Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Just 10 Random Things

1. Actually 300 does talk about the Phalanx and they even talk about people holding the pass (referred to as a goat path) that funnels the Persians toward the Hot Gates. They even demonstrate the phalanx fighting thing and it's cool. They just don't talk about either one much. This is probably because a whole long movie of phalanx fighting might get monotonous and also both the Phalanx and cutting away to the "goat path" would steal precious screen time from the waxed and oiled bodies that are putting butts in theatre seats.

2. When I was a kid for a while there I thought that the whole world was just one sound stage sort of affair and that people changed the sets when I wasn't looking. Arrogant, huh? (Have I told you this before?)

3. Sometimes my anger is so all encompassing that I am amazed that the heads of people I am angry at don't just start exploding all Tarantino style.

4. Sometimes when you try to describe something it just comes off melodramatic.

5. My ankle is all fucked up from wearing good-for-me shoes yesterday.

6. If we ever have this conversation:

Phone rings
A: Hello I.P. Freely's office.
B: Who is this?

where I am A and you are B I will cut you. I promise.

7. I have only once in all my life cut off friends with my own free will and with premeditation. It felt really good. I was relieved and proud of myself and felt righteous despite the act being largely misunderstood.

8. How good that felt was a little scary because I could have done it over and over until I grew up like my parents and was standing in the middle of the causeway of my life with no clear connection to my past and no one to count on.

9. Today I do not want to help you. I don't care if you sign my paycheck or if you're my friend or if you really need the help I just don't feel like it. I'm sick of being helpful right now, it feels stupid and not rewarding.

10. I'm probably going to help you anyway because you do sign my paycheck or are my friend or really need it so don't worry we just won't discuss it and everything will go on as usual.


  1. Anonymous11:23 AM

    Sometimes, friendships need to be disconnected. It astounds me how long we (and by "we" I mean the collective "we," but I also mean "I") hang on to things that do not serve us. Even knowing that we're in something that's not so great for our health and wellness, we continue to slog on. Cutting loose is liberating, and I wish that I had the conviction to do it RIGHT when I see the necessity.

    It sounds like you're having a "time." I'm sorry, and I hope things start looking up again soon...

  2. Anonymous5:33 PM

    I'm extremely sad that you seem to be having a really bad day. I'm sending you happy thoughts - hopefully something unexpectedly wonderful will happen soon! Maybe I'll have the presence of mind to do something wonderful for you once I have more of a breather than the time allowed to read a few blog entries and write a brief comment.
    Know that you are absolutely wonderful and everytime I see those cranes and quotes my spirits lift, and that means a lot! Pony Express & you did an amazing act!
    Lots of love to you!!!