Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The great return. Again.

I've been gone for a while, I know. Just to catch you up, here are some things that have been going on since the last time we talked:

1) I moved into Manhattan. Which is incredibly exciting, mostly due to the travel time it has saved me in all aspects of my life. I'm 3 blocks away from work. Need I say more?

2) I have completely lost touch with all news, blogs, trade publications, The Daily Show, Colbert, Conan, Twitter, and everything else I used to follow religiously. I basically live in a cave at this point. I plan to reconnect with the rest of the connected world as soon as possible. In similar news, the New York Times has not processed my change of address and therefore I couldn't read the weekend paper even if I wanted to.

3) My coworkers and I have started Thirsty Thursdays on the rooftop of our new building, and I am loving it. I've complained for a year now that our team is not social. I think the open floor plan I had been dreading has actually contributed greatly toward increased socialization, which I am grateful for.

4) I went to Six Flags with my sister last weekend, and as we drove through Wild Safari we saw a horse eat a baby. Well, not a horse per se, I think it was technically a 'Mongolian ass,' and it was actually not eating the baby, it was murdering it, and the baby was not a human baby, it was a baby "Black Buck"... which oddly enough was white and brown. But no matter how you spin it, it was deeply disturbing, and quite frankly I think Wild Safari should give us our money back. For reals.

5) I've seen several movies and shows lately that are noteworthy. In terms of shows, I saw Next to Normal last night (read the post below for more info). I also saw Songs for a New World last weekend. It's one of my favorite shows but the performance was horrible, which was very entertaining. As far as movies in the theater go, I saw The Proposal and The Ugly Truth - terrific romantic comedies. I highly recommend them. As far as DVDs go, I'm way into documentaries lately, and pretty much all I've been talking about since I saw it is a documentary about the Jonestown massacre. If you don't know much about this cultural happening, please go read/watch about it. It's fascinating and frightening.

6) I've been tackling several books at once. Right now I'm reading Rabbit, Run; Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; Jane Eyre; and Condensed Knowledge. Of course, I've spent too much time going out with friends and not enough time actually reading any of these books to make any progress.

And just a final thought in closing. I hate hate hate when people ask me what my hobbies are. Someone asked me that this weekend. What do you mean, what are my hobbies? Is working a hobby? What about drinking beer? I basically work a million hours, go out after work, and crash on the weekend. Dear world, please stop asking me what my hobbies are. I'm an adult, and I have no answer to that question.

1 comment:

Ryan said...

Glad to have you back in the blogosphere. I was worried my only reader was gone for good. :)