Monday, September 29, 2008

'Nothing worse than seeing your kid put in hearse': Actual CNN headline. Apart from being the most self-evident, least needing-of-a-newstory phrase in the history of the world (really, try to think of one), it also contains the most distasteful rhyming couplet ever invented. Hey CNN, at least FOXNews is kind of aware of what a joke they are.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

I Wish This Was Real



(It could be if some hacker could pull himself away from Worlds of Warcraft)

BACONSALT

I logged on to the computer at work, and somebody today visted the BACONSALT homepage. Say what you will about the internet...wait, don't say what you will. The internet is awesome.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Prodigal Daughter

I’ve been gone for a spell. And I’ve missed you all a ton. I miss Oregon, I miss my friends, and I miss the things we used to do. I just got all nostalgic.

Driving to the beach; defying death in the van; climbing the roof of Jesuit; Polish pancakes; Harry Potter parties and Quiddich; capture the flag; concerts in Portland; scavenger hunts; the Roxy…

Sad though that I feel I can’t get all that back. Great memories, though. I hope everyone is superbly happy!

I can’t wait for the winter holiday. I’ll be home and hopefully you will be, too. (You being all of you). Will you be?

PS Last night at Jazz in the Park, I met my Latin Lover. Every girl needs one. Fact.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Mind Blown.

I saw the Eagles in concert last night. Holy shit can those guys still rock 30 years later. They played a 3 hour and 15-minute long set. Desperado and Take it Easy were the encore songs. Long Road Out of Eden is a damn good one off of their new album. There were more Packers jerseys than Eagles shirts in the audience.

And Hotel California's guitar solo live (double neck guitar!!) is probably the greatest concert moment ever. Actually, the whole song complete with horn intro. Fucking chilling.

Yeah just thought I'd brag. Let's hear it for major concerts scheduled the same time as major football games in the Midwest!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Hey all

Long time no internet postage.

I remember back after freshman year, Scott was talking about how the Gravy and Maggie's and Cynda's blogs were some of the first things he checked when he got on the internet. I can relate, because that's exactly what I continue to do. Pretty much every time I get online, I go through the same compulsive routine: Email check, Facebook check, Gravy check, Maggie check, Cynda check, Ben check, Doug check (no real reason to the order, that's just the way it first got set, I guess). Anyway, how's life, kids? I know that senior year is probably leaving everybody incredibly busy and focusing on making the most of the time they have left with the folks in their college lives.

I begin really missing Oregon this time of year. For the first bit of school, I'm a little disoriented, because I'm only there 1.4 days (max) before classes start, so it's kind of a shocking immersion into something I haven't experienced for 3 months. Then I'm desperately trying to get into the groove of school, and now as I've given up on getting into the school groove (oh, it always ends like this), I wind up being connected enough with myself to realize that my longing for the hilly Oregon expanse of conifers, memories of Jesuit community, family, culture, and nature never really goes away. Haha, dang. It took me for a loop last year when I wasn't sure I wanted to be home, because the faith life I experienced there seemed so lifeless, so NOT what I came to love at school, and so I felt pretty lousy at either place. But now, even looking toward maybe seeing another Oregon Fall in the not-too-distant future makes me feel excited to be both at school AND to come home. It's strange how realizing how you really feel if it's been bothering you for a while can all of a sudden change your reactions to everything.

Aaanyway, I probably ought to devote an hour (give or take 45 minutes, most likely take) to some studying and general homeworking. Sorry for the strange blogging that probably merits to be put on a personal blog or something more along those lines. And A, I don't want to obscure the deepness of your thought. But I just wanted to let you all know that you're missed, despite however lousy at communicating or picking up the phone or any of those things I may do when I have the opportunity to be reminded why high school was such a monumental 4-year period in my life (youse guys). I look forward to seeing you guys again sometime relatively soon.

Sunday, September 14, 2008