Sunday, November 23, 2008

Lame fortune cookie, not so lame Sunday.

I was bored today so I decided to treat myself to dinner and a movie. And what I found was a rare treat. A movie named "Sukiyaki Western Django", a Japanese made, English language, Japanese version of a spaghetti western. And yes, it was as strange as it sounds. I paired this with some really good Chinese take out. I guess I would describe this evening as delightful. The Japanese confuse and fascinate the hell out of me. And I just can't wait to get a first hand look at their culture. I guess that means I better get my ass in gear and get done with all the stuff I need to get done with before I go. Hell, I still need to learn to speak Japanese. Guess I should have done that before looking at apartments.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Eating at me.

A few days ago I had an off putting conversation with someone. This person wanted me to surrender something, that at the time seemed benign, but as it would turn out, was better left unasked for. This left me thinking. I've always had the habit, of trying to cultivate relationships with people who are simply not as interested as I am. Over the years this has left me with a lot of one sided friendships. A door mat, so to speak. And though at times I can be an ass, I'm a pretty good friend to have. I can be called on day or night, with almost any request, and I usually snap to.
Through my recent and ongoing journey of self exploration, I have come to realize many things about both myself and the people around me. And I keep coming back to one thing. I don't want to be that guy anymore.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Ray of Light on a Partly Cloudy Day.

So, maybe everyone already knows about this, but it came out while I was in Alaska, so this is the first time I've seen it. And if you haven't seen it, I strongly recommend that you go watch it right now. It was created by Joss Whedon, and that by itself is enough to get me to watch. Normally I hate musicals that are not Rocky Horror Picture Show, but this one is so funny that I fell in love with it at once. It was fresh and clever. And I truly hope there is more to come.Why are you still reading this? Go, go, go, and watch it right now!