Thursday, April 05, 2007

Blood Test. Ground Squirrel. Science of Sleep.

I went to get a blood test today. In the room where I had my blood drawn, there were huge glass windows and beyond those windows was a golf course. It's quite a nice looking course, weeping willows hanging over ponds and all that sort of stuff... and the sky looks so beautiful from this room, I don't know what it is about that view but it always amazes me. Maybe 'they' planned it that way, so I'd be distracted from the fact that someone was sadistically sticking needles in my arm while they laugh a laugh that sounds like it's coming from the depths of hell.

Anyhow. Guess what creatures I saw popping out of the ground at this golf course? Ground squirrels! They would pop out of their holes and calmly watch people play golf. They were quite funny, I wonder what those squirrels think of when they watch humans play golf. Maybe they think of nothing, or maybe they think the weather is hot and they hope the sprinklers will start up soon... Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to talk to the squirrels, I was in such a rush, I would've certainly asked them what they were thinking about.

In other news, I saw this amazing movie, Science of Sleep, I loved it! Definitely recommend it, although it isn't for everyone, it's not, well, I guess it's not very linear, within the movie things are always jumping back and forth from reality to dreams. One really cool thing about the movie is that it features Charlotte Gainsbourg, Serge Gainsbourg's daughter! Anyways, the film is really creative, beautiful, charming, and just plain fascinating. I like it just for the visuals, but it's also very lyrical and the acting is great, so check it out if you get a chance.

Here's a vid of Charlotte singing, never heard her stuff before, she's good...


16 comments:

frenchyflower said...

that was a weird movie! but kind of fascinating in its own way in how it draws the viewer in to try to figure out what's going on and accept that you just have no clue. over all a fun experience though.

MrManuel said...

A doctor's office tha overlooks a golf course? Where do I sign up?!?!?

Babybull40 said...

Ground Squirrels.. hmm and here I thought they were called gophers..
they are funny to watch..I have normal squirrels in htese here parts.. grey, black, tan/brown and they all seem to do the same thing.. Climb trees.. who would've thunk...? Hope the blood tests go well.. Happy Bunny Trails..

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

Interesting song. It kind of sounds like she's laying in the grass somewhere just singing in a half conscious way, for the joy of it.

Tara said...

Squirrels are probably thinking, "Those humans...I don't get them. They have these perfectly good acorns, but instead of eating them, they put them on a little tee and hit them across the grass! Idiots!" :)

I definitely need to watch "Science of Sleep", because I remember the previews for it and it looked pretty intriguing.

Katie McKenna said...

very artistic video... :)

mist1 said...

Did you study for your blood test?

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

Happy Easter!

WAT said...

Blood. I hear it's blue, but becomes red when it hits oxygen.

"Science of Sleep" is one of those movies I'll be checking out eventually as I keep hearing quite a bit about it.

Sebastien said...

Frenchy: Yeah, glad you liked, I think the experience is fun and fantastic!

Mrmanuel: I think you need to talk to the ground squirrels and they will hook you up.

Babybull: Thanks for the well wishes! Wow, squirrels climb trees!? I haven't seen one in so long I'd almost have forgotten.

Silver: Oh yes, it does have that feel to it, I like how you describe it. Happy Easter!

Tara: Haha, yes, that is what they are thinking! Oh, I think you will enjoy that movie!

Katie: Glad you liked!

Mist: Yes, I failed though.

WAT: Oh, that is interesting, I may have learned that in anatomy many years ago but I forget... This movie, I have a feeling you will love it, plus it's in French/Spanish/English, perfect for you!

Sonja said...

The ground squirrel on the golf course reminded me of Bill Murray's plastic explosive squirrel that he made to "make friends" with the gopher so he'd blow up (the original film Caddyshack).

Sebastien said...

Oh yes! How funny, I love that movie, it's so hilarious.

Princesse Ecossaise said...

blood tests - the bain of my life. I've been getting blood taken every week for about 6 months. I'm sure my veins are going to shut down soon!

Unfortunatley the room I have to sit in to endure this delightful experience is small and sterile white and smells of hospital. I must transfer to somewhere that overlooks a golf course with these peculiar ground squirrels!

Sebastien said...

OMG! Every week, that's intense! Oh yes, let's find you a hospital overlooking a golf couse full of ground squirrels, there is nothing quite so amusing and it will help distract you!

STAK said...

that's the second time in two days that i've heard someone talk about Charlotte Gainsbourg.......i hadn't heard her name before.....nice,atmospheric music.......

Sebastien said...

Hey Stak! Funny bout the Charlotte Gainsbourg, I really have no clue how well known she is...