Sunday, September 28, 2008

Happy is Boring

When Julia Duffy was being interviewed about starring on The Newhart Show, she was asked why she thought her character was so popular. She thought about it for a few minutes and said "She's a loser, really. People like losers."

Or was that Crystal Bernard, being interviewed about Wings? She said an almost identical quote.


My life is... pretty boring. G and I, married seven months, still glad we did it. I'm looking for our next apartment, and we should be moving into a two-bedroom next spring. I'm still temping at that great company in White Plains - it's been almost 13 months now - and am looking forward to either being hired there or to carrying this experience into a new, permanent job.


I've been seeing movies. Tropic Thunder is really one big in-joke, a bunch of actors skewering hollywood and "actors" who take themselves too seriously. Tom Cruise is the best surprise of the film. Watching his antics was worth the price of admission right there. I can't say it's a good film, but I get the joke, so I didn't feel like a complete idiot for blowing my 11 bucks on it.

Ghost Town is a sweet way to blow a couple of hours It's incredibly predictable, although Ricky Gervais is an odd choice for a romantic lead. His role would have gone to Mel Gibson a few years ago. Think "What Women Want" crossed with "The Medium" with a dash of "It's a Wonderful Life." I enjoyed it, but mostly because I'm a Greg Kinnear fan, and I just loves me some British humour.

I'm hoping to catch "The Duchess," which will probably show for three weeks and then close. I can't help but want to see "The Women." I KNOW it will be NOTHING like the brilliant character study that was the original, but I still will follow all the other mascara-primped lemmings into the theatre... Maybe I just like looking at Debra Messing's hair?

I made an incredible batch of cookies - Nicole, I can't thank you enough. Such fabulous decadence! And it makes a nice BIG batch.

See what I mean? You're texting right now, aren't you? R U Ther? Im SO BRD

My cat is healthy, my parents are fine, G and I are planning our annual winter drive out to the midwest to visit them and stop at his sister's in Kentucky along the way, Yada yada yada...

I went to the Big E last weekend, and had a very long day of pure fun. I consumed massive calories, petted farm animals, took pictures of prize-winning vegetables, hugged good friends, laughed my ass off. It was a great time, and for some reason, felt no compulsion to blog about it. I guess it was a transitory thing. It's over now, last weeks news.

Even this post seems... needless.

Have I said everything I had to say?


Jess said...

Try to focus on the good. There's plenty of it in that post and in your life!

Tuna Girl said...

But, oh! The Big E! That brings back so many memories of college for me.

See. You sparked something in someone, even if you are damn boring. ;-)