Friday, June 29, 2007

Rachel's Notstalgia

I didn't have older sisters so mine aren't as cool...

Just like Paul and Linda

Today is the second day in a row that Steve and I have not had lunch together. This is the first time that this has happened since we moved up from Phoenix. And even living in Phoenix we had lunch together every day we could, so I'm not sure if we ever went more than two days.

It makes me really happy that even after almost five years together, we still get sad if we're apart for more than a few hours. Especially considering that I get tired of most people after about 45 minutes.

It makes me really sad that on only our second lunch apart, I was already singing Ashlee Simpson songs in the car as loud as I could. I can't set up the ipod travel thing-y one handed, and Flagstaff radio sucks. And I like singing Ashlee Simpson songs...

Thursday, June 21, 2007

My sad little Internet social circle…

It’s amazing how getting into the blogosphere can make you feel so connected and so alone at the same time. I love being able to read about what’s happening with my family and friends, even when I don’t get a chance to talk to them every day.

But unfortunately, I’ve also crossed over to the dark side of the blog viewing world. I’ve become a mommy blog addict. This might be fine for people who are, say, actually moms. But I’m supposed to be enjoying my DINK phase, concentrating on work and looking forward to grad school. So why do so many of my conversations start with, “Did you see dooce’s picture where Chuck is…?” or “Did you see that Rude Cactus and So The Fish Said… are selling their house? Mia learned to say [fill in the blank], isn’t that cute?”

Becca and Steve have equated my addiction with watching soaps, which is probably pretty accurate. I remember my Grandma Jean and cousin Jennie talking about As The World Turns characters like they were friends, chatting with each other about how they couldn’t believe that Hunter would cheat on Mirabelle with Anastasia.

But these are real people, and in some ways I know much more about them than I do my neighbors or even some friends. I think that’s some kind of statement about our society, but I’m not really sure what it means.

And even though it’s a little pathetic, I think I’ll keep reading every detail and living my late twenties and early thirties vicariously through them. At least I’ll be prepared.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Nostalgia Part 3

Beginning with one the best dream sequences in modern cinema...

If you liked that, check out the Garfield Halloween Special. It too is terrific.