Friday, December 11, 2009

Holiday Rants - Volume Four

It's time again. Although I missed it last year. Here they are, just under the wire.

1. The bad economy has almost eliminated the vehicle adornments from cars. I guess even stupid people are more interested in their shrinking bank balances enough to stop frivolous spending on decorations for their cars. Bad Economy - One, Stupidity - Zero. (although I'm sure that will change)

2. Holiday songs are not that great. Musicians aren't that fond of them. So don't act so surprised when we don't want to hear Celine Dion scream O Holy Night or Jingle Bells for the 30th time. Let's get some Lady Gaga on that playlist and call it a day, alright?

3. It is not okay for neighborhood light viewing to cause a traffic problem. I want to get home and your gawking is preventing me from entering my driveway. Move out of the way. I live here, you don't and go put lights up on your own house already.

4. Enough with the countdown lists. This really applies to the whole year, especially on E!, (I suspect it's because they have nothing better do) but these are especially prevalent at the end of every year and now we must bear the decade countdowns this year as well. People love lists I suppose. It gives them something to talk about at cocktail parties.

And so another rant closes. Good luck navigating 2010. I'm sure there's a list for that.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My Sympathy Tank Has Been Removed

I'm waiting for a cake to bake. I knew I needed to bake it but ended up not coming home right away to do this chore before 11pm tonight.

That of course is not the point but it could be I guess. I feel like I am always putting off moving toward a real goal or moving the needle toward something worthwhile.

My definition of that is only two-fold. It's always been these two seemingly simple items but knowing this is clearly not enough as I've veered so far off the course that I don't think I can find my way back.

I think I can sum it up in one sentence; I do not want to be a traffic spinster. I see them all around me and last summer, the shining, glaring really, example set before me gave me great pause. I knew that if I kept on this trajectory that I may as well throw it all in now. And yet, here I am a summer later and I am losing my will to resist. And frankly, I am better than that, I am smarter than that and I am more talented than that. My glass has not yet found it's level.

You see, I didn't think I'd ever recover from last years calamity. I was heavily medicated, in pain and hateful to many people who cared about me. Now here I am, I made it through; a chance to change, a chance to take real steps to those goals and to hopefully mend relationships and be forgiven by those who suffered my wrath. But all I feel is lost and exhausted. I struggle to find the point and time keeps moving more swiftly each day and people keep drifting further and further away from true connection (one that doesn't include a status update).

And I'll tell you, THAT, is all I truly want. That is all anyone wants, which is why it baffles me that 'we' keep moving further and further away from it. It's like the movie WALL-E has predicted our future; where humans are blobs that hover around, eyes glued to a screen, remote in hand and a liquid concoction at their lips.

The cake is done, my eyes are closing and so must these thoughts.

Monday, May 11, 2009

It's the Birthday Beagle, Charlie Brown!

I have nothing to say about my impending 35th birthday. Instead, I offer this pictorial.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Spelling Counts

That's it. That's the whole post. Spell check isn't a fail-safe. Sometimes words that are similar but aren't the word that is meant will fall the through the cracks of spell check because they are spelled correctly, but it's not going to be the right word.

So re-read those letters, posts, comments and papers before they go public.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

I Have Learned Nothing

Here are my thoughts - they aren't particularly clever or well put but here they are.

I want out. I want the secret of the universe to NOT be the law of attraction because it doesn't work for me even though I understand it completely and know that it works.

I want my air conditioning to WORK. I'm sick of being told that it does when it has been on all day, costing me a small fortune and it's still 100 degrees in my apartment.

I want stupid people to get off the streets and highways.

I want my neighbor to stop doing the dishes at midnight because I can hear it even though he pretends it isn't him. It is YOU.

I want to stop being so nice. I want to not get the shaft all the freaking time.

The law of the universe blows.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


I cannot think of anything to say. It's 4AM Pacific Standard Time and I have yet to sleep. I'm not sure which is worse the cause or the cure. So, far the cure stinks because I am awake at 4AM Pacific Standard Time.

Here is a picture. I hear they are worth a thousand words. You decide. That's it. Goodnight, I hope.