Ways I make my life miserable

  • Every full moon, I turn into an extrovert for about five seconds and agree to participate in some social activity, making people think I actually like human interaction, so that after I’ve changed back into my normal self, they continue to invite me to these ridiculous things, and I am forced to reject them and consequently feel like smashing my head into my desk

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Apples

I’ve never really ate much fruit or vegetables, unless you consider things like ketchup, maraschino cherries, or fruit roll-ups. I like apple pie, and a few years ago for a week or so, I tried eating apples with cinnamon and sugar, and they weren’t horrible. I recently saw an article about apples about how red delicious apples are actually totally undelicious, and I figured red delicious are probably what I’ve always eaten, so maybe I should give these other kinds a try. I tried honeycrisp and pink ladies, since those were some names I saw popping up a lot. I liked them both, I didn’t feel like I noticed a difference between them and whatever type of apples used to be hanging out the fridge.

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Great Expectations (1946)

This movie was way better than I expected for an old, black and white, British film based on an even older book book. I found the kid actors to be way more entertaining than their adult counterparts though, and once everybody grew up, it wasn’t as interesting. I was kind of surprised there were actually funny moments in it, mostly provided by Mrs. Joe and young Estella. Also, the scene with the talking cows was weird.

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An American in Paris (1951)

This movie was fun. The intro was kind of wacky and unexpected. I don’t know if that’s typical of older movies, having characters introducing themselves like that, but I liked it.

I said to my mom Gene Kelly looks like a hockey player, and if he hadn’t been a dancer, I bet he was going to be a hockey player. Lo and behold, here’s his IMDb quote:

I never wanted to be a dancer. It’s true! I wanted to be a shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Why is Kirstie Alley listed first under North and South? Oh, right, right, the credits were alphabetical.

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