What’s Up Wenzday Point #1:
We interrupt this weekly check-in to bring you some very irritating news!
No. I’m not going to skip my weekly check-in just to bitch about some assholes being rude to me. That would be pretty childish. So never mind.
But wait. I am really, really upset. And that’s what this bloggy-blog is for, right? To bitch about assholes being rude to me? At least, that’s what I thought we were doing here.
Well, yes. But also, no. I mean, I can’t ALWAYS be going around yelling about shit. That would be tasteless. And I’m above that. I’m mature now. I’ve grown.
Riiiiiiiiight. Okay, but the assholes that are being rude at you probably don’t even read my fucking bloggy-blog. And moreover, they already think I’m tasteless without even having dealt with the full tastelessness that I can bring to any party. So really, I should just go ahead and bitch about them. Do it. Go on. Do it.
You know what? I’m going to do it. I’m going to bitch about those assholes. But I’m not doing it here and now. That would screw up my long-standing record of What’s Up Wenzday posts. I will not give those assholes the satisfaction of stealing my weekly check-in. Instead, I will write a whole separate post about them. And I will discuss further how they don’t even know what the fuck they’re talking about, or with whom they are dealing.
Yeah, Andi-Roo. Dedicate an entire post to the assholes. THAT will show them.
Shut up, you.
What’s Up Wenzday Point #2:
My Happiness Project —
This week’s assignment is
“to plant a seed of doubt in someone who needs it. […] Remind someone of the life they wanted before they started making compromises. Be as direct, or indirect, as you like. Don’t push, but let it simmer.”
I like the idea of this, if not the practicality of it. Firstly, I’m not very social, and as such, I don’t really get out much. Secondly, I’m not from around these parts, and even though I have been here a bit over ten years now, I still feel somewhat like an outsider, so I’m not really sure I feel comfortable pushing someone, be it ever so lightly, to take a different direction.
Somewhat related — but no, not really — this is pretty much completely off topic — I was discussing with my eight-year-old daughter earlier this afternoon what she wants to be when she grows up. Her answer hasn’t changed since she first began talking. My baby is going to be all of the following:
a) a veterinarian who is part of an animal rescue team and who may or may not be a zookeeper on the side;
b) a geologist who studies rocks, rock formations, types of rocks, ages of rocks, and all things rock-related;
c) an artist who dabbles (successfully, of course) in all mediums.
I think it’s important that we have this inquisitive enthusiasm to pursue several various interests, and to spark that curiosity in others as we cross paths. I’m just not sure how to be active on this assignment. I’ll have to think on it. Suggestions are welcome.
What’s Up Wenzday Point #3:
Know what? I’m not even gonna lie. I didn’t do a god damn thing this past week. My hubz is on vacation and I can’t even pretend to be the slightest bit sorry. I’m not off the wagon or whatever. I’m jumping back on everything in the coming week. But when my guy wants to spend time with me, I am not turning it down.
What’s Up Wenzday Point #4:
Um. Did you not read the above note? There is nothing to report. Take your eyes off me, judge-y pants.
What’s Up Wenzday Point #5:Bonus Material —
Oh. My. God. I finally finished reading the book CLOUD ATLAS by David Mitchell, and holy SHIT, am I glad. Because, and I’m sorry to say this, I didn’t like it at all. I feel like such an uneducated asshole. It got such high praise from, like, the whole planet, as being a literary masterpiece.
And don’t get me wrong, it was OKAY-ish. I didn’t outright hate it or anything. I am obviously just missing the Big Deal. I didn’t really understand the hoo-rah. And I was really looking forward to joining the ranks of fans already discussing the book’s genius. Famous (and fabulous) author Joe Hill was even doing a read-along, for fuck’s sake!
I also finished up two very (ultra, extremely, massively, holy shit shoot me already) depressing books in the Young Adult category. One had a happy ending (or maybe it would be more appropriate to say “hopeful” than happy), and the other made me want to jump off a bridge. Real downers, ya know? I won’t say which ended up versus which did NOT, in case you want to check them out yourself.
The first was HUNGER by Jackie Morse Kessler. The other was CIRCLE NINE by Anne Heltzel. Both addressed common concerns for teens (anorexia and depression / guilt, respectively) and were very well written. I wouldn’t urge anyone to avoid them, as truly they did capture the emotions for which they aimed. Just make sure your mind is in a good place before you dive in. Not stories you want to wander into while suffering your own mental aches and pains.
Next up is a fun one by John Scalzi, because JESUS CHRIST I need something upbeat and exciting and loaded with science fiction. FUZZY NATION promises to fulfill all my current reading requirements. Will report back when finished and let you know how fabulous it is (because I know it will be; come on — it’s John fucking Scalzi we’re talking about here!).
And that’s what’s up Wenzday.
Hope your Hump-Day is full of hump-ish good times.
I’d love to hear what’s up with *YOUR* Wenzday.
Please tell me about Happiness Project, how your Homework is coming along, and what movies or books you have loved lately!