Allow me to rant for a paragraph or two. There’s construction going on around my parents’ house and it is RUINING MY LIFE. The worst part is that I have my own place. Why do I stay with my parents?! I have my own place where I don’t have to deal with construction and I don’t have to worry about the water being turned off and I can WALK AROUND NAKED IF I WANT. Oh, Lisa. I’m so disappointed in you.
Second rant: I can’t wait until this election is over. I know who I’m voting for but I’m honestly scared about the outcome either way. Politics has never been something that I like to talk about. I like listening to people who are educated and passionate, and I read and do what I can to educate myself as much as possible. But I get so frustrated when someone with no fucking clue starts talking politics, or when you think you’re having a friendly exchange about politics with a rational human being and then they say that the President is the spawn of Satan and you realize that they are totally serious and you kind of wish you didn’t know them anymore.
Okay. The construction should be over in a month. The election, well, I’ll be living in this country indefinitely so I care deeply, but elections are so damn ugly. Are they not? It’ll be done by Thanksgiving, which isn’t that far away, y’all.
Now, I like saying “y’all” even though I’m a Chicago girl through and through. I’ve been using it a LOT recently, probably because I’m reading “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened” by Jenny Lawson aka The Bloggess. I’m reading it on my
brand new gently used Kindle Fire! I’m not totally against ebooks, but I still prefer the real thing. I like turning pages, I like bookmarks, I like being able to measure how “thick” chapters are, and I especially like that I can hand a book to a friend that I know will enjoy it after I’m done reading it.
I finally started watching Girls and can someone tell me what goat Lena Dunham sacrificed in order to have her career? I simultaneously want to hug her and high five her and punch her in the face. I can’t decide if I think she’s brilliant or just really, really lucky. (It’s probably both.) I like the show. I understand all the backlash and shit, and there are plenty of reasonable people I personally know who wouldn’t find it entertaining in the least. I just find it refreshing that I can enjoy it and can relate to it (to an extent) without getting emotionally involved (which is what is sort of happening with Parenthood, another show I’m currently marathoning). Anyway. Lena Dunham, fuck you and your brilliance and maybe we can hang out sometime? Please?
I can’t believe it’s September already. Summer went by way too quickly and I already know that fall and winter are going to fly by. I do have a feeling that I’ll have a lot of funny and/or excruciating tales to share with y’all. Be productive, creative, set goals, make plans, be spontaneous –cue inspirational music– every moment is a gift. Time will pass quickly regardless of how you spend it. So have fun and get shit done and live life and start dating so that you don’t have to buy a cat and you probably don’t have to buy a cat because the neighborhood stray already thinks that you’re her mommy and well that’s another blog post for another day.