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22 August 2008 @ 08:44 am
Where's Carrie? Oh, she's in prison for murder one. It was justified, though.  
For the most part, I am an isolationist.  A lone wolf.  And I'm a little agoraphobic.  People stress me out.  Like really stress me out.   So I use music to de-stress in public.  I have my ipod, and I use it when I'm at Wal-Mart or the grocery store or the pool; I find I'm less homicidal that way.

It is amazing to me how the most annoying voices cut RIGHT through the loudest volume on the ipod, though.

I like to think that I'm normal.  Not normally homicidal.  I usually follow the Judeo-Christian ethic of 'Thou shalt not kill.'  Sometimes, I'm even full of grace for my fellow man.  But then there are days....

Like the days that I spend a short eternity in airports and airplanes listening to inconsiderate people shout into their cell phones, (There's a rant for another day)  intent only on themselves, and the times when the monotone twelve year-old behind be in the airplane says everything that enters his head the moment that he thinks it, while kicking my seat every fifteen seconds...  then the large bucket of grace that the Lord usually gives me for other people begins to run a little low, and it's everything I can do not to turn around and THROTTLE said preteen, while the woman next to him feigns sleep so that she won't have to talk to him. 

Can't say that I blamed her.

But seriously, the Across the Universe soundtrack, and more specifically Jim Sturgess' voice, saved his pudgy little neck.

It was a close call.

Close
call.

I'm so glad to be home.
 
 
I feel:: busybusy
 
 
 
seegrim: L&S BFFseegrim on August 22nd, 2008 02:28 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you're home, too! :)
dragonsangel68: TW - James in teethdragonsangel68 on August 22nd, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC)
Not a court in the land would have convicted you!
maureen: Slytherin Hate Allmaureen on August 23rd, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
I'm with Jen... no court of like minded people-hating isolationists anyway.

I'm cheating on my 'no contact with the outside world' weekend. Well not really. I have to work at the second job on Saturday mornings, so I'm using their equipment and their time (while getting paid) to take a quick scan at LJ. I'm not opening my lap top at home (nor taking any calls) until Monday morning.

Your ipod in the grocery store idea is fucking GENIUS. I don't know why I never thought of that. I'm doing it starting immediately. I know what you mean about ipods on airplanes too. Though some of the noise gets through, they really do help. I took mine to NC in July and it was such a help.

Glad you're home.
Roger Andrew Davies: smileroger_muove on August 23rd, 2008 04:47 pm (UTC)
When I put the ipod in in the store, or the mall, it's like someone sticks a pin in my anger; I mean you can actually see me deflate. My muscles relax, and that crazy look leaves my eye.... if I'd only thought of it 10 years ago...
Roger Andrew Davies: smirkroger_muove on August 23rd, 2008 04:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah, sorry. This is me, too. Can't be fussed to log out of rpg journal. :)