I dunno, I’ve had this strange day that seems oddly removed from the rest of the world. I’ve neither read nor watched any news and the only real conversation I’ve had today was when I called to ask my mother if she wanted to split the cost of a box of recycled printer paper. She did.
I woke up at 3 p.m. Yeah, I rock. First I woke up at 9:30, thought, nope, went back to sleep and woke again at noon, another no, and then – suddenly, it was 3. I think I went to bed at about 6 a.m., though, so it’s not as bad as it seems. After waking and discovering it was a pretty nice day outside, I bought a lovely cheeseburger lunch and ate it while driving around town, listening to my headphones and generally being a less-than-perfect driver. At some point, I decided I wanted to go to Home Depot, but as I passed it by I realized, no, wait, I DON’T OWN A HOUSE. I did (tentatively) renew my lease yesterday on the apartment. I’m easily confused.
Eventually I wound up at Hobby Lobby, which is kind of a tragic place to be on a Saturday, though it was oddly filled with attractive and apparently unattached young men. Still, I think I know enough by now not to get interested in any guy who’s staying home to scrapbook on the weekends. After looking at rows and rows of things I have no knowledge of (perhaps I’m channeling a cat, as I spent a good fifteen minutes admiring yarn), I finally decided I was going to make some scrapbook-ish pages to contain all of the ticket stubs I have floating around my apartment. Armed with some rubber cement, a bag of scrap paper and some lovely pages covered with stars, I finally went home. Then I spent at least an hour cleaning the kitchen and peeling apples because, I don’t know why, I decided to make my own applesauce using a slow cooker. So far it’s going well; more on this in 3 hours when it’s all finished.
While making the apple stuff, I watched almost a full episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” on USA, because a) it’s always on and b) I’ve seen almost all of the regular L&O episodes, so it’s time to break in a new crew, perhaps. After that, I turned to VH1 and saw “Best Week Ever” for the first time. It did make me laugh and love VH1 again, though I have to wonder – have they permanently stolen Mo Rocca from “The Daily Show?”
“BWE” showed clips of Starsky and Hutch the movie, which, I can now admit, I went to see yesterday afternoon. I hadn’t realized until watching “BWE” that Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson were in other films together, though – and thus, the rest of the evening was decided, as I suddenly wanted to see another Owen Wilson film. I can’t explain it, it just happened. So I went to the grocery store, which carried none of the films I knew he was in, and ended up at Blockbuster, signing my life away for week-long rentals of two films, one of which I’ve been meaning to see forever (“The Royal Tennenbaums”) and one of which I’m too ashamed to admit I’ve just watched. Rhymes with “whoblander.”
And now, chips and salsa.