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Saturday January 04, 2003

A movie about my life

Yesterday Stephanie and I went to see My Big Fat Greek Wedding. It might as well have been named My Big Fat Croatian Wedding. This movie was about my family, everything from the father sending his kids to Greek school, to him saying, "der are two kinds of piple in de vorld, Grik, an' doz who vish dey ver Grik." Just substitute 'Croatian' in place of 'Greek' and there you have my father. Yes, I was forced to go to Croatian school as a kid, and yes, my father says that all the time. I was in tears for half the movie; it was so hilariously true. I almost lost it when the father, when asked why he won't let his daughter take college classes in the city, replies, "eh, iz drugs downtown." And what's up with the whole obsession with marrying off the daughter? Why is that the case with all Eastern European people? I've had my share of, "So, Drina, your cousin Damir is engaged now, looks like you're next in line." What I'd like to say is bugger off, Chumps, but just as the Greek daughter in Wedding has to ignore that annoyingly evil harrassment, so can I only roll my eyes. Such a good flick...

When we got home we watched the rest of the Ohio State - Miami game. My sister, a future Buckeye, kept jumping in front of me so that I wouldn't see the television screen --she's convinved I jinx games. It's true that my favorite sports teams have lost every game in which I was in attendance in the last five years, but I refuse to give up on watching sports entirely. And I was watching, and they did win, so pooty on Klara.

After Steph left, it was 2:30 in the morning, but I wasn't really tired. I decided to paint for an hour and a half. I'm working on a still life that's giving me a little trouble. I can't get the elipse of the china plate to look right. Those elipses are hard to get right. But I'll be working on it more today, so we'll see what happens. I finally got to bed around 4:30, and I woke up at 1. Yeah, 1:00 pm. I am such a bum it's incredible. I have to start training myself to wake up earlier, because in a week I start spring semester where I have an 8 am class twice a week. I still don't want to go back to school.