The Tough Life of a Fixed 50 mm
I'm currently sitting outside in this very very nice weather with my camera and I'd love to take pictures of my friends but the fixed lens zooms in so much lmao. Jk I love my 50 mm it's just not the move if you wanna sit next to people and take like even upper body shots. But anyway, yesterday was a very special day because it was the premiere of the Power Rangers movie. I actually went to see it Thursday night with everyone and I would usually list names but it was eight of us so that's unnecessary. Anyway, the movie was the best movie I've ever seen bar the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Movie which is the single greatest cinematic masterpiece of all time. I don't care what the critics think, I don't care what an filmmaker says, in fact my friends could have thought it was an okay movie and you know what I'd say to them? They're wrong. It was the best movie they've ever gotten the privilege to watch. Being an avid Power Rangers fan of course I caught many of the little easter eggs they threw in there and I'm going to avoid spoilers because I want everyone who hasn't watched it to be able to watch it with a pure mind. I've really really wanted to watch it again since Thursday night though and having traversed enough illegal streaming sites in my 20 years on Earth I was ready to find a shitty recorded version to satiate me but to my fucking dismay it wasn't up yet??????? The failure of the internet to provide me with every last thing I would ever need at an instant? Unbelievable. Really changed the course of my day when I couldn't find it online. I will probably end up watching all the cast interviews until it finally makes its way onto putlocker or some shit but these wounds will never fully heal.
Anyway not gonna lie this post has been in a draft stage for like four days now so I've amassed many ideas and have nothing to show for them. But it's been an exciting week honestly. Besides the art I witnessed Thursday night, your boy is fucking intramural volleyball men's league champion!!!!!!!!!! Like bitch I really fucking did that I got an IM champ shirt!!!!!!!! It was a real fucking ride to get on though because I was really thinking we'd also be co-rec champs too but when we played VB's team in the semis we lost like that snake helped some other team get to the finals on their way their they beat us 2-1.......................... and the worst part was I hit the last ball out that lost us the match. That was rough but everyone was very kind about it despite me feeling not great that that happened. But at the very least I still had a chance on Tuesday at the men's final where again I was playing VB and friends. That game started out real rough lmao like the first 15 points of that first set was projecting a loss we were just not playing well. I had a little fanclub of Amar, Amitav, and Priya in the corner though so through moral support and also some strategic restructuring of our rotation we won the first set. And then we just fuckin rode that momentum to win the second set too and now ya boy is a champion!!!!!! A winner!!!!! #1!!!!!!! So I was really happy about that and have ever since been refreshing the Intramural Sports facebook page so I know immediately when they post our team in our champ shirts. Tuesday was actually really great because then I watched the co-rec finals and VB's team won so at the vert least we lost to the champion team and also VB got to be a winner too which is :)))))))))))))))))) everyone got to go home happy Tuesday you know. I actually got two IM champ shirts because we got one for Collin too but I've since put it on Poe in the kitchen and Collin is aware so I have not wronged anyone and also it's so funny that Poe has an IM champ shirt on. Gonna try to win one of those sand volleyball tournaments with VB this spring though so I can continue growing my champ shirt collection.
A recent bop has been Chanel by Frank Ocean which isn't really a party banger but is more for these nonexistent smoke sessions Amar and I have. Thoroughly enjoying the song but what's really fucking funny is that Monday night Amar said Joe told him the meaning behind the song which he discovered after one his smoke seshs. To preface it, I don't think Joe was wrong but I think he was missing a piece to the true meaning of the song which I effectively helped to really uncover. So the line "I see both sides like Chanel" is actually about the logo and if you draw the logo and then two dots in that center part between the C's they're eyeballs and that's why both sides like Chanel. You know upon my first listen through I thought it was about bisexuality but I'm open to new interpretations and honestly Joe's not too far off but what I really think happened is that Chanel is about one of Frank Ocean's Chanel bags in which he just fuckin glue two googly eyes to it and that's where these eyeballs come from. Both sides see because of the googly eyes he has on his bag. Frank is actually just walking around with this designer bag which he modified and made better after he glued some googly eyes on them. If anything, after recognizing the truth behind Chanel, I respect Frank as an artist even more. Still holding onto that bisexuality idea too though. I think the googly eyes are bi.
This week I tried this one new recipe with my cast iron which was a cornbread topped chili casserole which turned out not too bad. I think it lacked some flavor so if I make it again I'll definitely be adding more spices and shit so it's fuller in flavor. But more importantly was that this dish called for two canned food items and I am abysmal at using our can opener. I'm so bad at it. I have on multiple occasions asked Omar to open things for me because I feared the imminent failure awaiting me if I were to try to open the can myself. I just don't understand why ours refuses to listen to me? It's something about holding one part of flush against the side of the can but whenever I try to line them up and start cranking that little handle it doesn't do anything and I just watch it go in a circle and the contents of the can remain locked away. But Omar wasn't home and I had to finally do something for myself and after a couple attempts I eventually opened both but in the process I may have raised my blood pressure to unreasonably high levels. Also while I cooked this casserole I once again came to the realization of how little countertop space we have in the kitchen. It's a little annoying honestly because you can really only cook one thing at a time with such limited space and on top of that our table isn't very large either so we're just cramped in the kitchen every time we both try to cook at the same time like close enough that maybe one of Omar's fingers would get mixed into the pile of chopped vegetables just whoever designed this kitchen did not have our comfort and safety in mind. I think the current plan is to actually just get a new dining table that seats six because this four person table is not cutting it at all. We have too many guests to continue this lifestyle and once we get a new table we can put our old one against the wall which will increase countertop space and I will be much much more satisfied with the kitchen set up. At no point did I think I'd ever be hosting enough people that we'd need a bigger table but we do. We absolutely do. We're too popular and the kitchen being our central hangout space isn't cutting it. I'm ready for my HGTV upgrade but until then the bigger table will be a good start. If anyone reading this works at HGTV hmu because I will readily send you our address for remodeling thanks.
I was gonna write about one more thing but it's honestly taken so long to write this so I'm gonna send it out into the world. I also downloaded Lightroom today so I kinda wanna play around with that more and I can't really play around with Lightroom if I'm writing so gotta do one thing at a time. As always though, stay tuned for the drama of it all.