My reason for being so chuffed about antibiotics is because the Seth saga still goes on. I had to race him into the doctors yet again when he presented with a manky looking bandage, high temperature, runny nose and lethargy on Tuesday. Me being all 'Staph paranoid' now virtually tore a path between Enfield and the doctors to get his leg checked, thinking that he was possibly going to keel over on us, but no, it wasn't the cut this time. It was an allergic reaction to yet another type of bandaging that was put on his leg and a simple case of the common cold. We are now down to cloth bandages, like it's 1952, because Seth seems to be allergic to everything they put near him which is making the healing process slow and laboured; but it's a million times better than Staph. So I'll do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes, to get us across the wellness line.
Pretty safe to say that I am well and truly over injuries of the lacerating kind at this point in time, and I have really come to understand how your kids injuries are a thousand times more concerning than any injury that you could have yourself. I have been worried sick about the kids over the past week, it so unsettling when they aren't 100% and there is nothing more that I can do for them than what has already been done. It's a dreadful mixture of helplessness and anxiety when your kids are unwell. I can't imagine what the parents of really unwell children must go through on a day to day basis, I shutter to think. Hopefully this is the end of our crappy run of unwellness, it's a new month and surely some sunshine is due to arrive soon....I can sense a change for the better just around the bend.
Release Date: 1974
Running Time: 106 mins
I recall seeing this movie as a teenager and finding it side splitting, and after a recent re-watch, I can assure you that it is still extremely funny. Written by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder and directed by Mel Brooks, this parody of the classic horror genre is set in 1930 and shot entirely in black and white. Brooks adopted 'old school' scene transitions like wipes and fades to black, and he even presents his credits in 1930's style; the overall effect is just brilliant. Young Frankenstein has since gone on to receive a cult comedy status and will always be one of my favourite spoof movies of all time.
After inheriting his grandfather's castle, a young neurosurgeon named Victor von Frankenstein, discovers his grandfather's laboratory and journals regarding his experiments on reanimation. Victor soon becomes obsessed with the idea of bring life back to the dead, and with the help of his side kick Igor, his sexy assistant Inga and the odd housekeeper Frau Blucher, he sets his sights on reanimating a human man.
Gene Wilder is fabulous as Victor von Frankenstein, terrifically wacky and hilarious. And Marty Freeman is a scream as Igor, throwing out classic one liners left and right. But my favourite scene will always be the hilarious blind man (Gene Hackman) and Frankenstein (Peter Boyle) encounter, that never fails to leave me crying with laughter.
FINAL SAY: Abby.....Normal.
3.5 Chili Peppers