So January is already coming to a close …that’s not to say I haven’t been working on this thing “behind the scenes” …and hey, this is why it’s called an “optimistic goal” …HAPPY NEW YEAR!
…It really takes the pressure off. But seriously, make good goals and try your best. Resolutions can be broken, then you shrug and don’t bother to try again until the next year. In most cases, that’s a lot of time to say “oh well” and not self improve. With a goal, you can drop the ball (Ha, get it? Just a little belated new years humor for you) …then just pick it up and keep trying.
Oh! Why hello there. Yeah, I know, it has been a while. Maintaining my blog is one of my major optimistic goals for the year that I hope to carry into future years. For a while, I had some legitimate excuses (put all my woman hours into being sumpremely awesome at school …yes, I went back, more on that later …my lil’ old computer got tired out and died after an honorable run of service…) But here I am with a little break between semesters and a sexy MacBook Pro powered up and ready to do my bidding. No more excuses, time to start writing again. Well, unless school starts taking it out of me again …but we’ll jump that bridge on a flaming motorcycle when we get there.
One of the things that was inhibiting me was that I wanted to try handling my blogging in a different way than I had in the past. More me, less the “Perez” format. That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy what I was doing before and that it was any less “me,” but I think I’d rather be a little more personal. Not SUPER personal, c’mon, it’s still a Google-able entity (maybe way down on the search results…but still…). It’ll still be pretty random; news tid bits that are of interest to me from time to time, movies that I thought may or may not have sucked …but I’d like to make more of an effort to write about the things I do, see, hear, say, etc. Essays, rambling, whatever you want to call them. I refrained from that in the past because most people said the same thing my teachers would say when I was the only person in the class that would turn in a paper that not only hit the minimum criteria of the word count …but they’d then enforce a maximum word limit to papers. So, if you complain about things like having to read too much (and hi, if you’re a teacher…that’s sorta your job, you just got lazy with all the two paragraph papers written with Courrier New font …1.5 or double spaced) you can just skip what you don’t like. This isn’t required reading. I just hope if you’re here, it’s because you enjoy what’s here. Skim as you see fit. Besides, on my busier (or lazier) days the post(s) will probably stay on the concise side.
Let’s see, what has changed and what is still so in terms of what I have blathered on about in the past:
Lady Gaga…Yes, I do still love her. I don’t feel the need to give updates on her as she has hit that point where she can easily do that for herself (I was still talking about her even when she got “big” but you know what I mean …no need to post something daily). I would like her more if she stayed more cryptic and simply remained a wacky entertainer …because when she opens her mouth in magazines, etc. most of the time she sounds like a douchette. I think that comes with the territory of being an entertainer. In such a line of work, you have to have a screw (or more) loose and you have to have a LOT of confidence in yourself. I mean that in a good way, I can attest. For better or worse, that’s what it takes. I care about her ultimate message and I enjoy her as an entertainer. …but I like her a lot more when not paying much attention to her interviews.
Glee…Nope. Not into it any more. I know that’s crazy given how much I enjoyed the first season, and parts of season 2 …but I have to say, I haven’t watched a single episode of season 3. I’m just not interested anymore. They veered so far off the original path by paying all attention to guest star and “tribute” gimmicks. Loved me some Britney tribute, but it all went downhill from that (Rocky Horror “tribute” crushed my heart …to put it in the non-dramatic sense). No care for story at all. Meh.
Drew (Barrymore …duh)…Uh, YEAH! She will always be my favorite. Good or bad, always.
Gay folk and their civil rights…Yup, that’s always going to be something I fiercely have opinions about. It feels trivial mentioning this in the same list as all the pop culture stuff mentioned above…but I have certainly brought it up a lot in the past, and I more likely than not still will. It’s because of those fierce opinions and all…
Re-makes…Still HATE them (for the most part, with rare exceptions) and will continue to rant about them even though it doesn’t do any good and they will continue to be made since dumb asses keep going to them. The nerve.
I’m sure there’s more, but you get the gist. Besides, like I said I plan more on writing from a more personal point of view from now on, versus the pop culture blurbs I’d been churning.
So, there’s plenty to catch up on, and we will. Perhaps I’ll try to span it out over a few entries vs. spilling into the world’s longest “So how have you been?” response that was actually meant to be rhetorical by the other party. But then, if you didn’t want an answer, you wouldn’t be here …I think.