Monday, December 22, 2014

Friends/Coworkers/Wedding


Now For A Little Feel Good

Facebook

Well yesterday was the 3 week mark of not logging on to Facebook at all.

Today I looked.

I only looked at comments on posts from the blog, and things I might have been tagged in.

I will now look at it, maybe once a week, for invites, comments, etc. I will avoid it as a time waster still.

I have not missed it, but was bummed to learn I had been invited to a lunch and did not see it.

Experiment a success.


Friday, December 19, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

'Cause I'm f**kin' stupid. I don't give a f**k...

That quote from Casino really fit my attitude today.

Today was my sons school winter concert. By the time I got there, it was packed. So I stood at the doorway to the gym with Nancy.

About 3/4 of the way through a guy standing behind me (not watching the concert at all) was jawing away with another guy. They were being quite loud.

I gave them the over the shoulder please be quiet over the shoulder glance.

They got quiet… for a second.

They continued.

I then turned around and asked if they could please keep it down.

Another of their friends joined them shortly after that. Guy one rather loudly tells new friend that he had just gotten yelled at.

I turned around and asked him if he had a problem.

He then in turn asked me if I did.

I told him yes. him. And does he want to do something about it.

Guy 2 tells me there are seats inside. I tell them they can go outside to talk.

I tell them I am there to hear my song sing. Not, hear them gab.

They tell me they think they know what volume is appropriate.

I tell them, they do not.

They shut up.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Still No Facebook

It's day 17 and I still have not logged on to Facebook.

Sure I look at Twitter from time to time. I do partake in other social media, but the all consuming time suck of Facebook has been broken.

I will say there is a part of me that misses seeing comments on my blog posts people make there. I do miss part of the interaction/dialogue that can be had.

So I am sure I will look at it at some point. But I need to figure out a set of limiting rules for myself. Once a week? I'm not sure. I just want to avoid falling into the rabbit hole again.


My Favorite 10 Albums Of The Year

Well I only buy what I like, so I did like everything I got this past year. But if I had to make some sort of list, this one would be it. And this is no particular order.

Antemasque- Antemasque
And you will know us by the trail of the dead- IX
7 Seconds- Leave a Light On
The Both- The Both
The Casket Girls- True Love Kills The Fairy Tale
Sisyphus- Sisyphus
OFF!- Wasted Years
Perfect Pussy- Say Yes to Love
Broken Bells- After The Disco
Beck- Morning Phase

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Party

Pre party

Movie Review

The Babadook-

An Australian  horror movie about a single mother and her 6 year old son who discover an evil book around the anniversary of the husband/fathers death.

It is well made and subtly creepy.

It had an odd dream like quality about it.

I don’t want to say exactly what I think was going on, because I don’t want to spoil anything for you.

Well worth watching.

Babadook is an anagram of "A bad book”



Mortified Nation-

This is a series of stage shows that are happening in cities all across the country, where people read from their childhood diaries in front of a live audience. It is hilarious, intriguing, sad and heartwarming all at the same time.

Made me wish I had kept a journal. I do have a lot of old song lyrics I could resist, that I am sure are mortifying.

One of these needs to happen in St. Louis.

Watch this movie.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Don't


Today is a Sequential Date Day

The last one this century

Book Review

Veins-

I received an email from @drewtoothpaste about being able to download his book for free for that day.

You could read an excerpt, so I checked it out. The page I read was really funny. So for free I had nothing to lose. Plus I was not in the mood for any of the other books I had been currently reading and this seemed to be exactly what I needed.

The book is a super quick read, I tore through it.

The style is sort of journal like. Each page is pretty much a chapter. And it is a firsthand account of the main character telling you about his life. So the book is always moving and new.

The book is about a guy who isn’t quite all there. He is socially awkward, was picked on in high school, has a series of odd experiences at jobs, likes to write slogans for companies(some of which are hilarious) and has a sad, funny bizarre life.

The book is funny, heartbreaking, tension filled and sad all at the same time. There are times where you are reading and you know what the main character is going to do, you want him to make another choice, you feel for him, but... you end up so bummed he made the wrong choice.

I have a digital copy that you can read. But it’s cheap so you should support the author.

You can read several chapters on the amazon page below, so check it out for yourself.

[buy it for $5 here]

I designed and am having pins made of one of the characters slogans, “Thanks Lamps” Read the book and you can have one.



Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Happy Birthday Jett!



Kids are time machines.

The years just speed by. It seems like just yesterday that Jett was starting kindergarten.

And today he is hitting double digits. He’s turning 10!

So wish him a happy birthday.

Unfortunately he is sick again today and will miss school.

Happy birthday Jett. You’re an awesome kid.
 
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