Archive for September 10th, 2009

Brands for the veal and baby steps

September 10, 2009

“I believe that the human race has developed a form of collective schizophrenia in which we are not only the slaves to this imposed thought behavior, but we are also the police force of it.” –David Icke

I’m taking the bus this weekend not only to ease the impact on the environment in these sludgy-skied last days of summer heat but also because I’m sick of my Ford full of crushed Diet Cokes and empty packs of Newports. I’m a lazy, disorganized, falling-apart fruitbasket and even I am actually doing something about this ridiculous branding and materialistic nonsense: please join me.

Resist this climate of corporate mind control, please. This does not have to be the way it is. Materialism is a tide that can be stemmed and even turned, if every individual person agrees to try. Be yourself instead of trying to be what it is sold to you that you ought to be. Break away from the pack, even if you can only do it for a second. Baby steps!

Remember to refuse, I repeat, refuse to be “normal.”

I am no kind of good dancer: analogy?

September 10, 2009

A confession: I am no kind of good dancer. When I saw that one episode of Seinfeld where Elaine dances, I was like, “Whoa, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss has moves.” I can only dream of freestyling like that. Funny thing is, I am fair at ballroom dance like waltz and cha-cha, you know, oldtimey stuff like that. (Me? Oldtimey? The heck you say!) So I guess I am good at expressing myself physically only when it is according to a square set of rules. Oh, cheezits, is there an analogy to be had here?


No. No, I’m good. I’m out of the woods.

Because I actually straight up suck at situations where everyone normally seems to instinctively sense the rules and then follows these rules, I’m still milling around wondering if it is my imagination or do I actually get shorter in new social settings, and if I am ever found repressing my emotions it is only because I wish to better master them, not because I’m all frigid or something. Besides, I frequently fly by the seat of my pants and lord love me, I’m a sick freak in the sack (I don’t have issues; I have the whole subscription — thanks twilt for this wonderful line). I am way out of the woods on this one. Thank goodness there was not after all an analogy to be mined in that train of thought.

Like, seriously. Don’t you hate it when you have a cool thought and then you probe it a little and an analogy reveals itself about your life that makes you go, “Would you looky there, I’m a loser…WHY DID I START THINKING ABOUT THIS?”

Unlikely G

September 10, 2009

Megan Mullally, making a face that is simply g as hayull.

If I was that close to Ferris Bueller and he was wearing those fricking awesome specs, I wager I would have a pretty smug expression on my face, too.

“I’ll be there wearing the wifely uniform while he looks through me, right through me; waiting to say, ‘Good evening, dear, I’m pregnant–what’s new with you from downtown?'” –Rosemary, “Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm,” How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.

Believe the Impossible

September 10, 2009

The Gentleman just linked me to this. The Butterfly Nebula as imaged by the repaired Hubble, brief article.

“We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.” –Ray Bradbury

Believe it. We are extraordinary. How can I focus on my tiny, insignificant problems and feel beat down when I am moving through this beautiful, miraculous universe? I will try to stop staring at the ground and scuffing my feet when I could be gazing at the stars. Thanks for the perspective, Christo!

It happens

September 10, 2009

It happens to me, even.

All week I have been battling to keep the waves from rolling me under and I am still hard at work, but it is one of those days where I feel very alone and would like to just curl up somewhere dark and private with a sheet over me.

I will bounce back. I always do. I just feel lonely.

Daily Batman: Enter Dr. Jonathan Crane

September 10, 2009

Would you like to see Dr. Jonathan Crane’s mask?

He is merely asking out of courtesy. Your call.

don’t forget to read the alt text. hover your mouse over the pictures. also I have a huge crush on the Scarecrow, and I needed to just admit it.

Asked and answered: Deep thoughts edition

September 10, 2009