these are a few of my…things

So, it’s been a turbulent couple of weeks around here. I’m not going to go into it, the internet being a public forum and all, but no worries, I’m finding my feet again. However, I’m still pretty much operating at minimum functional capacity. I’m getting the vital stuff done, but everything on the list below “maintain basic life and schoolwork” has fallen by the wayside in favor of…other stuff. This week, the goal is playing catchup on my errands and doing as much of the long-term work that’s waiting for me as possible, while cutting way back on my therapeutic TV watching and video game playing.

On the plus side, I’ve gotten really good at Mario Kart, and my smack-cabulary has improved dramatically. It’s hard to talk smack when you also suck, but once you have yourself some skills, LOOK OUT MOSES. (I do not know where that expression came from, it just sprang fully formed from my mind, not unlike the goddess Athena. OOOOH, CHECK MY CLASSICAL ALLUSIONS, SUCKERS! Nothing like a couple of years of Latin Via Ovid (affectionately known as “old orangey”) to really drill you on your mythology, so you can bust out Athena and her homies whenever you like.)

In other good news, after three weeks, my back pain is FINALLY going away. I’m down to a couple of sore hours in the morning and at night, with a nice long pain-free stretch in the middle, and I’ll take that happily. I’m riding the happy train in general, and we’re headed right out to….veryhappyland. That metaphor lost some steam after its initial inception.

You know what I love? Catching minor actors in their most minor roles–the post office clerk from one movie cast as the janitor in another, the awkward background friend moonlighting as somebody’s little sister. There’s a hide and seek pleasure to it. This paragraph has no relation to the others, don’t worry, you didn’t miss anything.

It annoys me when that woman from 30 Rock messes up the split screen in her “the more you know” ad on hulu, and you end up missing parts of her elbows as she crosses the invisible lines between frames.

I’m really into yellow these days.

Comments 2

  1. Walt wrote:

    LOOK OUT MOSES is the greatest smack talk I have ever heard (because I totally tried it out after I read it).

    Posted 27 Apr 2009 at 9:03 pm
  2. mary wrote:

    Thank you. I am trying to use it as often as possible. Whenever I pass people, LOOK OUT MOSES!

    Posted 28 Apr 2009 at 11:35 am