Derek & Cam's Post-College Blog of Confusion, Joy, Geekery, and Man Stuff
"You can’t worry about, as you put it, ‘Having wasted ten years of your life." I mean, most humans don’t get to do work that’s going to last. They sell shower curtain rings, like the John Candy character in that movie. (I mean, the rings might last. But they’re probably not what people talk about after you’ve gone.) So it’s not about what you do. It can’t be, can it? It has to be about how you are, how you love, how you treat yourself and those around you." - Nick Hornby, from Juliet, Naked
well, 17/20 in predictions at the end of the night. Screenplay categories messed me up. Things I thought should win generally won, things I liked won sometimes, and Ellen is the perfect host for an award show. It’s nice that the orchestra didn’t play anyone off this year. Where the heck was Jack Nicholson? I like that Harrison Ford is now making fun of his perpetual growl-y grouchiness. Bill Murray seems to really enjoy his life. Alfonso Cuaron is my favorite. Having these things from 8:30-midnight is an odd decision. I still really really want to see Her. Sometimes I wonder if a movie as purely good and perfect and you know, magical, as E.T. can happen in as cynical an era as our current one.
First - read fairly stupid article a friend posted to Facebook
Second - compose an amiable but firm comment to address some of the issues within the article
Third - realize you’re breaching your own rules of internet etiquette and being generally insufferable, and delete the comment
Fourth - still irritated by the damn article being misguided and factually deficient, write a three-paragraph Tumblr rant about how said article could have benefited from some fact-checking
Fifth - sigh, realize that you’re still being pretty damn insufferable, and delete the Tumblr post
I’m so incredibly bad at shutting up. A goal for 2014 is anytime I’m tempted to respond to someone being wrong with “Well, actually…” to instead stop and think about if it’s really necessary to go down that road.