Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

radiumgirl: (exploding angels)
I watched the State of the Union address totally sober because I killed the last of the sauvignon blanc during last night's bender and I'm not scheduled to get obliterated until Friday, when Chrissy and Katrina are coming over for Supernatural and pitching in for a Tour de Franzia and pineapple pizza.

I can pass for a responsible adult from time to time.

Anyway, I got all cynical during the "look-at-how-much-better-the-economy-is" part of the speech and the part about education being the job-field of the future. The valedictorian of my high school class got a full-ride to St. Vincent College and graduated from there at the top of his class with a degree in English Secondary Ed. and do you know what he does? He's a cashier at Wal-Mart because he can't get hired anywhere. I applied to be a sub at three local districts and they weren't even hiring subs.

So, I'm not a hater or anything. I voted for Obama in '08 and I'll probably do it again in 2012. No regrets. A little disappointment, but you'll have that with any candidate, and I was disappointed at myself for getting so grumpy during the speech. But the whole time, all I could think was, "What planet do you live on? What country are you governing?"

I understand that the State of the Union is supposed to be positive and inspiring and all that, but I just felt like alot of issues were glossed over. The economy, healthcare, education. I was just a little insulted to hear the president talk about how his administration has done so much to make education affordable for all Americans while I have a stack of student loan bills that I have no idea how I'm going to pay, sitting on my desk. I went to college for five years. I hold two degrees. I did these things because I was told that it would pay off in the end, that it would put me in the front of the pack, that it would make my life better.

I'm a temp. I'm a warm body. If I don't go to work tomorrow, I doubt anyone will notice or care.

Except maybe the techies. And that's only because they spend half the day waiting for me to bend over. (I don't mind.)


In other news, there's a new soup kitchen downtown being run by this new church that I suspect might be a cult, but I think I might check it out on Sunday anyway because their website has pictures of people playing bongo drums. I've been looking for a place lately, but churches tend to be full of people who know each other and I don't feel like getting accosted by the Thursday night devotional group. I grew up in that environment and we didn't really get along.

I really just want to show up and sing "Jesus Loves Me" and try to recall what all the fuss was about. Bongo drums might help. And since services are currently being held in the ancient auditorium above the soup kitchen, I assume these people are okay with neurotic and perpetually-pissed-off little girls who wear too much eyeliner and curl up with a bottle of $3 chardonnay at least twice a week.

Or, it's a cult.

If I go Sunday, I'll make Katrina come. She was in a cult for a little while. Sort've. Technically her mom was in the cult. It's okay. The kool-aid never made an appearance. But if I see any random banners or anyone tries to touch my face, I'm bailing.
Oooh, we haven't had an official "Geek Shop" in months.

I'm kinda sorta really obsessed with Being Human on Syfy.

I watched the pilot and I wasn't so sure, but I decided to try another episode before calling it quits because its been my experience that awesome shows don't necessarily have awesome pilots. The Invisible Man, I'm looking at you. (Maybe it's a SciFi/Syfy thing.)

Anyway, I checked out another episode tonight and then wandered off to find fandom (where are yooooooou?) because it's delightful. I even like the vampire and as a rule, I generally loathe vampires. And no, it's not a Twilight thing, it's an every-vampire-media-I-have-ever-experienced thing.Except for Interview With the Vampire, the book, not the movie. My general apathy towards vampires is much older than Twilight. My hatred for Twilight stems from the fact that the books are poorly written and Kristen Stewart is Kristen Stewart (she totally ruined Adventureland for me). The vampires themselves are just sprinkles on my Twilight hate-cake.

But Aiden? On Being Human? He might actually have overcome all odds to become my favorite. AND it has nothing to do with his blood-sucking. In fact, if he could suck less blood and just continue to be awesome and m-angsty, I'd be okay with that.

Oh. OH. And guess who else gets to play?!?

Right there. The alpha-vamp in the sweet police duds. And every time he walks on screen I go "Luuuuuuuuuucy" in my head. 



Anyway, the moral of the story is that yinz should totes go check this show out. And don't judge it solely on the pilot. I thought the pilot was slow. It picks up very quickly in the next episode though. I promise. 

Yes. I am aware of the original British!version. I haven't checked it out yet. I'm getting there. 

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