Jun. 25th, 2009 10:26 pm
kjpepper: (this too shall pass)
You know, when I posted my SOS to the world earlier and pleaded for distraction I really wasn't asking for Michael Jackson to drop dead. Holy shitballs, batman! I don't even know how to wrap my mind around that one. I mean, snark and cynicism aside (and there is plenty of both, some of which I admit to chuckling at), the man was a perfect storm of talent and tragedy. And as someone who grew up in the eighties/nineties... Yeah. Understanding what a force of nature this guy was back then almost defies explanation, and even then it's not the whole picture. My siblings are all about the same age as Michael. They literally grew up with the Jacksons. I can't even fathom what today's news must mean to them on that visceral level that mourns lost bits of childhood.

Well, that certainly made for a memorable evening sprawled on [livejournal.com profile] htl_1126's couch. I'm currently sitting in [livejournal.com profile] cell23's driveway, watching the heat lightning and the stars and just marvelling at both the day's events and the ways life works out in the most unexpected fashion possible. The air is charged and warm and a project is pushing its way into my conscious mind. This is it, every moment is a chance to begin anew, one must merely take it. And tomorrow? Fuck tomorrow. It's just another day.
kjpepper: (brat)
I don't normally get all boohooey about celebrity deaths, but this one hit me kinda hard today.

"Golden Girls" star Estelle Getty dies at 84

Gods... so much of my tween years can be summarized by what was on TV on which nights. And Saturday night at 9, Mom and I were religiously in front of a TV watching this and laughing our asses off. I still stop and watch if I accidentally happen by Lifetime while channel surfing (which doesn't happen too often due to the "favorites" option on the cable box, but every so often...) And Estelle Getty and her extremely smart mouthed alter-ego were indeed the best part of an already fantastic show. Really, who knew a show about neurotic older ladies would turn out that screamingly hilarious?

Rest in peace, Estelle, and thank you for being a friend.

July 2009



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