Dec 21, 2004

the reluctant magician-ess

Well after all of that, I never left my apartment yesterday. I'm going shopping in the morning. It's going to be an abbreviated Christmas as far as gifts go, I'm afraid. And I'm going with my mom, which is better than if I had gone and finished everything weeks ago (like zee gut little Victoria). I haven't been Christmas shopping with my mom in years. She's fun, that mom of mine..
Yesterday I completely psyched myself out of going out of doors, probably from all my blogging (blogging, complaining, same difference) about it.

But, on a magical note, because I hung on to the image of Dr. Zhivago so stongly yesterday, and had it as theme, or a screen saver, if you will (I like to comparing our brains to computers) in the back of my mind all day, I believe I brought Dr. Zhivago up out from the place he normally hybernates, and right on to my tv screen.. Because late last night, I turned on my tv, and there it was, the other version of Dr. Z on channel 11 (on Masterpiece Theater, and in many ways truer to the book, and better visually than the original film).

There is no doubt in my mind that I conjured this to happen.


  1. Which is odd, because I watched it on tv for the FIRST TIME EVER. gl shopping.

  2. or magician-ass..
    I just had to say it.

  3. Do you mean last night or in general?

    If it was last night:, that is kind of weird.

    If you meant in general:
    ..the first time I saw it was on tv too, by way of my VCR, but it was still technically "on" tv. And THAT time (!!) I had been thinking about it all day the same exact way I had been thinking about it yesterday, that's why I rented it..
    That's right. Spooky stuff.

  4. hehe. magician-ass. That's why i'm getting into the fantasy genre, get me some magician-ass.

    I'm pretty sure it was last night. the problem is excessive drink. It was surely this week. And I didn't see all of it. I tuned in when Ernest B. was getting shot down like a dirty dog--he was a spy, I assume? Anyway, it was on AMC or TCM and when I sleep at night I try to stay tuned to those because then I can really soak in the classics.

  5. I still haven't seen it. GL shopping...

  6. Look what i found for you to do!

  7. Anonymous9:27 AM

    Merry Christmas, Victoria!

  8. Merry Christmas, Victoria Frankenmonsterblog!

  9. Self promotion is such a fool's game, but I thought it would be somewhat synonomous with something I penned awhile ago and the title of your blog.

    Sorry about the cut-n-paste.

    Consider it my little stocking stuffer. My tribute to Mary Shelley, from you.


  10. ..Frankenstein was more a sad character than a menacing one, and I guess is why I love the story so much.
    Thanks WJ! The perfect gift for my stocking..