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My first class this morning was cancelled, which was excellent and made me very glad that the first thing I do after getting out of bed in the morning is check my email. Thus, I went back to sleep for another hour and a half. Excellent.

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And in my film class, we watched Searching for Debra Winger, which I've been meaning to see for a couple years now. It was by no means exceptional filmmaking, but did provide really interesting insight into the lives of working women in Hollywood and abroad. So many awesome interviews, it was really stunning.

The downside, I feel, is that Rosanna Arquette (director and documentarian) knew the general outcome of her questions and interviews before she started, so there is no real insight gained. Rather, she found women experiencing the same thing she was experiencing and many of the interviews were the same. Yes, it's difficult to manage a career and a family, especially when you're reaching (or beyond) the age of 40 and movie roles are extremely limited. It lacked a great deal of creativity. I almost wish she had found something new to focus on, or asked for specific solutions these women have found (Robin Wright Penn mentioned making only one film a year so that she could spend 10 months at home with her 2 children). Very few interviews yielded something beyond the basic statement that it's hard to be a working mother.

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I decided to be bold and make dinner this evening, and I concocted a baked ziti based mostly on a recipe I found on foodnetwork.com. It was decent, overall, though next time I attempt it, I will add salt and more red pepper flakes...it was a little bland.

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Also, do you ever look at a clock or watch, see the secondhand ticking, and for a brief moment, think it should be going the other direction? I've been telling time for 17 years now, but I still occasionally think the secondhand should be moving counterclockwise. Why do you suppose that is?

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