I have been up to ALL THE THINGS. Which means I am a giant ball of exhaustion that cannot see an end in sight. Let's backdate this and make sure that future Erika knows what a balla past Erika was. Saturday, January 23rd I had the great privilege of spending time with some of my best friends. We watch YouTube videos and tried our damnedest to raise the spirits of all there since the beautifully puppy of the house was stuck at the vet sick from Xylitol poisoning (you find it in a lot of different gums). We were all waiting to hear word that he was doing well, and hopefully could be brought home for the most epic of cuddles. It wasn't until around Midnight that we got the call to come pick up the adorable little bastard. Man was he excited to be back home, and to have me as a guest appearance. This puppy is legit the coolest and family, so we gots to have the Dud's with us! Now this was not the end of my night: I still had to stay awake to take my cool ass roommates to the airport at 4am. If you know me, you know that I am subhuman in the mornings and decided to just power through the day. I took them and killed some time until 8am to help interview potential new tech specialists for our super close nit team of weirdos/sexual harassment specialists (it's truly wonderful to have a team of friends who work their butt off and also have awful senses of humor just like you). In other words Saturday blurred into Sunday. I tried taking a nap midway through the day but due to two well meaning, but horribly timed little girls who knocked on my door I didn't get a peep of sleep. I went to see The Hateful Eight @ the Alamo with a group of super cool library nerds. Turns out no matter how Tarantino packages his movies, I am always bored. I can see why others might like his films but they simply aren't for me. I was bored out of my mind and ready to go home and sleep.
Monday, January 25th is entirely whipped from my memory. Turns out when you don't sleep you tend to lose days. In other words have a bad memory? Purge it with the delusions of crazed sleep demons. They really start to look sexy after your will to carry on is long gone. TUESDAY....as we know Tuesdays are for the best people ever! They honestly keep me going through every day believing that not everyone is a bastard. It's amazing how I can be so very positive and upbeat all the time but somehow believe that humans as a whole are just a bunch of bastards, but individuals can prove to be the exception to the rule. However, my biggest problem is that I assume everyone is great when I meet them and end up disappointed and disillusioned after I learn more. These people only continue to prove what miracles they are to have in my life. We got back to Pandemic Legacy and managed to fail the month of March. Turns out the world is just falling apart when you don't have any funding. On the plus side, the world burned pretty fast so we didn't have too much hope built into the whole saving of humanity.
Wednesday, January 27th was getting back into The Shannara Chronicles, Shadowhunter, and Supergirl. The first is so visually stimulating and impressive it feels like you are watching a box office hit. The story is truly amazing thus far, and the acting hasn't disappointed. Shadowhunters is awful and I love it for that reason. It is cheesy and over the top and just like the best slice of cheesecake you need for the end of your serious day. Supergirl is the most hopeful and heartwarming show you can watch. If you need faith in humanity then definitely turn to an alien from another planet that fights crimes and tried to counteract damage from natural disasters. Such as my ability to remember what took place during Thursday. Who knows? I'm assuming that things happened....maybe.
Friday evening I had a date with my special gal. Sure I was spending it trying to hook her up with a mutual friend/coworker, but who says my dates aren't weird? Have you been reading any of this? We went to an art show where the wonderfully gifted Kayla Edgar was proving that she is the best. Sure, there were certainly amazing pieces all throughout the gallery, hers was just the best. You should check out her beautiful work @ http://kaylaedgar.com/. After the show we were all feeling rambunctious and not quite ready for the night to end, so after standing in the cold for an hour talking I convinced them all to head to a local pub. Baker's Street Pub was the first choice but they had a live band, so not quite the atmosphere for conversation. So, we went next door to World of Beer. If you know me, this was supreme torture. I absolutely love trying new brews but alas I am keeping fast to keto and feeling a million bucks. It was a great night full of laughter, ridiculous over the top conversation, and amazing talent.
For Saturday I was able to see Lazer Team @ the Alamo with a few friends. The movie was so much better than I would of thought to be hopeful for. Mostly because I didn't realize that it was made by Rooster Teeth, the same guys who do Red vs. Blue. Hilarity ensued and all had a good time, we even got free tickets to see another movie since their projector and sound system didn't want to play well at first. The Alamo does whatever they can to make sure that you enjoy your show. Plus, I have recently found out that they have unlimited cups of iced coffee for $4, so that makes me happy.
I picked up a buddy from the airport, because you gotta take good care of your friends. I then went home and watched some depressing movies. I had saved gifs I had found from these movies of quotes that just struck me as being gloriously beautiful. One was called Frances Ha and it was all in black in white and seemed like they were trying so hard to create something impactful that it fell a little flat. Still entirely worth watching just to see her, Frances that is, deliver this quote, "It's that thing when you're with someone, and you love them and they know it, and they love you and you know it... but it's a party... and you're both talking to other people, and you're laughing and shining... and you look across the room and catch each other's eyes... but - but not because you're possessive, or it's precisely sexual... but because... that is your person in this life. And it's funny and sad, but only because this life will end, and it's this secret world that exists right there in public, unnoticed, that no one else knows about. It's sort of like how they say that other dimensions exist all around us, but we don't have the ability to perceive them. That's - That's what I want out of a relationship. Or just life, I guess." <<<<How could you not get chills from that?
I also watched Me, Earl and the Dying Girl with my roommates. As you can tell from the title it is a super happy film that won't make you cry, not even once. It had so many clever lines and truly tried to teach you to live life consciously and that you never know how far friends can take you if you let them in. It was nice to have a good purging of strong emotions, and there is no way that I could live through watching What Dreams May Come right now. Watching anything with Robin Williams hurts a little, but watching a film where he traverses Hell to find his wife who had killed herself because Heaven wasn't anything without her, yeah no I don't think I'll survive that one right now.
Just so that I can stop being so damn long winded and trying desperately to catch up for lost time I do believe that I will end this post here. That is also conveniently the end of January. Now to get you caught up on February's adventures.....hopefully more to come by the end of today. For I know you are desperately waiting on my every word. Yeah, that, not entirely indifferent to the random going on's in my twisted and weird life. So, I'll bid you adieu and thank you deeply if you happen to care enough to read all the way to here!