Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Return of Lost!

If you're a lost fanatic like me, then you have been anxiously awaiting the season 4 premiere since, I don't a year already. As I sat there counting down the minutes until 8pm, I realized, "It has begun." And what I mean, is that whenever "Lost" is in season, I feel like my crazies come out. So I thought I'd start off the season with a tribute to that obsessed side of me.....and moreover, reassure myself that it could be waayyy worse than it is now.

I may be really into "Lost", but at least I haven't:

1.) Charted out the relationship of all of the characters on a poster hanging in my house. Umm, they already have one of them posted on the ABC website.
2.) Started seeking out friendships with people who share the same names as the Oceanic 6. I feel satisfied enough that my dog is named "Jack".
3.) Purchased any "Lost" gear--bedsheets, notebooks, pillow cases, mugs, etc. It reminds me too much of all of my teenage girl friends who had New Kids on the Block sleeping bags and curtains. Ick.
4.) Accidentally shouted out "Jack!" in the middle of special moment with someone. (References to my dog are not counted here.)
5.) Had a "Lost" theme party---although, I'm seriously considering this one.
6.) Denied my addiction to my friends and family. I've actually been incredibly straightforward about it.
5.) Wrote a song which acted as a recap to the first 3 seasons. OKAY, maybe I HAVE done this one....)

I mean, the bottom is line is that this show really is thoughtfully and ingeniously crafted to keep you on your toes at all times. Sure, it's turned a little weird and sci-fi. Sure, if you miss an episode you miss a crapload of information. I stepped out for a cigarette an apparently missed some very vital information in about 3 minutes.

Here's to "Lost". I'm not gonna affection for this show can get a little wacky.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Gambling on a Fart

Okay, so perusing through Missed Connection today, I found this. It's wonderful:

They used to call you Cadillac Devillez

Friday, January 16, 2009

Don't Miss Out on a Missed Connection

So those of you who know about Craigslist (and that should be everyone) may or may not be aware of this section called "Missed Connections". Well, it's just a perfect little gem of a place where people send out their messages of hope, love, and wishful thinking to people they have lost touch with or haven't even actually formally met yet.

Anway, shall I turn your attention to some of my favorite postings in Austin that I found this evening?

There's a good mix of everything in these postings--sadness, affection, regret, hope, humor, bitterness, and awkwardness.

I am drawn to the pure honesty that seeps from their words when allowed to post anonymously and secretly. It's a truly touching look into our basic needs to feel connected to others.

Bongo Drum Player
Looking for the man that tied me to the bed

I miss people I've never even met
Kevin who says I'm sorry on 6th

I'm still steeping
In need of a lent roller
You're making a mistake
We kissed, you farted
It's been so long since you've waved to me

You like "gardening" (NOTE: I am still pondering exactly what "gardening" might refer to)
A Eulogy for You
ass hole that stole HALF of my computer desk from my truck

And of course, there is always wishful thinking:

To M from J
to M
I am a deeply flawed man

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Projectile Vomitting is sooo not fun.

After spending this morning uncontrollably vomiting last night's meal, I have vowed the following:

1.) I will always have a spare bottle of Pepto in my medicine cabinet.
2.) I will form healthy eating habits so that if I do vomit, at least it will be fruits and vegetables instead of french fries and vinegar. I will take all of the necessary steps to rid myself of my fast food demons.

Goodbye Long John Silver's, Goodbye Whataburger, Goodbye Popeye's, Goodbye Wendy's......okay you get the idea.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

For people who can't keep secrets to themselves....

It seems that the concept of secrets has been a reoccuring theme in my life over the past few weeks.

Recently, I discovered a secret that I didn't have to worry about NOT accidentally exposing. Furthermore, this is a secret that I actually would like to share with everyone in my life because it has had a profound impact on my life this week and will continue to influence my daily thoughts and actions.

Well, to be quite literal.....the secret comes from a book titled.....are you ready for this?

"The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne.

Quite simply, the secret is this: the Universe is based on the "Law of Attraction", a concept and teaching that has existed for centuries. The "Law of Attraction" principle states a person's feelings and thoughts attract everything they could possibly want or NOT want in their life. It seems kind of like a "duh" theory, but my experience as a reader was actually one of complete enlightenment.

I have always considered myself an optimist and positive thinker, but I realized that I have been missing an integral piece to my life puzzle. The belief that I can truly have everything I really want. I've been focused so much I what I DON'T want that I have continued to attract more of it and fallen into patterns and cycles that leave me hurt or confused about how these things came to be. But then my "Aha!" moment came as I read this book and it hit me---The more you focus on what you DON'T want or DON'T have, the more you will continue to receive the unwanted or continue to not have "it".

Anyway, this book and the theories, examples, methods, and testimonials have struck me to my core.

Some of my friends are giving me that "dude, this is so freakin' cheesy" or "talking about positive thinking is lame" look.....some of you may be doing that right now as you read this. But that's okay, I haven't joined a cult or anything and perhaps some of you have no need to learn strategies or ideas for making your life happier. But how could I possibly keep this a secret when I think it could alter so much about the way we see ourselves and our potential love, happiness, and success in life. I just have to share this information with you in the hopes that you will have an open mind to check it out for yourself and perhaps even be motivated to discuss your ideas with me because this is all I have really wanted to talk about lately.

Last year, Oprah hosted a show on the book and topic and here are some clips from that:

Saturday, January 3, 2009


This is the site where I have been posting most of my photos. GO there: