Monday, December 06, 2004

These mistakes...

Here's what I've been thinking about today:

So many things happen to us in our lives. From the time we're born, we go through these dramas every day or every other day. Once we become adolescents and adults, they're a much bigger deal, certainly. And at the time, they consume us. These events make day to day functioning near impossible. But then, somehow, time passes without us realizing it, and these events become nothing more than a speck of our story, a detail which we'd only relay to the closest friends... and even upon relaying the story, we'd undoubtedly be unable fully explain the way we felt at the time, the impact it seemed to have at the time... we can only vaguely explain the lesson it taught us, and perhaps let our mind drift as to who we would be had the event not happened.

It's strange to me to think of how many stories the people in my life must have that I'll never know, and likewise for those that seek out my company...

Friday, December 03, 2004


Since I moved to Los Angeles and started working in television, I avoid watching TV like the rest of America seems to avoid reading a newspaper. But I have it on right now for a dose of the Simpsons, and there's a T-Mobile commercial on that I have to write a bit about.

It starts with a couple sitting in their living room and the guy says, "My wireless bill is so high." The girl says, "Mine too." (beat) "Who are you calling?" (beat) The guy says, "You." Following this is a series of couples, each with the same premise... couples realizing all of their calls are to their significant other, and they're almost blaming each other for it.

What's so special about it? One of the couples is a GAY COUPLE. That's right, a GAY HOMOSEXUAL COUPLE. Yep, TWO DUDES IN LOVE.

See? I've said it before and I'll say it again: Equality will come... and it's worth the wait. This commercial is a step in the right direction, and I applaud t-mobile from a distance.

I'm not switching from Verizon, though. I'm not THAT gay.