Hello loyal readers (what few of you still exist, as I seem to take too long between updates, although the upside to this lackadaisical approach is that I still have material that is two years old, even after doing this blog for over two and a half years)!
I hope you have all been well. I have had some bouts of self-defeatism, followed up with delusions of adequacy and at times a fleeting feeling of awesome. At least I’ve gotten some bicycle-riding in there somewhere. Let me just say that as someone from a very hilly neighborhood where my house was at the bottom of every hill, it is amazing living in a flat area where I can bicycle for seven miles and not really break a sweat. I’m loving it, and am relieved that we won’t have to move out in July, because we’ve found a friend to move in come July 1st. Now if I could just find a better (and better-paying) job so that I can afford to live here while also eating and drinking…
None of that has anything to do with this week’s installment, which found me saying NOTHING exciting about one of my favorite bands. It did, however, show my affinity for bragging about my record collection. It also kind of makes me want to listen to some Guided By Voices right now (I’m currently listening to a record by The Seldom Scene from 1974 that I bought used on Record Store Day because the used records were within my budget, whereas most of the RSD Exclusive titles were too rich for my lack of money ($9.99 for a 7″ record with 2 songs, one of which isn’t even new is highway robbery and complete bullshit). I will be writing an essay about the frustrating paradox that is Record Store Day sometime soon and will post a link on here for it).
Anyhow, I really did think her username was cool. Even if I wasn’t that into her. I just always assume that when you pick a username like that, you expect to net nerdy guys, so you must like nerdy guys, so when a nerdy guy emails you, maybe you should write him back, because you are total nerd-bait. If you don’t like nerds, make a username that implies a lack of respect for grammar or originality (ie, Kewpid4U, BabyGirl4Luv, etc.). Also, it’s come to my attention that I’m not a bad looking guy. So, whatever. Please note that this is the second-to-last letter that I previously copied and pasted into my master file. But don’t worry, I have PLENTY more to go through in the coming weeks. Rest assured I still have plenty of material (including the longer piece that I keep meaning to post on Valentine’s Day, but have since managed to screw up and let three of them slip by without posting it).
So now I give you this. Enjoy!
nice usernameSent to smotheredinpugs Apr 12, 2010 – 9:58pm 5% Enemy 88% Friend 95% Match
Just had to drop a line to say you have one of the better usernames on this thing. I just had Guided By Voices week in my mind last week, where I basically downloaded weird random rarities I didn’t already own, and ripped the rest from the CDs I have. Something like 111 albums/EPs/compilations, etc…
this week I’m on a bit of a Morning Benders kick, though I saw the Wedding Present last night (I hadn’t seen them in maybe 12 years) and will probably listen to them a lot this week.