Fullness

Jul. 10th, 2017 05:47 pm
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Our big day-defining activity yesterday was getting lunch buffet at India Palace. We had the typical indian lunch buffet reaction of being super-full and immobile and just rolling around in our fullness for most of the day. We ended up later watching Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles. It was fucking fantastic. Definitely slow. In the beginning, while I was appreciating it, it did feel a little draggy (mundane/tedious, and I was enjoying or at least appreciating it, especially the composition which was spectacular throughout and even in theory what she was doing with the tedium as it's clearly an essential part of the film). However, after a while something pretty astonishing happens. With the gradual shift in repetition, the same mundane activities start to become, in and of themselves, compelling and riveting. Partly due to the subtle and gradual shifts and decay in routine activities, but also there's a hypnotic effect that starts to pull you in. All in all it's a pretty astonishing film in both theory and execution and it does some pretty amazing things with the medium. After that we watched the latest episode of Twin Peaks. Now it's halfway through!

Work today was mostly normal. I did get an email asking if I'd gotten the email with my offer. I hadn't gotten the offer email, just the email about the email. Later in the day I followed up again and it was waiting for my manager to sign something. So I tracked him down and he did and right before I left I got the email. So I have my offer! I'm going to review it a little bit before I sign it. I likely will, we'll see how it goes.
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