The weekend started off with a bang. I got home from work about 8:45 on Friday, and grabbed a quick bite to eat, before heading to Hotel Sofitel for Monica’s birthday party. Everyone looked fantastic, and there were quite a few people there. At the end of the night, Fabricio proposed to Monica, and the two looked completely happy standing there as an engaged couple. The party had to end early, due to the noise, and complaints from other guests at the hotel, but it was successful beyond all hope. Saturday was spent at Buzzfest, which I have to say, is completely and totally insane. Not only did I get to see people from every walk of life, but I got to see rather too much of them. Scantily clad women abounded, also referred to as ‘eye-candy’. It was difficult paying attention to anything there, including the bands, with all the girls walking around. Indeed, as the day wore on, and the sun went down, it became chilly, and many of those women found themselves in compromising positions, as they were, shall we say, unprepared for the cold conditions. As I said, eye-candy. Other than that, the bands were pretty good, with the exception of the headliner, 3 Doors Down, who were anticlimactic. Papa Roach absolutely rocked the place, but then 3 Doors Down’s sound was pretty mild, considering. But that’s the way it is with live bands, there’s never any guarantee. But it was a weekend to remember, and the most exciting one I’ve had for awhile. There are more exciting things happening though, as Hitchhiker’s Guide comes out in theaters, and then the new Star Wars movie. I’m also going to visit my parents one weekend in May, and going to a baseball game to watch the Astros vs. Rangers, this time at Arlington. It should be fun, since I’ve never been to that stadium. Well, I can’t think of much else to say for now, so I’ll just leave it at that. Goodnight.
So I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately, which can be dangerous, as it usually puts me in a bad mood. When I get in these moods, I say I’m in ‘Brad World’ which is true, because I sometimes feel that no one can follow me here. I’m certainly not a normal person. I have never tried to be, and am not going to delude myself that I’m just average. Thanks to my friends, I’ve certainly been able to lead a fairly normal life, but there are just times when I live in my own world. Unfortunately, it’s a bit lonely sometimes. So I’ve been thinking about the ‘prom party’ on Friday. I never went to Prom in high school. I went to the after-Prom with a girl I’d been lusting after for more than a year, but who didn’t really care about me. Needless to say, it was a heartbreaking disaster. So I’m a bit hesitant to go to this ‘prom’. Especially since I don’t have a date. I hate going to these things alone, especially when all my friends have someone. Being single sucks, especially since I’m so horrible at expressing my feelings for people I’m interested in. It’s even worse being the odd-man-out, as I usually am. I’m a bit of a loner, at heart, but it’s depressing to watch others with their loved ones having a good time, enjoying each other’s company, and not having someone to turn to, to talk to, and share emotions. But that’s the life I’ve lived for a very long time now, and I’ve grown used to it. Doesn’t make it any easier, though. So I’ll be at the party, and I’ll try to have a good time, but deep down, I know that I’ll be depressed, but happy for my friends. I’ll perform my social responsibility, but if you see me standing off somewhere by myself, with a strange look on my face, you’ll know…I’m in Brad World, and probably not leaving any time soon. Not that I expect anyone to be reading this. I don’t update enough for people to read often, but I’m working on it. I’ve been in a writing mood for awhile now, and this could be the start of another good stretch. Time will tell, I suppose. The fact that I’m watching The West Wing on DVD now will also make for some interesting posts. I tend to feel more intellectual after watching it. Anyway, I’m rambling now, so I’ll say adeu. Goodnight, dear reader.
I had a good week for once. It started out fairly normal: woke up on Monday morning, tired of working, and couldn’t summon the energy to go to work, so I didn’t. I used a sick day and called in. I used the time to get the tires on my car replaced, so I now have 4 new tires, and fantastic traction. Tuesday, when I got to work, my Supervisor was handing out the annual merit increases. I got a raise which works out to almost $.60 per hour, so not too shabby. That’s almost an extra $50 per paycheck. Wednesday, they moved in a bunch of new computers, and I switched desks so I’m able to use one. I’ve now got a 19″ LCD monitor, which is much nicer. It makes work so much easier, since I don’t have to scroll around a lot anymore. Thursday, was fairly uneventful, but fortunately, I didn’t get tough calls. I DID score my first 10 on a quality observation, so that was nice. Friday, my Supervisor left me in charge of our team, since I’d had the best quality scores for the team all month. They also repealed a really stupid requirement at work, which will make things easier. I also did NOT get surprised by any april fool’s jokes, though my creativity was low, and I did not try any jokes myself. Then, to top it all off, Luis got tickets to the Astros game for Saturday, which were pretty darn good seats. Unfortunately, the Astros left their bats at home, and lost to the (insert sarcasm here) devastatingly good Kansas City Royals. I also fixed my windshield wipers, which were installed incorrectly, and drove me nuts. It’s the little things that matter. BTW. I just finished reading the script for REVENGE OF THE SITH. I couldn’t wait for the movie, I’m too excited. It’s going to be an absolutely fantastic movie. Very full of action, and lightsaber fights galore. The pacing is very good, and there’s more than a few surprises in store for viewers. I like the way everything falls into place, and it all makes sense in the way that it should. The first 10 minutes should wow anyone watching it. Sure, there’s some cheesy dialog (Lucas wrote it, after all), and the acting probably won’t hold up all that well, but it’ll still be entertaining. My prediction: it’ll have the emotional depth of the last two (hence, none), but will be the best-looking Star Wars film ever. Period. Well, that’s all for me. I’m out.