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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Eavesdropping

Sometimes at lunch I eavesdrop on other people’s conversations. I can’t help it. Sometimes people talk about the weirdest things. I guess not so much weird, but things that people talk about every day that some how seem unusual. Maybe because I would never talk about such things. I often wonder if people overhear mine and Brian’s conversations. If so, do they find us weird? Annoying? Funny? Brian says probably, but I don’t know. I think we’re pretty normal. I don’t think our conversations are too off the wall.

Yesterday at lunch two people were talking about Brokeback Mountain. I have never seen the movie, I’m not too sure if I want to. Not because I’m a close minded ass, but because it doesn’t sound like the type of movie I would be interested in. Anyway, I heard the woman say something about the movie and her companion say that “they won’t be getting my money.” She went on to tell him that Kate McGwire, a DJ on a local radio show, hated the movie. Absolutely hated it. I don’t know why I found this conversation interesting, and even now as I write this, I’m wondering why I’m writing about this, but I listen to Mike and Kate in the morning and she hates the movie for completely different reasons than why, I’m almost certain, they aren’t going to see the movie.

She thought it was suppose to be some epic love story and when she saw the movie she was very disappointed. I don’t know, because, again, I’ve never seen the movie, but I thought it was suppose to be some epic love story as well. I’m just confused about what the heck the movie is about? Has anyone seen it yet? Is it a love story or not? Let me know. I may change my mind about watching it. If it’s a love story that’s something I could be on board with, if it’s just some western count me out.

I know this post has absolutely no point and I apologize for that. But, I’m going to ramble a bit longer. I also found it funny that they referenced Mike and Kate in their conversation. I do that too and I hate that I do that. I hate myself when I start out a conversation with Brian, “you know what I heard on Mike and Kate this morning? It was so funny…” Or when I actually quote Kate on her opinion on a certain matter, sort of like the lady above. What kind of sad life am I leading that I quote someone I don’t even know? How depressing. But seriously Kate is fricking hilarious. Sometimes I laugh so hard I cry and I guess that’s why I have to talk about her, but it still makes me a little depressed about the situation. As if I’m living vicariously through someone else. I want to live vicariously through me.

I guess it’s okay, because apparently there are a lot of people out there who do that, quote and discuss local celebrities. I’m just going with the flow and since I don’t keep up and very many current events, because I find them depressing, I do this. Otherwise, life is pretty good. I’m recovering from that post partum depression thing pretty well. At least I think I am. I feel much more calm about most things. There are some things that still set me off, but I think they’re going to make my skin crawl until they’re resolved. Out of my hands. I’m excited for Super Bowl Sunday. Not because I give a crap about football necessarily but I like the food and drinks that are involved in the watching of the game. I’m sure it’s going to be fun.

I have also been reading my William Faulkner book while walking the treadmill. When I first started the book I thought I didn’t like it much, but I have since changed my mind. I must have been going through a thing when I started it last time.

4 Comments:

  • I also eavesdrop on other people's conversations. Its human nature. I typically do my eavesdropping while I'm on the subway. Sometimes there's nothing better to do than listen to someone else.

    Reading through your other posts, I noticed that you are also addicted to CSI and CSI:New York. One of my professors works at a crime lab in New Jersey, and he is constantly telling me that the shows are completely off base, but I don't care. They're great shows.

    By Blogger Trista, at 10:47 AM, February 03, 2006  

  • Really? That's kind of disappointing. Of course, it does seem kind of miraculous all of the crimes they solve. If only real life was so simple. But, they are good!

    By Blogger Jolynn, at 11:12 AM, February 03, 2006  

  • I usually somehow perk up when people around me are talking about something I'm interested in. Mostly, I just tune them out. Unless they've got kids. I CAN'T tune kids out. Not possible. They say too much hysterical stuff.

    By Blogger Queen of Ass, at 2:03 PM, February 03, 2006  

  • Oh yes, hysterical and embarrassing.

    By Blogger Jolynn, at 2:45 PM, February 03, 2006  

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