the only people who ever call me pretty are either old or online
old ladies ALWAYS tell me i’m handsome. i think it might be the hats that i wear, but ever since i was a lad, the elderly crowd just found me irresistible for some reason. didn’t have as much luck with girls my age, but hide your grandmas…
twitter. lol. it sounds dopey, but i feel that as the century develops, we’re getting to understand that a person’s online persona is who they really are. you want to see what they do, you go to their Twitter. you want to see what they’re into, you go to their blog. and Twitter’s great because it allows you to eavesdrop and see how intelligent they are, how funny they are, if they’re communist hippies, if they know how to compose sentences properly, so i think it’s a good way to gather intel and see if you like this person.
24. Opinion on cheating
regarding school? i confess, i have no moral compass. i never studied, i never WORKED to understand something, i cheated on probably every test i took in high school. i would write down math formulas or definitions in gum wrappers, put the gum back in them, then during the test i’d casually pull out a stick of gum and leave the wrapper on the table. i did this so that i could do well on tests, not because i gave a shit about my performance, but because i needed to pass those tests in order to pass the class and get away with never doing homework. i’m horrible. in regards to relationships, i was never a possessive person, i never felt people should own each other, but if you’re in a relationship in which you’re like “yeah dude, we’re only fucking each other, deal?” then you shouldn’t break that commitment.
27. First ten songs to play on your shuffle
i just spent the last 20 minutes looking for my MP3 player. let’s see here: Calling -Tiger Army Swagger - Flogging Molly Choo Choo Ch’boogie - Louis Jordan Citronella - Aesop Rock Toes - LIGHTS Fashionably Modest -Atmosphere One Beer - MF DOOM Left Behind - Slipknot The Lost Souls -AFI Bombshell - Operation Ivy i don’t know what this list says about me.
this is such a hard one to answer. i’m a guy who’s deeply in love with words and endlessly impressed by the writings of others, so the answer to this changes every month. the phrase or quote that i try to live by (as i’ve mentioned in previous posts, 1 & 2 ) is “Never Die” to me it means “defy mortality!” or “create! get to work and make something that will live on and make you worth remembering!” i don’t know if that’s what Nick13 of Tiger Army meant by it, but i interpreted it as such. it helps me nod my head in acceptance of my eventual death and yet encourages me to build and to LIVE with the life i’ve got. there’s also a million quotes by Slug of Atmosphere i could quote here, 6 years of lines from Mad Men, and some bits that Christian Bale yelled in his infamous rant "oh goood for youuuu!"
22. Lyrics to your favorite song
golly, there’s no way i could ever narrow this down. i don’t even know what my favorite song is. i’ve been listening to The Bravery a lot lately, and this one part of the song “Give In” keeps playing again and again in my head- "nothing happens and everything has changed. all i want is everything to stay the same” again, i don’t know if i’m reading into it too much, but i took it as that realization that comes along every so often where you wonder “what happened? why don’t i have any of the friends i had 4 years ago? where did the time go? where am i going? what am i doing?” i got the same message from “Fistful of Sand” which i think is about holding on to someone who’s fallen out of love with you, but i remember listening to that song when i was homesick once, and feeling like every time i went back to the old neighborhoods, they more and more different, less and less like the home i remembered, so i felt like i was holding onto it with “red hands and white knuckles” and it was de-materializing, and that i had to accept it. these aren’t my favorite songs, mind you. The Bravery isn’t even my favorite band, but i can quote them ad infinitum, but that’s all i could think of right now.
i don’t know when that last happened, but i recently watched some Aziz Ansari specials on Netflix and they were a gas! none of them were tear-jerkers, but some of the jokes were funny enough to actually cause me to laugh out loud. not in the way that we write LOL” when we’re barely even smiling. i mean some real, actual laughter was expressed,
14. Craziest thing you’ve ever done
i used to ride my bike down this hill at LaFayette Park when i was in like, 2nd grade. it probably wasn’t all that steep , and i’m sure i wasn’t going down as fast as i remember it, but i used to think i was Evil Knievel or something going down that hill. then i fell, skinned my knee something fierce, and retired from my career as an Xtreme Sports Daredevil
17. Last awkward situation you were in
i think there have been momentary awkward instances in which i’m telling a joke, and the setup isn’t worth the punchline, or the joke goes over peoples’ heads, but i don’t really get into awkward situations. i think it’s good to learn to navigate through these conversational obstacles and minimize awkwardness. last week we had a potentially awkward situation (an observer watching us) at work, and rather than acting like soul-less robots, i tried to be inclusive, act comfortable, made her laugh, and this created a more relaxed environment throughout the day. kill awkwardness before it happens, friends! and speaking of which, check out this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug7ukwNsxqY&noredirect=1