Is this thing on?
Oh, hey. How's it goin? It's been a minute, hasn't it, blog that I talk to like a person?
What's new, you ask? All kinds of things!
For starters, I've been listening to a great deal of Heavy Metal lately. I went through a huge Metallica phase in Jr. High/High School (reminder: this is a judgement-free zone, lol) and lately I find myself crankin up AC/DC, Motley Crue, The Cult, Metallica, Scorpions, Van Halen, all kinds of stuff.
Not only were they badass rockstars, their hair and makeup was better than many women could pull off. How can I actually listen to that shallow, arrogant, vapid heavy metal, you ask?
(Some would argue that some of the bands I listed aren't Heavy Metal bands, they're Hair Metal Bands, and I get it. I know the difference between Led Zep and Def Lep, aight? Don't blame me for grouping these bands, blame the DJs on Ozzy's Boneyard, Sirius XM)
I think the appeal of this music for me right now at this point in my life actually IS the shallowness of it all. It's escapism. It's rock'n'roll music about playing rock'n'roll music. You don't have to think too hard to thoroughly enjoy it, and that's nice at a time where there's a lot of bleakness circling our peripheral awareness. This helps to tune it out.
I've been at my new job for a month now. It's not quite what I expected, but I like it. I get to be a bit crafty and I'm learning how to reupholster furniture. (More on that later.)
One awesome thing about working in Indy (and eventually living there) is getting to be closer to my seesters. I feel like I've seen them more this past month than I have all year. I'm thrilled about getting more time with the Babe as well.
Mickey Mouse Club House was on TV, so she wanted nothing to do with selfies. One of these days I'll be as interesting as Mickey.
I really enjoyed seeing Guardians of the Galaxy with Eric. There's just something about team dynamics that makes for good entertainment. X-men, The Avengers, Sons of Anarchy, Firefly, even comedies like Arrested Development and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia work so well because I think a lot of people see parts of themselves in each character. Throwing a group of seemingly misfit people together and having them solve a problem is fascinating. It really makes you stop and examine where you fit in yourself in your own team.
I am very very excited to be getting back into the Improv arena this year. I signed up for Level 1 classes with IndyProv, a troupe in Indianapolis. Starts in a couple weeks. My online classes at Ivy Tech started back up again this week as well, so my calendar is filling up! No complaints though.
Anyway, I'm just getting started on this new adventure that is this second part of the year. Can't wait to see where it takes me, because I honestly have no idea. It's kind of a good feeling, like my iPod is on shuffle.
Sounds like a plan.