Sunday, March 28, 2010

Dear Void

It's been 20 days since my last post and that wasn't really a post more like me giving one of those "hey, don't worry I'm still here but feeling shitty" kind of things. Judging from the amount of responses to that post and from the "hey why haven't you posted anything?" e-mails I'm going to deduce that the total number of people reading this blog are: 0.


I mean I understand, lots of other things have been going on in the world and, honestly, if something remotely interesting were going on in my life then I'd (you guessed it) blog about it. Therefore I'm not mad at anyone.

Because I have no readers to be mad at.

I sort of feel like Craig Ferguson, except famous people visit him. hmm...

Anyway, just to update so that I don't lose track of what's going on:
- I started my Film & Literature class and I'm truly excited because I love movies and reading and that class puts the two together. I also scored a brownie point from the professor for liking Maggie Gyllenhaal. There you go.
- I went to the park once to work out and once to lie on the grass while my nephew played. Progress.
- I'm almost 95% sure that I can predict when an earthquake is going to hit.
- I'm also pretty sure that I heard "someone" calling my name. By someone I mean a GHOST!
- I think I've driven the Los Angeles/Phoenix route so many times that I can drive it without actually having to think.
- In Season 8 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Twilight was unmasked and it's actually...wait for it...ANGEL! Oh how I love those two together.
- I think I'm losing my sarcasm which is the only reason to be grateful that no one is reading this because without my sarcasm then these posts are just plain depressing.


Well tomorrow is Monday and I always enjoy starting things on Monday, let's see if we can't pick ourselves up, brush our shoulder, and get going.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tray Tables Up, Head Between Your Knees, We Are About To Crash

Yeah, it's that kind of week. The kind where I have very little to do and suddenly I start thinking. Thinking is bad. My advice: always try to keep busy, avoid thinking. Avoid the realization that the days and nights are all the same, that your phone will not ring no matter how much you stare at it, that it doesn't matter if you change out of your pajamas today or the next day or the next one after that. It's that thing that leads to insomnia at night (although I do get to watch Craig Ferguson and laugh a little bit); the thing that leads to lots of unnecessary sleep in the mornings; its what makes Country music and Alicia Keys so popular; and leads to not wanting to eat (hello! fat kid here).
To sum up, this is my week:
"There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall."
-Colette, Freedom, 1908

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I Wonder Where Lost Brain Cells Go

Most of this week I spent it at my aunt's house in Los Angeles and while I have been keeping busy I've also been keeping my butt down on the couch watching television.

This is why I don't have cable. I totally forgot but now I remember: It's because it kills your brain!

No seriously there isn't anything actually on that is worth watching but somehow I can manage to have the television on 24/7. In the mornings it's the only time that MTV and VH1 play any music videos so you have to take advantage of that. Whoever heard of a channel playing music videos ALL THE TIME? It's crazy, why would they do that when they have such other great things like Keeping Up With the Kardashians and 16 & Pregnant? and VH1 does such incredibly thought-provoking shows like Hottest Bodies of the 90's (Mark Wahlberg was No. 1). Then I watch like two hours of Cash Cab and The Sopranos and sometime in the afternoon I watch the Travel Channel which is not really the Travel Channel it's more like the Travel and Eat Channel (my fav is Man vs. Food). At night you don't know what to watch: A movie on AMC or TBS? More Food Network? or now my new obsession American Idol.

How the hell did I get roped into American Idol? Why do I now these people's names? argh!! I used to only watch the auditions because I like laughing at people but now I'm all rooting for Crystal like I give a damn. This show doesn't even create good artists except for the original idol Kelly Clarkson...

You see? Why do I care? And why did I look up when Jersey Shore starts up again?

My problem with all of this is that it's ridiculous stuff that's on television these days that create nothing but more idiots that say to themselves "I should think of something incredibly stupid and maybe I'll get my own tv show." Geez even the politicians seem to be on this bandwagon. How about we all educate ourselves? How about we create something that is worthy of creation and worthy of being put into our history books? How about you stop showing Lara Croft: Tombraider on AMC and then say that your logo is "Story Matters Here"? Nothing against Angelina Jolie but I would've picked about ANY OTHER ONE OF HER MOVIES. I'm just saying, live up to your motto.

So after this week (it's Oscar week) I'm going to follow the rule my mom tried to impose on us when we were kids: only two hours a day of television. That's it. I'm going to start exercising (yeah right), finish reading my book (which I already forgot the title of), and get some damn work done (not actual work of course, cuz I cut that shit out).

And speaking of the Oscars: I stand by my predictions in my previous post except for Best Picture. I want Inglourious Basterds to win but I don't think anything can stop the bomb dismantling team of The Hurt Locker so that's my pick.