I know it's been awhile and the simple reason for that is because I've had nothing to say. The long reason for that is that the sun has emerged and everyday I spend all my time lying out on the grass, biking through the forest and also doing not-spring-related things.
I have no big post theme, but have collected some miscellaneous thoughts and opinions for your enjoyment.
- You know what scenario I am fully sick and tired of seeing in YA novels? When the narrator has no idea that her close male friend is into her. Prime example: When Georgia Nicholson can't realize that Dave the Laugh (only one of the greatest fictional human beings to ever exist) is madly in love with her.
What it usually looks like:
I asked Tom for his advice on my situation with Blake. A funny look crossed his face and he told me he had heard some rather convincing rumours that Blake is extravagantly homosexual, not to mention he's really bad at lacrosse. I don't know what's gotten into Tom lately - he's been so moody. I bet it has something to do with him suddenly and unexpectedly dumping his girlfriend right around the time we started hanging out. I should try to get them back together.
Yes, teen authors, I understand that there is such a thing as foreshadowing, and that you need to prepare us readers mentally or we will FALL APART with shock when the protagonist's closest male friend reveals himself to be into her. But come on! How often does this scenario happen in real life? We ladies have something called "women's intuition" - no matter how much false modesty we pile on a situation, we tend to suspect it deep down when a guy is into us. In fact, more realistic would be when we oversuspect and get the idea a guy friend is into us when he's not.
Basically, it's played-out, unrealistic and boring. Enough!
- Lately I've been having a number non-sexual 30 Rock-themed fantasies. They range from getting a piggyback from Grizz to hiring the entire cast to be locked in a castle with me while I trip on mushrooms so hopefully when I transcend consciousness enough I'll start actually feeling like I'm on the show because judging from DVD extras, a lot of them seem a lot like their characters. Other fantasies include Jenna trying to teach me hip-hop dancing, making Tracy Jordan re-enact my favourite Busta Rhymes video and Jack Donaghy stroking my hair and telling me stories while I'm falling asleep.
- Flight of the Conchords...where have you been all my life?
- I'm going to Mission this weekend and I shall photograph over a dozen new items for my online store. So best be ready!
- Happy Birthday, Eddie Hazel! In the mood for a good old fashioned mindblowing sesh? Dig!
- In other Funkadelic-related news, I just found this video of them crazying (theres no verb for it really) around a park to the tune of "Cosmic Slop". It was the most joyous sight I'd ever seen. Ever. My spirits were instantly lifted. I couldn't decide which man I was in love with most. Seriously, in the first few seconds when they come bursting out of the darkness, energy on 100....I dare you not to get a little bit excited.