Monday, January 30, 2006


So busy! With so much going on! And it is in the 60's and I feel like it is spring and it is wonderful. Highlights from the past few weeks include:

-Buying a new computer!! And going Mac. Which, seriously? WHY DID I NOT DO THIS BEFORE??? I mean, I realize that at this point anything with a working space bar would be an improvement, but seriously, it's little and it's cute and totally functional and there are widgets and widgets? Are AWESOME. So I am blogging from home now, something I haven't been able to do in months. Happy mac. His name is Fred.

-Totally renewing my obsession with 24, getting my roommate obsessed with 24, perfecting a new 24 drinking game, and setting up a 24 Club at work. Actually, my boss told me to start the 24 Club. I know he adores 24 as much as I do, but I have a sneaking suspicion he feels that getting all of us together at once will actually consolidate the amount of time I spend traipsing from desk to desk talking about 24, which would free me up to do occaisional actual work on Tuesdays.

-Remembering the downside of 24, in that I hate every single other TV show on the air now, even the ones I used to like. Even, and I hate to admit this, Supernatural. Which... I loved. But then they broke for Christmas, and "Season Two" didn't start for 2 months, so there was a lot of free time. And it was annoying, because they ended on this great note with all this unresolved stuff. And lots of the fans on blogs and such had all these great theories and ideas, and then it came back! And I was sooo excited to see how they would handle all the angst and drama and craziness and Sam fucking shooting Dean four times in the head, but.... All those unresolved things? Just... gone. It's like, THAT boat sailed a LONG, LONG time ago with all the posters and fanfic writers and the like, and the actual WB writers were all on the shore going, "Hey... where... where are you guys going?", and we're all yelling, "OVER HERE, THIS WAY LIES PLOT CONTINUITY", and they just ignored us. But it was still ok, because it was still a decent show, and the boys are So. Pretty. But then 24 started, and I realized it was all over 2 weeks ago when I was watching the new episode and woke Kate out by shrieking at the TV, "Oh for the LOVE of CHRIST guys, Jack would take care of that SO MUCH BETTER!!!", (and as added proof of Kate's wonderfulness, she responded by shouting back, "In the first five minutes of the episode!! Citycat? By the way, you're done."). So, yeah. I may still watch, but my heart belongs only to Kiefer.

-Purchasing a new cell phone, because I have secretly always hated my old one, and then it decided to die New Years day. And picked a ring out, which is a BIG deal for me because I am crazy neurotic about ring tones. And I decided on one and now it tells me every time it rings that "destiny is calling me", which amuses me to no end.

- Joining a gym, hiring a personal trainer, and actually working out, which... OW. I mean, OW. My workouts now contain more props than a damn broadway musical, and there is pain, but that is ok, because it is also kind of awesome.

- Going out more in the last few weeks than I was in the entirety of last semester, and making new friends and doing new and totally different things and seeing sides of DC which I would never normally see, and loving each and every second.

- Going to the ballet and seeing Swan Lake, falling in love with the Swan King, and contemplating a Nietzschian analysis of said Swan King to determine exactly what type of evil he was. Because S and I? Cannot go anywhere without a Nietzschian analysis.

-Figuring out what I want to do with my law degree, and thus, the rest of my life.

These are just a few highlights, because Kate is almost home and we will watch 24 and there will be shrieking.

But I leave y'all with a question, which I cannot figure out. I'm in international law now, and we keep having these discussions, and I just need to know: Is it possible to Godwin a conversation that is actually about the Nuremberg trials?