Tuesday, September 15, 2009

around the world in eighty days, kind of

I recently watched part of Around the World in 80 Days* with Cardo. Phileas Fogg's is racing around the world, duh, and toward the end, he is repeatedly on the verge of giving up. I don't know about the rest of the movie, because I didn't watch it. I remember how annoyed I was with this character who was so close to his goal but so ready to just give up, again and again.

I was annoyed at this character, but also, um, I've been impersonating him, I suppose. There's a somewhat big goal on my own horizen and not much about trying to reach it this summer has been easy. All too often, I've been ready to just give it up, to call it off. I'm so sick of myself, it makes me sick (ha!). I'm not quite yet ready to give up on said goal, even though I still have this gargantuan nagging doubt, and I'm giving it one last big effort.

Wish me luck. Please.


P. S. Yes, I'm weirdly superstitious about some things, hence the vague references to a goal and no specific details. Sorry.


* Herein, I'm only referring to the Jackie Chan flick. I've never seen another version, nor have I ever read Verne's book.


The Furie Queene said...

Best of luck. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

kate said...

You know I'm sending lots of positive thoughts. ~*~*~*~*~

lotsofglue said...


I think it means a 1000 years of good luck.
Thanks for the comment, I have not been able to crack the book open since small heathans and dust bunnies revolted in the house today.

Coach J said...

You CAN do it. It's just a matter of whether you WANT to do it. We all believe in you. There is no RIGHT choice; you juat have to make your choice RIGHT.