If it wasn’t for that tiny detail, she would’ve been a terrific person

TV Guide’s summary of The Trainer, a Lifetime TV movie:

A recently divorced woman joins a gym and quickly becomes friends with Alex, a young trainer. Unfortunately, Alex is psychotic and a murderer.

Yes, that is quite unfortunate.

The official synopsis by Lifetime, also listed on IMDB, adds:

Sadly Alex is psychotic and has been murdering her trainees for years.

Very sad indeed. A slight flaw in Alex’s character.

Snippets: While planning cross-country road-trip ’08

From my old files. Drawn back in March 2008, these were the thoughts crossing my mind while I was planning out the route of my cross-country road-trip.

I should mention that ze birdies were very helpful in reminding me to take breaks while we were on the road. Because believe me, when a bird thinks it’s high time that you stop driving, it will let you know.

It made sense to my dream self at the time

I had a dream last night, in which I had to fulfill a duty. Said duty involved going into a dark labyrinth and getting eaten by a monster. You know, that “for the good of the people” type of situation.

So of course I took with me some moisturizer and a Moleskine. Because obviously I have my priorities.

Random text messages in the morning are confusing

It’s a pity text messages don’t come in automatically threaded conversations, because it took me a few moments this morning to decipher why I was being woken up at 8am by a friend’s pithy message: “Male escorts.”

Admittedly, she knew there was a whole slew of meanings that could be imparted with just those two words.