A Short List of Things I Am Obsessing Over Lately

-Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” video
-Pastel colored peanut M&Ms

Um… know what’s more addictive that crack cocaine? The “Single Ladies” video. WHY CAN’T I STOP WATCHING IT???? And what’s with the sudden bad chocolate fix? I don’t even LIKE chocolate all that much. And yet, about a dozen M&Ms find their way into my mouth every day. As my brother would say, “Sister, these are questions that even scientists have not yet found the answers to…”

Right up there with my new favorite video of Beyonce (woke up with it in my head, not even kidding): Lady GaGa’s “Pokerface”. And let’s not forget about Pink’s “So What?” You see? This is what happens when I get five seconds away from the house that Poor Planning built and I get to enjoy things like CABLE FUCKING TELEVISION.

CLH and I visited friends last weekend and we spent the night drinking South American liquor and watching women dressed in vinyl unitards and spike heels sing incredibly catchy pop songs on the TV. No, wait. It wasn’t even cable. How 2001 of me. No, this was Apple TV with ON DEMAND videos. What’s that? You haven’t seen the in-home video of the choreographer who taught Beyonce her “Single Ladies” moves? Well, hold on to your pisco sour. I’m just gonna dial it up on YouTube on my 72″ plasma TV. In the meantime, enjoy this photo montage from Flickr.com to the accompaniment of Frank Sinatra’s greatest hits on shuffle mode. ON MY TV. WHAAAAA? A dollar and ninety-nine cents later, we were watching “So What”. And then we were imitating Dave Chapelle imitating Lil’ John because we had watched THAT on YouTube. ON THE TV. This is what happens when you hang with the suburban kids. And when drinking dulls your sense of an appropriate use of time. You get a taste of what life would be like if you weren’t busy building consensus and sweeping the pine needles out of your front room. And you long for normalcy. Just a little bit of late night drinking after the kids have been put to bed and zoning out on the couch to watch Pink driving a John Deer tractor in rush hour traffic. You know. Just regular ol’ fun.

*Sorry, Tara. I copied and pasted part of this right out of the email I sent you the other day. I can’t tell which is greater: my enormous sense of shame, or my appalling laziness.