November is here, which means less than a month until December, the greatest month of all time. I love the period from Thanksgiving until early January! The holiday season, lots of free time, Belgium, reading, amazing movies…I can’t wait.
So I’ve noticed a few things that annoy me over the last few days. I hate the printed bus schedules at every bus stop, because they’re NEVER right and it just gets your hopes up. I also hate how every time I sit down on the bus hoping a hot girl will sit next to me I get the fat smelly kid before there’s even a shot at it. It’s even worse when that fat smelly kid begins eating a sandwich in front of you. I also hate people who have conversations loud enough for the whole bus to listen in, because I really don’t care how many guys you’ve tricked into actually sleeping with you. Ok, maybe a little, but I have homework I should be focusing on! One of my biggest pet peeves, however, is when people pull the “Request Stop” cord more than four miles away from the actual stop. What’s the point of that? There’s not reason to pull the cord ever on my route, because there’s only three stops and he always stops at each one. Plus, whenever you pull the cord it makes the time disappear at the front of the bus, and that’s just annoying. People on the bus bother me so much that I’ve continued my ritual of putting in my earphones so that no one will talk to me…and I don’t even have my iPod with me.
Speaking of which, I sent Gandalf the White in for some refurbishing. I hope to get him a sweet new cane, some more stamina and bleach his robes so that he impresses the ladies. If they can’t fix him, however, I’ll just have to settle for one of the sweet new iPods that plays video and has a screen that is the size of my face. Either way I’m excited…it’s just going to be hard waiting another two weeks before I can listen to music at school. I miss my Ryan Adams, Ben Folds, Death Cab, Radiohead, Sigur Ros and Fall Out Boy! Seriously, I don’t know why I have a 40 GB iPod when I only really listen to 1 GB of music on it. Whatever, size matters and my 39 unused GB impress the ladies. I can’t believe I just went there. Even I feel like throwing up.
I just got my ticket to Michelle’s wedding in the mail! There was only one ticket, so I don’t know if we’ll be able to bring any guests. That’s sad, but at least I’ll get to go. We all have to go buy her something, btw. Also, I just got the new issue of Wired and it has a huge section on King Kong. I haven’t read it yet, but I’m excited. I really need to catch up on all of the production diaries. I’ve seen all of them through January…but that’s like 10 months of Kong that I’m missing out on.
I’ve actually started watching movies again, which is fun. Who needs to do work, anyway? I saw Proof last night, which was awesome! I put it on to check the quality and ended up watching it all the way through. The four main actors were all outstanding, but Gwyneth Paltrow really stole the movie. She’s never been even close to this good. She was playing a character much younger than she actually is, but it was so believable. Jake Gyllenhall was also great, and noticeably buffer in preparation for his role in Jarhead…which I can’t wait to see tomorrow! I think it’s going to be one of my favorite movies of the fall, just from the preview. I also want to see Capote this weekend, because it’s playing in select Austin theaters. I also downloaded Cinderella Man and Revenge of the Sith, which I hope to watch this weekend.
I doubt I’ll have time for much besides Jarhead, however, because I have two tests next week. Not a huge deal, but I need a good grade in one of the classes. Plus, I really should catch up on my other work this weekend. I also need to find time to finish Atlas Shrugged.
The O.C. comes on tonight, which is glorious. I don’t think I’m going to watch it live, however. I want to do some studying, and then download it this evening when I’m in the library. This way I can feel productive and then watch it later without commercials. I’ve discovered that the library is really the only place that I can study without being distracted, so I’ve started going there 3-4 times a week. I don’t know why I’m telling you that, but I have nothing else to write about so it’s staying.
Death Cab this weekend!! I’m totally stoked, because I’ve never seen them before! Also, on Audioscrobler (this plugin for iTunes that records what you listen to) it says I’ve played Death Cab 1200 times since February 25, 2005. That’s almost 300 times more than the next artist, Radiohead. I’ve only listened to 6313 tracks on my computer since that date, so nearly every fifth song I play is Death Cab. This is starting to sound like Anthony Hopkins’ mathematical work in Proof. Let X equal my love for Death Cab for Cutie. I like Death Cab for Cutie. As I listen to Death Cab my happiness approaches infinity. As infinity approaches happiness it sees Death Cab. I’m crazy.
So the Astros lost the World Series. It was sad, but I’m over it. Even though we didn’t win we had one of the best comebacks in the history of the sport, and that’s really awesome. Plus, our team is not going to change much over the next year, which could mean another trip to the Series! In the meantime UT is going to dominate in every sport known to man. UT Football seems unstoppable, with Vince Young in the lead for the Heisman trophy, and UT basketball starts soon with a preseason ranking of #3. Baseball and swimming are defending champs, and in softball we have the best female athlete in the universe (Kat Osterman). And because I go to the same school as these people, I am somehow a cooler person.
Speaking of cool people, Joanna asked out one of her TAs from last year…and he said yes! She’s pretty much the most baller person in the world, and deserves at least 100 Damn-Damns. Leahanne also gets 15 Damn-Damns for finally updating her website, and Brandon gets 6 for losing in “Never Have I Ever”. Jose also gets 20 Damn-Damns for getting on the news today! He’s helping out with the Habitat for Humanity campout this week, and he’s been there longer than anyone else. I went by and saw his shelter today, and it’s pretty sweet. If I’m ever homeless, I’ll be getting him to design my box. He also was able to collect over $30 (and my AMEX) in donations today. Needless to say, my friends are all badasses, and I feel like my life is insignificant.
So Aaron, Veronica, Armando, Joanna, Steph and William (anyone else?) are going camping tomorrow, which should be awesome. After proposing the event, I was a loser and backed out because “I want to succeed in life” Ryan took over and told me to study for my ethics test. They need to do the following things while they are there, however:
Take loads of pictures
Light something on fire
Race to the top
Find an awesome place that we can camp next time when I go too!
Lay on your backs, look up at the stars and wonder if anyone is doing the exact same thing at the exact same moment…
Take a moment to realize how amazing Ben Affleck is.
Listen to Ryan Adams on the way over there.
Take more pictures.
Ok, well I’ll leave ya’ll with that. Hook ‘em horns, go Miami, fuck USC. Get some! Uwrah.