but I just realized god damn, it's already October. How in the world did that happen?!
It's a beautiful day, though. I'm very happy to spend a day off doing, again, nothing. I've been just too busy to actually do anything else on a day off, except maybe laundry. The door's open and Abbie is enjoying the sunshine by the screen door and I'm busy watching the second season of Soap on DVD. Both Katherine Helmond and Richard Mulligan are just brilliant. I can't believe the last time I laughed so heartily at such silly punchlines, and I know it's mostly due entirely to the delivery. I can't recreate it perfectly but I'll just try. Billy Crystal's character (the first openly gay character on American television) is talking with his aunt, played by Helmond:
JESSICAKatherine Helmond played Jessica with the proper combination of sweetness, innocence and abject cluelessness. Every time she opens her mouth in a group setting it's hilarious. There are so many scenes, comedic set pieces, that work so well. Business on girders. Business with four women and a baked pastry. Business with a giant cornflake and raisin in a cereal bowl. I'm very glad I'm able to experience this series at an Advanced Age and without commercial interruption. I love DVDs.
Back in my day we didn't have homosexuals.
Oh, Aunt Jessica, we've been around all throughout history. Alexander the Great was gay, and Plato.
Yes, even Plato.
Mickey Mouse's dog was gay?!