Active Blather: October 2005

November 3, 2005
Okay, time for some more Larry King-sized ramblings, because it's so gosh darn easy!...Yes, I did dress up for Halloween. I was Thing #1 from The Cat in the Hat. I'll post a picture once I get my hands on one...Smarties are the poor man's SweeTarts...Arrested Development is the best show on television and it's a damn shame no one is watching it (Except all us cool people)!...Seeing a little baby's picture in the obituaries can really bring me down...Squidbillies: acceptable, 12 oz. Mouse: unacceptable...Here's a question for a DC Comics fanboy/fangirl: Do you think Monsieur Mallah ever gets jealous of Gorilla Grodd?...Something from a recent New Yorker that made me laugh: "We've got to fire Brownie. We're Brownie-firers."...Finally, here's one of the reasons I love John Dalton's comic books:
AAAARRRRGGGGGH!!!  

October 27, 2005
Larry King
It's time to write like Larry King!...Halloween is quickly approaching and I'm still deciding if I'm going to dress up this year...I don't know if I want to live in a world where nobody remembers Kukla, Fran, and Ollie...I really enjoyed the Wallace and Gromit movie (They had me with Anti-Pesto), but I still think The Wrong Trousers is their best outing...I wish I could write about movies and television as well as this guy... I need to buy some toothpaste...I recently saw an episode of Law and Order that featured the actress who plays Maria on Sesame Street. She was a witness that testified against a murderous transvestite. I don't know about you, but I always find it a little weird to see actors from Sesame Street acting in other shows. It's like bumping into one of your teachers at the supermarket...When I started to write this, I thought I had a lot to write about, but now I'm not so sure...If a movie has "Based on a True Story" in its title, I have no desire to see it...By the way, Sonia Manzano is the name of the actress who plays Maria. I think she was one of my first TV crushes...I like all of the Iron Chefs, but I have a fondness for Sakai.

October 21, 2005
I don't know why I haven't mentioned this before, but I got a new car. In a surprise move, my dad bought me a slightly used, Pepsi-can blue 2005 Impala just over a month ago and, boy, is she a beauty! I love driving it around. It's a radical change from my slowly-falling-apart Cutlass Supreme and I couldn't be happier. Thanks again, Dad!

October 19, 2005
Bell's Palsy
I have Bell's Palsy. It's a condition where the muscles of the face become paralyzed due to a facial nerve paralysis. That means my face is currently stuck in place for the most part. I can't furrow my brow, smile, move my eyebrows, pucker my lips, whistle, and the list goes on. My eyes blink very slowly. The only expression my face can make is the one you find on the face of a male model, staring out to you from a magazine ad that is selling some Calvin Klein related cologne. My speech is slightly slurred due to my practically immovable mouth. Eating and drinking involves small bites and smaller sips. Thankfully, however, there is no pain involved.

I have had this lovely ailment since last Thursday. That's when I noticed something was slightly askew when I tried to brush my teeth and water kept dribbling out from my bottom lip. Yup, something was certainly off. Of course, it took me a couple days to finally see a doctor and that was mainly due to the insistence of my mom. When I went over to Mom's house to do some laundry, I think my condition really scared her and that made me feel bad. So Saturday night saw me in the emergency room where I got some tests and a CAT scan and a diagnosis: Bell's Palsy. I was given a script for some medication and then I was sent on my way.

Bell's Palsy can last from a few days to a few months so I'm left with some uncertainty of just when my face will return to normal. Due to that, I sadly had to drop out from The Eight: The Reindeer Monologues. I really hated to do that, too, but there's no way I could successfully act in my current state. 

So I have Bell's Palsy for the time being and I'm doing fine for the most part. I know things will get back to normal eventually. I just hope it is sooner than later.

October 6, 2005
I've been stuck with an annoying cold the past week or so. Nothing life threatening or anything. Just a nagging, hacking cough, a stuffy head and such. Thankfully, I seem to be on the road to recovery.

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
So is anybody anticipating the Wallace and Gromit movie as much as I am?

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