| A collection of random thoughts
||[Jun. 30th, 2011|11:11 pm]
-Every now and again, my parents (almost always Dad), decide to single out one of my features and use it as an illustrative example that I'm somehow unhealthy. I've seen it with my cheekbones, the bridge of my nose, and a few others. The latest feature to be picked on? My shoulders. Because they're bony, apparently, and that means I'm too damn skinny (though, really, this is something of an irony--more on that in a sec) and/or losing muscle mass. Ok... my shoulders? They have never had much flesh on them. Like, ever. I've always had slender, and yes, rather bony shoulders. I've never had much in the way of deltoids. (You can clearly see them in this clip from 5 years ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zqd2yRycRQ, seeing as I'm the one conducting. Notice, my shoulders are not fleshy.) Most people tell me they're pretty, though. But, no. My slim little shoulders are a sign that I'm unhealthy. Admittedly, I don't eat much. Based on rough calculations, I'd estimate my caloric intake averages somewhere between 800 and 1200 calories most days (and before anyone freaks out and tells me I'm anorexic or whatever, keep in mind that I also don't have much physical exertion on a daily basis either. I don't burn that many calories, so I don't need to consume many either), and a good percentage of my protein comes from nuts and dairy rather than meat (I'm not a real big fan of meat the way my dad prepares a lot of it). But, overall, I'm actually in pretty good health. Interestingly enough, while my shoulders are apparently too skinny, AT THE SAME DAMN TIME my legs are apparently too heavy--I keep getting told that this, that, or whatever would "make me lose some weight in my legs." And, really, I probably COULD stand to lose 10-15 pounds, but I'm well within normal range as it is, so that'd just be vanity weight there.|
-My kid is amusing. So, the other day, I took him to the museum, and there were other little kids there. Adrian likes to make friends with other children when he sees them, and he attached himself to this group of three other little boys in the kids' play/discovery area. And, he decided to start playing "Tangled," because he likes to do that, and it's one of his favorite movies. Guess which role he took for himself? Rapunzel. Yep, when playing with other boys, my son wants to be the pretty princess. XD
-Speaking of "Tangled," it never fails to weird me out that there are some serious discrepancies between some of the tracks on the soundtrack versus how they appear in the film. Now, ok, this is not the first time Disney has done this (things end up getting edited differently for the sake of cinema, etc.), but it's never usually this pronounced. As in, there is a sung (as opposed to score) track that NEVER APPEARS IN THE FILM. And at least one other has additional verses that, again, are not part of the movie. Weird.
-I really hate Arlessa Isolde in Dragon Age. It's not that I don't understand her, or that she isn't a character I can sympathize with... She's just really, really grating.
-I get far too many lulz when I hear them say on the weather "...and then we should cool down to 95..." I don't know why I find it funny. I just like hot weather, I guess.
-For people who want me to knit them something, but don't know what they want, I think I might make them socks. Because socks are fairly easy and quick to make (maybe a couple weeks, if I put a few daily hours into them), and they're useful. Who couldn't use an extra pair of socks?
-I am not convinced I don't have superpowers. Seriously. I seem to actually function as a real-life Muse (there's a reason I play one!). I don't have to do anything but hang around people, and their creative juices flow more easily. I don't know how it works, but it's kind of cool.
-I find it interesting that in this article, all the pairings mentioned are slash pairings. Yet, I'm pretty sure there are equally baffling femmeslash and het pairings (the Draco/Hermione nostril-rape fic comes to mind...). I'm not quite sure what to make of that.