Thursday, May 26, 2005

Musings from the couch

Yesterday I went to work but ended up coming home about halfway through the day because I still didn't feel too well. For some reason, I just haven't been able to shake this thing. Today, when I woke up, I was feeling really cruddy so I decided right from the start that I'd go ahead and telecommute. Right now, I'm feeling a little bit better, and I think no matter what I'm going to force myself to get back into gear tomorrow.

So, today, besides the meetings I had to phone into, the emails I had to write and the projects I've been working on from my bed/office, I've also been watching bad TV and impulse shopping. I was looking for Clerks figures I didn't own yet, and found a really good deal on the full set from Jay and Silent Bob Strike back. They were like 6 bucks each after shipping, because the cards were damaged. I didn't care, because I open everything anyway. A few minutes after paying for these things with Paypal, I found myself on the View Askew website. I wanted to see if they had any good deals on the figures I still need (they did not), or any news on Clerks 2 (which I did not see). A few links later, I am reading Kevin Smith's Blog. I've never read his blog before, but's exactly the same as the blogs of any of my other friends.

I've always thought that celebrities had these really exciting lives that were somehow better than the average day to day the rest of us live. I'm sure that's just years of entertainment television shows like "Cribs" and magazines like "People" telling me that, but turns out that's just not true.

Sure, Kevin Smith's blog had entries talking about how he was appearing in this movie, or working on that DVD....but most of it was talking about which shows he fell asleep to watching Tivo, or doing random errands like going to Starbucks for his wife. I read 4 or 5 entries and quickly discovered that this guy's little online journal was basically the same as those others I read that my friends write. I guess the big differences are he has a lot more famous friends. :-)
I suppose where I'm going with all of this is that I guess the "Grass is always greener" mentality only applies until you get to read that person's blog and realize they're life is pretty much the same stuff you have going on. Of course, they go through their days without the 9 to 5, with millions of extra dollars, thousands of fans...and of course those famous friends. But other than that, just the same.


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