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27 April 2008 @ 07:08 pm
 
Ah, a look into the day of one Traveler Farlander? By all means, my friend.

1) Laundry, which is mostly done by now.
2) Trying not to succumb to incipient Internet burn-out. If I don't use the Internet for entertainment during the workday, I'll need to start spending money on books. I don't like spending money. I'm too good at it.
3) Contemplating how much productive time I've wasted over the years, and then realizing that it would only be wasted time if I had any talent to create things using, and was therefore not "wasted" so much as simply "spent in ways that aren't conducive to a best-selling posthumous biography."
4) Considering the repercussions of my younger stepdaughter and three of my grandchildren moving halfway across the country. Realizing that I am going to miss them terribly.
5) Pondering why people are both obsessed with and scared by sex. Wishing they would stop being either, if only so they'll shut up about it.
6) Concluding that I wish the general public would just shut up about everything, including sex.
7) Wishing I looked better in either a blue hood or a green cloak with gunmetal grey armor underneath. Clearly, my terrible fashion compatibility is the only thing stopping me from ruling the world.
8) Wondering if a desire to flesh out the list to ten items means I'm obsessive.
9) Asking Ali to smack me in the back of the head the next time I decide to play Devil's Advocate on the Internet. After she refuses, asking her to at least remind me that I asked for a smack upside the head, instead.
10) Remembering how much I hate most of the creatures representing themselves as "human beings," certain in the knowledge that someone is just going to cite this as proof that I'm attention-starved because mentioning one's own misanthropy is both a cry for help and "hip."
 
 
Current Mood: obsessed
Current Music: ambient music in House, MD
 
 
 
Ace Lightning: at computeracelightning on April 28th, 2008 04:21 am (UTC)
sorry to hear about A. and the kids moving back East. (although i'd be less sorry if they were moving anywhere near me, because then you and Ali could come visit me on your way to or from there.

i'm totally in agreement on #5. but it's mostly Americans, specifically, who have that simultaneous obsession/fear. in most of the rest of the civilized world, a glimpse of nipple, a four-letter word, a hint of slightly unconventional sexual behavior, the idea that teenagers need to know some crucial details about sex, are Just No Big Deal. on Australian tv, i saw commercials for condoms and tampons. on Canadian tv, i saw an hour-long program, factual, but also both humorous and sensitive, that amounted to an owner's manual for the vagina. nude stage shows and nude beaches are common in parts of Europe. it's the fault of America's Puritan beginnings, and even though i'm a direct biological descendant of some of them, i utterly reject their concept that there is One, And Only One, True, Right, And Godly Way To Live (theirs, of course). fuck monotheism, anyway.


Kat: catbeforecoffeekatmoonshaker on April 28th, 2008 01:10 pm (UTC)
Damn. What ever can we do about #7?
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on April 28th, 2008 01:15 pm (UTC)
Come up with a suitable original costume for a supervillain in the early stages of his career?
Kat: katartistickittykatmoonshaker on April 28th, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC)
Rather than gunmetal gray, more of a burnished metallic gray... something that looks like a dark liquid silver. I can't describe it right but I can visualize it. There's a paint that looks like it. With a dark gray cape and black boots with silver buckles. Stompy boots. I'm thinking a full hood.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on April 28th, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC)
I'm seeing Doctor Doom with a different color scheme. I don't have Victor's figure, though. I'd need to start a rather rigorous workout program, to say the least.
Kat: katmannequinkatmoonshaker on April 28th, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
corset, dahling! corset!
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on April 28th, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC)
Hon, having the villain struggling for breath and finally saying, "I can't breathe in this thing!" is only funny in Spaceballs.
Kat: katmannequinkatmoonshaker on April 28th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
Ha! Dahling, a properly fitted corset allows one to sing opera.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on April 28th, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
Kat, I do not think Alexander the Great conquered the world wearing a girdle. You get my meaning?
Kat: catdurrrrrrkatmoonshaker on April 28th, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC)
heh. Alexander the Great was the kinda guy who wouldn't have worried about having a gut. He'd have just gutted anyone who mentioned it. heh.
Sorciasorcia on April 29th, 2008 08:32 am (UTC)
*chuckles* I'm not sure I have any comments but "Yup, that's you". :)