James Blake does not make good workout music.
Unless, of course, your workout is yoga. Then, yes, it’s perfect workout music. But my workout is not yoga, so it’s not perfect.
Ride with the Devil
Today I watched Ang Lee’s Ride with the Devil (1999). [There will probably be spoilers beyond this point. You’ve been warned.] I enjoyed the film. I was a bit angry at some of the characters for much of the film, however. Jake (Tobey Macguire) is a man in the Civil War-era American South, born to a German, Lincoln-sympathizer. Jake feels the same way in spite of the fact that most of...
I'm excited to start watching the movies I got...
I picked up Billy Wilder’s Ace in the Hole (1951) Andrea Arnold’s Fish Tank (2010) Charles Chaplain’s The Great Dictator (1940) Ernest Hemingway’s The Killers (1946) Ernest Hemingway’s The Killers (1964) Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes (1938) Jules Dassin’s The Naked City (1948) Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory (1957) John Ford’s...
New hobby: checking out Criterion Collection...
I started with Ang Lee’s Ride with the Devil and will probably watch Charles Chaplain’s The Great Dictator next. If you have any favorites in the Criterion Collection, then let me know and I’ll see if I can find it.
I can already tell that traffic is going to be...
I’m in Chicago for a meeting and am not looking forward to the drive out of here. Maybe traffic will be lighter by the time I head for home in about an hour and 15 minutes.
I've got an important meeting tomorrow
That just might determine where I go with my career for the next few years. That is, if Irene doesn’t fuck me over. I just need NYC airports to be operational tomorrow so the people I’m meeting can get out here to Chicago. So, yeah, fingers crossed.
Vita: What's that thing called...when you have, you know, extra credit at work?
Vita: Yes! Overtime; that's what it's called.
Lance: Vita, you really need a job...
michaelmcgee: communitysoup: My god I love them! I want to be their friends! Donald’s face kills me! insatiablyyours: So this happened. “FOUR!” this is incredibly stupid. i love it. So good.
My sunburn is healing nicely.
The Fiery Red-ness has gone down some and it’s not as painful as it was yesterday. So, I figure I’ll give it one more day of shade and aloe before I throw my skin back into the sun.
I have so much sunburn.
My shoulders, back, and chest are so red and painful. I guess that’s what I get for going shirtless for a nearly 2-hour walk/jog/run. I’ll just put some aloe vera on it and do it all again tomorrow.
My name is unique enough that, in grade school, I never had to append the first letter of my last name—like Whitney D. and Ryan S.
The Jason Isbell show was incredible.
That guy is a powerhouse. And to think I found his music years ago by grabbing random CDs from the library and copying them onto my laptop.
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Seeing Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit in concert...
I love this band.
I hate first-person concert videos
Because the people singing along always fucking suck and drown out the actual artist. Just shut up and listen.
Pico de gallo is really simple to make.
Here’s how I make pico de gallo. Sidenote: all measurements are approximate and can be changed. If you really like onion, add a little more onion. If you don’t like cilantro, leave it out. Just keep adjusting the amounts it until you get the ratios to your liking. Gather the following items: Three to 5 medium tomatoes One small or medium onion Two to 3 jalapeños A handful of...
I just called into a radio station and requested...
I don’t know who I am anymore.
Got-dayum, I complain a lot.
Nothing says Welcome Home like slow Internet and...
I was watching Inception on their big screen, but in order to fully appreciate the surround sound system my parents have, I risk waking them. Scratch that. I ensure waking them. So I’ll watch it tomorrow. With the volume wa-ay up. And it will be glorious.
Nap was only slightly successful.
And, for a pillow, I ended up using a stack of warm towels instead of a hoodie.
Sitting on my floor
Because everything is packed but my parents won’t be here with a moving truck for another 6 hours still. So…I’m on Tumblr, having a mental dance party with my bumping iPod dock next to me. I want to take a nap, but my bed is dismantled and my pillow and blankets and sheets and duvet are all packed. So, I may end up taking a nap on my floor with only a rolled up hoodie for a...
iPhone 5? Yes, please.
These rumors are killing me.
Got kinda good news today.
I’ll know in a few days if it all turns out to actually be good news or just a let-down. Fingers crossed for good news.
My opinion on drugs:
One, drugs that cannot kill someone should not be illegal—ahem, marijuana. Drugs that can kill someone, well, I don’t know if they should be legal or illegal. I guess all recreational drugs could be treated similarly to alcohol: You must be of a legal age to purchase and consume. You cannot drive while under a certain level of influence. And the drugs are heavily taxed. But, two,...
taylosaurus: dontlookback: oh i guess i’m the last one to figure out you can drag a long tag to read all of it Mind=blown What?! How did I not know this?…
Sounds I don't enjoy waking up to
Include: An alarm clock Someone vomiting Someone coughing up a lung Someone stomping up/down the building’s stairs A car horn A vacuum cleaner A smoke alarm A loud clothes washer and/or dryer Some days, I just want to sleep in—not have to be awakened by noises. I just need a sound-proof, dark room for sleep.
Started packing up my shit today.
I move out on Tuesday. I’ll have no problem being all packed by then. I’m having mixed emotions about moving out, though. On one hand, it means I’m moving on with life, to bigger things and the adult world. On the other hand, it means that I’ll see much less of my close friends who will be remaining in the area. Sure, I can drive an hour and a half to visit them, but I...
That state of deprivation though is, of course, the condition that many of those...– Big Brother isn’t watching you, Russell Brand (via wundy)
Went onto the patio during the hailstorm
Aaaaand got hit in my left big toenail by a chunk of ice.