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Thursday, May 19, 2005

Arrested Development = Good News

Good news everyone. Arrested Development will be returning next season. I didn’t get to see that many of the second season episodes because I don’t have television. What I mean is, my parents have it, but when I moved out at 18, (to Logan and then SLC), I didn’t have it (that’s about 9 years without steady television). So I got out of the habit of watching it. That’s a good thing, you say? Well, you’re right. It is. But anyway, I’ve somehow stayed on top of things, even without television. I just want to let everyone know, who cares to know, that they can find the best sitcom to come out in years on Fox this summer, for reruns. I don’t know when the second season will hit stores for purchase, but I’ll be sure to keep you posted.

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In unrelated news (I know: overused, not-so-clever-anymore, expression), one of my co-workers who we’ll call Urban Cowboy for the sake of privacy, asked me if I went to Star Wars last night. My reply: no. I didn’t even see Attack of the Clones. I told him I didn’t enjoy The Phantom Menace and how could I with irritating Jar Jar Binx (or is it Binks? Who cares.). And poor Urban Cowboy told me he liked Jar Jar. Poor guy. But lucky for him, most people who matter will find that trait (as though liking an intolerable movie character qualifies as a full-fledged trait) endearing. Urban Cowboy left his cubicle to go get something from the printer and another co-worker, who we’ll call Chuckles, came over to my cubicle and said, “Jar Jar Binx? I overheard Urban Cowboy. Seriously, who likes Jar Jar Binx?” I told him Urban Cowboy must have been influenced by his son, who might have been young when Jar Jar Binx was at his prime in theaters. Then Urban Cowboy came back to his cubicle looking more innocent than ever and caught the tail end of the Jar Jar Binx conversation. Urban Cowboy looks more innocent to me now because he likes a movie character associated with children and innocence. Is that strange?

I don’t know. But Chuckles left after that and Urban Cowboy asked me something else and then the poor man had to endure an hour long lecture on why I didn’t enjoy The Phantom Menace and why Stoker isn’t the kind of guy who would want to wait until 12:01 am on May 19th just to see the new George Lucas epic. I got going and couldn’t stop. That’s what happens when you ask an over-analytical, post-English literature/Master’s of Folklore student a question about a text of any type (and text can apply to anything from a book to a grocery store). Urban Cowboy’s glazed look tipped me off that he wasn’t enjoying the words coming out of my mouth.

I laughed uncomfortably and said, “So anyway, I don’t know, maybe I’ll see the new Star Wars. After I see the Attack of the Clones. Stoker and I don’t really get into action movies. I mean, we saw Kung Fu Hustle. Did you see that [shakes his head]? It was good. Interesting. It’s an action movie, a kung fu show from Hong Kong, I think. It had great special effects. Did you see the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit? [shakes his head] You mean, you liked Jar Jar Binx and you didn’t see Roger Rabbit? That doesn’t make any sense.” And before I could give Urban Cowboy any more reasons to think I’m a weirdo, high-maintenance, opinionated woman, I turned back to my computer and polished off another boring ad.

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I want to point out that I’ve updated the blogs I visit thing. Is that the blog roll? I don’t really know. I’m kind of out of it on the jargon. I stopped visiting some of those other sites. FYI, My Space Cowboy is not the official title of the blog the link takes you too. It is in fact, Stoker’s blog (for those of you out of the proverbial loop – I love to say proverbial – Stoker and I are getting married on June 3rd). And I want to direct traffic to his site today because he updated his blog, finally after weeks and weeks. Please stop by and leave a comment for him. Let him know what you think. Read some of his past entries. Encourage him to keep writing if you like anything he has to say.

Also, I don’t know what’s going on with the Imaginary Mind site. Linda has been working on her new computer system and it might be down. Be patient. I’m sure she’ll be back. I hope she’s still out there somewhere. You never know.

1 comment:

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