I need to get back into this blogging thing. I miss it. My usual excuse is I don’t have a topic. And, well, I don’t have a topic. Just some random things rolling around my brain. So here it goes. Excuse the total and complete lack of cohesion. No theme – Mrs. Mazur, my grade 8 English teacher, would be ashamed!
The gym continues to be a source of entertainment. Great place to people watch. I have nicknamed a few new characters.
1. Mother and Daughter Misery: They come together and work out on the weights. Neither of them smiles. Ever. I find it amusing. They don’t even smile when they’ve finished their workout. If you can’t smile then when can you smile?!
2. Middle-aged Muscle Woman: The nickname says it all. But the weird thing is she looks over at me and often stands in a position to block my view of the mirror. And hey, if you can’t watch yourself in the mirror then what’s the point?!
3. Phone Talker Girl: A twenty-something girl who talks on her phone the entire time she works out. Treadmill? She’s talking. Elliptical machine? She’s talking. Doing sit-ups? Talks every fifth round. She’s not quiet about it either. It’s amusing and yet oh so annoying!
Like most people I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. There is something that happens every now and again that I just can not understand. You know those memes that say “Share if you love your daughter” or “I am proud of my son, click like if you agree”. It puzzles me. What part of a person’s sense of self is being served by posting things such as this? I think most people assume that people on Facebook love their children. Am I being too simple? What is the point of advertising their love in this way? If you have the answer please enlighten me!
Have you ever been completely betrayed by someone you considered a friend? Experts say revenge will serve no purpose. For the most part I try hard to control those negative kind of emotions and usually I am successful at it. But sometimes dark thoughts creep in and boy do I want to seek revenge. I won’t of course. I do wonder though if maybe the experts are wrong. Maybe revenge feels really, really good.
Exacerbating is Not the Same as Exasperating
Way back in April Joey gave me the topic of exacerbating for the letter ‘E’ in the a to z challenge. I basically wrote an entire blog post thinking of the word exasperating rather than exacerbating. Said in my best Will Farrell voice “IDIOT”! Remember that scene in Wedding Crashers? It is hilarious. Here it is should you wish to review it.
Simple question – why do so many great bands come out of Britain? The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, Donovan, Led Zeppelin, Coldplay, Mumford and Sons. This list goes on and on. What is it? The weather?!
Speaking of British I am in love with Hugh Grant. And, like Paul McCartney if Hugh would just give me a chance I think he’d like me. But I digress. Around Christmas time I re-watched one of my favourite movies of all time Love Actually. If you have never seen this film you must. There are many great scenes in this movie but there is one I have watched again and again on youtube. I don’t think I have ever seen two actors communicate emotion better just by simple facial expressions and body language. To set the scene, Kiera Knightley’s character has dropped by the home of Mark, her husband’s best friend. Mark took footage of their recent wedding and she would like to see the video. Mark has been resistant in sharing it with her. Okay enough said. Great clip. If you have 5 minutes watch it.
That’s all for now. I hope it won’t be another two months before I write again.
Lots of love,
The Inconsistent Blogger