Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Five

Oh, hey there. Please forgive my dearth of blogging this month. I’ve been busy. And by “busy,” I mean I’ve been watching stupid (read: so entertaining!) time- and life-sucking TV on DVD—Grey’s Anatomy and Gossip Girl. I’m not necessarily proud of all of those counterproductive hours of TV viewing. But dang, it’s been fun.

Some things on my mind:

1. I hate computers and will forever shun technology when possible. Yes, I blog, facebook, text, and twitter, but I will always have a tough time and be annoyed at having to do anything beyond the basics. Uploading the newest version of iTunes? Installing FlashPlayer? What? Tech products are pricey, everything is out-of-date in ten seconds, and computer stuff is over my head. I want a typewriter. I don’t need an iPhone.

2. I miss Europe. I love Europe. I’m starving for art and history and antiquity in a country that is culturally bankrupt. (See: Kanye West, Lady Gaga’s wardrobe, Grey’s Anatomy, Gossip Girl. Joking on those last two…) I can’t wait to make my friend take thirty-four pictures of me crossing Abbey Road again, say hello to Mona Lisa and ask if she remembers me (oh, yes, audibly), and rub the dirt of the Coliseum floor between my hands…someday soon, I hope...

3. Fall is creeping up on us. At church this weekend, my friend David asked, “Are you excited about fall? You look like a fall person.” YES, yes David, I am. I wear sweater vests, jeans, and scarves in summer. Clearly, I am a fall person. Pumpkin spice at Starbucks and cool nights are already here, restoring my soul from a brutally long, hot summer. I can’t wait for colder weather, hot chai, award-season films, and the holidays.

4. Speaking of holidays, I’m torn over what to be for Halloween. Something literary, for sure: I’m just debating between a pretty Gatsby flapper or Alex from A Clockwork Orange. I think the latter would be cooler and I would be able to pull it off, but don’t know if people would “get” it. Suggestions?

5. I’m excited to see a bunch of musicals before the end of the year: Rent, Spring Awakening, Mary Poppins, Spamalot, A Christmas Carol, and Xanadu, which is a musical I know nothing about except that a roller disco is involved—it can’t not be great, right? By the way, have you noticed that musicals and musical theater have been making a comeback this year? (Hugh Jackman hosting the Oscars, Glee, Fame the movie…) I’m down.

I’ve lacked inspiration to write anything of substance this month…so far. It must be all of that mind-rotting TV. But more posts are coming soon!

2 comments:

Julie Hibbard said...

....and the Fall Classic!
Dodgers/Angels...why not?
LOVE this post!

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