Monday, September 27, 1999

Ugh, yet another late update. Sorry again; I had a relapse (current symptom rundown: dry cough, nausea, general unwell feeling).

spent most of the day watching the directors’ commentaries on the DVDs of Antz and Prince of Egypt; both were well worth listening to. In particular, the directors of Antz were entertaining to listen to, besides being extremly informative about changes in the scripts, things they’d made sure to emphasize in certain scenes, elements they’d had to fudge on, etc. It’s enlightening to see how the directors look at the films they make.

Then, since Dad had never seen it, my parents and I sat down and watched The Prince of Egypt all the way through. What an amazing, powerful film. Those bits of paint and plastic act.

I had to leave just before Moses parted the Red Sea, so that I could go to our doctor’s office. Of course, I hadn’t been able to get an appointment for that day, so I had to go in for their “open door” hours from 5:00 to 7:00. I found out this really means that if you get there at 5:00, you’ll see the doctor by 7:00. No joke — I spent an hour and a half sitting in the waiting room, reading Entertainment Weekly (which had an excellent article on Buffy: The Vampire Slayer) and watching perky newspeople squeal about the latest proctology medicine on the nearby TV, before I even got inside to the office. Once I was seated, of course, it took another 20 minutes before the doctor could come in.

Fortunately, our doctor is a very friendly guy, so we chatted and he looked me over, and after visibly recoiling at the lump of mucus hanging down the back of my throat, explained that I have a cold with sinusitis. So now I’m on two medications (which only cost $60 [!]), and should be all better in a few days.

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