God forbid you have to work a regular job…

I finally watched Fired! last night and while it had a good point, it was like watching someone trying to do a Michael Moore movie and missing the point just a little bit. It was definitely more for Annabelle Gurwitch’s self-esteem and ego than trying to make something people could watch and feel better about having been fired. As she is an actress, I think the film would have been great for other out of work actors to watch and maybe they’d feel better, there aren’t a lot of non-whites highlighted in the film, in terms of -collar jobs or skin color. I was watching it wondering if she knew any actors of color at all to commiserate with. Still, it made some good points, in that no one is ever alone in having been fired from a job, it’s happening all the time, every day. I just hoped I would enjoy the film more, it sounded so much more interesting when listening to excerpts from the audiobook and NPR interview. I guess maybe I just miss her from Dinner and a Movie on TBS, yet another in the dying breed of cooking programs one can actually learn from. She also couldn’t let go of the “I got fired from a Woody Allen play” thing, like if she mentions it enough, people will realize that at least she was good enough to get cast in one. There is a cute post-credits scene where she’s interviewing Robert Reich, Labor Secretary under President Clinton and he’s trying to give her the website of his son, who’s an actor, and she’s amazed that he’d use the movie to try to get his son a job, brilliant!

Thankfully when I finished the film, I had a lot of Catherine Tate to get through. TiVo was incorrectly giving the shows a date of 2007, so I thought they might be brand new episodes, but as it turns out they were first series episodes and they’d shrunken them down to 20 mins each! Still one sketch cracked me up because I think I’ve been there before…

Otherwise I do feel better today but my migraine returned last night and I didn’t do anything except go outside again for food. This morning Gregory suggested that it might be allergies — ragweed. I hate friggin’ allergies! But he’s right, I do feel stuffy and sniffly this morning. It doesn’t seem like the kind of day that being inside is a poor choice, it may get hot later. And tomorrow is Adams Morgan Day, street festival just down the road. Actually it’s Tivoli Square Day today, and that’s not too far away either. Just depends on how many allergy pills I feel like downing before heading out. I still haven’t gotten much done on my closet either.

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