And now for some random rambling…
◊ I burned my hand. Typing this is frustrating because my usual lightening-quick QWERTY dexterity has been reduced to that of your average DMV employee. I was taking some broccoli & cheese soup out of the microwave and somehow the damn soup jumped out of the bowl and onto my left hand. I was stunned but luckily standing near the sink. Ran cold water over it, threw on some ointment and wrapped it up. It still smarts (does anyone even say that anymore?). This incident only reminded me how I rank death by fire at the top of my Worst Ways To Die list.
◊ What’s up with people who didn’t go to college hating on those who did go? On the train today, I overheard two guys talking about how college ain’t shit. Now, I understand and agree that a degree isn’t the only key to success. Many people do more than well by skipping college. If you don’t want to or if you don’t need to that’s okay. But if you’re making a point to hate on those who DO go… well you’re just bitter and jealous. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard this crap, either. Certainly, we don’t want this to be the message we put out to our kids is it? Not going to college in this day and age and STILL being a success (a fluid concept, true, but work with me here) is the exception, not the rule.
◊ I saw a little boy today who had blonde hair. He was Black as far as I could tell with hair as sandy and towheaded as Heather Locklear. All I could think of was R. Kelly and, later, Sisqo. This poor boy, who couldn’t have been more than 10 years old, will probably go through life with people thinking that he is trying to emulate one of those clowns. Or, that he’s gay (not that there’s anything wrong with that). I found myself thinking, “will he dye his hair brown or black?” Oh, and he was wearing long corn-rows too. Damn.
◊ I just watched the episode of The Practice where Eugene becomes a Superior Ct judge and I almost teared up. Just almost. I love Eugene. I miss that show.
◊ Porn for women is stupid. Supposedly it focuses on the parts of sex that interest women: foreplay, the lead-up to sex, kissing, emotions… Spare me. If that’s the case, you ought not watch porn. Maybe I’m just vulgar or something. I just don’t believe I would take interest in watching these people gaze into each others’ eyes, make out for 10 minutes, light candles, massage each other, and THEN get to what I imagine is pretty boring sex. Now, I understand the desire to offer something different than the normal stuff you get out there. Some of that porn is just too hard to watch. Why would I or anyone want to watch a movie where the woman is obviously in pain? If inflicting pain is your goal when sexing a woman, you have issues. I don’t want to watch that. I also do not want to see the extreme opposite – Womancentric pornography.