A conversation the other day:
*after pulling a frozen Eggo waffle out of the freezer and proceeding to eat it*
Alex: "Are you seriously eating that frozen?"
Me: *swallow* "Yeah. They're better this way."
Alex: "You're weird, babe."
Me: "...YOU'RE weird."
*finishing my waffle*
It's been a while since I updated this thing, yet again. I've been sort of in that funny hazy place between the mind-numbingly droll land of 9-to-5 shifts and playing family fun times with the boyfriend, all the while feeling like I've been neglecting my more creative pursuits. Which I have. Terribly.
So this one's gonna be more stream of consciousness bullshit until I can get my bearings and actually write something of worth in this damn thing.
I don't understand Seinfeld. I know that situational comedy and dramatic irony were the main points of the show, and while it's clear that this was what made it unique amongst other sitcoms (particularly in the nineties), I didn't get it then and I don't get it now. Maybe the biggest thing that bothers me is the fact that the characters tend to blow up and have these exaggerated responses to everything, even minute issues that are dragged out over entire episodes. Or maybe it's because these behaviors remind me of my own family. Regardless, I don't think it's that funny.
Aaaaand now that the Simpsons is on I can entertain my pitifully low attention span with slapstick humor and celebrity guest appearances. Yes. It's like a soothing malt over the brain. And this is the episode with Mulder and Scully. I miss the X-Files, but it really did go downhill once the duo was split up and Agent Doggett stepped in.
MR. GRU. OMG YOU GUYS MR. GRU.
After seeing Despicable Me this weekend, I must say I'm now addicted to the main protagonist (er, antagonist...I guess, since technically he IS the bad guy here), Mr. Gru.
He's a villain who plans to steal the moon in order to outdo his own arch-enemy, Vector, the obnoxious pubescent nerd that won't stop boasting about stealing a pyramid from Egypt. Gru's character is voiced by Steve Carrell, who lends an Eastern European/Russian accent to the roll, and does it seamlessly. The character is adorable because for all his evil aspirations he comes off as more of a not-so-evil, evil lovable, curmudgeon.
My only issue is, there's a serious lack of Despicable Me merchandise available, thanks to the fact that Universal thought the movie wouldn't do as well in cinemas as it actually did. Making things more frustrating is, even for the Minion toys and plushes, there are absolutely no Mr. Gru toys! So, I've stooped to commissioning a Gru plush from a DA artist, and hopefully that comes to fruition soon.
So, here's the man himself:
Aaaaaaaannnnd I'm out.