Unexpected find of the week. Tracks include "I Need a Lover" by Pat Benatar, "Girl Talk" by Julie London, "One Less Bell to Answer" by The Fifth Dimension, "No Love, No Nothin'" by Mary Stallings, and (of course) "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor.
On Saturday night, Sean, Norman and I went to see the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre at the Aero Theatre. In itself that's no big deal, but director Tobe Hooper was there and provided live commentary throughout the screening! My favorite bit of TCM trivia: Hooper's original title for the movie was Head Cheese.
Last night my friend Nikki called and told us she has breast cancer. She is going to have a double mastectomy in about a week. While I know she isn't happy about what's going on, Nikki is truly the type of person who can see the positive and humorous side of anything. When she told me about her upcoming operation, she said excitedly, "I'm going to get perky, brand-new breasts, and this time, they'll be the same size!"
Earlier, she had told her doctor that she had never before undergone any type of operation, and the surgeon was surprised. He asked her to think back to childhood: did she still have her tonsils, all of her wisdom teeth? Nikki thought hard, then announced, "I have everything I was born with, except my hymen."
I think she's going to be OK.