and let me tell you, being alone is boring. i have no idea how i lived alone for two years ! i did all the stuff i can do without a roommate around- walk around with no pants on, eat dinner with no utensils and just my hands, go to the bathroom with the door open- and realized that it just feels hollow and wooden because i do that stuff when christina is around anyway.
i worked late yesterday and came home and tried to work on my sock, but i'm waiting until i get my metal needles in the mail because trying to do little teeny stitches on wooden needles blows- there's too much friction and the stitches don't slide off easily.
yeah, i don't have much today. i spent most of last night reading (pantsless) and eating fruit and petting my stupid cat. i did promise myself that i'd rewrite my essays for school application but i sort of banged them out in 15 minutes already and am arrogant enough to feel like i nailed them. but um, maybe i didn't, because i used the word "nerds" in one of them like five times? oooooops. blogging has ruined my ability to actually write shit.
oh, i remember what i wanted to talk about. throwdown with bobby flay is like, the most awkward tv show i've ever watched. i used to really hate bobby flay because he seemed very antisocial and mentally unstable on his old show, but after watching a few episodes of throwdown, i came around- he is much nicer and more graceful and kind, and he is always really humble and respectful to the people he's challenging
i picked this picture cause it was the creepiest
buttttttt the premise of the show is that they set up an elaborate ruse to make people think they're going to be on a food network special, and then at the end of a week of filming, bobby flay ambushes them in front of a huge crowd of their friends and customers and family and challenges them to a contest. they usually have no choice but to say yes. usually bobby flay loses, but when he wins, he basically like... humiliates people and takes away the one thing they're good at and known for in their depressing lives, on cable tv.
i know it's probably good for publicity (and indeed, we did go to the pop shop in collingswood a bunch after we saw them brutally lose to bobby flay) and everything but it's just such a bummer and i want to puke every time someone loses.
hey, did i mention that the food network is my #2 comfort thing after watching simpsons dvds on repeat? probably. i haven't needed it in awhile because i've been pretty busy and happy, but one night without christina led to me replacing her with guy fieri or whatever.
unlike the bobby flay picture, this is actually the best one i could find of him
did i mention also that i now have stockholm syndrome with guy fieri? he is SO awful looking and corny, and he uses the corniest slang, and just LOOKING at him he seems like he'd be so easy to make fun of, but he seems like such a genuinely nice and graceful and friendly person and all the people at the restaurants he visits love him and he brings them lots of publicity and always says super favorable stuff about them, and it's just impossible for me to bust on him now. even though this motherfucker owns a restaurant that has sushi with HOT DOGS in it ! hot dogs !
to make up for talking about the food network, here's a balloon with a gross monster on it:
i think i'm going to check my budget tomorrow and see if buying like 4390349 monster balloons on etsy is in the cards. i'm trying to save up a little because i'd like to go on one more vacation this year.