Monday, January 18, 2010

Well, it's a new day, isn't it? Things always look a little less terrible in the morning and things do, I suppose, always get better. I've been an insomniac my entire life, and it's gotten really bad lately. All my worries (of which there are many at the moment) come out at night. But let's think about good things.
Fresh Direct is this lovely little service that delivers your groceries directly to you door for free. The best part is that you can pay online, which means that if--hypothetically speaking--you are dirt poor and your student loans haven't come in yet and you've been living on oatmeal for a week, your parents can buy your groceries and they will be shipped to you! Wouldn't that be crazy?! Ahem. So, this morning I was awoken by the unusually cheerful Fresh Direct man and I dined on Raisin Bran Crunch and orange juice and felt like a queen!
Because I was feeling so royal, I decided to watch Sophia Coppola's Marie Antoinette with my second bowl of cereal (shh). I understand all of the criticism this movie receives but I could probably watch it every single day and be an all around happier person. I LIVE for Miz Coppola's reflection-in-the-window-from-the-back-seat shots and the music could not have been better if Randall Poster were in charge of it. I love the way she sees women.
School starts tomorrow, which should make things infinitely better. I guess I can say officially now that I will be the film department intern at the Museum of Modern Art this semester. I will be helping with a book they're producing about the women involved in the early years of MoMA, including my darling Agn├Ęs Varda (!!!) and a series of film exhibitions that will go along with the launch of the book. I start February 9th, which is absolutely not soon enough. B is starting his new school tomorrow too, which I'm nervous about but I'm sure he'll be fine. I hope he can find some happiness of peace of mind there.

Other things I'm doing to try and stay centered: yoga, painting, sewing, blogging. If I can stay busy, maybe the time will pass much faster. And if anyone has an airline hookup and wants to be awesome and fly me to Texas for a weekend, well, I'm not going to say no.


  1. I am the opposite actually- crazy worried during the day then I usually chill down at night.

    im so excited for you for you and your internship. sounds like amaaazing fun. good, exciting environment! and helping produce a book? yeah, awesome.

    hope your son is well. Its good to be productive. sounds like things happening will be good for both of you.

    still jealous of your internship.

  2. I love you and your life and the fact that you are mostly the only person who comments on my blog, even tho a ton of other people read it.
    I also love that you are brave enough to do what is best for B and you, and that you are brave enough to tough out NYU!
    Are you gonna be in town this summer? Or are you staying in the city?
    We should playyyy.

  3. We have started sending our "dirt poor" student son food shopping via an online store, so he can spend his money on beer and going out!