Bon Iver -
Bon Iver's new album, "Bon Iver, Bon Iver" (according to Justin Vernon) is good and online and available for streaming. I'm excited for June 21st, when the album is physically released. This is a pretty silly thing to be looking forward to, seeing as how I have access to it right now. Sortof like how I'm looking forward to my 21st birthday, because I'm wondering what all the hubbub is about alcohol. According to Wikipedia, Bon Iver's name is a play off of the phrase "bon hiver," meaning "good winter."
Good Winter -
The winter of 1998 was a good winter, I bet. I was 6 at the time. I had mastered walking, talking, not involuntarily shitting my pants all the time (although I still made the choice to do so from time to time) and probably reading? Most other concepts, like chemistry and personal hygiene were still faraway frontiers to be conquered later in life, but in the meantime I was taking what I had and making the most of it. I would like to tell you I did awesome kid snow activities, but I know that I didn't. I had pretty unrealistic ideas of what I, a 6 year old kid, could do with a little bit of snow and a whole lot of creativity, because of Calvin & Hobbes.
Calvin & Hobbes -
Young Conor - "Hey Teenage Sean, can I borrow all of the Calvin & Hobbes books you have and obviously cherish? I will bend all the pages, rip a few covers, lose a few books altogether and maybe pee on one."
Teenage Sean - "Excuse me?"
Young Conor - "Can I borrow your Calvin & Hobbes books?"
Teenage Sean - "Oh, yeah. Here they are all. I trust you."
Young Conor - "Ah."
Other Things I've Ruined For Sean -
- Being the best kid in our family
- Classic PC Game "Sam and Max Hit The Road" and at least one Monkey Island game
- His Marriage (Work In Progress [It's Not Too Late For Me, Michelle])
Works In Progress -
- Band Practice's next things
- My conquest of the 2nd floor of my house (I have slept in 3 of the 5 rooms up here, and that's including a bathroom)
- My conquest of your heart (Little by little you will know my love)
- My attempts to make "flaccid" a word you can use about not-penises
- My foray in the world of facial hair
Facial Hair I Admire -
Hugh Jackman, you devil
John Witter's dad, Randy
(Is this weird of me?)
Fiendish Dr. Wu!
Black Dynamite -
I will never find any part of this movie not funny. If you have not seen this movie, please, just tell me. I will drive to your house with it and watch it with you.
My New Job Where I Drive To People's Houses And Deliver Things -
I work at Jimmy John's now. It's actually a pretty cool job, as mah boy Andy Sweeny knows. I feel sortof ridiculous using this term, but it's chill. It's a chill job. Every time I went to a Jimmy John's in the past I always thought "these people don't seem like they totally hate their job," and hey wouldn't you know it, they don't. Jimmy John's hiring signs say "Rockstars Wanted," and that sortof seems to be the overall idea of working at Jimmy John's. Everyone seems to be pretty cool. Which seems odd, considering the fact that there was no selecting process. I walked in and as soon as they verified I was over 18 they hired me. I'm not complaining. Now I have money to go towards musical equipment and rent.
My House -
Oh yeah I'm LIVING IN A HOUSE NEXT YEAR WITH 6 FRIENDS. I am preeeetty excited about that.
Things I'm Pretty Excited About -
R.I.P. Heath Ledger -