I’ve been unemployed for the last couple of weeks, and as amazing as it was at first, I’m starting to lose my mind and sense of purpose. I start training for both of my new jobs next week, but here’s a look at what I did with my uncomfortable amount of leisure time.
This is actually the second time I’ve seen this movie in its entirety, and surprisingly enough, I wasn’t under the influence of any drugs during either of the viewings. My friend Albert and I watched this movie during a Saturday in our junior year of college because we figured it would be hilarious, which it was. The movie itself is awful, but the traits and backgrounds of the characters are so overwhelmingly one-dimensional that it’s funny. I’ll give two examples:
1) One of the Bratz is at least half-Hispanic and at one point in the movie, her and her mom dance around her room to mariachi music for no reason, as if that’s the only way Hispanic people know how to unwind. Her mom also uses “Hola!” as an exclamation before the dance sequence.
2) One of the Bratz is defined as not as financially stable as the others, as her dad deserted (or dies, I can’t remember) her and her mom at some point That, in and of itself, is not funny. However, at one point in the movie, the spoiled and rich member of the Bratz gets in an argument with her and says “Well you don’t have a dad or a bank account!” Hilarious.
A lot of people like to watch Hoarders these days but once you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. Person doesn’t throw away any of their shit, person’s shit accumulates rapidly, person loses 4 loaded guns in house and defecates in the corner, person has severe separation issues blah blah blah. I’m much more interested by Gangland. My favorite part of the show is when the members of these gangs try to rationalize some of their ridiculous behavior to the viewer.
For instance, I was watching one episode about a motorcycle gang, in which some of the members became addicted to crystal meth and others became addicted to cocaine. One of the members, whose face was blacked out and voice was modulated, tried to explain why he was addicted to meth and not cocaine, and although this isn’t a direct quote, his explanation was something along these lines.
What would I do? Neither of those things you psycho. Maybe you should try getting more sleep and exercising more often; cocaine and crystal meth are not the only choices you have for staying alert on the job. Perhaps a 5 hour energy drink. Do you know what 2:30 in the afternoon feels like?
I’m getting the appropriate amount of sleep and exercising, but I still needed a nap everyday of my unemployment. It’s like my body was shutting down out of boredom of my own self; it would rather not be fully operational if it has to wander through the sadness that is my unemployed existence. It was fun while it lasted.