Since I last wrote, I have been back to Mommy's, home again, and now back again. This time, I'm here bunny-sitting while she and some friends take coastal New England by storm (look out, Maine, you're next). While Mommy's out blazing a new trail, my life's path seems to have gotten stuck in a rut between Dracut and Worcester.
Last night I lay awake in my mom's bed until probably 3 a.m. after watching two hours of I Love the New Millennium on VH1. Thank goodness we have VH1 to tell us what was important in the past eight years! Sarcasm aside, I love these shows because they are so sarcastic, and so telling about the state of inanity that pervades our culture these days--the lines between culture and pop culture are increasingly blurred. Arguably, a Broadway show is culture--or is it? RENT (culture) is about a group of friends living, loving, and dying in New York City. The TV show Friends (pop culture) was about a group of friends living, loving, and (not) dying in New York City. Same general idea, different income levels and health problems. What makes one culture and the other pop culture? How do we tell? Is "The Thong Song" pop culture, or is it social commentary on young female millennials' inability to keep their underwear in their pants? Not that I'm not guilty of that crime against fashion. I am also very guilty of loving to watch people fall over, evidenced by my background noise of choice right now: Wipeout! Decidedly pop culture.
These are the things that keep me up at night. I don't know why I couldn't sleep--I was exhausted. It was the same old, same old: no husband, strange bed, weird lights shining in, scary shadows, the works. Happily, Jason is coming to stay here tonight to get a head start on yet another business trip to New York in the morning.
Our weeks aren't very exciting, but we try to make up for it on the weekends. Two weeks ago we got season passes to Six Flags New England! It's a good thing, too--the Saturday we went turned out to be rainy, and we only managed to make it on three rides between the inclement weather shutdowns. Maybe we'll try to go again this weekend. Last weekend we had dinner out Friday (at our favorite Indian restaurant, Mehmaan), Saturday (at a hibachi grill/sushi restaurant we'd never tried before, Takumi, where we had piles of delicious sushi--we can't wait to go back so Jason can experience a hibachi meal for the first time), and Sunday (at Uno Chicago Grill, an old favorite). We saw two movies, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (at the theatre on Friday) and National Treasure 2 (rented on the Xbox 360 on Sunday), both good old action/adventure flicks with a dash of history thrown in--a wonderful genre of films.
Now that Jason has arrived, I'm going to cut this off and enjoy my time with him... and make my case for getting tickets to see New Kids on the Block in Boston in September! Yeah, I'm a sucker for pop culture.