Mol (mollyringle) wrote,

Such randomness

Challenge to self: come up with at least three remarks.

1) Melatonin may or may not make me fall asleep sooner, but it does seem to make me sleep deeper, and usually with more pleasant dreams. A quick Google on the subject suggests it does stimulate stronger dream function, for better or worse, in most people who take it. Majority of subjects say dreams are better. This message not reviewed or approved by FDA.

2) A Jeeves & Wooster icon out there led me onto an odd train of thought this morning: C3P0 and Luke Skywalker are the galaxy-far-far-away analogy to Jeeves and Wooster. In the earlier three films (Eps. 4 thru 6; ugh, I hate how prequels screw up words like "first" and "earlier"), I almost expect 3P0 to say, "Master Luke, surely you don't intend to go outside wearing that." 3P0, however, gets easily nervous and flustered. Jeeves never does. As such, Jeeves is a much better protocol android.

3) Great quote of day, from Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides: "Emotions, in my experience, aren't covered by single words. ...I'd like to have at my disposal complicated hybrid emotions, Germanic train-car constructions like, say, 'the happiness that attends disaster.' Or: 'the disappointment of sleeping with one's fantasy.' I'd like to show how 'intimations of mortality brought on by aging family members' connects with 'the hatred of mirrors that begins in middle age.' I'd like to have a word for 'the sadness inspired by failing restaurants' as well as for 'the excitement of getting a room with a minibar.'" Amen, Mr. Eugenides. Amen.
Tags: books, movies, sleep

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