Yes, just in time for my birthday tomorrow, I see gray hair popping up. Awesome. Also, today is that day I get braces. Even more awesome. Of course I mean my Invisalign trays came in and I know I should probably wait until AFTER my birthday to get that installed, but it’s just another week when I’ve already been waiting months for this. I only have to wear it for 5 months so let’s just get it going right? 5 is probably going to end up being 9 with how much I am going to take it out. It’s just kind of perfect timing all this aging stuff and all this fighting aging stuff. Losing my hearing is apparently another symptom I am going to suffer from sooner rather than later. And by sooner I mean now.
I went to see a media screening of the highly anticipated Great Gatsby last night (yawn) and I could barely hear it. Maybe that’s why I lost interest so quickly. It sounded like Jay Z co-produced the soundtrack along with the middle aged man to my left 1 row back on the aisle. Leo talks, man sneezes. Leo stares at the green light, man chokes on popcorn kernel. UGH. Regardless of that distraction the movie was quite disappointing. Maybe I would feel differently had it not been built up so much for the last year and a half? I can’t say for sure, but it just wasn’t everything I was hoping it to be. Two and a half hours of dialogue and Leo looking cool. It felt rushed, then slow, then dragging, then a super cool party that I want to go to. I wasn’t in that deep emotional mood to get drawn in enough to the whole plot of love lost. Yea Daisy is a money-grubbing soulless bitch and Leo gets himself everything in the world and is still unfulfilled. Funny how much more meaning the story has now that I’m older.
I was telling a teary Holly (yes she got into it) that the green light was so hard for me to translate in high school. It’s the biggest symbol in the entire story and only now do I really get it. That damn green light essay. I knew it meant a lot of things, but how is a high school kid supposed to grasp the whole concept of “grass in greener”? I sure didn’t back then. What pisses me off is when is the grass actually greener? I’m sure it at some point right? Because right now my grass is gray and slimy plastic material. Wait, that sounds wrong. You know what I mean. Change grass to future. My “grass” isn’t gray…yet..