Saturday, August 20, 2005

Mind Poop

I am so tired. And so hot. And so drained. It is HOOOTTTTTT down here. And I'm working outside in it every day. And I have a HORRIBLE sock line.

Also, my hair is getting really long and I'm growing a mustache. I'm not trying to be cool or anything. Actually I'm just trying to be funny and get a reaction out of people. It looks REALLY bad, especially since I can't really grow facial hair, so it looks even sillier.


Anyway. So, I have finally realized what kind of dork I am. Everybody has some kind of dork in them. My roommate Sean likes Sci-Fi tv shows (bad ones) and plays computer video games like "Warlords Battlecry II" and "Dawn Destroyer." Actually I made that second one up but it sounds pretty cool. I'm going to have to use that somewhere. I'm picturing a new hair metal band...

So, everybody has something they nerd out with. Up until now I assumed I was free of this, but sadly no. I had forgotten this passion for a while but a coworker recently brought it out in me again. Here it is: I love comic books. I LOVE comic books. I've never really been a collector. In fact, the only one I've ever "collected" is GI Joe. I've loved GI Joe since a was a little boy (that's a long time), and I've got about half of the original 155 Marvel issues. So I was talking about it with my friend Monty at work, and he really REALLY loves comic books. He is an uber dork when it comes to that. He's totally normal when he's not on comic books, but he SUBSCRIBES to about 40 different ones. So, yeah, he's got me reading some and I realized that I want to get back into them, so I am. New Avengers, Wolverine, Ultimate Fantastic Four (complete with zombies), Green Lantern, Superman and Batman, and of course, GI Joe. Judge me if you want, but you all dork out at something, and it's not like I go to conventions or anything.

New topic.
Question: I don't date this girl anymore, and I don't want to have anything to do with her. But she still wants to be friends. I don't want to call her and TELL her to quit trying to call me-

WATCH OUT BEHIND YOU, BOND!! Oh that car is so cool.

-because then I would have to talk to her. Should I send her anthrax? No? It's driving me crazy! As of an hour ago, SEVEN calls in 10 days. AND she just tried to IM me. I'm like, "catch on faster!"

OK well...I guess anthrax would not be good. Or legal.

The 40-Year-Old-Virgin is out this weekend. Everybody go see it. Also, unless you suffer from complete paralysis and stupidity from the brain down, you should already have the new Nickel Creek album, "Why Should the Fire Die?" I hated it on the first listen, and I've loved it ever since. New Switchfoot and P.O.D. albums out soon, and if you are not already a fan of Sufjan Stevens, I'm going to send Will 'to pound you on the head with a tack hammer because you are a RE-tard.' (that was from Tommy Boy)


Bree said...

Holy random-ness! That's the best kind!

Comic books are rad! Best Buy recently ran a promotion for the Sin City DVD where they were all "buy the DVD, get the comic book free!" So I freaked out because the Frank Miller graphic novels are like, $19...I get down there, put up with some creepy employee who followed me around the whole store (I think I'm the only girl he's ever met that likes comic books) and after what felt like forever, I got away from him to the check out stand. Bought the DVD, looked at my free comic book...

it was retailed at $.01. ONE PENNY. Not only that, it was only the first 15 pages of the first Sin City comic. I was more than a little pissed. My goal to own a free Frank Miller comic was thwarted! XD

A random comment for a random post. My gift to you. XD PS I've met Shirley Eaton, Bond girl from Goldfinger...that's the closest I've ever been to Bond!

Dottie said...

I don't think comic books are particularly dorky. I think they are kind of cool. Don't get me wrong, I don't collect them and I never have. But collectors have always held a "cool" spot in my mind.
But you are right. We all have something we can get really dorky with. I can't think of what mine would be, maybe early jazz music. Don't get me started on the subject unless you really are a jazz freak because I will talk about it for days.
Also, anthrax might be appropriate in this situation.