Really Early Morning Live

Today’s been hot like it should be illegal in Washington. If that sentence seemed grammatically broken to you, it’s either the heat getting to me or the heat getting to you (assuming you’re in the same general area as me and reading this within a couple days of posting. Or, I guess, assuming you’re in a totally different place and time than right here and right now but still just as hot. Never mind.) Yes, I understand that the sun doesn’t show itself to this state very often,  but that doesn’t mean it needs to get all temperamental and suddenly decide to cook the life out of everything. I’m happy with the milder, gentler, more reasonable and less b*tchy sun we get around autumn. Why can’t we just have that all year round?

But that’s the reason I’m up at 2:20am writing instead of sleeping my well-deserved sleep. Nothing like blogging to pass the time. That doesn’t mean I can write anything coherent at the moment–it’s been a couple months since the days where I’d stay up this late on a regular basis, so all I can pump out is a random mess. Not that what I usually post on here isn’t a random mess, but even more so tonight this morning. So I’m just going to write whatever comes to me until it feels okay to sleep.

1. I have about 12 different topics on queue to blog about, but unfortunately most of them are really bare-bones ideas right now. This time could probably be spent more usefully thinking about those.

2. They should really look into having a “lights out” button on more websites. Like the ones that Youtube used to have? (Do they still have them?) WordPress is really white and bright and it’s just not the best during the night.

3. Dr. Seuss, I think I just totally topped you with that just now. And I didn’t even notice it for a while.

4. I tried Googling this blog’s title to see if it would show up. No luck. Instead, it returned stuff like this and this. I guess I wasn’t so clever when I came up with my title. I wasn’t about to give up though, so I tried searching “Found in Translation wordpress”. Which found this. (By the way, they all seem to be fairly interesting blogs. Give them a try.)
I think Google’s trying to tell me something. Like I shouldn’t try to search for my blog on it when I’ve had one for maybe half a month, and there are much better-written and more well-known blogs under the same title. But you know what? I’m not a quitter. So I searched for “Found in translation wordpress jdbae”. Yes, I included part of the blog URL in the query. And there it was–sitting proudly as the second search result. (The first was a tag that I used in my accents post–“Kumon”. Can you get any more random?)
I win, Google. Suck it.

5. I saw Shutter Island earlier. I personally think it needed at least two more twists like the one it had at the end. I like my suspense films overdone. Also, Mr. DiCaprio looks exactly the same as he did in Aviator. And Body of Lies. And The Departed. And Revolutionary Road (okay, maybe the last one’s a stretch). No, that’s not all that weird for actors, but this particular case is simply too hard on the eyes to keep up. If you’re Emma Stone and you decided to appear exactly the same from Zombieland onwards (which she didn’t, I guess), that would be totally fine. (Absolutely no bias here. I don’t know what you’re talking about.) But maybe it’s a feat in itself that he managed to snag roles where he could do that and be era-appropriate every time.

6. What happens when you decide, at 2:20am in the morning, to write a blog post and at the same time do things like Google a blog title and look at senior party pictures? The answer: you get to #6 on a numbered list, of which only five actually say something, by 3:05am. I think it’s cool enough to sleep now, goodness.

6 thoughts on “Really Early Morning Live

  1. I feel ya. I cant sleep at all due to my house being 83 degrees. I have all the windows open and im considering just sleeping outside. Its cool enough outside and I know there are shooting stars. But alas it brings up memories I dont like to think about. anyways…

    I agree about shutter island. The twist at the end was a very, well, “i told you so or i knew it all along” type of deal. Add 2 or 3 more and then we are talking. But that new movie he is in thats coming out on july 16th? I forgot what its called but it looks very very very very very promising.

    well I think the title of your blog suits better with personally you but at least we all know now that there are minds just as great as yours out there haha. Gives hope that our world isnt so mind numbingly daft after all.


  2. I think you may have bypassed me in the blogging. I mean, picked up where I left off. I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY. It’s so sad. I feel so lost. :( But good for you, man. I remember having an endless list of topics to write about. Back then.

    • I’m kinda afraid of that, just running dry one day. Or feeling like nothing’s significant enough to write about. But I’m sorry to hear that–I imagine everyone goes through it at some point? I really hope it’s just a temporary thing!

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