The Sonia Show

Writer. Mocker. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

Random thoughts about random things


Yeah, so, I have a lot of random things to write about, so consider yourself warned. This post is all over the place.

We took mighty, mighty good boy Calvin to the Exploratorium on Saturday. We never took him there before because we were worried he wouldn’t like it, because it can get pretty crowded and loud.



Ha ha! We’re stupid. It turns out that the Exploratorium is Calvin’s idea of heaven, filled with switches to flip and buttons to push. He had a great time. Needless to say, we’re members now.

On Sunday, I went to the Oakland A’s game with mighty, mighty good man David and good buddies Kate and Corso. (Thanks to my friend Larry for the free tickets!) It was the breast cancer awareness game, so I put on all my breast cancer gear and asked David, “Do I look like I’m aware of breast cancer?”

Good buddy Corso and I are totally not crying in this photo.

Good buddy Corso and I are totally not crying in this photo.


Good buddy Kate and I bought pink shirts for the occasion, because we’re so fancy.

So, a lot of people want to talk to me about the new “Star Wars” movie, and they have left the conversation disappointed. I haven’t been reading about “The Force Awakens,” and I didn’t run out and buy any of the new toys.

It’s not that I don’t love “Star Wars.” I love it very much, and I can’t wait to see the new movie. However, I don’t want to know everything about it before I see it. I know, weird, right? I just want to see it. I’m old school that way. Everyone wants to spoil everything for themselves. They do it with the comic book movies and TV shows such as “Game of Thrones” and “Walking Dead” all the time. Can you imagine if “Citizen Kane” came out today? It would have been all over the internet (spoiler alert for “Citizen Kane”) that Rosebud is a sled months before it even came out. I don’t want to know every detail about the movie before I see it. Plus, I want to manage my expectations for the movie. I think I will enjoy it more if I remain cautiously optimistic.

But yeah, I’ll watch the new “Force Awakens” trailers when they are released, because I’m not made of stone, people.

I’m sure you remember that I’m a high maintenance pain in the ass now, i.e. I’m trying a vegan diet. It’s been about a month and a half now, and I think it’s going pretty well. I can probably say “I’m vegan” instead of “I’m trying a vegan diet,” but I guess that’s too much commit for me. I did fall off the wagon once, right at the beginning, because apparently soft serve ice cream is my kryptonite.

My coworkers are not making it easy for me. In one day, they offered me doughnuts and cookies.


Footage of me the last time we had free doughnuts at work.

We never have free food here, and then one day they offer me all kinds of non-vegan treats. Even the Office Busybody wandered into my cube and offered me a Kit Kat. WTF?! Jerks. It’s so rude to offer me delicious doughnuts, cookies and Kit Kats.

Other than offering me food I can’t eat, being back at work has been good. I’m happy to see everyone, and working makes me feel like things really are getting back to normal. Of course, I’m waiting for the honeymoon period to be over. Soon all my coworkers will go back to thinking I’m an annoying twit. Right now, no one wants to be the first one to be mean to the chemo lady. I’ll enjoy it while it lasts, I guess. I’m sure it won’t last that long. I can be pretty assy.


Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/mocker/goober/mother in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, podcast, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

6 thoughts on “Random thoughts about random things

  1. I often shut my eyes and plug my ears at trailers in movie theaters now. They give away too much of the movie! I think trailers should be 30 seconds, max. It takes much more skill to entice people to see a movie in 30 seconds than it does to just flash the entire movie plot. /end rant

  2. Your coworkers could easily find you vegan donuts, cookies and candy. They probably should make it up to you by providing you with such things.

  3. Oh, you are funny! Glad I stumbled upon your blog.


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