Wednesday, December 29, 2004

So, I haven't done a narrative post in a while.

Christmas was generous to me again; the highlights were an iPod and iPod accessories, though I got some other neato goodies like the Queer Eye book (to those critics of Queer Eye, find me a TV show that's more good-hearted, nurturing and positive) and the new William Shatner album.

The year's about to end, a "new year" about to begin. This is a meaningless quantification in my mind, though every year I do the obligatory reflection. So where am I now? 365 steps closer to God(s) and a bit hairier. Over the break I've been growing a weak little McGinn beard, simply because. This does not make sense, as I think guys my age who have facial hair are obnoxious and gross. I have no intention of keeping the beard, so if you want to see it, act now.

I also find myself playing a waiting game again, as happens every so many months. How can something so important move so sloooooooooowly?

Not looking forward to diving back into school; the administration is out of control and I'm tired of feeling like everyone's a few words away from killing each other.

To those of you reading The Dharma Bums: that book is an almost perfect model of my outlook on the world, so tread lightly and I hope it's as rewarding for you as it was for me.


Anonymous said...

Queer Eye sucks. You can find the same good hearted, nurturing and positive charecteristics on Pimp My Ride, the only difference is that X to the Z, and his troop of West Coast mechanics, are not a flaming homosexuals. If anything, the constant prissiness and insults towards the people's fashion sense, to people who probably don't give a crap about fashion to begin with, can just get annoying. William Shatner however, is hillarious.

Matthew said...

Pimp My Ride is nothing but bullshit posturing and the only message that shines through is materialism and greed. And there's only one "flaming" gay guy on the show. The fact that they're gay is secondary to the fact that they do good work that helps people feel comfortable with themselves; a rare gift.

Anonymous said...

I'll second that.
Speaking of pimp my ride, any show that Nikki Marlin's mother watches religiously is by default meaningless and horribly commercialized. I'd rather a needing family in azerbajan have a damn honda than some materialistic american own a 'seriously styling' candy apple red euro car.
Besides, queer eye IS awesome. Props to Matt for realizing the fab five's quality beyond the simple fact they're gay. Who gives a damn if they're gay? I certainly dont fall in love with someone's gender.

Matthew said...

Well said. Niki's mom watches Pimp My Ride? That's too perfect.

Anonymous said...

You're just bitter because Matt has more hair than you.

Oops, favoritism.