That’s really the only way to describe the weird coincidences that popped up in my day yesterday. But, since I kinda low-key committed to writing every day in January – mostly as a procrastination technique to avoid editing my NaNoWriMo book – by god, I’m gonna tell you about it.
Yesterday was definitely a Noah’s Ark day.
If something happened, it happened twice. And since this is my life, it was random and bizarre.
Two-by-two weirdness, if you will.
First, out of nowhere, I got an extremely welcome check-in IM from a high school classmate, the Notorious KPG. She’s pretty damn inspirational – makes me feel a little guilty for the aforementioned procrastinating, actually. After raising her family, she’s gone back to college and is taking what seems to be a full damn load. She still balances family time and date nights with the hubster. Her Insta and FB are full of pix of her and her family or just her making crazy faces at the camera. She’s a delight!
Plus, she knows me well enough to send this lil gift along with her IM
She says Baby JGL. I say
I didn’t think much of it at the time. Just enjoyed the quick check-in and the Guy Candy.
Until later when this happened.
I’d been late responding to the Silver Fox because I was tapping out a lil blog. He didn’t mind and seemed to think me writing was an acceptable excuse for my delayed reply. Actually, the gif he sent is animated…
Better, right? If I can’t get a little Joseph Gordon-Levitt action, I’ll take a little JGL in action.
In and of itself, I’d go about my day without giving that coincidence more than a bemused Instagram post.
Last night I was watching a series that Bachelor #4 from last year’s Dating Into Oblivion theme got me hooked on during our late night on/off again texting and IMing – Lucifer. They won’t be at the Golden Globes tomorrow, by any means, but it’s entertaining enough to pass the time.
It beats baseball.
This guy popped up in an episode.
He looked very familiar – and I decided to obsess about what I’d seen him in rather than focus on his piss poor gay interracial love triangle with a married man.
Seriously, talk about an overworked plot point. Just to make it completely eye roll worthy, the boyfriend ended up murdered.
Clearly an IMDb rabbit hole was preferable to watching that play out too closely.
Turns out, he played Anna Kendrick’s boyfriend in Twilight.
It’s true, Anna. And this guy was your love interest…
Since I was avoiding paying too much attention to last nights episode, I dove into his IMDb “did you know” section. That’s where I saw this.
Now, Aaron Himelstein is what one might call an uncommon name. It jumped out at me and I couldn’t shake the feeling of
Who the fuck is that and why does that name sound so familiar?!?
So…off to see if he had an IMDb page…
In scrolling through his credits, I realized he’d been in a couple of Marvel movies. That got my attention. As a matter of fact, Google usually throws a good half dozen Marvel related articles on my radar a week…and I’d just read one that morning.
I went back into my Google history – no shame there, it’s all geek guy stuff and settling argument searches! – and reread the story from earlier.
There it was, typo and all.
Does that seem like a lot of work?
Welcome to my brain.
Sadly, all this unbridled curiosity ain’t curing cancer.
It’s just minutia.
But it keeps me from trying to edit my novel and applying that shotgun attention span to something important that needs focus. Plus, it reminds me that while Michael Welch might have been in Twilight, he was also in one of the favorite movie franchises of my life.
Much better to be able to geek out over his Star Trek role than Twilight, right? I’ll call it the highlight of his career.
And, no…since I know you wanna know I’m those depraved little hearts of yours that I just adore. I didn’t get laid twice yesterday.
But god bless you for thinking I could…
Good lord. Did I actually type that I wanted to blog every day this month?!?
Procrastinating on that goal might actually drive me to the gym!