Thursday, September 15, 2011

Public Service Announcements, Fall Weather, and Death

Whenever I see those public service announcements at the beginning of movies with the dark music and deep voice saying, "You wouldn't steal a car," "You wouldn't steal a purse," and then the voice proceeds to guilt trip those who buy or illegally download or buy pirated movies, I always think, "How do you know I wouldn't steal a car or a purse?" I start thinking maybe I should steal a car just to prove the presumptuous voice wrong. Now, don't get me wrong; I don't even illegally download music or movies, I just don't like someone guilt tripping me. I can guilt trip myself just fine, thank you very much. I had to get that off my chest.

Today's weather in Chicago was simply delightful! It was the first day of true sweater weather, and if there's one thing I love, it's sweater weather. It's like a day-long woolen hug (or in today's case a cashmere/wool blend. Don't worry; I bought it used). The cold weather just makes me feel better about life in general.

What's with all these Republican debate crowds cheering for death? Creepy and truly not pro-life. As usual, Stephen Colbert nails it:

12 days until the GRE. I hate tests because you can't take them early; you have to wait. With a paper you can work on it and finish it. With a test, you can always study more, go over vocab cards, brush up on atrophied math skills, etc. It's maddening, and I will be happy to have it in the rear view mirror (although we should remember what Meatloaf sang: "Objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are.").

Yet, tonight I can forget those troubles for the time being and enjoy some time with some of my favorite people at one of my favorite places: Garcia's. There's nothing like chips, salsa, a two taco dinner, and a margarita to cap off a long day. I think I might be the world's most reluctant workaholic (not really...I'm just being dramatic). Okay, this is a really boring post. Sorry. I can't knock them all out of the park.


  1. Chilly weather, sweaters, and Garcia's.... that's the ultimate trifecta for a perfect day in my book!