Time to vent, thanks to the idiots at my optometrist's office. ( Collapse )
While I'm ranting... I'm getting annoyed with Matt Roush over at TV Guide. Apparently, true fans don't nitpick, visit message boards, or read spoilers. ( Collapse )
Ah, venting. I feel better already. My style has always been to get it out there, stew for a little while, then move on. Years ago, I read something about how people are inherently predisposed to being naturally cheerful or naturally serious. I definitely fall into the first category. My bad moods seldom last long. "Cheerful" is the keyword, though: I'm not always happy
, but I'm usually in an upbeat mood. And being a naturally serious person is not a bad thing, either. Might even be better in some ways. No idea where I'm going with this, but the above brought it to mind. :)
While out-and-about earlier, I spotted an Obama '08 bumper sticker
, and I thought about getting one to replace my faded-and-peeling Kerry/Edwards sticker that has seen better days, both literally and figuratively. ( Collapse )
Anyway! Enough politics -- I seldom like talking about them on LJ -- so I'll just toss in some links....
-- I spent part of the afternoon reading the site for the new documentary Helvetica
. This sounds really, really cool, especially if you're into typography and design.
-- The Emmys have created yet another new set of rules for nominations
. At first, I thought the "250-word essay from each nominee" was a joke, but apparently not. Next summer I'll have to run an essay contest for all my faves. ;)
-- This NYT profile of the comedian Jim Gaffigan
sent me to his website to watch some clips. Very cool that he's adamant about not taking his fans for granted, and that he eschews profanity in his routines; I'm far from puritanical, but the lack of four-letter words is strangely refreshing. His official site
has some fun video clips, and I love this joke from the article: “I’m from Indiana. I know what you’re thinking. Indiana. Mafia.”
-- Slate attempts to understand the appeal of American Apparel
. The writers' memories of her own early '80s wardrobe was very familiar to me. AmAp is supposedly the new wave in mass-market fashion, but I find all their stuff just plain *ugly*.
-- EW has another parent column, this time about Laurie Berkner and music for the preschool set.
(It made me grin for reasons only my sister and daera23
will understand. Ah, Richardson. ;)