Sunday, September 30, 2007

Run Lola Run!

Dear lord, I would like to have no more activities for awhile, kthxbai.
Since the last post 20 days ago I've seen been to 4 concerts, Spamalot, spent a weekend in San Diego, moved Falkor into Wendy's place (where he'll hopefully be living now), interviewed for a promotion at work, celebrated my dad's bday, preparing now to celebrate K2's on Thursday...Oy.
I'm beat. I keep wanting to post things in my life and then more things happen and by the time I get back to it everything has left my head. I know this has been the case since back when blogs began (when they were called 'diaries' and nobody else could read them), but I used to be better at it.

And now it's 12:30 am, my ears are still ringing from the Pumpkins show, my blankets are in the dryer, and I get to meet my new boss and assemble her new desk in 7 hours. Sleep beckons (once the bed is made...)

Monday, September 10, 2007

Britney goes down (video available!)

I like watching Britney Spears fail. Part of it is a reaction to manufactured pop music. Most of it has to do with my former roommate and friend Brian McKinnon and his obsession with all things Britney. He thought she was talented.
There are plenty of news stories today about how bad Britney's VMA performance was last night. Morbid curiosity drove me to hop on and check out the video for myself. Yes, it was that bad. Yes, she was terrible. How sad to be 25 and a completely washed up caricature of yourself, which was already a caricature of Talent.

What she reminded me of more than anything is an after-school special or a feel-good kids movie about the Magic Potion. You know the movie. The down-on-her-luck kid gets a Magic Potion that gives her special powers, until the climactic scene where suddenly there's no potion left and Mom has to break it to her that it wasn't a Magic Potion after all, and the real power was Inside of You! Last night Britney looked like that she'd opened her backpack just before hitting the stage to discover that the bottle of Talent Potion was empty, and before anybody could tell her that it was Just Water All Along she was shoved onto the stage in front of a national audience with her confidence shot and her worst nightmare coming true. It wasn't pretty. But it was somewhat satisfying.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Skiing and football

Man I'm ready for fall. I have absolutely no complaints about the past summer...fell more in love, got engaged, spent a week in Mexico, a weekend in San Francisco, spent more time than ever before outdoors enjoying complaints in my head at all. But the cool breeze and the crisp fall air were evident today on the first Sunday of the football season and it was just perfect. I'm kind of ready for jeans and sweaters and sweatshirts and football. Not to mention that getting through fall means that ski season is even closer and I'm more excited for that than ever before. After Sniagrab last weekend and my dad's departure from the skiing world I finally own my own equipment and I have 4 A-Basin lift tickets in my dresser just waiting to be used. I've never skied more than 2 or 3 times in a season, but after last season I think I'm getting much better at the whole thing and I'm quite ready to hit the slopes. Steph's better than me too and having an expert eye with me on the slopes will be valuable.

Oh, and I just want to ski with Steph again. The first thing we did together outside of work was a ski day at Winter Park last year. It was great.

Other fun things I'm excited about...I just baked a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies and two loaves of bread and my apartment smells yummy. Also Fall means the return of The Office and we get to find out what happened w/ Jim and Pam(!!!!!!!). The Monolith Festival is next weekend which means The Flaming Lips at Red Rocks for the 2nd time in 14 months (and we're taking the kids! They'll love it). Followed by Muse, The Arcade Fire, and The Smashing Pumpkins. Also the Sooners wiped the field w/ Miami yesterday and the Broncos won a squeaker today (a field goal w/ 0:00 left on the clock put them up 15-14).

In other news I talked to my friend Jennifer tonight for the 1st time in awhile. Spent an hour and a half on the phone, which was nice. She pointed out too how insane it is that I have this much happiness in my life. She and Paul were there a year ago when it was...not at all like this. My life has come a long way, thanks mostly to Stephanie (and I guess whatever insane amount of karma I must have built up to have her in my life.)

/mushy bits. Bed now. Another exciting work week starts in 7 hours!