An Ode To Fall (And This Moment, Right Now)

Football, music, and home life keep me more grounded than I’d care to admit.

It’s newness intertwined with certainty.

It makes waking up every morning not seem so bad.

I like gloomy, cloudy days like today because it justifies staying home and baking sweets.

When I went for a walk this afternoon I couldn’t help notice all the pretty leaves on the ground. I’m glad it’s autumn. I’m glad it’s this time of year again. It almost feels like a relief.

Unrelatedly, I finished Broad City today and I gotta say, I think it grew on me. I wasn’t sure what to make of it when I began the first couple of episodes but it’s really hilarious and I think it’ll soon grow into its own. First seasons of any show bring feelings of uncertainty.

I played an open mic last night, finished my 24/7 project this morning, and have a show tomorrow. I haven’t played one in awhile, but I think it’ll be fun.

I don’t know where I’m going but it’s definitely somewhere.

I’m thinking of going to a museum soon…It’s been awhile.

Can’t wait to finish Ethics and move on to Joseph Campbell’s collection of short stories. Spinoza isn’t easy, but since Kate Mulgrew read it, I felt like I had to. So I’m glad I’m getting it done.

As I sit here typing this, it’s nearly 4 o’clock in the afternoon on a Thursday. I’m listening to Tom Petty on low, glancing at football coverage on NFL Network, getting pumped for the Packers/Vikings game tonight. My dog’s curled up in a corner, keeping warm and I can’t help but feel content because it’s my favorite feeling, though it’s sometimes elusive. Because you can’t fake it or pretend it. It’s either there or it’s not. Thankfully it is, and I hope it stays for a long time – Perhaps to be prolonged by making a milkshake 😉

Roe in TV Land

I recently started watching two shows: Broad City and Californication.

A friend of mine recommended Broad City, but I never followed up on it – ’til now that is, when I found out Comedy Central allows you to stream full episodes. I’m all about that. I don’t like starting shows in the middle. I like starting at the very beginning. That’s just how I am, you know? Especially since I don’t have a lot going on in the cha-ching ($$) department, it’s nice to politely mooch off my parents’ cable and be able to stream shows (legally) online fo’ free! Plus, Broad City just finished up their 1st season, so I don’t have that much catching up to do.

Californication is a show I’ve heard a lot about, but never got a chance to watch. Mostly because when it first came out I was way too young to be watching it. (My parents would have never approved…I’m actually not sure if they’d approve now. The show is very much on the sexual side. Let’s just say it’s not family-friendly. Ha!) But 2 episodes in, the characters seem to have the potential to be interesting and the writing, the potential to be good. I’m just kind of not into the fact that women seem to be literally taking their clothes off at every turn to get with main character, Hank. But we shall see how things progress. I’m giving it a shot.

I like watching TV for the writing. I think fiction is one of mankind’s great inventions; Storytelling is so powerful. Laughs are great too. And suspense keeps you on your toes. It’s like 45 minute vacation.

Who can say no to that?