Title refers to a line from the Lonely Island song "After Party" as I have no questions about what I am doing with my life.

I feel like I have three or so on-line communities that I post to, apologizing for the long absence, and claiming I'm going to start coming back and not ignoring the valuable friends I haven't spoken to in ages. And, typically, this lasts a few weeks to a month, and then I am doing other things, or getting busy, or just feeling blah, and there I go dropping off the face of the Earth for another extended absence. And I think the pressure of promising to be a better person/friend is what kills my enthusiasm to actually do this. And that makes no sense, and it hurts my head to realize that I know it makes no sense, but I also know it is true, and that change is hard. So hard...

Then I look at TMR, and I see movies I hated being given It ruled ratings, and I wonder if I just don't "get" movies any more. I would give an example of a terrible movie that everyone seems to love for no good reason that I can see, but I don't want to be "that guy", so I'll just...let it go. ;)

Anyhow, still alive, still cranky, in Maryland, life is nuts, getting nuttier, here right now, no promises for the future.

And someone else needs to get that one Science GOO, so I don't feel like I screwed Erik out of a Golden Imelda. Seriously people! Get on that!!

Five Replies to 13-VII-2014 or What The Hell Am I Doing With My Life

Aaron Shurtleff | August 14, 2014

Scott Hardie | August 16, 2014
I understand what you're saying about missing people and feeling pressure to maintain relationships. I just try to do the best I can each day and not beat myself up about any failures. This is my own website and I don't post to it nearly as much as I should, but I'm busy (including with a big project for this site to be announced soon) and I just participate when I can and don't sweat it. I gave up trying to keep up with Facebook; there's just too much signal to noise.

I want to know what movie you disliked that everyone else loved! I'm guessing it was a superhero movie, because those are the only movies that people see en masse any more.

Evie Totty | August 21, 2014
Yeah I want to know what movies and why!

Aaron Shurtleff | August 22, 2014
LOL! I thought sure everyone would know when I put "let it go". I thought the story itself was kind of...weak? It seemed sort of...um...I can't think of the word. Like they wrote it starting with that cheesy "frozen heart" crap, and tried to build a story to reach that, and the story meandered and felt like it was on-rails is the best way I can put it. Didn't feel like a good progression, if that makes sense. And it suffered severely from what I think of as "LOSE-THE-DAMN-WISECRACKING-SIDEKICK" syndrome, but that's true of most recent animated films.

Scott Hardie | August 23, 2014
That makes sense. I should have been paying more attention for the hint. :-)


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