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Three Things: Bad Day Edition

2011 November 7

Ever have one of those days? You wake up to discover your alarm decided to stay silent, there’s no hot water for the three-second shower you don’t have time for, you stub your toe on the kitchen table as you run past it to the (empty) coffee can, and that’s all before you even leave the house (to find a flat tire patiently waiting). Even the most cheerful and optimistic of us (at least, this is what I tell myself) has had one of those days: days when life is just plain out to get you. Yes, a no good, very bad day.

But hey, bad days usually at least result in a good story, right? Not yours? Well, these three will. This week, I have for you three moments in three very bad days: a rogue flock of owls (happens to me all the time) to start, then a missed bus and subsequent chase, and a particularly pesky rain cloud to finish.

See? Your day wasn’t so bad after all now, was it?


Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (El sueño de la razón produce monstruos), from Los Caprichos series, c. 1797. Etching.


Alex Colville, Berlin Bus, 1978. Acrylic on masonite. Private collection.


Living movie still made by If We Don’t, Remember Me. Scene from The Truman Show. Dir. Peter Weir. Paramount Pictures, 1998.


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