last thursday i turned 24. it didn’t really hit me until now, but i’m almost a quarter of a century old. WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE?! i don’t know, but i know it involves books, gross amounts of money, a volvo and scarves. we probably won’t get results for a few years still, but - gross amounts of money excluded - it sounds like a recipe for something amazing. and i hope to be at least on the first step by the time i’m 25.
which leads me to the point (?) of this entry: my blog has a new redefined purpose. instead of reblogged photos of dogs and horses from allcreatures i will have content AND reblogged photos of dogs and horses from allcreatures. for real, i would like you, er, readers to share this otherwise socially un-accepted year - 24 - with me! what do you have to look forward to? lots!:
+ trying out things i vowed i’d never try again! (music, movies, books, etc.)
+ excruciating detailed updates of my job search!
+ excruciating detailed updates of my MA thesis!
+my travails of getting in an MLIS program!
+ my ever growing list of people i think are punk rock! written down for the first time! told to someone other than dan!
+ and much, much more!
i’m serious. 24 is totally depressing when you think about it. i want to make it less depressing and possibly the best year ever. and it’s all going to be recorded here for your viewing pleasure!
to like the 4 people who actually follow this thing, start to follow ali. she’s amazing. so much smarter than me and way more clever to boot. and, for the record i like the picture the MOST when its our dog (otis) in the pictures… and i think you’ll all agree with me. he is the f**king greatest.
and the session got cancelled for the day which is a total bummer. instead, i’ll be headed there bright and early tomorrow. i’m looking foreword to it for sure. i always love being in the studio. knowing that your moment of creativity can be commited to tape is something thats pretty special. and if it sounds good - as it will in this particular studio - than that is even better. anyway, i’m just kinda bummed that we didn’t start tonight. i was looking foreword to it. i’ll keep posts coming in the enxt couple of days. possibly with some pictures! keep an eye on my twitter, or on the band’s.
and i’m exhausted to begin with. i’m sorry, stuart, but i’m so beat, i dont think i can make it through “stars of track and field”… i may skip to “me & the major” and then to the next album after that. but i can’t skip “me & the major” because its my favorite B&S song. so good. when the harmonica hits his lips its so good. yeah. i’m a little on the sleepy side… what of it?
i have tried very unsuccessfully since dan and i started dating to get him to watch horror films. he always seems to have an excuse: “they have terrible dialogue” (true); “i don’t like the story”; “you NEVER watch what I want to watch”; etc., etc. i have always suspected he was just too totally creeped out to watch them. when we have watched them together he always manages to make light of the situation. i mean, it’s not hard to find the ridiculous aspects of a horror film… i get furious when he does this because it really detracts from the potential to feel terror. everything from vampires to werewolves to zombies are subject to his nit-picking and ridicule. he just refuses to actually be a participant in the story that’s unfolding in the film. it’s because he KNOWS he’ll actually get scared of something completely irrational, like, say a zombie.
he rolls his eyes when i tell him i was scared to go into the garage because i thought a zombie would jump out at me.
or that every time i drive home at night i am convinced i’ll see some sort of nightmarish beast in the woods.
or that time i thought someone was knocking on the door and then there was no one there but i was still freaked out because i had seen some vultures in the trees at the foot of my driveway earlier and were convinced they were an omen and stood outside my house until he got there… but i’m getting off track here.
basically, i figured he was too mr. cool guy to actually watch a horror film and get scared. i have 28 days later to thank for the change in his behavior. after watching it last night, i received this little gem of a text message in the morning:
Maxwell, Dan: Also last night leaving your house in the pitch black in that utter silence after watching that movie i was TOTALLY spooked haha i ran a little bit to my car haha.