Thursday, April 18, 2013

Currently - April

Loving - The popcorn trees and yoga.

Reading - Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz. Yes, it's the one the movie with Tina Fey and Paul Rudd is based on. No, I haven't seen the movie. Yes, I will finish the book before I see it. No, I'm not liking the book - it's taking too long to read.

Watching - New Girl. I know that Dancing With the Stars is on, but I don't have time and the friend at work that I used to rehash it with no longer works with me, so I have no one to discuss it with so I'm not watching. It's just clogging up my DVR. Another thing clogging up my DVR is The Good Wife. I almost deleted them off without watching, but had some time after yoga last night and needed to fold some laundry so I watched an episode, and AIN'T NO WAY I'M GETTING RID OF THE GOOD WIFE!! I'm just going to have to make time. Also, Mad Men has started up and I don't have time for it. I'm debating just not recording it, but I might die. And another thing - I still haven't finished Downton Abbey. I should really get on that.

Anticipating - My trip to Hawaii with my brother and his family. I am having so much anxiety about this and I totally shouldn't, but I do. Also, summer and Lagoon.

Listening - The Perks of Being a Wallflower soundtrack. On repeat. Constantly. Listening to it right now as a matter of fact.

Planning - Spring Garage Sale, and Summer.

Working on - Getting my house clean so that I can focus on getting my garage clean and my yard pretty.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Inspired by the commute

So I only have a 15 minute commute, but I've been doing it so long that my brain just kind of goes on auto-pilot. Sometimes I pull into my driveway and I don't remember my drive at all.

The other day I saw this bumper sticker on the tailgate of a pick-up truck that said "Gay Porn Star". Promptly after passing me, he hit a bump and some trash came flying out of the back of the pick-up; like, fast food wrappers. One piece, then another, and then some more, and I thought to myself "Littering Gay Porn Star".

That's all.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

So. Boston.


There have been some lovely things said here on the internet about what has been happening in Boston. I particularly love what Patton Oswalt said:

Patton Oswalt · 240,376 like this.
Yesterday at 14:56 · 
  • Boston. Fucking horrible.

    I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, "Well, I've had it with humanity."

    But I was wrong. I don't know what's going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.

    But here's what I DO know. If it's one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we're lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they're pointed towards darkness.

    But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We'd have eaten ourselves alive long ago.

    So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, "The good outnumber you, and we always will."

I have never been to Boston, but I know some people that have and that are from there. I have never run more than a mile, but I have friends and relatives who have and do and good for them.

I just wanted to add my two cents about the whole thing.

I love what Mr. Oswalt said about humanity. There have been a lot of comments about those who ran towards the devastation to help. I sit in amazement and honour those people. I am reminded of how the country rallied together in unity after 9/11.

When Dewey was diagnosed with cancer, people came out of the woodwork and bent over backwards to help our family. So much so that I didn't know how to respond other than to be so, so very thankful. So much love and wonderfulness was poured out to our family. So much so that when it was all over and people weren't praying for us or offering to clean my house any more that there was a gaping hole of emptiness left over.

I just wanted to add to what has already been said by everyone else about the goodness of mankind. Yes, there is evil in this world. People make bad choices all the time and we are all effected by tragedy - some more so than others. I think the miracle that comes out of tragedies like this is the heroism and goodness that is shown by mankind to their fellow men.

Go human race!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Bad Friend

I am the worst friend.
  • I’m totally self absorbed and therefore a horrible listener. All I want to do is talk about myself. Hello, I have TWO blogs!
  • I am super flaky and busy and always running around and not really someone who can be *there* for you.  
  • I say the stupidest, most random, inappropriate things at the totally wrong time and don’t even notice it until I wake up in the middle of the night and want to punch myself in the face.
  • I am always addressing the elephant in the room – especially when no one wants the elephant to be addressed.
  • I will borrow things from you and take forever to return them.
  • I think I’m one of these people who when they say they’re going to do something that they do it, but I either flake out at the last minute, or leave it to the last minute so that it’s only half done.
  • If you need someone to distract you from your life and problems with random and weird stories of her past, I’m your girl.
  • If you need someone to say the thing that everyone’s thinking, but are afraid to say it out loud, I’m your girl.
  • If you need someone to tell you what the name of that song/artist/book/movie is, I'm your girl.
  • If you need someone to go shopping with and be totally honest with you about how your rear end looks in those jeans and has the ability to suggest something even more fabulous that you will love, then I’m your girl.
  • If you need someone who drives fast and sings at the top of her lungs (poorly) to cheesy top forty love songs while car dancing on a road trip, I’m totes your girl.
  • If you need someone to hug you until you stop crying, I’m your girl.
  • If you need someone to take you dancing, I’m your girl.
  • If you need someone who is going to look sillier/crazier/more unbalanced (in more ways than one) than you, I’m your girl.
  • If you need someone to entertain you with random useless information about movies, music, and celebrities, I’m your girl.
  • If you need someone to laugh at, I’m your girl.
  • If you need someone to do your nails with, I’m your girl.
  • If you need someone to french braid your hair, I'm your girl.
  • If you want someone who’s going to be wishy-washy and opinionated and on the fence and see all sides of the issue at the same time so that you can gain some perspective, I’m your girl.
  • If you need someone who has your back even if she’s a million miles away and has no personal time, all you have to do is hit me over the head (or just tell me), and I’m your girl.
  • If you need someone to correct your spelling and grammar, I’m your girl.
  • If you want someone to introduce you to weird, wacky, strange music/movies/fashion/art/literature, then I'm definitely your girl.
  • If you need someone who will be totally devoted to you and tell you so, I'm your girl.
I may not be the best friend in the world, but I am the funnest, most distracting, silliest friend. FOR. SURE.