So as someone who is rarely short of an opinion, there are tons of things for me to spout off about. And I have --- about news, books, music, our big gay wedding, Hitler building our new house, things that annoy the crap out of me, idiots, homophobes, bad drivers, good movies, the world's cutest dog, and more.
As I have worked through this first year journey, there are some things that by choice or by chance have not made it in to the blog. So in a spirit of hey, what the fuck, here are seven of them:
1- I ate vegemite and lived to tell the tale: Yep, I tried it, when our friend Karen was here from Australia for our wedding, and was told that this is a love it or hate it kind of thing. Karen loves it, and yes carries it with her around the world. My husband hates it. First impression? Smells like tar. Taste impression? Meh. Take it or leave it. I wish I had loved or hated it, but frankly just didn't care.
2- Pat Benatar's autobiography: I was soooo eager to read this. I love Pat Benatar! Love her! But although book was interesting, it didn't wow me. A good primer on sexism in the music industry, I didn't feel I got to know the real Benatar. And the book pales beside Belinda Carlisle's dishier Lips Unsealed.
3- My family: I guess it's true what they say, all families are dysfunctional. Some bloggers are so great with writing and sharing about their families' twists and turns. I avoid dealing with them, in writing and yes sometimes in life. My learning over the past year is that weddings bring out the best and worst in people, maybe more a same-sex wedding where there is less ritual and less protocol. And unfortunately more homophobia. The upside is you also see who is amazing and who loves you.
4- Seeing Shirley MacLaine live: In June we flew to Seattle to see the Oscar winner give a talk about life the universe and everything. K is a huge fan and well read on her, I am open minded (sort of). The outcome? She is a smart, sassy, fantastic speaker. And I think we expected more, to be surprised or challenged, whereas the speech was more a summary of her beliefs. Interesting, not a mind-whack.
5- Local, provincial, and national Canadian politics: Yes, these things are important, impact me and many of you, and most of the players involved are self-interested buffoons. And I have started some posts on them, and quickly drop them like Sarah Palin would drop a coherent thought. Why? Because this blog is my escape from such stuff.
6- Sex and the City 2 - I luuuv the series, was ok with the first movie, and then was really disappointed with part deux. Besides the whole rich people cavorting in a recession misfire, the characters have lost any semblance to reality, and while the clothes were great and there were a few laughs, the movie was too long and too frivolous. Bring on part three and redeem yourselves!
7- My obsessive love of The Golden Girls: They rock. Enough said!