Sunday, October 14, 2007

What I Want...

I was talking to my mother the other day, when she asked me what I'm sure she thought was a simple question:

"What do you want for Christmas?"

She probably didn't realize that recently, figuring out what I want is one of the main things I do with my time. I honestly have a very hard time figuring out what it is that I want, what makes me happy.

I think I can recognize the problem. Over the last several years, I have tried to school myself to accept what comes along. In particular, accepting the consequences of my actions and those things I have no control over. And I believe that is a good quality, really, as it helps me to avoid undue stress. Unfortunately, I think I have carried it too far, as I'm so used to accepting what comes along, that I don't know what I want to have happen anymore.

So, in furtherance of trying to find out what I like and what I want, I've begun a process of eliminations. I'm taking a look at hobbies or interests I currently have and trying to decide if it's something I want to continue, that I really like, or if I should get rid of it. I'm also trying to pay attention to other things that I may enjoy, and give them a try, just to see if it will work for me.

We'll see if this works.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


Sorry, Mom, probably not the kind of excitement you're hoping for.

I went to the local comic shop today because the latest issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer came out today. That immediately made today a pretty good day.

It got better.

I saw a poster for an upcoming concert for one of my favorite singers: Pat Benatar. Coming up soon, in fact. To be exact, October 12. Next Friday. So I thought I'd take a look and see what ticket prices were running at, just to see if going would be even possible.

I bought a ticket.

It's a relatively small venue. Not an arena, by any stretch of the imagination. And I'll be on the ground floor, 21 rows back. And the ticket cost me $38. $50, after taxes and fees. And for a great seat!

And to make that weekend even better, I have that Saturday off, and my parents are coming down to visit. And we may go see a movie, if we can talk Dad into going to the theater. He might agree to see the third Pirates movie, since he loved the first one.

So I've got a couple pretty good weeks coming up.

At least I think so.