Sunday, January 08, 2006

New Things #9, #10 and #11: Slapping, acting, and road rage

I have an outline that's due on Monday and it kept me busy all weekend, so there wasn't much time for blogging. But here are the New Things I did for my year of new things:

Day Seven: (saturday) I slapped someone. (There's no dramatic story here--it was a friend who knew I had never slapped anyone before and wanted to help me out with My Year of New Things. No one got hurt in the making of this New Thing. We were both laughing the whole time.)

Day Seven: (saturday) (a second New Thing I did today) I saw my 15-year-old cousin Matt act in a play. I have never seen Matt act before, and he was great. He played Tony in his high school production of You Can't Take It With You. Matt wants to grow up to be an actor, and I think he's got a shot at it.

Day Eight: (sunday) I flipped off a stranger. (In the car. While I was driving. They cut me off. I'm not the greatest driver, so generally I give a lot of slack to other drivers who aren't so great, but today I decided to try something new and flipped this other driver off. How did I feel afterwards? Completely unsatisfied. Road rage is not for me.)

1 comment:

Erik said...

I'm just sad for this comment thread not having any comments. I don't really have much to say about this blog entry, other than that I originally wrote a really long blog entry about the person I slapped and then I showed it to someone else and they were like, "that's really weird, I don't get it, why would you want to slap someone, you're weird," and then I felt weird about the whole slapping thing, and I decided not to post the blog entry about the slap but to hide the slap in another entry with two other New Things, and then the person I slapped got mad at me for not talking about the slap in greater detail and just calling them "a friend" because they're much more than that.

Also, a really bad Keanu Reaves movie is on my television right now on mute (Johnny Mnemonic) and occasionally I look up at the television screen and I'm like, "what the fuck?"