The Prozac Kid

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Well, the expected finally happened and I’m once again on prescription anti-depressants! I’ve felt that this day has been coming for some time and this morning my doctor wrote out the prescription for them. If they help prevent the darker moments in my day I guess it will be worth it. From previous experience it is difficult to know how they will affect me, the last tine I was on anti-depressants I actually felt worse! I am on a new drug for me though, so fingers crossed.

Apart from that I’ve had a decent enough day, mainly reading and listening to music (do you notice a pattern to my Saturdays?). If you’re ever interested in my music choice then visit my Last.fm page where you can see my weird and wonderful music taste. As I write I’ve got a playlist running on Winamp that I’ve labeled ‘Ladies’, it features music from the likes of Allison Moyet, Clannad, Judie Tzuke and Portishead. I’m more into Prog Rock or Psychedelic Rock really but you need variety in everything, or at least I think so.

The other thing that has become a regular feature of my Saturdays is the DVD night in. This week my daughter is with her mother, she has been with her most of the week as it is half term. So tonight was my choice, all for selfish little me to enjoy. I thought I’d go for some eye candy plus blood, guts explosions etc so I picked up SALT with the once lovely Angelina Pitt (Jolie) in the lead role. The film was as I expected, lots of explosions, death at every turn etc but I think Mrs Pitt needs to put on a few pounds, she looked so thin! Too thin for my liking anyway, I know we all get older and our bodies change but really, do actresses really need to look like paper thin models to keep getting roles in movies? Overall not a bad film but I felt let down by Mrs Pitt’s appearance.

I found out something interesting about a Telautograph today. Seems Margaret Atwood, a famous author, has developed something called LongPen and it brings the telautograph into the 21st (or is it the 22nd) Century. Interesting stuff that leans heavily on the original inventors idea. Take a look at the linked pages if you’re interested. I titled my blog with the name of Trev’s Telautograph because that’s what I felt I was doing in a sort of abstract way, sitting at my desk writing and you reading my words.

More about dragons now. Seems Norwich has a long association with dragons. At the moment, Norwich is holding it’s annual Dragon Festival. I had to go to the central library this week and met two wonderful dragons in the main foyer of the building, they make a great spectacle sitting there in the middle of the Forum building. I have to admit, I keep seeing them everywhere after my little story the other day.

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6 Comments

  1. Salt was a good film, you never really knew what was going to happen until the very end.

    • I never said it was a bad film, it was just the way Angelina Jolie looked. I have to agree that it had several twists in the storyline which kept it intriguing right to the end.

  2. Trevor, looking at that article about the telautograph, well more so the picture, I’ve kind of got myself confused. I thought it was something like a telegram – well, that was the idea I had of it and didn’t think to question it – but the photo shows a device with a pen in it. Do I understand it correctly… someone writes something in a room, and many miles away that what they are writing appears at that moment? I like that idea!

    I’ve never heard of the film Salt… I’ll have to look out for it…

    • I think you’ve got the gist of it Aquatom, a telautograh is a system whereby someone can write into a machine at one end of a telephone line and another machine copies exactly what is written or drawn at the other end, look it up on Wikipediea, it gives a pretty good description.

  3. oh, she is way too thin. scary thin. i last saw in that horrid movie about a loom giving orders to assassins – yucky thin.

    Woot! Famous Canadian Author!
    bit of recluse, she created it so she wouldn’t have to travel.

    have you read “Oryx and Crake”?

    (sorry to know you are back on meds – fingers are crossed)

    • Bex, Angelina look almost malnourished! Awful. I’ve not read any of her work but on reading about the LongPen i guessed she didn’t enjoy travelling much.

      The meds are OK actually, it’s better than visiting some of those dark places my mind has taken me in recent months. I’m under constant supervision from my doctor who was very supportive of me whilst I tried to stay off them but I think he could see I was losing the battle and offered some help.

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