Sunday, November 11, 2007

Fruity Oaty Bars/ Hi, I'm Tom!

I finally got my Collectors Edition of Serenity. I'm slowly working my way through the special features in an attempt to savor the experience a little. One of bonuses is the Fruity Oaty Bars commercial that triggers River to go postal at the bar. I was reminded of it by the last line in this article, sent by a friend who has volunteered for Mass Equality, about how todays Massachusetts GLBT teens are having an easier time of coming out. One intriguing comment was buy a girl who said it wasn't being gay that was hard to talk about, but identifying to her parents as a sexual being at all. By contrast, I'm still not sure I've done this, at least not overtly. Oh well.

Other things to be happy about today:
  1. When I woke up, I woke up refreshed and full of energy. It's not the usual thing and it is freeing to have this energy at the start of the day.

  2. I called my grandma, the one in assisted living. Her memory is not good. Sadly, neither is mine, it turns out. I had two back to back conversations that were very, "Hi, I'm Tom" from 50 First Dates a favorite movie of mine. One with grandma asking 6 times if I liked where I lived and me not being sure she remembered I moved to CA. One where I forgot a friend went out of the country even though he stopped to stay with me for two days on his way out not 6 months ago. I need the eye rolling smilie. But still, it was good to connect.

  3. I also picked up a mellow christmas CD at starbucks that is very cool. Lots of favorite artists on it - Hem, Sara MacLaughlin, Jack Johnson, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole. I have room for aproximately 2 CDs on my holiday music space on the CD rack and told myself not 2 weeks ago not to buy any more, but this was worth it. Jack Johnson's Rudolph takes the other reindeer to task for their fair weather friendship and they promise to try harder next time.

  4. Ooh, also Kaiser Permanente is batting 2 for 2 for cuteness in their recent ads. One features a 6 year old kid speaking a script for a 60 yr old man saying he got off to a rocky start but will now treat himself better. The one that just came on has a gray haired gentleman with a gut and orange high-tops out strutting his stuff to "Staying Alive" and it made me giggle.

Now to pack up some ornaments!


Alaskan Hellcat said...
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Alaskan Hellcat said...

50 first dates" is a great movie! And don't we all sometimes wish that we could wake up and not remember what happened the night before... That was a bit like my Sunday, where I woke up really wishing that I didn't remember flashing my arse (it was an ACCIDENT!) while doing a Lindy Hop flip dance move with The Big Guy. YIKES!