Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Catch up Post

I know, I know, I’ve been absent lately. I don’t have any really good stories about the ‘why’ either. I’ve been busy at work, sure, busy with my puppy, sure., but the truth is I keep starting posts and half way through can’t figure out where I was going with it, and so I give up and go make cookies or something.

What follows is a pathetic attempt to make up for lost time - all requests or inquiries for suggestions of *real* posts will be at least entertained if not attempted.
Seriously folks, cuz I got a whole lotta not much these days.

Trolling the ‘net this morning – I stumbled onto this horoscope…

Have you been experiencing some bizarre dreams lately? Don't worry -- they aren't predictions of your future. They are simply signs that you have an extremely active subconscious right now.

This comes as somewhat of a relief, considering I’ve been dreaming about John McEnroe making potato salad and Spanish-speaking, kiwi-eating skateboarders zooming around my childhood home.

I helped a friend grout the tile walls in a bathroom the other day. Not something I’d ever done before, and I guess technically, he grouted and I, uh, ungrouted(?) (aka rinsed/cleaned up after him. It was far more fun than I had imagined something like that would be, but then again, I love painting, and leaf blowing, so maybe not such a surprise that I had a good time with this as well. I’m fairly sure the company had much to do with it.

My laptop died a week or two ago. The helpful helpdesk guy told me it “would just take an hour or so.” Fast forward to 6 hours later and helpful helpdesk guy bringing me a brand new Thinkpad. When I bust something, I do it right. I think this computer transition is what left me unable to comment on blogs for some time, and for that I’m sorry. You people got all funny and verbose the second I lost my ability to say anything in return. NCP, your comment on my maggots/magnets story still makes me laugh out loud when I think about it. And also, EW.

A week or so ago, I added a movie to my netflix queue; recommended by Neflix (supposedly based on my previous reviews) I think I will be spending a serious amount of time trying to figure out what I reviewed that made Netflix think I would enjoy a movie about two boys that were sexually molested by their baseball coach. One grows up to become a gay male prostitute and the other believes he was abducted by aliens. While not a bad movie, that rape scene will *never* be completely erased from my memory, no matter how many bottles of Pinot Grigio I drink. It was, far more disturbing than the Jodie Foster/Accused rape scene which I didn’t think would ever be topped.


My 20 year high school reunion came and went without my attendance. I was going to go, but with work etc., I just couldn’t make it happen. I did end up on a class mailing list, which landed a bunch of pictures in my in box one day. I must have looked at 75 pictures. My only thought – Who are these people? Judging by that, I don’t think I missed much. Maybe I‘ll try to hit the 25 year one. Maybe. Not.


And that is it from the Cravey.

Thanks for playing. Perhaps on your next visit, I'll have something funny, touching or otherwise entertaining for you.


JustRun said...

It seems like a list/bullet list time right now. Plus, you have a new puppy- I find that nearly all-consuming.

tiff said...

I was touched, I was entertained, I want the name of that movie so I can avoid it.

kenju said...

Ditto what Tiff said!

Scottsdale Girl said...

WHICH is why I did not see Brokeback Mtn. I just don't want to know the intricacies of SOME things.

Also? I missed you, glad yer back.

Tracy Kaply said...

Dude, I felt the same way about the rape scene in American History X. That whole movie freaked me right the fuck out.

Anne said...

I hate that. Why they gotta make movies so disturbing?

...You made cookies?
Can I have one?

No Celery Please said...

I saw that movie for film club (like book club, but with films, obviously).

It was horrific and disturbing (BRILLIANT acting, though).

Can't remember the name of it now... I think I blocked it from my mind.

No Celery Please said...

OK, that was bugging me that I couldn't remember the name.

Mysterious Skin

And the performance by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd rock from the sun kid) was absolutely riviting.

If you can get past the hideous pedophelia / rape aspect of the film, there is some great acting, writing and directing.

Be warned, though... after you see it, the thought of anything to do with any kind of sex will make you quesy for a while.

rennratt said...

Mmm. Ok. I shall avoid that movie.

On the flip side: I have to bake tomorrow night. You are welcome to join me.

I'll make a deal with you: I will attend YOUR 25th reunion if you will attend MINE.

Yours will involve a trip to Northern Maine. Near the end of the Appalachian Trail - and possibly Earth itself...