Nothing fancy today. There are a bunch of things I do that are fairly unique but probably wouldn't ever come up on this site. Maybe some of them will give you ideas, or maybe you'll just think I'm weird.
I'm making a two week road trip back to Austin in the next couple weeks and will hit you up when I get into town.
"I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really feel bad for homeless people, but I feel awful for average people."
That quote has been stuck in my head all day. It just seems to... make a lot of sense to me.
Common man. that's awesome I guess, but I'm disappointed.. you gotta have something more interesting than this! You've set the bar high.
Hey, did you ever even consider the Winter Olympics curling team proposal I sent you (after all, I stole the idea from you and now arranging for it to happen). Now THAT'S awesome!
I had strep once... I waited as long as possible and the doctor told me if I didn't take medicine I'd die. He gave me some chewable tablets. I'll take medicine if I'm about to die, but that's it.
Never swallowed a pill? Take them at the other end do ya?
Seriously, you never had an illness as a minor, such as strep throat or an ear inection that required you to take antibiotics?
you're such a terrible liar.
1. what about the fist/knife fight we were in?
2. you know you have the scars to prove it.
Yes. Taiwan story sounds interesting.
I also know what you mean about the vision thing. My vision is good enough to get by, but I know that if I went for an eye test they'd recommended I wore glasses, so I don't bother.
You're probably right about Europe. It's not as exotic as some of the places you've been. The plus of it is that there are boatloads of really interesting places and cultures all within about ten hours train ride of each other.
One of the great things about being polyphasic is that my friends are on awful sleep schedules. Some of them stay up until 7am, others wake up at 7am, so at any given time there's a good chance that I have awake friends.
This morning at 7am Hayden calls and asks if I want to do yoga with him. Of course I do. This is the hot yoga, "Bikram", which literally translated means "the most severe torture known to man that somehow hotties can handle".
I hop in my car and head to his place. Hmm. The ride seems a little rough. Not to get too sidetracked, but I thought it would be really cool if I bought 19" rims instead of the stock 16" rims. It looks fantastic, but these stupid wheels have given me nothing but trouble. Literally every single one has gone flat, they have damaged my brakes, etc.
I recently finished watching Homeland: The Complete Second Season and didn't like myself for watching it. The main characters are a possible terrorist and a lying CIA agent. The most moral of the characters is my least favorite. There is a lot of death and hate. At the end I wasn't hoping for awful things to happen but given the characters that's the only ending that was possible. It was like a bad Chinese buffet. I was excited for everything when I sat down but when I stood up afterwards I did not feel good.
Lately I've been trying to fill my life with good things. I'm trying to limit the number of 'complainypants' people and increase the number of upbeat ones. I'm trying to find moments that I'm not happy, figure out why, and convert them to happier ones. This show does not help any of that. This is a show that, except for a few small moments, reminded me of the worst people can be. Ooof.
Beyond this spiritual/moral quandary the show was decent but not good. The casting is great and I've never watched a show where the actors were matching the emotional moments better. The terror, horror, and disgust that Claire Danes shows is too real and her co-stars are just as good. The storyline in this second season felt a bit contrived (what was I expecting from a fictional TV show I don't know) and the season three premise feels even more so. I suspect that much like 24, the best of this show has passed because the novelty and freshness is gone. How many times can Carrie/Jack Bauer save the world despite no one believe in them? For me the answer is zero. Thanks for one and a half good seasons Homeland.