Thursday, March 23, 2006

a strange sort of update.

For anyone who may read Pelican Barbecue & Buckeye Beer I feel the need to pass along the info that my dear friend Mr. PB, has not in fact ceased to exist. In updating his blog he encoutered a technical error which essentially deleted everything. So folks, hang on tight - he'll be back (with style!) it just might take his lazy ass some time :)

The NBC Paranoia, ruining tv everywhere...

Well folks, NBC has done it again! According to Seth Green the program Four Kings was cancelled on 3/21/06. It seems NBC can't adjust to being last in line and is too afraid to give a decent show a chance. I'm starting to feel like a television commitment-phobe, why bother getting attached when it won't be around in 3 months anyway!?

Monday, March 13, 2006

Bah. see what good moods do for ya?!

I started off today in yet another blasphemously fantastic day. I was so happy I was jittery as though I'd drank the weight of North America in coffee.

Then lunch came. *sigh*

I thought I'd have some private time and take a lil drive in my car. Obviously I was not meant to have such outrageous ideas. Let me say that I own not one, but in fact four umbrellas. None of them currently reside in my car. That would have been sensible. Also it might have protected me from the tsunami I just had to run through. My jeans are actually plastered to my legs.

Also, while in my car I discovered my phone service has been turned off when I attempted to call the Mr.

I just want to know what I did wrong!!!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

The Brightest Gloomy Day of My Life

Anyone who is a fan of my melancholy may as well stop reading now, you won't find that here. The events of the past few weeks have banished that from my temperment. Today the sky is gray, its raining, I woke up late after getting only a few hours sleep, I'm so tired my eyes are dry and I have a horrendously ugly & painful bruise on my left knee...but in spite of it all I am breathlessly happy.

I think this is a perfect example of how you choose what happens to you and that perspective is everything.

As I write this I am sitting my car, my beloved Mazda5 which though used is still my first new car, and although the circumstances which forced me to buy it were less than ideal I love the car so much and I no longer have to worry about how and when and where my old hand me down would finally pass away. I'm staring at the gloomiest gary sky and yet all I hear is the birds chirping and the blast of Gavin DeGraw from my stereo. I'm on my lunch from a job which I was laid off from, came back to a role lower, but was recently promoted to the old role and just today received an award with my team. In short, on only a few hours sleep, I'm too deliriously happy to be tired. And to prove my point, when I began thinking about this there happened to be a sheaf of paper in my normally extremely clean car.

Maybe its the music, maybe the attitude or the approaching spring, but I think this is the start of something good...

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Shows What I Know!

My seasonal depression (self-diagnosed I assure you!) had been bumming me hard, so that coupled with a busier than usual season at work has lead me to blog neglect (bad blogger!!). Even before this happened I admit I was feeling pretty insignificant about my lil blog. Imagine my surprise when I logged on today to find out that someone actually likes me!! Yes folks, it seems the author of Ojingo Blog actually likes my boring little meandering thoughts enough to......link to my site on his!!!!!

Well. That just about shatters all my insecurities and I don't know how to handle that.

Monday, March 06, 2006

I retract that!!

A while back I posted about Good Night, and Good Luck. A movie I thoroughly enjoyed, but one I went to see fresh off hearing a comment a friend of my sister's had made about it. She was duly ethused about the movie and said it was the best use of smoke she had ever seen. At the time I scoffed at this.

I now find myself regretting that post. The more distance get from that movie, the more I love it. It is visually entralling like a classic picture directed by a master, not some actor who thought hey maybe I should direct somethin'. I don't think it was as thought provoking as say, Kinsey but it was still one of the best movies I've seen in a long, long time and I think I gave a bright and invested person's opinion short-shrift for no reason.