Friday, April 24, 2009

I'm losing patience with...

I got a cold.  I'm pretty pissed about it.  I just want to go to sleep until I'm better.  Of course when I'm sick I feel cranky and start thinking about things that bug me.

I usually try to keep it pretty positive, but some things irk me on a daily basis:

Uggs.  Seriously, now.  How many years have I been letting this baloney slide?  Especially when they get worn out, and I fear that they wear out much faster than normal shoes.  When it was snowy and slushy for most of December and January, I got so tired of seeing girls squishing around in these waterlogged turds.

Fake nails.  I don't know if I've ever seen a set of real fingernails that I thought looked worse than a set of acrylic, gel whatever- fake nails, except for what your nails look like when the fake ones come off.  Unless they are so good I can't tell they are fake, in which case, congratulations!  But I hate those thick, square things that bear no resemblance to something your body would produce.  Even worse with the French manicure that has the white tip starting halfway down the nail bed.  

Scarlett Johansson.  I used to think she was kind of adorable, like in the Lost in Translation days.  But now I don't know.  I don't think she lived up to the hype.  I didn't see Vicky Cristina Barcelona, which people say she's good in, but I think I have no desire to like her anymore.  Magazines have been fawning over her a little much, and what has she done to deserve it?  She likes to talk about how she's so "curvy" and sexy, but it's all pretty boring to me.  

Fashion blog cliches.  It just seems like everyone loves the same things:  Karl Lagerfeld, Paolo Roversi, Erin Wasson, Carine Roitfeld, Emmanuelle Alt, Kate Moss, Alenxander Wang. whichever Olsen is cooler, American Apparel...

Sorry, I should stop with the negativities.  I'm sure there are lots of things I do that people are sick of and I shouldn't judge.

Here's a positive thought to balance things out: think about when you plant a seed in the earth.  All day, all night, during everything you do all day, every bitchy comment, every long minute at work, every annoying conversation you have to overhear on the bus, that seed is busy growing.  It's germinating and sprouting and doing it's thing, it's destiny throughout it all.  I like that.

Also, a typo I just made and corrected invented a new word.  Songversation.  How birds talk.

Another random thing.  Walking to work I read something someone had written on an alley wall.  It said "our greatest gift is silence".  It made me happy, briefly.  Then I looked again, and it really said "our greatest risk is silence".  That works for me too.  I like how the two are opposite, but I believe them both.

OK, time to go buy some cold drugs.


  1. God I love you! Your bitchy comments made me almost spit my coffee all over my computer! And then you end it on a poetic note. I love you, you are one of my favourite people. I hope you feel better soon!

  2. great post
    scarlett was not good in vicky cristina barcelona actually...she was the worst part of an already not so great movie...
    penelope cruz was the best part