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Eat, Drink and Watch NASCAR

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maveness
My mother went on a rant earlier today about how I always manage to find something wrong with guys. Let it be noted that this was while I was detailing why a coworker, who is just a friend, would not be datable material (despite the fact that I'm not attracted to his personality or him physically - apparently lack of attraction counts for nothing). This coworker and I have been in a joking, fictional relationship for going on 6 months now (other coworkers think we're a couple because we had vacations overlap by a day and live in the same neighborhood).

Anyway, mom goes on a rant and I try to explain as usual that I have no problems with dating if guys would ask me out. This is the major issue. Guys don't ask me out. Also, the ones that do tend to be very much not my type (I never get the intellectuals, ever, and in fact get guys that tend to have questionable morals and eschew intellectual pursuits in favor of "guy stuff", or I get the assholes).

So my sister, who is living with me and is currently separated from her second husband (they're working on reconciling), is hot. She's also approachable. But she's freakish in how she attracts guys. I used to think it was just how hot girls got guys. It's bizarre, though. Today we're paying for lunch, splitting the check to treat the parents, and the cashier barely says two words to us (other than to inquire how our meal was - although come to think of it, he had to do mental math to divide up our check and totally failed and overcharged us - should have been a sign). An hour later and my sister texts me that the cashier has sent her a friend request on Facebook. I thought she knew him or something (despite him being at least in his late 40s). No! This guy got her name off her credit card and looked her up on Facebook from the restaurant and was hitting on her! Asking her out! She breathes and they fall out of the sky! And this guy wasn't just the cashier, he's the owner and therefore has money! (Not excusing the stalker behavior, because that freaked me out more than anything. I don't care how rich you are, stalking is weird as hell, and taking someone's name off a credit card is skeevy in the extreme.)

But my sister doesn't even have to try, is totally not on the market, and has men falling over themselves to talk to her. I get inmates hitting on me. INMATES. And my mother wonders why I'm leery when it comes to men.

2014 New Year's Resolutions
maveness
1. Take a picture a day
2. Get my second tattoo for my birthday
3. Start a "good things" jar
4. Go to a new race track
5. The random exercise game

Man of Steel
maveness
I have so many thoughts about Man of Steel. There were many elements that reminded me of Captain America and Thor (timelines that make no sense/forgettable plot/excellent actors that manage to save the movies from their plots). There were very few elements that reminded me of Batman Begins (other than really too long origin stories).

First and foremost, understand this part...Henry Cavill is the best Superman since Christopher Reeve. And his Superman is as endearing and hot in my book as Chris's Clark Kent.

But as I said on Facebook, I think Zack Snyder used plot points and scenes from every summer blockbuster since Jaws.

Spoiler cut for my complaints and a few praisesCollapse )

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maveness
I was waiting for something to go wrong with this house buying/move. Apparently it's finding a company to move my ass. One company insisted on wanting to call me to discuss the quote. Except I specifically noted I wanted to be contacted by email. Another did give me a quote by email, then when I called it was totally different. And when I contacted the guy who gave me the initial quote via email, he apologized, said he'd call me...and hasn't.

I suck at asking for help, especially since I need to move on a weekday, which means I can only ask guys I work with. And the only one I feel like I could guarantee would help will be on the opposite schedule at that point. But hell, I'll make the effort tomorrow (and since I'll pay, maybe I can get someone). At this point, I can ask. Ugh.

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maveness
Packing for a move means stirring up dust which means allergies acting up. And in my case, it means I haven't made it out of bed today because of all the itching. The back of my neck even itches.

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maveness
I have to start packing soon. UGH.

and I really have to nail down movers. Double ugh.

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maveness
I just found out that my sport (NASCAR) got picketed by Westboro Baptist Church.

Because Brad Keselowski said nobody in the garage would care if a driver was gay. Winning is all that matters.

I love Brad right now. Like, borderline Dale Jr. love. Borderline Biffle love.

Hell, also found out that in 2001 or 2002, a NASCAR official who's gay was outed to a website by a crew guy with an axe to grind. And NASCAR's response? Come down hard on the crew guy, force a retraction of the article, force crew guy to apologize because there will not be that kind of attitude in the sport. LOVE IT.

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maveness
Lessons from work - when you get screwed by a situation so badly that it would qualify as hardcore porn in other realms.

I'm fucked, and yet I have a mortgage to consider.

Sweet baby Jesus
maveness
It's totally okay if I start hyperventilating now, right?

Because I'm putting in an offer on a house. I think that means I get to be all panicky, right?

RIGHT?

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maveness
Thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the shooting victims in Colorado.

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CNN just pissed me off so bad. They have coverage of the shooting and they decide to interview a movie critic. Which is WTF enough. Then they ask him if the thinks the movie inspired the violence. Movie critic was fine on that one, because as he put it, dude hadn't seen the movie yet, so no. Then he goes on this diatribe about the movie and starts critiquing it like that's important when talking about a mass killing. UGH. CNN, why are you trying to be as pointless as FOX News?

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And on a far, far, FAR shallower note, Christian Bale's body is perfection to me. I could watch an entire movie (that is not American Psycho) with him nude or shirtless.

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