Notes from the week leading up to 4/20/09 (or general disturbances and rants of mine).
There is a baby bird that has been incessantly chirping out my bedroom window at all hours of the night, which only accompanies my husband's snoring. It's a wonder I get any sleep at all.
In a rush last week, I ran by Backyard Burger for lunch. I was listening to the almost creepy "Auto" greetings of the Stepford workers... Every time the door opened, one of them would ring out, "Welcome to Backyard!" and as people left, they would chime out, "Have a great day, it's been my pleasure!"... It's really surreal though, it's like they've been programmed... one girl in particular who kept checking on me a little too much to see "if everything was ok", had a bit of a glazed look in her eye. With the exception of the bottles of ketchup on the inside, it's also very strange that the drive-thru simply refuses to give packets of ketchup I've noticed. I think it must be a conspiracy.
More and more I have also noticed how much it bugs people to be passed by or forced to get behind a motorcycle, and how stressed drivers of cars and trucks must be, but how relaxed I usually am on my bike. Therefore, I am usually in my R&R mode just enjoying the ride unless one of these type A-holes has to take it to the next level, then I just have to go ahead and OWN them so they can be shamed... lol You know I can't have Jimi getting a complex about these people... He usually joins me in the 'not giving a #%%!' while cruising philosophy, but hey he understands that occasionally, people need to get owned.
When the weather is nice like it has been lately, I am even more prone to joy riding and taking "the long way". Sometimes it actually feels like I am riding through a Bob Ross painting on my bike. Of course, the spring air smells divine... I notice a lot of familiar things that trigger a memory or two.
Scents that I am ga-ga over...
-Some kind of Cinnamon potpourri that reminds me of when I lived in Bo's house
-Freshly Cut Summer Grass
Saturday night, we watched the movie Gummo. Now if you are a fan of truly disturbing, whacked-out weirdos and freaks, check it out. It's really hard to understand, but it is kind of a "cult" movie that has gained some popularity. Interesting flick, but like I said... DISTURBING. Strange... Chloe Sevegny is in it and now that I think about it, nothing but strange Indy films like that... that and the HBO show, "Big Love" (right?)
Seems so easy lately to slide into a depression and feel like crap when I think of fun times in youth and know that they will never again be that exciting or happy. Is it all downhill now?? I don't feel this way all the time, but occasionally allow myself to be taken over by that currant... the fears of getting old.
In an effort to feel more accomplished and get more organized, I've been making a few "to-do lists", and they have slightly been helping me get some of my goals or projects accomplished, but of course I'm still working on it.
Things coming up in the days and weeks ahead:
That's all I can really think of for now, except for day-to-day projects and things that crop up...
Yep, it's April 20th... Our year is really flying by at the speed of light, isn't it?? I did a quick little Wiki-check, kind of like I used to do y'know, provide little trivia and interesting facts... just for the heck of it. The following little nonsense I found...
Holidays and observances:
- Ridván begins at sunset (Bahá'í Faith).
- Saint Agnes of Montepulciano
- Saint Theotimus (d. 407)
- Blessed Oda (d. 1158)
- 420 (cannabis culture)
- Patriots' Day (2009)
Other Interesting Birthdays are:
1889 – Adolf Hitler, German Chancellor (d. 1945)
1893 – Harold Lloyd, American actor (d. 1971)
1937 – George Takei, American actor
1941 – Ryan O'Neal, American actor
1949 – Jessica Lange, American actress
1951 – Luther Vandross, American singer (d. 2005)
1964 – Crispin Glover, American actor
1970 – Shemar Moore, American actor
A Few Notable Deaths on this day:
1912 – Bram Stoker, Irish author (b. 1847)
Rick Rude, American professional wrestler (b. 1958)
That's about it... What's up in your neck of the woods???