Tuesday, January 3, 2012

cousin, tv.... stuff.

You know, I've been booming lately in the world of social media. I use twitter, facebook is great, I even have a foursquare now... I always seem to forget about the blog. I don't know what it is. I just fail at updating it. I guess I always just unconsciously put off writing a post because they're typically a few pages worth of writing... which is my own fault, but if I'm going to put the effort into telling a story, I'm going to do it right.

Speaking of stories... My cousin moved in today. She's here, at my parents' house, for a few months because she got an internship with a PR firm in Dallas. She just graduated from Tech, so this is her transitioning into the real world. Paid internship is a nice start, huh? With free housing. But anyway, she got my room. I got the futon. But it makes sense, since I go back to school in 3 days. When she got here, we took a trip to downtown to make sure she knew where she was going, and that was fun... we got a little lost, since the instructions sent us off in precisely the wrong direction... but hey, not a problem. We have google maps. Gotta love google. (the link is to my post about google.... I promise I did not just give you a link to google.com. I'm entirely confident you know how to get to that.) Then we ate lunch at a nice little Italian place on main street and then caught the train back home. Party on Wayne.

Other than that, I haven't done much lately. This break has been pretty awesome though. I went to a Mavs game, had a 4 day trip to San Antonio for the Alamo Bowl, which was a battle the Bears came out victorious (thank god/RGIII/Ganaway), great new year's party at a friend's house where we all got pleasantly smashed... not a bad break at all.

Oh, and lots and lots of TV. I'm getting re-addicted to netflix. It's so beautiful. First, rewatching Doctor Who with a friend who's watching it for the first time is really amusing. Second, Connor introduced me to Bones, which has (literally) 100 hours of airtime on Netflix to go through. Third, I just needed a new series one night, so I picked up on The Walking Dead, which is an AMC original series where the plot is a zombie apocalypse. So that's cool. Oh, and fourth, I need to watch Torchwood, which is a Doctor Who spinoff. Spinoff's are never as good as the original, but I couldn't consider myself a true Whovian if I didn't at least watch them all. Uhhhh.... I think that's all the TV I'm hooked on right now. If you have suggestions, I'm very open to new stuff as long as I can get it free. Speaking of which, I need to download a quality copy of the latest season of Dexter. I hate that I don't have Showtime. It has great shows. I love how they have the freedom to make them realistic and not write down to cable constraints. I just love how real the shows are. They show true human nature, even in their sometimes ridiculous plots and scenarios. It's like, if this were to really happen, the poor soul in this situation would actually act this way. What's that? Being chased by a killer? It's perfectly acceptable to have a stream of cussing thrown in there.

In any case, if you have suggestions, I'd love to hear them. I'm always looking for a new show to get hooked on. I've got ADHD and OCD. Great combination. TV's funny. If I'm watching TV, I'm that guy that blocks out everything completely. Nothing in the world is important because my mind isn't in this world at all when I'm sucked into a show. I can concentrate like a bird stalking prey when it comes to books or tv or movies... how does that pertain to ADHD? Well, one of the big things is that I'm easily distracted. But it's like, the show/movie/book is the distraction. It's a distraction from real life, which is to be avoided at all cost.... just go with it and don't ask questions. It's not healthy. The OCD comes in when I watch Dexter for 12 hours constantly because I can't stop. Marathons are the greatest. It's so much easier to follow a storyline and keep all the details when there isn't a week between episodes. And once I get started, god help you if you think you're going to stop me with only x number of episodes to go. It might be the season finale I'm about to start, or I might have another 6 episodes to go, but I plan on getting through them, thank you very much.

Enough about TV though.. I've dragged that out quite enough. What else is there? Oh, Berk got a hair cut... I'm too lazy to take a picture, but it's... different. It's super short all over, except I kept the beard (think schnauzer). It's entertaining, if nothing else. And it's so much easier to take care of on my part. Less brushing involved. Ummmmmm, I have a dentist appointment tomorrow. Cavities are so awesome, aren't they? What else is going on? (Can you tell this is the paragraph where I'm scavenging all the little things that don't really have a good story or rant to accompany them and putting them all together to make a whole paragraph?) The thing that's really getting me right now is this perfume. My friend Kathy was just over watching Doctor Who with me and had on this super flowery perfume and somehow managed to rub it off of her and onto me. I can't find the source, but it's strong, to say the least. Men shouldn't smell like this. Ever.

But alas, I think I've run out of things I can say publicly. There's a whole other life happening pertaining to that girl, but that's not for the public, lest her lover should come across this (just as an example). I know - as of tonight, actually - that she knows this blog exists, and has read a good portion of the entries, so it's really only a matter of time until he reads it too, and if he knew it was him this is talking about, shit would really hit the fan. So yeah, that's that. Sorry, internet, no juicy details for now. Maybe someday when everything has settled down and it's a non-issue I can have a full disclosure post just to amuse everyone left holding their breath. But really, if you're in need of that much drama, go watch Desperate Housewives or Gilmore Girls or something. And while you're at it, reexamine your life and maybe see a psychologist. G'night everyone.