Friday, January 10, 2014

Flashback Friday: Cold Deal

Amid historic cold weather, the Viper Lair has been beset by a cold virus. Baby's first cold has been a difficult ordeal. The last two nights, he has woken up several times during the night. Mrs. Viper has been a saint, sacrificing her own sleep to take care of him. It doesn't help that we've both been fighting off our own nagging symptoms for more than a week. Add some car trouble to the mix, and it has not been a fine time this week.

But today it's warming up. Hit the reset button. There are better days ahead.

My goal this week is still two runs. It's already Friday, and have so far completed zero runs. With a sick baby and a tired wife at home, it's going to be tough justifying a run today. Sometimes you have to be OK with failure. But who knows, maybe I'll surprise you.

Back Talk
Wherein the movie is not the book

Miss Zippy chimes in at our recent book club meeting: "Huge Coen Brothers fan…can't wait to see the movie. And haven't read the book, so that will help, b/c you're right--movies never live up to the books."

Answer: Just to be clear, Inside Llewyn Davis is not meant to be the movie adaptation of The Mayor of MacDougal Street. Part of the book was used as inspiration, but otherwise it is an original Coen Brother's film. They said in an interview that it was also based on Homer's The Odyssey (as was O Brother, Where Art Thou?). As far as I know, No Country for Old Men is the only book adaptation they've done.

Happy Hour is nearly upon us, teammates! Enjoy the weekend. Run well and drink well. Cheers!

1 comment:

misszippy said...

Thank you for setting me straight! Hope the entire family is feeling better this weekend.