There was this dog on Animal Planet’s It’s Me or the Dog named Stains. I don’t know why his name is Stains, but let’s roll with it. Stains became a meme basically as soon as this episode airs because of one short clip:
He’s absolutely transfixed by those cupcakes to the point where nothing else matters at all. Sometimes, I know that feeling. I touched on it a bit in the last post, but as I sit here after having spent a solid hour going through SNSD YouTube videos and Wiki pages and sharing my findings with a rather uninterested Kat, it dawned on me that from time to time, I become Stains.
If I’m on the hunt for something, I drop conversations. I forgo eating. I won’t even get up to go to the bathroom until it’s near-emergency point. I absolutely have to find what it is I’m looking for in order to feel fulfilled. If I’m following links, I have to click them all. Leave no stone unturned. It’s all-consuming. It’s exhausting.
It’s part of why I’m a font of useless trivia. I amass knowledge from these random moments of feverish searching. I’m fairly certain by now, this knowledge has pushed out important facts like my phone number. Still, I’d make a hell of a Jeopardy! contestant.
In conclusion, I just lost about three days immersing myself in all things SHINee. I’m not even sure how that happened.
Since it’s been so obscenely long since my last update, my interests have changed a bit. By “interests” I mean “random fixations that I cannot shut up about and thus annoy Kat with endlessly because she does not give a crap.” Moral of the story, don’t befriend people with Asperger’s; they will get on your nerves with useless information.*
Some of the things I was obsessed with last year have carried over into this year, while others have been replaced by newer, shinier fixations. Truth be told, there are really only three things currently drawing my attention – one old and two new-ish.
- Doctor Who – Yep. Still. And possibly even more than before. With the season 6 premiere last night being the first time I’ve actively engaged in any Whovian shenanigans as they occurred (not counting 5 because I didn’t really do much beyond watch and move on), I’m even deeper down this rabbit hole than before. And as a bonus I’ve dragged Kat down with me! Of course, no one really cares when I spend half an hour rambling about various theories and then I get sad that it’s not as interesting to anyone else but…Oh well.
- K-Pop – I think I’ve forgotten what English music that isn’t Britney Spears or Ke$ha (don’t you judge me) sounds like, honestly. And I don’t mind. I’ve been sampling all the goods Korea’s got to offer and I’m basically stuck to two groups – SNSD (Girls’ Generation) and DBSK (TVXQ). Basically, if I’m going to stan for KPop, I’m going hard. Not as hard as some girls, but…you know. I have my favorites – SNSD’s Taeyeon and DBSK’s Changmin – and I’m starting to spend an alarming amount of time trolling YouTube for videos. I’m not, however, joining in any fandom communities or things of the like, because those people are scary and Massiel has warned me well.
- The Sims 3 – I’m getting back into this game after a long time not playing. Before, The Sims 2 was my thing because 3 lacked expansions and custom content. Now that 3 has several expansions and creators are making custom stuff for it, I am ALL OVER IT. I tried to make a legacy family but only made it to the second generation before my game went wonky. So, I started over and am once again on the second generation. Except now, my laptop seems to think doing things is too hard and keeps shutting itself off after just a few minutes’ gameplay. This displeases me. I wish I could afford a new laptop to not worry about this, but alas.
Other interests come and go in rather fleeting moments. The other night, I was all about Sugar Ray’s Floored album (you know, the one before they started sucking). A few days before that, it was the pigeons outside my window, and before that, dinosaurs – though to be fair, my passion for dinosaurs has been coming and going for the better part of two decades. Chances are, I’ll ramble about one of these three things more than anyone ever should, so just a heads up. We’ll see how long these last.
*Okay, I don’t really mean that, but it can be a bit overwhelming, I know. So befriend us, just don’t ask us to talk about anything within our realm of interest unless you have about three hours to spare.
Remember that one time when I blogged semi-regularly? No? Well. Okay, pretend like you do. I’m back! How great is that? New domain name, new city, new layout! Yes, let’s take a minute to marvel at this awesome layout courtesy of my good friend Anna Dorfman. She did a marvelous job and I’m super happy with it. Thank you, Anna!
I don’t have a real update right now, but I just wanted to make use of the pretty site design. I’ll think of something better to say soon!