Packing it in and packing it up
And sneaking away and buggering up
And chickening out and pissing about
Yes, bravely he is throwing in the sponge
-from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Scene 31
Ah, the halfway point. Day fifteen. Have you enjoyed this wild ride of a month so far? In the beginning of this thirty day marathon, I was facing a full calendar (including some travel), and had given myself permission to be less than perfect in completing the challenge. And that was before a hurricane. So now I am going to go HOG WILD and get out of Dodge for a few days, drop my paintbrushes and take an intermission. And how perfectly perfect that Monty Python and the Holy Grail actually has an intermission in the middle of the movie.
Yesterday, our garage began filling up with one of the bright silver linings in hurricane Irma: plywood. Everywhere are piles of wood, all being sentenced to the dump. My intrepid husband, who cycles every morning in the dark, has been grabbing the best bits for me. Better than flowers and chocolate. They will be dry and ready for paint when I return.
So this piece of art, a more grownup girl in her seriously fancy gown, brings up a piece of movie trivia. Did you know Cary Grant never actually said "Judy, Judy, Judy" at first - it was an impersonator who said it originally, which was then attributed to Grant, who later said it just so people would get off his back about it. Art (an impersonator) imitating life (Grant) imitating art.
Feel free to get some popcorn over the next five days, along with some jelly beans and a chocolate bar, a large slushy and a soft pretzel. I'll flicker the lights when it's time to come back.