Transplanted Life
Saturday, May 17, 2008
I really don't want my blog to become one of those blogs, even though this post is one of those posts from those blogs
What are "those blogs"? There's a bunch of different types, but the one I'm thinking of is blogs which go a long time between posts, and then spend the post that finally does appear talking about why it's been such a long time between posts, but then soon the author isn't posting very often, and the whole vicious cycle starts again. I don't know whether that makes the result a blog about blogging or a blog about not blogging, but it's weak, no matter what.

This is probably the tenth time or so I've written something about what this sporadic posting means, that my life has settled into something normal, accepted, or routine with the chances of figuring out the cause of the circumstances shrinking as the trial gets colder and colder. Still true, though. I think this is the first time that I mention that I'm looking at the sidebar and how the blog updates weekly because I was posting that often five years ago. I feel vaguely guilty about not being even close to that schedule nowadays, even though the rational part of my mind says that it's not like I'm obligated to produce this for anyone...

(Also: Holy crap, five years! That's like a double-digit percentage of my life!)

So what have I been up to? Red Sox games - I've already been to four or five, thanks to the way my buying tickets back in January clustered and picking up a game from someone at work who has season tickets. It felt pretty good to have them win the first three games I went to, prompting the inevitable comments about how I should go every day. Probably healthy that they eventually lost, or else I might have thought there was something to it. It's not a good idea to start thinking you have control over things you don't.

I did get to see Masterson's first major league game, though, and he was pretty darn good. Last year I saw Buchholz's first game and he pitched a no-hitter the next time he was called up, so it's worth watching next time, eh?

Kate and I also volunteered at the Independent Film Festival of Boston, which was cool, although I chickened out of meeting Famke Janssen. I would likely have blurted something out about having had a crush on her since her appearance on Star Trek: The Next Generation, but that might have been weird.

I think next year Kate and I will show our support of the festival by buying passes. It felt good to volunteer, no question about it, but most of the time when I go to a film festival, I'm looking to see a bunch of movies, and working the festival prevents that. It's kind of selfish, since there'd be no festival if everyone who loved movies in the area took that attitude.

And there's been a few other things where, well, to write about them properly would have meant writing about other people's personal lives, and I find myself more reluctant to do that nowadays. It seems like it was easier to do it a few years ago, when I was unsure of who I was and every relationship or observation seemed like it was vital unexplored territory. Now, not so much.

So, there's my last month and a half. Hopefully I'll never make another post like this again.


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Famke Janssen? Never heard of her until your blog post. Checked her image quickly on Google, nope, didn't remember her from anything.

I've seen every Star Trek TNG episode, I guess she didn't make the same impression on me as she did you.

Mr. Ram
You've never seen X-Men? Really?
Nope, I didn't like the X-men comics, so I figured the movie wouldn't interest me either.

Mr. Ram
The thing about Famke Janssen is that she's been in a ton of movies, and she's generally pretty good in them, but she's seldom been either the lead or in a particularly good movie. That's part of why the one that showed at the festival (Turn the River) was so great to see; she's finally got a role that deserves her.

Plus: Deep Rising. Tremendous guilty pleasure.
There is a clip of her appearance on Star Trek TNG on YouTube at
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