May 22nd, 2005



We watched In the Realms of the Unreal last night. We saw some of Henry Darger. Looking at his paintings, I thought, "This is kind of creepy, like reading through the diaries of some serial killer." The movie put things in some context for me. It is amazing that he wrote a 15,000 page book about the Realms of the Unreal. It was obviously a response to the things that happened to him and was a productive way of responding to the events of his life. The people who knew him didn't have much insight into him but that's not surprising. Looking at his work, I wondered how he got so many of his subjects to look alike and I assumed he had done it freehand. I don't think he could have put on paper what he was seeing in his mind without the aid of technology. Just imagine what he might have done with Photoshop!

It's my turn to pick what movie we'll see in the theater but I can't decide. I'm the poster child for indecision at time. I think it's because I wipe so many noses at work.

Chain Letters

I hate them. Especially email ones.

Around 12:30pm today I got a phone call and then a page. Our 7pm to 7am person can't make it in tonight. The other manager for the team comes back from vacation tomorrow but probably doesn't have his list of employees with him. He requested she give me a call which is why I got the call and the page. I left voice mail messages for two people earlier and spoke to one who couldn't make it because he'll be in Chicago tomorrow through Thursday. I've left messages for five other people in the last 15 minutes. No one has called back.

If no one calls back I have to work 7pm tonight to 7am tomorrow.
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