Thursday, March 31, 2011

my thoughts on the world part deux.

i really can't and won't accept people who still think a thumbs up is acceptable.  for anything. i also don't trust those who repeatidly swear by camus, wilde, salinger, orwell, etc.  come up with your own shit already. i'm still trying to figure out why the first question we ask our girlfriends about a potential new manfriend is "what does he do?" so shallow, yet, its usually the first question i ask.  i'm completely over the whole "taking a picture of yourself why looking in the mirror but not- with my iphone."  wait, is that my profile picture on facebook?  oh, and stop with the "i know LA or NYC like the back of my hand" who the hell wants to admit that they know a whole city like the back of their hand? maybe take up knitting.  as if you didn't know- any guy that takes longer to get ready than you do is gay. valium makes the world go 'round.  it'd be great if people would stop acting as if i am trying to recreate WWI when i light up a cigarette.  i get it, nooone likes the smell if they arent a smoker.  however, move the f away from me if it bothers you so much.  i'd like to smack every person that wants to start a social networking war, i don't even care if it doesn't involve me- it's stupid if you are trying to fight via a keyboard.  everyone is a little label whore so don't try and deny it, and most people who have tattoos don't REALLY have a meaning behind them so don't bother asking.  Noone likes seeing "K" back as a response, therefor, if you see that- it means that person doesn't like you.  My favorite sports teams are based off what the players look like.  right now, i admire the miami heat for dwayne wayde.  if he relocates, so will my favorite basketball team. 
ps- team big.

Monday, March 28, 2011

I'll show you mine if you show me yours

More or less when you hit a certain age, one feels it necessary to create a fictional "bucket list."  I haven't figured it out if its to make one feel better, or to scare the shit out of you even more considering this list usually means you are near death very, very, soon.  Regardless, I decided to 'make' a bucket list.  I scratched down a few things I'd like to do before I die while watching "I Survived" last night (fitting).  When i reread my list, it turned more into a "things I'd change about America" more than things I want to do.  Anyway, I'm still going to roll with it:

-travel the world in entirety (or better yet, afford to)

-be able to drink all the red wine i want without having purp mouth

- be ambidextrous

-to have really gotten the chance to playfully assault Mike Ness that one time I decided to jump on stage after a show to "catch him" (long story).

-speak Italian

-understand Spanish.


-to meet Uncle Jack

-just adopted a kitten already, so I could name him Lloyd Banks

-had no problem openly blasting Metallica on my 7am commute to work, instead of shying away and lowering the volume when stopped in traffic

-could tell you what i really think about you.  yes, you.

-finally understand why asians take so many pictures

-didn't rely so much on technology.  especially for keeping in touch.

-write off anyone i know who uses "LOL."  ew.

-overcome my shallowness when it comes to those who insist on wearing running shoes in everyday attire.  if you're not going for a run- PUT AWAY THE NIKES.

-realized the truth that I am just too selfish for children.  and unfortunately the thought of stretch marks is frightening.

-wonders why jeopardy hasn't updated their look yet??

-could stop obsessing over my teeth.

-had a pet owl.

-wishes that every seat on an airplane could be a window seat.

-wishes everyone could wash their hands in the bathroom

-if you really could find "true love" in a crowded bar.  yeah ok

-and finally, a small list of things i want to go away: rosie odonnel, crocs, people who think its okay to consistently do the "kissy" face in pictures, those who wear eyeshadow to match their outfits, celebrity weddings, my gray hair(s), parents who name their children seasons and/or foods, tax on clothings, and mariah carey.

Friday, March 18, 2011

feed your eyes.

Just recently I ran across the problem of finishing a book, and not having another one to start.  It's an awful feeling, you know, when you're about to finish a great book and you don't want it to end so you actually notice yourself TAKING YOUR TIME to finish it...yeah, been there done that.  With that in mind, I've acquired a little list of some books that I adore and love reading again and again.  Some are my own, others were graciously lent to me by friends:

  • American Psycho.
I started reading Bret Easton Ellis when I was 17, talk about growing up fast.  This book scared the shit out of me but like a car crash, I couldn't turn away.  Ellis is now one of my favorites of all time.  His sick & twisted schizophrenic mind somewhat appeals to me.
  • The Bell Jar
Who doesn't love Sylvia Plath?  This book is a semi autobiographical tale with names and places changed.  It's kind of depressing to read how this great American author and poet felt but hey, that's life.  Definetly in my top 5.
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The plot takes place in Prague, 1968.  Beautifully written story of artistic and intellectual life during the Communist Period.  Love Love Love.
  • Life, by Keith Richards
I frekin' love The Rolling Stones so of course this was going to make the list.  'Nuff said.

  • The Rules of Attraction
And of course another one of Ellis's would make the list because he is the greatest!  Sex, drugs, lies, etc. etc., every American's guilty pleasure.
  • Just Kids
Okay so I 'll end with this one, now, this is a story about Patti Smith and artist Robert Mapplethorpe.  I was really excited to dig into this book and learn about their twisted love affair // struggle to make it as 'artists' in NYC.  I have to admit, although that premise is right up my alley, Patti annoyed the hell out of me! I'm not going to say why exactly because that will ruin it, so go out and buy it, tell me your thoughts so hopefully someone can change my mind on her!