Anyway, this afternoon I went out to lunch with Ellen and her new boyfriend (Charlie for those who know him, still Charlie for those who don't). I dunno. I manage to stay on good terms with most of my ex-girlfriends, which makes some of my other friends uncomfortable because they haven't been able to do it. I've felt really bad about our breakup since it happened because it was something I needed, but Ellen wasn't expecting it. I want to maintain my friendship with her, and I want her to be happy. I'm trying not to push too hard to encourage her relationship with Charlie because it's none of my business, but it does make me happy seeing that she's in charge of her life, and she's working on making herself happy. I was really worried that he would perceive me as a threat, but I think we understand each other. And y'know, it helps that Charlie's a good guy.
This represents maybe five minutes of our entire conversation. Otherwise, we talked about less weighty subjects and had a great time.
This evening I'm killing time before Rocky Horror. I'm watching David Lynch's film Rabbits, which I haven't seen in a couple of years. Very weird. There's a reason David Lynch bobs in and out of popularity, and it's because nobody's willing to throw Hollywood money at him in case he uses it to make something like Rabbits, which, on it's surface, seems oppressive, slow, completely plotless and incomprehensible. It depicts three human-sized rabbits in suits who plod through the motions their evening routine while saying things like "I have a secret." and "There were no phone calls today." The dialogue is completely without context. It's not fun to watch, but after the last time I saw it I got angry, went online, and found the interpretation that I liked best. Now I like it a lot, but I can only sit through it on special occasions. I guess I could say that about almost everything Lynch has ever made. I worry that watching David Lynch films -- especially things like Blue Velvet and Eraserhead and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me -- is probably not a healthy practice for me.