I've also been getting the boys together again. That would be Charles Bronson, Jason Robards, Toshiro Mifune, and all that lot. I don't know if I actually want to sit through Seven Samurai again, I've seen it a million times, but I've already watched the necessary clips from Once Upon a Time In The West and Sanjuro. I also busted out the beginning of Yojimbo, but I pretty much stopped it where Mifune offers his services to the warring gangs. Sergio Leone based Fistful of Dollars on Yojimbo, so that'll give the people out there an idea.
As far as my unusual thoughts about how the shit might hit the fan sooner rather than later for me, those kinds of thoughts go in and out like the tide. A couple of days ago I noticed that these unusual thoughts ebbed a bit from their typical intensity, but they came back last night. The most helpful thing that happens is that the upcoming date will pass and I'll return to a bit of an equilibrium afterwards, or more accurately, some days before the actual date comes to pass- if my past experiences with this sort of thing bear out this time as well.