Saturday, September 30, 2006

And so it begins... (September Edition)

Subject: Noir
I'm one disc into "MADLAX" for the first time in quite a long time.

I've been a little bit anxious about it. A few weeks ago, I was going to dive in and do this, but wound up chickening out. When my mom called a little later that evening, it only confirmed that I wasn't quite ready for it.

That call wasn't much of anything, but back in April, when I was going to make a try for a full marathon, and I was a disc into it, the call I got then wasn't very good news at all. A couple of weeks later, thinking everything was going to be okay, I was getting ready to try again. And then she called again, and my life changed.

So yeah, I've been a little skittish this evening.

And "MADLAX" is all Odosa-this and Odosama-that; it's a central theme in the series. But I know I love this show so much, and I really want to follow the philosophy that life's too short to be anxious about something as simple as a cartoon. I mean, really!

I'm making this a bit more dramatic than I should. Add the fact that this is my last year with a "3" in front of it, and the fact that I managed to survive yet another round of layoffs at work on Thursday, and I'm really making too big a deal out of this.

But you know what? It's kind of fun to make "too big a deal out of this"! It makes it an event. An excuse to put everything else aside and concentrate on this one crazy, over-the-top slice of pop entertainment. Enjoy it while I can. Life is too short to not be watching "MADLAX", that's what I say!

(Actually, I think I said "life's too short to not be watching "Noir"... But hey, same difference!)

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