Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Deja Vu

So really, what is it?
Does it exist?
According to "The Matrix" it exists.
Is it a man-made explanation, or do we really have a sense of recurrence?
I only bring this up because I was editing my blog, as you may have noticed, and I had the strange sensation that I was experiencing these same thoughts and actions before. And this is not the first time either.

Seriously, what do you think?

Side note: I did not see the movie "Deja Vu" staring Denzel Washington, nor do I have a strong desire to see it.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

This is the summer of...


And some other sequels...

I've seen five of these movies so far, and I intend on seeing two more of them when they come out. (I pretty much don't care about the Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer or Rush Hour 3)
If you weren't aware (and you should if you know me at all), I pretty much love movies. I love going to the movie theater. I wouldn't mind working in the movie industry. My dream is to have a home theater in my house one day.
And some of the movies I'm most excited about are not even being talked about that much.

So if you ever feel like going to the movies, give me a call.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Heart on my Sleeve

Are you familiar with that expression?
"Wear your heart on your sleeve?" Openly expressing how one feels. I feel I do this more than other people, though it's tough. It's risky being vulnerable. And I think us new "bloggers" are still trying to decide how vulnerable we can be, or should be, on this thing.
So how am I doing?
Started a new job(though I didn't go in today). I don't think I'll ever be prepared to work a full five day week. Always working towards my weekends?
"Don't make me live for my friday nights"
- Twentysomething by Jamie Cullum

I feel I'm missing out on good stuff when I'm at work. And two day weekends are not long enough.
So this is partially sarcastic...but mostly true. Seriously.
Is it that I don't want to grow up? Is it that I need a better job? Perhaps I should go back to school so I can be with my peers? I don't enjoy the fact that I'm not in college group anymore. I don't like that I have to shave before i go to work. I don't appreciate the that it's summer...and I'm yet to go to the beach!
So how am I doing?

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Quick Quips

  • Bravo's Top Chef makes me hungry.
  • I'm sleepy, but I continually stay up late watching TV.
  • I'm excited to see the doctor on Friday. It's been nearly two years since I've gone.
  • Thursday Night Live is upon us. Be prepared.
  • Racist and dirty humor is the worst form of comedy...but it's still funny.
  • Lying to children is a lot of fun.
  • When someone says you're one in a billion, then there's four of you in Asia.
  • Cracking your bones is not unhealthy, and anyone who tells you otherwise is a fool.
  • Ben Savage is not dead. It's an urban legend.
Thank God!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Truly Distracting

Sorry, but I've completely ignored my blog for about a week. But I've ignored the internet too. And it was nice...
Sometimes I need to be cut off from my email and other obligations, and I just don't turn on my computer. I feel as though I'm inundated by media and noise pollution. This is mostly my fault. I accept that. I physically turn on my computer, TV, radio, etc. It's been so pervasive throughout my life, that it feels like my senses have been desensitized.
I can't escape it.
The only time I can seriously imagine when my visual and audible senses are not being stimulated is when I'm in the shower.
I fall asleep and awake to my radio.
I work on a computer all day.
I watch television, movies, video games.
At the gym I have TV's surrounding me and music blasting and 24 Hour Fitness commercials reminding me why it's superior to others.

I'm constantly being "entertained."
I'm a slave to these modern conveniences.
So, I'm going to attempt to take a serious Sabbath on the weekends. Like a sincere day of rest where I don't set my alarm, I don't plan to do any errands, perhaps not even use my car. This will most likely be a Saturday, because Sunday is hardly a day of rest. Sadly, Sunday is full of obligations now.

And on these days, I will even attempt the more difficult choice not to turn something on. Why would I do all this? Simply because I'm distracted from God. I rarely communicate with him, and all this noise around me does not help. God's entity should be my entertainment...

Who's with me?

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Get'r Done

Got it...
Roadtrip Nation

Now I just have to make another dozen decisions.
What should I wear?
What should I eat?
Should I get married, or wait a week?
Things like that.

On a sidenote, I fear I may be getting sick. I've been suffering from a severe lack of sleep, and it's wearing out my body. Perhaps I should be medicated?

On a "super-sidenote," check out Josh's Blog. He acknowledges David and myself as roomates, but uses less than dignified pictures.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Sad Songs

I don't know what's the deal, but I've been listening to sad songs all day. Perhaps I'm depressed, but I'm relishing in the music.

So far on my list I have:
Israel Kamakawiwo Ole - Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderfulworld
Skeeter Davis - The End of The World
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Judy Garland - Smile
(apparently Charlie Chaplin wrote the music or lyrics)
Connie Francis - I Will Wait For You
(Originally from a 1964 French film titled The Umbrellas of Cherbourg)

The funny thing is, each of these songs has multiple singers/versions, but I decided to choose my favorite performers.

So what do I have to be sad about? I can only suspect all the changes going on in my life. Transitions if you will. I have some minor stresses, and I keep confronting different challenges. Perhaps this is spiritual warfare? I've always said, from a purely selfish point of view, Life would be a lot easier for ME, if everyone acted and believed like ME.

Now if you could indulge me with your favorite "sad songs." I'm curious to hear what you got.