Hey Party People!
Yes, I live. Despite the forces of the cosmos conspiring against me I defied all odds and remain on the Earthly plain. That’s not to suggest I’ve had all that many reminders of my own mortality in recent months, but I believe we all carry on with our lives blissfully oblivious to how close we get to buying the farm from time to time.
Life is a gamble and so far we’re all winning!
Speaking of gambles, and this is very timely considering Valentine’s Day is coming up, love is a huge gamble. The decisions you make based on your emotions, love especially, can have a profound effect on you. Whether positive or negative, these events define who you are and can change the course of your life. What’s more: psychology tells us that our memories of negative events are more readily recalled than those of positive events, and they generally leave a larger mark on our personalities.
But if you’ve ever been in love once or twice you already know this. Trust me, I became acutely aware of all this after about the third relationship I was in, but I appreciate the things it taught me and I have tried to use every bad experience as an opportunity to learn more about myself and to improve myself. It may take some time, but if you keep an open mind and drop your defenses you will be able to reap the greatest benefits.
For instance, it took me far too long to learn how to own up to and fix my mistakes, but now that I’m able to check my ego at the door my life has seen a dramatic improvement.
To celebrate this I’m starting what I call the 5 Days of Valentines. Starting today and ending on Valentine’s Day I will post a music video that describes one of my previous relationships. These are not going to be happy lovey-dovey songs, they will focus on the more somber feelings but you have to realize that those are the times you learn the most about yourself and other people.
If you’ve been in a relationship that ever ended badly or have had a string of bad relationships I hope you’re able to see a little bit of yourself from an outside perspective so you can judge your experience little more objectively and learn about yourself and even about your girlfriend or boyfriend at the time.
Tune in tomorrow around this time for more thoughtful introspection.
Hey, Party People!
First of all, please forgive me for my unusually long absence. Sometimes life just gets away from you and before you know it, it’s been a year.
How is everyone?
I’m good, thanks for asking 🙂
I don’t want to bore you with all the details of what’s kept me away, just know that I will never ever abandon you. No matter what unseen forces threaten to tear us apart, it is the natural balance of the cosmos which brings us together once again.
All kidding aside, I’m going to do my best to return to this lovely home we share together and regale you with meaningless anecdotes and mindless nonsense–after all, isn’t that the reason you’re here?
So to all my old friends: hello again! To all my new friends: stay a while, won’t you?
Hey, Party People!!
I bet some of you thought this day would never arrive, but it did, and I, for one, cannot think, at this moment, in any other way, shape, or form, of what more I can do to get more commas into this sentence…, Shirley.
In all seriousness, though, I’m grateful to everyone’s support for helping me get through the week. I do this crazy “blog” thing not for myself but for people like you. I like being able to [possibly] entertain the one or two people who manage to make it through my drivel on a semi-irregular basis. So to those few souls: thanks and thanks.
Right now I’m wondering what the weekend has in store. If last weekend was any indication then there is a strong possibility that the consumption of mass quantities will continue. If I’m not too lazy to clean the grill then a block party may be in order!
I had a splinter in my finger the other day and it got me thinking: is separating your laundry really worth the trouble if it all gets washed in the same water temperature?
Sometimes I feel as though I’ve lost the airfoil that attaches to turn of the century dirigible that swims in the sea searching for stripes of blue, green, and orange. Or is it really blue, green, and orange stripes in the sea and not the flora of central Australia? I can never keep the two straight.
If one could say I had this thought how would one know it if I say I hadn’t thought anything at all and the one who said so is having no such thoughts as my own? I suppose knowing not oneself from one is as easy as not knowing one from a self who is not me.
There aren’t a lot of things we can really count on in this world–how fortunate for me that I have all of you people! I’m still not quite used to this whole blogging thing and I’ve mainly been popping in to share a kind word or two and to be sure none of you have thrown the television set out the window.
Does it take a certain kind of person to blog regularly? I’m aware that there are several reasons people might blog: a need for attention, an urge to share something, as a form of catharsis. The content of most of my posts have been random streams of consciousness and there is no rhyme or reason as to when I blog, so I don’t know exactly what I get out of blogging (but I’m sure there are one or two of you out there that have found this experiment amusing, albeit sometimes).
I never feel compelled to write anything here, though I have been told I possess a certain je n’est ce quoi when it comes to written expression. Maybe that’s why I find myself coming back here: I like to write, even if I don’t care about what the hell it is I’m writing about (which all my posts about nothing can clearly attest to), I get a kick out of knowing that at least one person will read this drivel and get a chuckle out of it.
You better be laughing by now.
Hello, party people!
Yes, I realize it’s been ages since I last posted on MMWasp, but I assure you there is a very good reason I’ve been scarce… and as soon as I think of it I will let you know.
Anyway, that’s not important, now, is it? What’s important is that I’m back with all of you beautiful, expressive individuals out there in WordPressland! Believe me when I say I’ve missed every darn one of you.
Sometimes I wish blogging were even easier than it is now. Hopefully technology will get to the point where all I’ll have to do is think about something and I’ll get a contextual popup asking me if I want to share my last thought on Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, etc.
It’s not that I’m terribly lazy to sit down and type it all out (I like to think I’m only as lazy as the average American), but lately I feel like there isn’t enough time in the day to get things done.
Why, just the other day as I was trying to come up with plans with some friends I thought to myself, “well, it’d be nice to catch a movie, but do I really want to just sit around for an hour and a half? I wish there was a way I could watch a full length movie in half the time.”
Now, I love movies. I love watching movies, collecting movies, talking about movies (in a non-movie-snob way), so if I’m wishing movies didn’t take so long then something is definitely up.
Maybe I should go on holiday…
Don’t worry, I won’t disappear for another 3 weeks without keeping in touch. I’d definitely blog if I took a vacation. I’d probably feel much more inclined to do so, as a matter of fact.
In the meantime, I will try to find that elusive middle-ground I keep hearing so much about that’s supposed to improve the quality of my life.
If I find it, I’ll send you a postcard 🙂