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The Illusion of Total Control

This morning I was tempted to go back to bed, until the internets had healed themselves. But I forced myself to forge ahead even without twitter and Facebook to keep me company. How brave of me, I know. But let me tell you, I am one tough broad. Though if it had been my beloved flickr experiencing the denial of service attack? I might have gone into the fetal position.

Where has this week gone? I feel like some higher power has been messing with my head. Hitting the fast forward button making some days fly by, then yanking it back to replay the horrible little bits (like my burgeoning migraine, ceaselessly squeezing my skull) over and over again while other times have been big with the buffering buffering buffering (like the endless waiting at the school bus stop). The weekend is nearly here and we have no concrete plans. And I find myself somewhat apathetic about that. My creative juices have been running dry and I’ve been consuming more media. Saw the new Harry Potter movie. Read Jim Butcher’s Turn Coat in a couple of days. Caught another episode of Warehouse 13. Broke down and watched my first ever episode of Lost last night. And still have season one of Gossip Girl to get through, at my man-friend’s behest. But I’m hoping inspiration will strike soon, perhaps when this headache dissipates. Hopefully before the weekend. Which should unfold in real time.


Bonus: Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer - the actors who play the lead characters, and couple, on True Blood - are getting married in real life. In other TB news, Alexander SkarsgĂ„rd who plays Eric is totally Darryl Hannah’s doppelganger when he’s in drag. Seriously.
Plus: Yeah, I tweeted about this yesterday but I just watched it again. It is just so good. Captain Kirk wants to make love to the mountain.
And: Yesterday’s CSA delivery was a pack-your-own-basket affair, which yielded the biggest take home yet. Cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, yellow onions, red onions, three different kinds of potatoes, green beans, garlic and more. There will be lots of cooking and baking in my future, though maybe not so much during the heat wave that is supposed to hit soon. Hmm.


  1. e. wrote:

    I have not been able to tweet all day & it’s driving me crazy! But most frustrating? The appearance that everyone else I know hasn’t suffered the same fate.

    Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 4:57 pm | Permalink
  2. Sharyn wrote:

    The whole thing is so irritating. I was able to tweet for a while there but haven’t been able to for the last couple of hours. And twitpic hasn’t worked all day.

    Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 6:53 pm | Permalink
  3. Saleeem wrote:

    Hey yo,

    So, you’re the only person I’ve heard of who haven’t seen Lost yet, and just started. I might be headed back to America soon, and I’ve been trying to make a list of media I need to intake that I’ve missed over the past 5 years.

    So, should “Lost” make my list? i.e. Is it necessary viewing now that viewing it isn’t a big communal experience?

    I feel like you’re in a unique position to help me out here, Ms. Distraction.


    Friday, August 7, 2009 at 2:08 am | Permalink
  4. Sharyn wrote:

    Hey Saleem! I know, I’ve felt like the biggest freakshow for not having seen Lost but then started wearing it as a badge of pride. Until it was recently made available via both Hulu and Netflix Instant. Then I succumbed. And now I’m balls deep into season one! I can’t look away. So yes, I would have to say it should make your list. But True Blood comes first!

    Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 10:06 am | Permalink
  5. Saleem wrote:

    Duly noted. I’ll sneak into my parents Netflix when I get back home…

    Monday, August 10, 2009 at 7:17 pm | Permalink
  6. Sharyn wrote:

    Oh man, Lost is all on Netflix on demand - which is like the best and worst thing that has ever happened to me. No waiting! Instant gratification! We even got the little Roku wireless box so we can watch Netflix Instant right on the TV instead of on my laptop. Dangerousity.

    Monday, August 10, 2009 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

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