I'm not sure what the title means, but it is the sound that I make every time I try to get up. I screwed up my back on Thursday and today it has been especially bad. I collected up my many medications that I've had over the past while and found muscle relaxants and some Lortab. So, I took some of those horse pills today and I've been in and out.
My throat has also been pretty irritated. I'm hoping that it is allergies and not a summer cold coming on. I didn't do my weekend hike, but I did hang out by a local stream and stared at a little brook trout for about 45 minutes. Things like that are cool when you are on drugs.
I picked up an ancient device this week called a Walkman. It turns out that in ancient times this is what tribes people used to playback fertility dance music on. It takes this thing that has a ribbon and two reels that are housed in a rectangular package. I got the Walkman running again and listened to much fertility dance music today.
I watched an interesting movie from my Netflix. It was Werner Herzog's Aguirre, the Wrath of God. It stars Klaus Kinski. When I think of someone as being a bit barmy or mad, his face is what I will think of next time that comes to mind. Check out Roger Ebert's take on this movie here. The thing that I liked about this movie was how well Herzog involves you into nature, whether it be menacing or beautiful. Francis Ford Coppola was heavily influenced by Aguirre when he filmed Apocalypse Now. The river scenes as well as the attacks from natives are both similar and inspired--utterly haunting. If you dig nature documentaries that are more art than documentary, Herzog is great. He has one out now about the arctic called Encounters at the End of the World. I am going to see it when I get the chance. He also did Grizzly Man, a must see.
I really don't have much more to talk about. I think I'm going to go and make some toast now. Later!
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