Monday, March 3, 2014
Yep, that's my boy in the background, photobombing U2 at the Oscars last night. And then...
... he turned around and did it again later on in the evening. LOL. He's so wonderful :)
PS - He sat next to Brad and Angelina at the Oscars all night long! Lucky!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Yeah, this is how I feel right about now.
Life (and people) tend to do this to us every now again. It sucks. Hard. I'm currently reeling over being slapped in the face earlier today. If I could explain the slapping in question on this blog, I would, but since my livelihood could take a beating, I'll just speak in generalities.
Getting slapped in the face can take a person in two directions - you can let your anger and frustration grow, give the middle finger to the perpetrators/life and go out with a bang, or you can suck it up, push your anger aside, and move positively forward from the crazy.
If only I could act on the former rather than the latter. I'd be like Scarface from Half Baked and do one of these numbers:
Ahhhh. That would be satisfying.
Oh well. All I can do is suck it up and move forward. It'll be hard (and there won't be a bone in my body that won't want to scream obscenities at the perpetrators/life), but I guess I can do it. I have goals I would like to achieve in the future, and perhaps this setback could give me the push that I need to get myself together and start reaching for them. I want to be a full time freelance writer/editor and novelist; I would love to get married and have children; I would like to be thinner and muscular, like I was in my 20's. I can achieve all of those, I think.
I'm still upset by the events of the day. I took some solace in reading a few websites about people who got screwed too (albeit their situations are different than mine), and I realized that I'm not the only one these things happen to, and there could be a light at the end of the tunnel. If you are having a bad day or just want something to read if you are feeling similarly screwed, click here and here.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Haven't felt like blogging too much lately... but I guess I can add in a few things that have been going on with me in the last few weeks:
- I'm close to writing 10,000 words for my novel. YAY!
- I've been feeling a lot healthier and happier in the last week or so. I think my body is almost back to normal, after 8 years of crazy.
- I've been watching True Blood on HBO. It's a good show.
- Sam has kept on being Sam. Lots of meowing, though.
- I saw Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. It was ok.
Anyhoo... still like Cumberbatch... just not as much as I used to. It's a relief. But I still think that the man is wonderful. Check him out on Sesame Street below.
Until next time...
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Happy New Year to all!
Normally, I make New Year's resolutions, but this year, I'm not. If I'm going to do something, I'm just going to do it. If not, then I won't.
Anyhoo, I've been enjoying my break from work this past week. I'm just so sad that it's going to be over soon.
And it's pouring down snow right now, so I may not make it to New York this weekend. I'm sad about that.
Also, I think I have reached the point of not only celebrity gossip fatigue, but Cumberbatch fatigue as well.
GASP! I know. And I haven't even seen The Dragon Movie (aka The Desolation of Smaug) yet either. Double GASP!
I still like the dude and all, but... I'm never going to meet him. Or see him. Or talk to him. EVER. So why blog or think about him all of the time?
I don't know. I guess I'm just burnt out. Maybe this will pass, but for right now, I'm over Cumberbatch.
Also, I spent most of my day today reading lots of celebrity gossip, and I'm just tired of it and the crazy stuff that people out in Hollywoodland do all of the time. Most of these people have no morals. And they are nuts. And most of the time, their movies are crap.
Perhaps I'm just having a sad moment b/c my NYC trip is probably not going to happen. That might be it.
But I do want to take a break from my gossip. I think I may start doing that. Right now.
PS - If I sound a little sad, I apologize. I really wanted to go to NYC this weekend :(
PPS - I'm still going to watch Sherlock though. I can separate the man from his show.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
So, I ran into two sets of old friends this morning... the first, was an old friend of mine who I've known and have been very close to since college. The second, were two people I had known since high school who I used to be in the marching band with who have since gotten married and have a daughter. I ran into both sets of friends at Kettler Ice Complex where I went to get my ice skates sharpened.
Lets talk about the high school people first. Nothing to report really... it was nice to run into them after so many years. I have known for awhile that they were married with a kid. I've always found it very interesting that the two of them had ended up together. He's three years older than her (and two years older than me), and I've always kind of wondered how they ended up finding each other sometime after high school and started dating. Not that they wouldn't fit together or anything, but the two of them getting together just seemed a little random.
Anyways, running into them was nice. They seemed genuinely happy and life seemed to be going well for them.
Back to my other friend... he and I were buddies in college. We spent a lot of time together, him, me and a guy who many years ago I thought and secretly wished would turn out to be "the one". I can remember times where we went to Taco Bell and ate lots of fattening things until midnight, sang karioke in a Korean bar/restaurant in Annandale until the wee hours, watched movies together, and sang Backstreet Boys songs in the DJ booth at the ice rink we worked at together late on Friday nights. It was a lot of fun.
Seeing him was cool... we smiled and hugged when he came off of the ice after teaching young kids how to play hockey. And then... why all of a sudden was there a joke about a moment I had long ago with a guy I used to date?
It was a little awkward, especially since the joke turned out to be irrelevant to me (it was referencing someone else who had that moment with "the guy I used to date"). But nevertheless, we moved past it, and I ended up going to down to the food court in Ballston Common Mall to talk to him for a bit.
It was great to see him again... but at the same time, the entire conversation rotated around his relationship with "the one", the misadventures that we used to have long ago, and his current relationship with "the one" and his wife. Rrrr. Talking about "the one" and his wife is always an awkward and crazy experience, especially since my friend is best friends with the two of them, and just talking about their so-called "happiness" (which I think is a big sham) is somewhat uncomfortable.
I'm being a little vague here in my story because I haven't spoken to "the one" in years. And, honestly, I don't want to talk to him. I've moved past all of my old feelings for him. "The one" is currently married with 3 kids and is happy, and I am happy for him. But there was some drama that went down between me and him many years ago, especially during the time that me, him and my old friend used to hang out constantly, and I really didn't want to reference or even think about that. It's bad enough that my old friend and I REALLY haven't even discussed all that went down between me and "the one" many years ago... it's like we just act like it didn't happen, which REALLY bugs me (there is lots of unresolved issues there). Rrrr... every time I talk to my old friend and he brings up "the one's" name, and it's like this big pink elephant in the room because I'm talking to my old friend about him like none of that s$%^ (e.g., the drama that went down that caused the unresolved issues) never happened. It's infuriating on some level, but since so much time has passed and since I essentially feel like I've moved on, I just act like it's not a big deal.
Interestingly enough, "the one" and "the guy I used to date" (who were best friends years ago, and also was a player in the drama that went down many years ago) are still friends, which is weird, since I caused some heartache and pain between the two of them (another story for another day) and not to mention, some other stuff that went down. "The one" even went to "the guy I used to date's" wedding where he was the best man or something, and they hadn't even spoken in awhile. Double weird.
When I see my old friend, all I really want to talk about his what's going on with HIM, and not what's going one with "the one". I know that they are best friends and all and the three of us share some fond memories from college, but it was college. It was 15 years ago. I'd like to think that we've all moved on since then.
Perhaps maybe my friend hasn't. I want to think that's not the case, but it doesn't seem that way. Maybe he wants me and "the one" to be friends again? Perhaps he wishes that all three of us could get together and have fun like we used to? I'm pretty sure "the one" and I are on the same page as far as that not happening. Plus, I couldn't hang out with "the one" even if I wanted to. I don't think that the wife would be happy about that (another story for another day).
Anyways, it was good to see my old friends again. It seems like it was yesterday when I was hanging out with "the one" and my old friend, and even more like yesterday when I was in the marching band in high school with my other two friends. Time flies.
Other than that, life is still going pretty good for me... I'm on day 4 of my 12 day vacation from work. And I'm TOTALLY enjoying sitting on my butt and getting fat. I'm going to NYC with my mom next weekend... and I'm looking forward to going ice skating! It's been a few years since I've been. I wonder if I can still do any jumps and spins... hmmm... we'll see.