‘Sup? I’m doing okay, although the first thing anyone says to me at work today is “Congratulations!” to which I replied, “For what?” Then he replies, “You’re going to be working all of the (certain type of orders that we work) from now on.” I told him that I had no fucking idea what he was talking about, and he said, “Oops!” and walked away. I asked my supervisor if this was true, and she said it was. So I was annoyed for a few reasons. First of all, I didn’t like hearing this from someone else in my group and not from someone higher up than me at my company. I found that kinda shady. Secondly, the type of orders that only I will be working are more difficult than the other order types and isn’t really a good thing. So that was a little annoying. And finally, being the only person to do this isn’t something you congratulate someone on. It’s more like something you say, “Oh man, that sucks for you. Sorry.” So it pissed me off that he said, “Congratulations!” to me about it. It really wouldn’t be a big deal if my supervisor had just come over to me and said, “Hey, from now on, since you got your promotion, you will be the only person working these types of orders.” I’d be okay with that. But being told by someone else within two minutes of sitting down at my desk this morning kind of frustrates me. So basically now I just need to get over myself, which shouldn’t take too long.
Okay. I’m over myself now. Thanks.
When I was in the shower last night after working out, I was thinking about “24”. You know, I really don’t know why I like this show. But I do really like it. I mean, the acting isn’t really all that good. Fucking Kiefer Sutherland is the star of the show, so that pretty much shows how acting skills aren’t a priority for the show’s producers (not to mention the best actors Penny Jerald Johnson and Dennis Haysbert were written out of it). The storylines are unbelievable (in a bad sense) and it really seems like a lot of things that happen on this show couldn’t happen ever, whether it be physically, like Kief going into a warehouse and killing a dozen people and not getting as much as a paper cut, or practically, like how Kief isn’t even working for CTU, yet he’s still basically running the show. Yet with all of its flaws, I am absolutely drawn to this show. And while I feel like it should be a guilty pleasure, everyone else seems to like it too. Go figure.
Okay, back to “Surreal Life”, which I haven’t discussed since I’ve been back. What a great fucking show! Here is my opinion on the seven cast members so far:
Christopher Knight – He is a really cool dude. He might actually be my favorite person on any of the “Surreal Life” seasons, even more than Ron Jeremy. I am shocked, because I thought I’d like him like I like Coulier, Hammer, and Estrada, but this guy is nice like them but just a pretty cool guy on top of it. This goes to show that I can never rule anyone out as being someone I might like. I mean, if you would have told me six months ago that my three favorite people/actors that I’ve seen on TV or in a movie recently would be Peter Brady, Doogie Howser, and Lowell from “Wings”, I’d have told you that you were a fucking idiot. Yet after seeing “Surreal Life”, “Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle”, and “Sideways”, that has been the case. Maybe if I went to the dinner theater right next to where I work I’d be blown away by how awesome Sally Struthers is. Well, probably not.
Da Brat – I don’t like Da Brat. I think she’s boring. She almost seems to be stuck up, which apparently is the case as she doesn’t think she’s a has-been like the others. I agree. She’s more like a never-was. At least to me.
Jane from “The Go-Go’s” – I really like Jane. She seems really nice and sweet, and yet you know she’s got a crazy side to her. We haven’t seen much of it yet, but I’m hoping that we do soon. Really soon.
Marcus Schenkenberg – He’s okay. I’m sure that the ladies dig him, and he seems like he’s a nice enough guy. He’s just kinda blah, and I think that he’s in love with Chris. Which it seems a lot of people are, so maybe that’s nothing to be alarmed about.
Chyna Doll/Joanie Laurer – They’ve put both names on screen at different times when she’s talking, so forgive me if I ever call her by the wrong name. Kinda like Sean Combs/Puff Daddy/P. Diddy. Anyway, she has issues. Serious issues. I’m pretty sure that her blood alcohol level is always twice above the legal limit. And sometimes it probably approaches Ted Kennedy-levels. I’m almost scared for her. If I were to partake in a “Surreal Life” dead pool, I’m guessing that Chyna would be the number one pick, followed by Vince Neil and Vanilla Ice. By the way, if there was a “Surreal Life” dead pool, I would never pick Corey Feldman. He’d be like my insurance policy. Because if I were to lose the dead pool because he died, it wouldn’t hurt as bad. Kinda like betting against your favorite team. If they win, you’re happy because they won. And if they lose, well, at least you made a few bucks. If you’re gonna lose a “Surreal Life” dead pool, there’s no better way to lose than by Feldman dying. That’d easily be worth my $20.
Adrienne Curry – I kinda like her. She’s got a little Trishelle in her in that she likes the cocktails. She’s got a little Bridget in her, as she likes to get naked (although Adrienne getting naked is a good thing. A very good thing). But she seems like she’s actually a good person too, which is pretty appealing. And she’s currently dating Chris, so she’s got that going on her side too.
Verne Troyer – Mini-Me is definitely the Feldman/Traci Bingham/Ryan Starr person of this season. Where part of me feels genuinely bad because he just can’t do things that the others can (like ride a horse for a long time, which even Charla could do), he’s just such an unlikable, whiny prick. I’m sure it’s not the easiest thing to have short legs, but how hard could it really be to just walk to the bathroom instead of riding his Rascal? I think that would be the equivalent of me walking to the sixth floor bathroom from my desk on the fifth floor, and I’ve done that without much trouble. But I am glad that he is on the show, because the funniest moment in television this year was when he was naked, drunk, and riding around in his Rascal and pissing in the corner of the living room. And then telling Chris and Marcus that he was drunk, because they wouldn’t have figured it out otherwise (well, maybe it was good that he told Marcus). That is something that you cannot make up and sell as being realistic in a sitcom. That’s something that only a dwarf and two thimbles of Bud Light can bring us. And that’s a good thing.
I think from now on, what I will do is write a little entry, and then send an email out to whoever wants one letting them know that there is something new on the site. And then, throughout the day, when I feel like writing something, I just will, but I won’t send an email every time. I’ll just send it out for the first one of the day, and if you want, you can just check back during the day to see if there’s anything new. Because I’m guessing you’d rather have smaller entries than one really long one like today’s. If I’m wrong, just let me know. Later.