It was a no good very bad week school wise. I forgot to check my assignments due for my myth class and missed turning in an essay. Luckily my professor is old, rigid, and does not except late work, no matter the circumstances. Apparently in the eyes of my professor, all of us college students, need to be forced to go to class, so she takes attendance, and every student is trying to pull the wool over her eyes. In the words of Seth Myers on Saturday Night Live, "Really!?!...". There is however extra credit available worth only a 5th of what the paper was worth. I have to see the Sac State theater production of "Metamorphosis" based loosely on 10 different myths performed comedic with puppets. I saw a preview for the production and it wasn't that bad. Granted, the live acting aspect was sad, but the lines and puppets were cool. Currently tickets are buy 1 get 1 free. The shows I can go to are on the weekend so whether I like it or not, I need a date by definition. I asked one person who freaked out, and gave me the silent treatment. I made it all better though by calling her several times, saying nothing, just breathing heavy. LOL no, I didn't do anything perceived crazy stalkerish, although it would have been really fun to have.
I work in north Natomas, a very new area attached to south Natomas, an area notorious for crime and gang activity. After hearing the latest on crime from a friend of mine who lives in Natomas I looked up the local crime reports for Antelope. Antelope should basically be considered a no man's land, due to the apparent state of anarchy the sheriff's crime tracker software showed. Due to budget cuts, the county sheriff has cut back units, and response time is very slow. One officer said in a local neighborhood watch, that we were basically on our own for preventing crime. I took this grim news as a call to action! (Insert Danny Elfman's Batman soundtrack). Less than 6 months ago my car stereo, gps, and baseball bat were all snatched from my vehicle outside my home, while I slept. The perp was never found, and an already paranoid former soldier like myself became a little more paranoid. I invested in self defense items. I patrol the house with a bat when I cannot sleep. I bought a few 12" fixed blade gutting knives, 2 stun guns, 4 cans of various size pepper sprays, and I make sure to lock the doors. I also bought a Viper alarm system for my car. This time the alarm had better go off, then I can run my fat self outside naked with a sparking taser and scare the perp into nightmares, they only wish they could stop.
I now wait for the moment I will have to defend my family from a vicious gang of rapist neo-Nazi's, I can use lines like, "I am the night" and "you picked the wrong town evil doer!" I digress.
I have an official day now that my band will get two CC's of saline solution. That will be this Thursday the 18th. I haven't really lost weight since the surgery because the band hasn't been filled. All my food slips down immediately into the lower stomach. Thus I am in limbo, awaiting the true lap band diet which starts Thursday morning. "I AM!" going to lose this weight. I have noticed that as I approach my 26th birthday many more women seem to be flirting with me. I myself, much like George Clooney,have that mysterious older man appeal. Haha I can't even keep a straight face. None the less there will be more fills of the band in the future until I can reach optimal weight loss.
Spring break is at the end of the month, and I need to plan something, anything. In the words of Bilbo Baggins, "I need a Holiday". Whatever that thing is, it needs to be outside the Sacramento area. Not that Sac doesn't have stuff to do, I just know that my subconscious will recognize this area as home, and thus not receive the pleasure of leaving mental hell. I look forward to Comic-Con in July and wonder what celebrities I will meet this year. It was nice meeting Mia who plays the new Alice in Tim Burton's movie. I sensed a connection. She seemed so nice, yet I sensed sadness, as if secretly her life was out of control. I hope I was wrong in my assessment of her. Hollywood has been known to kill, sometimes literally with murder (Nat Wood, cause of death wasn't directly drowning, re-open the case please.)
Anyways, I have a little down time now, and intend to catch up on my favorite prime time shows on my DVR. I recently got into "Flash Forward" which is filling the void in my heart Lost is leaving as it slowly goes away forever. I just realized what a typical American I am. I blog, I watch TV, I complain about my life (which in comparison is the highest level of heaven if you are a Somalian), I never seem to have time, and I am 26 and haven't settled down and aren't necessarily close. I like 'US and A" much like Borat. We are all (second generation on Americans) truly blessed to have been born into this life.
The music video of the day is by a man I met who was very kind, humble and everything you wish you saw in other artists, Mat Kearney and the song is "Closer to love"