Wednesday, December 23, 2009

TV/Movies: Friend or Enemy?

So I really wanted to listen to this song I had heard on Grey's Anatomy so I muted the tv. Then I felt like I couldn't really feel/hear the song with the tv's images flashing before my face so I turned off the tv. Then when the song was over I thought I really like listening to music, why don't I do that more often? So I continued to listen to this new artist I found (Bon Iver) and so that is what I am currently doing.

This ignited thoughts I have been having a while about tv and movies. Am I too attached or have I made it habitat that when I am home, the tv is on? All I do when I am home is watch tv which makes me like the laziest person ever. I do enjoy using television to relax but I think after 3 episodes of Grey's I should be pretty relaxed. I don't have a hobby or anything else to do though. Hmmm...dilemma, huh?

Another thought I have is the influence tv and movies have on me. I basically for all my life have wanted my life to be like a tv or movie. Who doesn't? I remember once arguing with my dad I had to do something because thats what they did in the movies and he said the movies isn't real life and it doesn't happen like that. I distinctly remembering telling myself that I will make my life be like a movie. Of course I want the romantic comedy kind, not the violent thriller. It has been said that you create your life with your thoughts and actions, so why not have the scenes of a movie take place in your own life. It would be ideal to have the big romantic gestures, the very attractive and well dressed people, and everyone knowing what to say at the exact right times.

Its true what they say, you can't make plans in life. Who knows what will happen. So my plan right now is not to have a plan and hope that my life could have been a movie :-)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Life moves pretty fast. if you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.

So this week will make it 7 months since graduation. Holy shit, how did that happen? My last blog had similar thoughts but that was like 2 months ago and I am still in shock. My life in the past 7 months has been a blur. No day is like any other day which in a way is good. I can never tell a Saturday from a Wednesday unless I am around television with all the football games on. Its weird not to have really weekends any more. I do still get excited about weekend because all my friends who have normals schedules go out on the weekends. I don't want to sound like I am complaining, I am simply observing my abnormal schedule.

The title of this entry is a quote from the one and only Ferris Bueller. However it is how I feel right now. When I look back at the year 2009, the only thing that really stands out is graduation. I did go to California in October so that broke up my mundane schedule. However nothing else stands out. I have photos to capture good times had with friends but there weren't any real adventures had. When I was in Chile I had an adventure almost every day. Why can't I bring in that same curiosity to my life now? I would love to go to plays, concerts, and day trips right here in North Carolina but its hard to break out of my schedule and find people to accompany me.

I will be bringing in the new year in Denver with two of funnest people I know so 2010 will start off with a bang, hopefully. 2009 was just a bridge to the this new life of a non student and hopefully I have crossed that bridge and in 2010 I will be on the other side.

Again, this blog isn't really for entertaining you, but more entertaining myself. Happy Holidays!