I’m caffeinated and excited and unfocused, which means that this entry will be too. LET’S GET THIS STARTED.
Do you all like Cheap Trick? I like them. It’s not like I’ve listened to their albums or anything, but I played the shit out of their greatest hits collection back during the summer of 2007. I saw them back in 2010 at SXSW and they put on a good show.
It’s hard to focus because it’s vacation week! I’m taking a few days off to go home and be with my family and my douchebag little dog. Also, my birthday is this week. I will be 28. I don’t mind turning 28. 27 was a pretty revelatory year for me and I’m appreciative of the lessons and experiences I’ve gleaned from it. But it’s strange to think that I’m so close to 30.
I cut my bangs on Friday. Now that I’m not dying my hair different colors every three months, it’s easy to get bored with my look and I needed something to freshen it up. I saw a picture of Paris Jackson last week and loved her bangs, and decided to cut mine too. (Last year I dyed my hair darker after seeing Frances Cobain’s look. I don’t know why I get inspired by children of legendary musicians who are much younger than me, but whatever.)
THAT WAS A VERY DEEP PARAGRAPH.
I am in a “all the things” mode lately. I want to learn basically everything. I miss the structure and rigors of a college class. Isn’t that weird? I miss college. If I could go back, I’d do something like genetics or biochemistry. If I was born with more brains, I’d do something like astrophysics. I love the idea of complex mathematics; I just don’t have the intellect to do it. Now that my crazy field schedule is over, I’m getting back into guitar and drums. I’ve purchased several drum books over the past several weeks, most of which may or may not be associated with Dave Grohl. Picking up guitar again makes me realize just how lacking my knowledge of music theory is. When can I get the time to learn everything I want?
This weekend, I was flipping through the station when I stumbled upon True Blood. I haven’t been keeping up with that show. I stopped watching it mid-season last year, even though it was an Alexander Skarsgard centric season. I don’t know; it just lost my interest.
It’s always an interesting experience watching it with non-fans. I watched an episode with a friend a couple years back and he thought it was gross. I watched about fifteen minutes with Boyfriend this weekend. I told him I just wanted to watch until I caught a glimpse of Eric; he was accepting and tolerant of this. As I was watching it, I couldn’t help being hyper-aware of how cheesy it looked. “This was a good show,” I said as Eric and Bill revealed their fangs, started hissing at each other, and flew the air.
I changed the channel since Eric wasn’t even shirtless so it was a waste of time to watch I was behind on the story lines.
Okay, I’ve rambled enough. Hope you all have a safe and Happy Fourth of July!