Sometimes I Watch a Lot of TV

Last night I watched The Big Short for the first time. It’s on Netflix now. It was awesome! Schmidt from New Girl was there. He’s my favorite character on New Girl. I watched two seasons of that show with my wife. I watch shows sometimes.

My favorite character in The Big Short was Steve Carrell. He’s a great actor. I also liked him in Little Miss Sunshine. I want to watch that movie where he’s sleeping on a sandwich. I think that’s an old movie. I always wanted to watch that movie but my wife does not think it will be interesting. Something about the sandwich and the look on his face, I guess.

I am re-listening to High Violet by The National. It is probably my favorite album of theirs, even after listening to all of their other albums a hundred times each.

I wrote a lot of fiction so far this year. I might publish something later. I don’t know if I will try to publish it online or send it off to publishers and shit. I don’t know. Have you ever heard of Wattpad? Maybe I’ll put it on there.

How have you been? I guess I’ve been alright. Why not? I’m having a great year, really, even though it usually doesn’t feel like it. I’ve taken a lot of vacations, written a lot of fiction, applied to a few jobs, gotten a few callbacks (which is new territory for me), stayed at the same job for even longer (which is good for my resume, I think…I don’t know anymore), saved more money than ever (which isn’t a lot, I need a better money plan) and other shit like that.

I am thirty now, which seems like it happened a long time ago. I’ve got to figure out how to be good at 40 before that happens.

I watched Tony Robbins on Netflix. I read that he has a tumor that secretes human growth hormone. That makes a lot of sense to me. I wish there was a real documentary about his real life instead of just focusing on his seminars. What a crazy ass! I don’t really like him, I think, but I can’t help getting sucked into what he is saying. Alain de Botton says that his book Awaken the Giant Within is the most depressing thing he’s read in a while, which is funny because it’s supposed to be motivational. The book is supposed to be motivational that is.

I’m almost finished with Mad Men. I have two episodes left. Everything is unravelling for the hero. Well, it had to happen sometime. I guess it’s been happening the whole time.

My jawbone hurts.

Tonight we’re going to watch Agents of Shield. We are almost done with the third season. I watch a lot of TV when I write it out. I don’t watch as much as a lot of people. I watch more than Ralph Waldo Emerson.

I went to the beach for the fourth time this summer yesterday. I am really going hard this summer. I am going on another road trip next weekend. I just have to keep resisting putting anything on my credit card. Last year it said if I keep making minimum payments it will take me 18 years to pay it off. I made some really big payments over the year, but I also used it a couple of times, and then this year it says if I keep making minimum payments it will take me 17 years to pay off. Sweet.

The restaurant is really slow so I am not making much money at all. And I am going to the Tokyo and the Philippines in a couple of weeks.

I still haven’t bought Imajica so I haven’t made any progress there. But I did read the first eleven chapters of Ham on Rye on the beach. I still have a quarter of Moby Dick to go.

I don’t feel good today. Yesterday I drank a pitcher of margaritas, two beers, two shots, a whiskey and coke and the rest of a leftover bottle of sparkling wine. My brother was in town with his girlfriend. My brother and I drink for no reason sometimes. I was chasing the high and I hit it for a couple of hours. And then I lost it.

I just scratched my eye and now it itches like the devil. I have a scratching addiction. I wish I could stop.

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. If you can’t join ’em, watch Agents of Shield on Netflix and scratch your balls. Those who can’t do, teach. Teach a man to fish and he’ll come back and murder you in your sleep. Sleep is the sister of death. Death is coming for us all. All’s well that ends well.

14 thoughts on “Sometimes I Watch a Lot of TV

  1. I watch a lot of teevee when I’m not writing, like right now, but I’d rather write than watch. I don’t like to feel like I’m wasting my life even though I’m fairly certain we all do… Why aren’t you dropping by Thailand? Is it too cliche? Too bad, we could have met and discovered that we didn’t like each other offline… Good to read you again.

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