“Nobody knows anything” William Goldman

RIP hottie

RIP hottie

Well, this is extremely true. I wonder sometimes if I ever really know anything – it feels like even things I believe in strongly can be flexible. I used to have a lot of opinions, I used to be very definite. Now it feels ridiculous to even have an opinion if I don’t think I’ll sustain it through any trial. At this point, I feel like you could probably talk me into believing anything if you just had enough passion about it. Lately, I can say the same thing a thousand times in a day and then get into my bed at night and think “well, maybe not.” It’s very strange. I can’t tell if it is growth or regression, but it’s sure as hell uncomfortable. I am very much a fan of facts. It’s getting harder and harder to decide what those are. Some idiot today told me to enjoy this. “It’s exciting that you have no idea what is going to happen next!” she said, in a singsong voice that made me want to punch her directly in the nose. No. It is not exciting. I hate it.

Here’s what I do know. Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones almost destroyed me. If you care and have not watched, and somehow have been hiding under an enormous rock for 48 hours, stop reading. Sunday was the infamous “Red Wedding” depiction from book 3. Horrible awful things happened, not the least of which was the death of the beautiful Robb Stark, and it was somehow more horrible and awful to watch than it was to read. I have read the book, so of course I knew what was coming, but it was brutal and I can’t get it out of my head. I work with a guy who also likes the show and I talked to him about it today and he sat in my office, his head in his hands, moaning quietly and said “Why do we watch this show? I mean why?” And he is a grown man. I have been asking myself this since Sunday – WHY do I watch this show that makes me cry and gasp and kills off every character as soon as I like them? I’m not sure, but I can’t wait until this week’s episode.

I think the important thing to remember about the night, though, is that my tweet made it onto mashable. http://mashable.com/2013/06/03/red-wedding-game-of-thrones/ Priorities, people.


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