Inspirational Tuesday Morning

Okay, Labor Day weekend happened. I did a lot of writing, a lot of editing, a lot of movie watching, and a little hiking. All in all, I’d call that a fabulous weekend.

twin lakes reservoir

Twin Lakes Reservoir. Although I’m not sure where the ‘twin’ part comes in. I guess there’s another lake sorta nearby?

Because of the weekend, blogging didn’t happen. Hence no inspirational Monday for you. But since today feels like a Monday to me, let’s go ahead with inspiring you today.

But speaking of weekends, I don’t want to get into details, but lately there’s been this elephant in the room in my life. I walk into my bedroom and he’s like, “Sorry, I’m using this space. Did you want in here? Well, I don’t know what to tell you. I am an elephant and all.”

So then I’ll go downstairs to the living room or something to get away from him, only he’s there too. “Oh, hey, yeah, I thought I’d read a book or something and stretch out over the whole living room. Did you need something?”

The hard thing is I can point out the elephant in the room and discuss him, but it doesn’t make the elephant go away. And it’s awkward and really hard. It’s almost like I have to compartmentalize my brain into life before the elephant (or where I almost pretend the elephant isn’t there) and life with the elephant.

I’m just curious. Have any of you ever had to do that to yourself? Like you have two minds you have to maintain separate from one another because resolution can’t happen for a little while? That elephant will be around for awhile so you have to figure out how life happens in the meantime? Just wanted to hear your thoughts on the subject.


When’s the last time you saw Val Kilmer? The Saint? An ’80s throwback with Real Genius. What has Val been up to these days aside from an occasional reference from Shawn on Psych. Now you know. (Small language warning…)


There’s Crazy Mel Gibson, there’s Crazy Charlie Sheen, I’m sure you can think of a few other celebrities you wish would get their act together. We’ve all heard Christan Bale’s temper tantrums, seen Tom jumping on couches, read too many stories about drunken Lindsay Lohan, and let’s not even get into that twerking incident.

But even with all that and more floating around out there, it’s nice to come across a celebrity that can act like a decent human being without a script to read from. Watch Kristin Chenoweth awesomeness via Absurdly Nerdly.


I guess with Comic Con happening this weekend here in good ol’ SLC, I’m feeling a bit more geeky than normal. (But is that really a bad thing?) Anyway, what’s the geekiest mashup you can think of? Star Wars meets Firefly meets Adventure Time? Batman saving the last of humanity for the Cylons?

What about Mark Hamill as the Joker as the Emperor taunting Mark Hamill? Oh, yes they did!

Any other celebrities you think aren’t total doofuses? Were you totally geeking out over Mark Hamill? What did you do over the weekend? Anything exciting? Or any exciting news?


10 thoughts on “Inspirational Tuesday Morning

  1. I’m going to have to remember to come back and watch these videos after work. They look awesome.

    Hmm, I know what you mean but I can’t compartmentalize like that, I wish I could…. normally the elephant wins….

  2. I’m the worst secret keeper ever, and I just got told this really important secret that I have to keep for a little while…and yeah, it feels like an elephant following me around. I’m working on that compartmentalizing thing. 😉

    I spent all of Labor Day weekend working, but since that meant I was out running and hiking dogs, not such a bad thing. Still, definitely appreciated the videos! Thanks! 🙂

    • Haha! Poor you, running around with dogs. It’s a hard life. 😉 Sounds nice. I’m hoping I can get my tourism career in gear here soon and at least be on perpetual vacation while I’m working toward my big writing break. 🙂

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