Thursday, April 14, 2005

Nothing to say

Except two little things:
1) I wasn't trying to be overly cruel by calling my ex-wife ignorant. I played with that last word a little bit before I posted it and couldn't find another word that had the same impact. I refer back to an article I once read where a therapist suggested his clients could only get over their divorce by believing it when they say "My ex-wife is a cunt." I just don't buy it. I don't want her back, either.

2) I just watched Hotel Rwanda. It's going to take me a few days to stop crying. The keyboard is quite slobbered as I type this now.



At 9:16 AM, Blogger Tasty said...

You're doing OK, luv. And, thank you for the warning about Hotel Rwanda. I'm thinking of skipping it because it will be so painful -- I'm a chickenshit.

At 9:23 AM, Blogger Kate the Peon said...

It's okay to cry, TH. Just shove some tissues up your sleeve.

At 10:38 AM, Blogger tinyhands said...

Stacey- I never said skip it. You should see it.

KB- Who said it wasn't ok to cry? I cry at movies all the time, especially the scenes where people are reunited- The end of 'The Killing Fields' gets me every time. It's my real life that doesn't affect me.

At 1:20 PM, Blogger Zelda said...

I think there is a difference in believeing you ex is a "cunt" and believing that your ex is "ignorant." But it all depends on the proof.

At 4:18 PM, Blogger Jethro said...

That's another movie on my list to see. I don't know if Zelda will see it though. She's tired of all of the war movies that I watch.

At 4:46 PM, Blogger tinyhands said...

Z- There's certainly a difference- I have no reason to be mean in either instance.

Jeth- It's impossible to tell that story without including the horrors that happened, but it's really about the people who survived and their love/connection with one another. You could almost argue it's a chick-flick, except that about a million people get killed with machetes.

At 9:00 PM, Blogger Badaunt said...

A while ago I read a book called "We Did Nothing", which is about the United Nations. It's a journalist's account, VERY well-written, and at the end of the book she is in Rwanda and writes about her experiences there.

It had the same effect on me as the movie did on you.

The book makes you see the UN differently, too. "Why doesn't the UN DO something?" has an answer, of sorts, after reading it. (And the answer will make you angry.)

At 10:48 PM, Blogger Brighton said...

As long as you stay away from "ignorant cunt". Kidding. You can call her whatever makes YOU feel better.
Could not bring myself to watch Hotel Rwanda. I also never saw Schindler's list. I'm more of a happy movie girl. The sad ones seem to stick with me.

At 11:47 PM, Blogger Jethro said...

TH - that's what I keep telling everyone. The realities of war and conflict extend far beyond what most people who live in a free democratic republic can possibly comprehend.

At 12:07 AM, Blogger evilsciencechick said...

pft! you can call your ex whatever it takes to help you get over it. I promise I won't tell. even if you call her a big poopy headed butt munch. ;)

And I HAVEN'T seen that movie, simpy because i know I'm going to bawl through it. Now that it's on DVD, I might be able to rent it and bawl in the privacy of my own home, with a fuzzy dog at my feet.

At 9:01 PM, Blogger Jammie J. said...

I would imagine it's the emotion behind the name that matters. My goal is to get to the point where his name evokes a thought of "Oh, yeah, I knew that guy once." Anything more than that is too much.

Actually my aunt, who's in her 80's was married to a guy in her 20's. Her response was, "Oh, he was just an ass." Real blase-like. I liked that. :)

I've not seen the movie.


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