Words from a Recently Diagnosed Introvert

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Some gals have all the luck?

(Ok, just one more silly post before I sign off completely and enter into a quieter, simpler life of poverty, chastity and all the rest...)

What's up with Mary Kay LeTourneau?

The woman survives a completely fucked up and abusive childhood, gains a college degree, gets married, has a gaggle of kids, maintains a successful career as a teacher, rapes her twelve year old student, goes to prison, has their first child, continues having sex with him during her parole, goes to prison again for several years, has their second child which is immediately taken away from her, survives abuse in prison, teaches fellow inmates in several subjects, builds a prison library, withstands some of the most shameful and embarrassing public scrutiny, is completely cut-off from her kids, and then gets out of prison and heads straight back to the community from whence she came, appearing confident and happy; resembling a shorter version of Nicole Kidman, ie, absolutely glowing, stunning, graceful, with nary an age, stress, or stretch mark, and maintaining the ability to be articulate and compassionate in public - hardly looking the worse for wear - preparing for her upcoming wedding with aforementioned twelve year old and a reunion with her family.

Ok, is this woman the second Buddha or a very complex socio-path? Is this an extraordinary strength of character or a cleverly, yet thinly veiled smoking gun?

I mean, I wake up with a 1 1/2 glass of wine hangover, have one work deadline, someone leaps ahead of me to get the only empty seat on BART, and a boss offers me "constructive criticism," and I have ten more gray hairs, an ulcer flair up, and look like I've been hit by a truck, wishing I could just crawl back into bed or shrink in the corner - whatever is closest.

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Disengaging and Unplugging

Funny cultural phenomenon, blog communities.

There's a whole big, beautiful world out there.
I, for one, don't need another excuse to be in front of the computer.

Bye indefinitely.

This is the Happy Introvert signing off...

Thursday, May 05, 2005

The American Foodscape

So, Len Pickell, Martha Stewart, and Anna Ayala walk into a bar. Len orders a bottle of '97 Chateauneuf de Pape. Martha orders an imminently drinkable glass of new vine Merlot from the California winery trying to shatter the image that merlot is for novices and screw tops are for rednecks. Anna orders a Corona with lime.

Martha begins the conversation by letting the other two know what their expectations can be of prison food...

Someone else want to pick this up? Someone far wittier than me? I think there's fodder here for something HILARIOUS. I just don't have what it takes to pull it off.

I'm great at vision, not so great at execution.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Can't get enough

For those of you who didn't get the full flavor the first time around, I'll give it to you again http://www.americawestandasone.com/video.html. This time without the glorious whistles and bells and brainwashed children on the website, just the dude with bad 80's haircut belting out the tune of the decade.

Play particular attention to his emphasis on the word "One".
Now you try - "Wah-Un".

It is disturbing how much he looks like the Dad from "Sweet Hereafter", remember - the one who has sex with his daughter?