5.31.2007

Thoughts for Thursday - A guzzle of dyspepsia

Dyspeptic. Isn't that a good word? Means both "indigestion" and "disgruntled." I like a word that is a multi-tasker. Barkeep! Another round of dyspepsia! And fresh horses for the men!

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There are none so blind...as those trying out new contact lenses. I've been on these new soft lenses that are like putting half a grapeskin into each eye in order to try to correct my failing nearsightedness while still addressing my woefully inadquate farsightedness. The half-a-grapeskin solution is in lieu of 1) adjusting to bi- or tri-focal glasses or b) permanently searing my corneas with laser surgery. I am holding out that the lenses will eventually work, but now everything is sort of hazy, like through a sheet of Saran Wrap. This isn't a good view for an editor...

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Oh, lists are fun. Especially when they are lists of the favorite movie adaptations by prominent intellectuals. Now I can have a TBV (to be viewed) list in addition to my old standby, the TBR list.

I am going to start another list, that of the "most adaptable author." And for me, gotta go with Henry James. "The Heiress," "The Innocents," and "Wings of a Dove" are all excellent films. E.M. Forster comes in second, with "Passage to India," "Room with a View," and "Maurice." Please feel free to join in with your favorite adaptable authors.

3 comments:

Brandon said...

You just reminded me that I need to pick up "Wings of the Dove." Thanks!

As for the contacts, I used to wear them, but I've since reverted to glasses. I'm lazy. When I wore contacts, I never even took them out. I went a year without removing them at all. I slept with them still in and everything. Then my eyes started burning. I was in agony for several hours. I finally took them out and my eyes were red for days. Never again. Glasses forever!

Charlotte said...

I agree, dyspepsia is a great word. It works for its money.

Hope those soft contacts work out. There's nothing worse than not being able to see.

litlove said...

I love my contacts, so hang in there - in time the mists will clear. You know, Dickens and Austen have both had a LOT of movies made out of their work, or in Austen's case also, about their life. But I'm with you on Forster and James. I don't suppose we're counting Danielle Steele and made for TV movies, are we? ;)