painter and friend of mine, Virginia, to see artist Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle 1 (1995) at the Music Box Theater. I'm looking forward to it, although I've heard some negative things. I'm going to try to keep an open mind. The trailer looked gorgeous. The Cremaster Cycle series of films is considered fine art, which some disagree with. I'm interested to see what I walk away thinking – if I agree that it's fine art or if I feel it's just pop culture. From what I've read the films are never going to be released on DVD, so if you're going to see them, you absolutely have to see them in the theater. It seems exactly like one of the quirky things that an artist would do to emphasize just how much something really is art. Look! It's restricted! It's different! It doesn't play by the rules! Eh, whatever.

I have Monday off from work, which I hadn't realized until today. Love that.

And it's cool out now, whereas I last remember it being cripplingly hot. I'm enjoying this new coolness, and look forward to digging out my leather jackets. I'll be checking them for spiders that may have set up residence in them during the summer, of course.