My first boyfriend used to sing “Ingrid Bergman” (originally Woody Guthrie, done by Billy Bragg and Wilco on Mermaid Avenue). We would spend our summers walking his dog around the neighborhood and deciding what our “song” would be. I think it was “Milkman of Human Kindness” by Billy Bragg. He listened to punk music—he worshipped the Clash. But he...
Music of the Week
This is what I’ve been listening to a lot this week: Mermaid Avenue (I)-Billy Bragg and Wilco When the Pawn…-Fiona Apple A Ghost is Born-Wilco Walking With a Ghost B-Sides-The White Stripes Dandelion Gum-Black Moth Super Rainbow
“Paper Bag” - Fiona Apple
This song is why I hate humanity.– My friend Matt on “Tik Tok” by Ke$ha blaring at the bowling alley.
Courtney Love gives some sage advice on how to... →
Look at those thighs– Commentator during the NFL combine.
I’ve been thinking a lot about graduate school; next year I’ll be a junior and seriously need to start taking actions to get into a good grad school. My plan is to go straight from Masters to PhD, ideally at the same school. I may take a year long break between undergrad and grad school just to do an internship and make my resume more impressive. I also need to start becoming more...
Max and I were discussing a pair of his pajama pants of his that has a large hole in the knee. I suggested that I could rip them off at the knee and he could wear them as shorts. He said “I want to wear them as longs!” and I laughed a little bit and then all of a sudden I vomitted everywhere onto the floor. I have this weird quirk where when I laugh or cough really hard, I spit up a...
Quiet night in, Max is playing GTA and I’m indulging in my solitaire addiction. Tomorrow night is cosmic bowling! I’m relieved to have a pretty low-key weekend, I need it.
If there is one thing I do NOT want to do today, it is take a midterm and then sit through a class on race relations. BLAH.
The boyfriend's revamped Jets blog. Great, well... →
If I ever start watching fishing on ESPN, you can shoot me.
Let me get this off my chest: I hate cool people. Ok, maybe not hate. But I have a very, very low tolerance for them. I’m not talking really cool like Tom Waits cool or Jasper Johns cool. I’m talking about cool kids. You know the ones. They wear beanies. They listen to really horrible electronica bands that their friend’s band’s manager claims they saw at SXSW. ...
I tried listening to Lady Gaga today on the bus. I got so embarrassed about listening to her, privately on my little iPod, that when I looked at my reflection in the window, I was bright red blushing. I can’t even take MYSELF seriously when she’s around.
UGHH. 4th day in a row that I’ve had a fever and a rattling cough. I hate this.
The White Stripes.
Music Superfan (The Favorite Band/Artist Survey) Everyone thinks their favorite band is the best so go ahead, and let everyone know why they’re the best by filling out and answering the questions below. 1. What is the name of your favorite band/artist? The White Stripes 2. Who are the members of band and what do they play? Jack White-guitar, organ, piano, marimba, banjo, some other...
My birthday is technically Sunday (Valentine’s Day!), but everything has been pushed back because it’s going to be way too crazy. So here’s what’s going down: -Friday night: Seeing Jesus Christ Superstar with Max, my roomate from last year, and her family. -Saturday: Church in the afternoon (at St. Mary’s, a pleasant change) with Dad, then dinner at...
Memories, pt. 1
Last Spring, I watched my best friend’s father die. It was a slow and rotten thing; we dealt with it through a lot of cigarettes and medium grade wine. Once, on the front porch, we sat and watched the cars go by on the busy street she lives on. “It’s funny, you know,” she said to me. “This is the time where we’re getting married and are parents are...
Here's a Secret:
It’s hard not to get a little emotional seeing a city so deserving of something so uplifting finally get it. They survived, no, beat the shit out of Katrina and they beat the shit out of Peyton Manning and his high and mighty fans. That city can take over the world. Geaux New Orleans.
Fuck you winter storm warning.