I'm hitting that point again. Where blogging for 30 straight days is beginning to feel a bit torturous. Apparently it's cyclical. Rashan got in the spirit by using the titles of Nas songs. Isn't that clever and creative. Use a sarcastic and moody tone when you read that last line. Like writer jealously. Lol. I just need SOMETHING ANYTHING to stick out at me. To poke me in the eye like a pencil in tonight's episode of Grey's Anatomy. But only figuratively. Because I have a really vivid imagination and have always been able to see the most painful things actually happening to me. Which is why I'm really careful around sharp knives, and the thought of standing in a working restaurant kitchen with people swinging knives and hot pans all over creation makes me a bit jumpy. Because I can see it all going horribly wrong all over my body. Crazy, I know. Someone give me something to post about!!
I didn't tell you last Thursday I finally got out of the house for something other than work, church, the gym or the grocery store. A.mazing! One of my Hampton homies was in town for a conference, so I met him at a church turned brewery (so Pittsburgh) for a few beers. Then we tried to go to Olive or Twist, but it was CLOSED!! Fine, head around the corner to Bossa Nova. ALSO CLOSED. I know it's Thursday, but it's 1 a.m. So we head over to the north shore where the Pirates and Steelers play. I'd forgotten Hi-Tops is permanently closed. Whatever place is on the other corner was closed.
We walk to SoHo (another bar) which also looks closed, but it says 2 a.m. on the door. I see a guy in a wheelchair sitting at the bar, and the bartender. I ask her, "Are you closed?" Amazingly, they're not. But we just more than doubled the number of patrons in here!! Wow... LAAAAAAAAAAAAME!! So FYI, if you're in Pittsburgh on a Thursday, you should avoid downtown at all costs. I usually head to the south side, but we were about 15 minutes away and I think last call is at 1:30, so that's not a good look. We should've started over there. They didn't ask my opinion, tho (his conference peeps), so whatever. It was good seeing him again. We'd hung out a couple of times at Hampton, but were never the call each other up type. He was always fun, tho. We talked a lot about grad school since he's getting his Ph.D. I love my Hamptonians!! Yay!! (Oh and before you ask about a love connect, he's gay.) Hey! I forgot to heckle. FAMU WHAT?!?! SIT DOWN!! GO PIRATES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shut 'em down, shut 'em shut 'em down, uh ooooooooooooh!!
Project Runway last night (I know y'all are like she sure is going on and on for someone with nothing to say. To this I say, hursh!). LOVE!! If you haven't seen it yet and don't want a spoiler, skip this paragraph. They overdid "Make it work." We get it. That's totally Tim Gunn's thing. And we love him for it, but it felt forced. Kind of like Stacey and "shut up" on What Not to Wear. We. Get. It. It's like there was an over-zealous producer somewhere who said, "Ok, this is your signature, make sure you get it in there at least 3 times per show." Organization to that degree can kill the spontanaeity. I did notice some other "Bad producer!" moments. When they were announcing the challenge, they were all lined up in windows. You know staggered in 2 lines so you could see each person's face perfectly. Funniest line of the show came from Heidi, "it looked like her model was pooing fabric." I DIED!!!!! But it really did, though. SUCH a hideous dress. But it was obvious they weren't going to get rid of that girl. She's tooo bizarre. You can't get rid of the most obviously "interesting" person in the first show. She's what keeps people coming back. Come on. We've been watching reality tv long enough to make the auf wiedersehen a bit unnecessary this week. The black and white and turquoise dress was my favorite. I hear Stace saying, "Of course," so I'm sticking out my tongue!!
Love in the Time of Cholera is now a movie. 1969 told me yesterday, then while I was watching tv, last night I saw the first trailer I'd seen or heard. It comes out TOMORROW!!! WTF? What kind of publicity is this!?!? I watch 70 hours of tv a week (stop judging) and this is the FIRST!?!? And I'm an eclectic tv watcher so of all the stations I peruse, why I have I heard nothing about this?!?! Foolishness. Y'all know that's one of my favorite books! Ugh. So I think I'll go see it tomorrow even though I haven't seen American Gangster, yet. I know, I know. But the thought of a 2 hour and 40 minute movie is what has kept me out. It's one thing to watch a lot of tv and be able to turn it off. It's quite another to be a captive audience. Blech.