Wednesday, September 12, 2012

pics & thoughts

I started watching Six Feet Under. It ran from 2001-2005 so I'm only a decade or so late to this party.

If you've never seen it, it's brilliant. I'm only in the second season (so no spoilers, please) but what I've seen so far is poignant and funny and full of excellent dialogue. I find myself wanting to write down quotes from every episode.

My favorite characters are the women, although all of the actors are stellar. I particularly enjoy Brenda's totally jacked-up mother. And Claire and Ruth, of course.

In an episode I watched last night, Ruth tells Claire (I'm paraphrasing): You seem to be under the mistaken impression that life owes you something. You are in for a rude surprise, my dear.

God, it's so true. I think my own parents probably told me this a time or two. If they did, they were right.

Interestingly, we do not get everything we want just because we want it. It turns out almost every single thing we want to achieve/receive/accomplish requires really hard work. And sometimes, even when you work really hard at something, you don't get what you want. Like the song says. Except you get to choose whether or not to be philosophical about it and decide whether, if you're not getting what you want, you're still getting what you need.

Enough of that, though.

I was thinking yesterday -- summer is almost over, and where did it go? What did I do? Did I waste it? And then today I decided to do an iphone dump and pull more than 500 photos off my phone, and I realized summer was actually kind of sweet.

 

 




 


 


 


 


 
 


 


 





 


 

Lots of cat shenanigans, a few unique outings, the Olympics, lots of food (and a couple of ill-advised diets, as usual), some writing help from a friend, and babies. Maybe life does give you what you need.






9 comments:

  1. Sometimes, we really do have to sit back and think about all the things we do have in our lives, which can help make the things we think we don't have, or that we need to have, seem less significant. :)

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    1. Very true! I'm glad I documented a lot of it on my phone so I could remind myself of that.

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  2. oh gosh, SFU was my life for a long period of time. i LOVE that show. you are going to have the best time watching it, i envy you! and i know you are a long ways off, but one of the best show finales OF ALL TIME i just got goosebumps typing that because i was thinking about it.

    & SFU was the reason it took me awhile to get into dexter because...man, dexter is SO NOT david fisher!! :)

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    1. You know what's funny is I have seen the finale but I don't remember it at all. I watched it when it aired, with a group of fans. Thank goodness for my crappy memory! And my husband is always saying the same thing about Dexter. He's like -- but he's gay! hahahaha....

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  3. Six Feet Under will remain my favorite show FOREVER. It's finale had me sobbing.

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  4. Those strawberries! That's some professional shit right there.

    "Six Feet Under" made me feel like I should move back home and take over my family farm. Oof.

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  5. Having a family business would be cool, if it was an awesome family business, like making cookies or some shit.

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  6. I love that show. LOVE. I cried soooo hard when it was over.

    Also: You're cute. The cats and babies, too.

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