Thanks for the birthday wishes, though it wasn't the greatest of birthday's by any means. But it's helped me feel a bit better.
I didn't get up until about 7:30 tonight. I just spent the last 45 minutes or so talking with one of my co-workers about bereavement pay, and that if I'm eligible for it, my mom would like for me to take tomorrow off. If not, I'll try and make it in to work, even though with the way I'm feeling right now, maybe I should take tomorrow off, just to have a day where I can try and get back to normal a bit.
Brenda and Susan
: Thanks for the birthday gifts. That made my day a little better too.
: I don't think that I need to say this, but I completely agree with how you put it with how Kristen and Rob were treated at LAX by the paps. Strangely, it wasn't Kristen who was phased by it as much as Rob seemed to be by some accounts. Yeah, there were the "cheater" comments, but then someone had to ask Rob if he was "screwin' Lindsay Lohan" What the hell! That was a pretty low blow to Rob right there, not to mention flat out random! That got a bit of a reaction out of him it seems.
I read about this at IMDB, and they asked the same questions that you did. We, us "normal" people can hardly sneak a toothpick as you put it, but these a-holes can loiter and do what they please? And I don't want any of that "it's their job, they were just doin' their job" crap. Kristen and Rob were off the clock, just trying to get back to LA to relax and have a little fun or maybe work on their future projects. What they do when they're off the clock isn't really anyone's business, let alone these morons who just are trying to milk as much money out of them as possible. Aren't there cops or private security at LAX? And aren't their state laws in CA that can deal criminal and civil penalties for this crap, which is harassment?
Not to mention that these paps could be hindering and holding up business for other people at one of the world's busiest airports. I don't fly, so I'm not a good example LOL, but anyone who uses that airport is a customer more or less. It doesn't matter if it's you or I, or Kristen and Rob. They do have an obligation to protect their customers, no matter who they are.
I know that there will be people talking about Kristen and Rob's current relationship and how Kristen's cheating indiscretion may've altered it. But to accuse Rob of being a cheater without any real proof! That's a low blow to Kristen and Rob IMO.
They seem to be trying to get a rise out of them, and so far, Kristen and Rob have done a good job of depriving them of what they want. And they seem to try and go for Kristen because she used to curse them out and flip them off, but I have to say that Rob might be on the verge of snapping based on how he acted at times during Cosmopolis promo and his response to that guy asking if he slept with Lindsay Lohan.
Maybe they should travel separately with their own security groups from now on to avoid more scenes like this, or airport security should be doing their jobs. I don't think that the paps would want to swarm people like that when facing down guys with M-16 assault rifles or M-4 carbines or shotguns. And what if fans decided to go vigilante on the paps? Well, that wouldn't happen if security would do their damn jobs, and the paps were reigned in by state and federal laws.
At least Kristen and Rob showed restraint--something that the paps wouldn't know about, clearly. But clearly, something has to be done before someone gets hurt, especially an innocent bystander, and I hope that the people in charge don't wait until that happens. But I do have an evil side to me when it comes to these scumbags, and my feelings for them are perhaps best summed up in a scene from an old episode of the violent as hell Bio-Booster Armor Guyver OVA cartoons (spoilers ahead) where Guyver I comes back to life after being regenerated by his control medal in Chronos' HQ, and goes berserk because Sho isn't in control of the armor.
And as such the control medal dictates his action, and much violence ensues. Just the scene where Guyver I walks slowly and robotic-ally towards an injured zoanoid that attempted to kill him
says it all, and is in a dark way, humorous. You knew that his a$$ was gonna get kicked, it was a question of how bad, how fast. That was actually what made that scene funny, even if unintentionally.
And it's appropriate, because in that state, a Guyver is truly out of control, living up to it's name (Guyver is a made up word that in the canon of the manga and animes means out of control in an alien language), and I feel that the paps and tabloid industry is out of control. I swear to god, Kristen should've had about 20 babies with Rob by now if the tabloids are to be believed. And Rob should've cheated on Kristen with about 50 women if the rag mags are to believed again. It goes to show you that these guys know nothing about Kristen and Rob, or, most likely, are making stuff up and either believe their twisted fantasies or don't care as long as they're getting a huge pay check. I'll bet on the latter there for sure.
But Caryn, I totally agree that the way that Kristen and Rob have been treated, irregardless of their perceived or actual sins, is disgusting. Only they know what's going on between them, along with friends and family, and that's where I think it needs to end unless they want to open that aspect of their lives up to us. Why make up stories and hound them for photos unless money and rampant amorality is involved? But as has been pointed out, there is a demand for this stuff, and though most people dismiss this as garbage or are at least indifferent, these guys still find it to be worth their while to be doing this, and greed is what drives it, as well as preying on people, be it celebs or movie and music stars, or gullible people. It's pretty sad when you think about it... Sorry if I rambled too much, but this stuff still pisses me off after facing almost four years of it, and I'm not in the best of moods anyways, which I guess that's understandable, but I feel like I still spoke too much. And thanks for the Birthday wish
: All of my days are like that--since I'm single and only live with my grandma and my brothers. But at least three days a week I have to get up and go to work--well, except for this week, which is understandable. I've spent much of the past two days sleeping. I just never really felt that motivated to get out of bed, and it's cold and there's really not much on TV right now, so I've been kinda bla. But thanks for the birthday wish
: I felt like crap since I got up, I've just felt out of it. I'll call work tomorrow to find out about the bereavement stuff, because my mom think that it's a good idea for myself to take tomorrow off if I can get it. I do sort of want to get back to work just to have a routine again. But with me feeling out of it, I'll probably take tomorrow off if I can get it just to have a day to try and relax a little bit. I might get my check tomorrow, depending on how I'm feeling, but I might not. It depends on my mood and how I'm feeling physically--overall, I feel pretty wiped out now. I might take some sinus medication (I feel a headache coming on) and try and write some fan fic when I'm doing looking up stuff online. Then I'll try and get to bed early to read and rest in case I have to go to work tomorrow.
And I wish that the weather would decide to be normal for once--it feels like hell froze over compared to average right now, but by Saturday, it's supposed to be almost 60! I can't figure it out, aside from the fact that it's not helping me feel any better physically.
I'll be back later