Saturday, January 24, 2009

Social Distortion

Yeah, they're old. But dang'd if I don't love 'em.

I was in a mood to listen to Ball And Chain today and kept listening to them. They're just the right level of depressing for me right now.


"Times are hard, getting harder. I'm born to lose and destined to fail."

"Life goes by so fast. You only want to do what you think is right. You close your eyes and it's passed..."

"But the day may come when you've got something to lose. And just when you think you're done paying dues, you say to yourself Dear God, what have I done, and hope it's not too late, 'cause tomorrow may never come..."

I'm broke. I'm stressed. I can't take time off work because I let my hours slack last quarter, so now I have to get at least 32 hours per week. With school Mon-Fri and work Thurs-Sun, I never have a day off.

I don't have time to decompress before going to bed after work, because I have to be up the next morning. And I can't sleep between class and work because that's the only time I can spend time with my wife.

I know, I know...everyone goes through these tough bits. And you can get through them. I just needed to vent and I haven't been on here in a while.

I need a good outlet. Playing loudly is a good one, but I can only really do that once a week. Stupid work...

That is all...I suppose.

Friday, January 16, 2009


why don't I feel like blogging?

Monday, January 5, 2009


I'm just over 10 hours into a 12 hour shift. I finished a 2-liter of Mountain Dew in about 7 hours. That works out to just over 300mg of caffeine. I'm twitching.

thePatrick showed me a site today. Parry Gripp Song Of The Week. He posts 2 songs per week (some are remixes of each other). They're awesome. Highlights include Theme From Bunny Robot, Theme From A Wiener Dog Riding A Skateboard, and Up Butt Coconut. And I'm not even halfway through. Mr. Gripp (who also happens to be the singer for Nerf Herder) has been doing this since 1/1/08. I tip my hat to you, sir.

It's inspired my New Year's resolution. Ok, so Mike TV's advice helped a bit too... Write more songs. The goal is one a week. No matter how silly, lame, or absurd. I have a habit of starting songs and never finishing them. So I'm going to force myself to, rather than continually trying to improve them. Just say, ok, that one is done.

1 per week. Silliness. I'll even try and record some on my lappy probably.

Ok, so that's it.

Um...Caffeine is whoa. Or woah? I dunno...ask Keanu.

That is all.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Because I'm bored and you can't do anything about it...'s another lyric quiz for y'all.

You should remember the rules from last time. If not, check the archives.

Ready, go!


1. Danny says that he got caught up in all the talk of how it used to be

2. Something that I felt today, something that I heard

3. Hey porter, hey porter, would you tell me the time?

4. In my silence I would love to forget, but restitution hasn't come quite yet

5. Hello, my name is Vern and I just moved out west. Why I left my hometown is anybody's guess

6. Holy cow I think I got one here, now just what am I supposed to do?

7. For today we will take their body parts and put them on the wall...

8. Your eyes shine bright like a Jesus nightlight

9. Fifteen, I'm strung out once again and kicked out

10. I've heard it all before, could hear it all a thousand times more

11. The call to arms was never true, time to imbibe here's to you

12. I'm missing your bed, I never sleep

13. At the end of that May the world seemed to shine

14. There are things you should know, the distance between us seems to grow

15. And we'll float to the end where the oceans do bends and we'll fly away

16. I would hire the A-Team and I'd crash the General Lee

17. All aboard hit the road all the bullshit can't be ignored

18. Hold on before you break me, give me one more chance

19. {spoiler lyrics here, so I'll skip to the second line} Pretentious attention, dismissive apprehension

20. Black and white are all I see in my infancy

21. I'm always thinking of you, you're never thinking of me

22. Pictures of you, oh they're still on my mind

23. Well clowns are neat oh clowns are fun clowns are loved by everyone

24. Won't make the bed up straight, I always stay out late

25. I was never cool in school, I'm sure you don't remember me

Yet another blog stolen from thePatrick.

So, I liked thePatrick's condensement of 2008. So I'm going to do the same thing.

January: Hey, she's pretty cute...

February: First actual birthday in recent memory, 10 lbs of Sour Patch Kids, got the girl. (strange that the shortest month was also the fullest)

March: Thanks for the amp, Alan!

April: BenFoldsBenFoldsBenFoldsBenFoldsBenFolds!!!

May: So that's the ring you want, huh?

June: She said yes!

July: Ephing fireworks...

August: Yakima is a hole.

September: Wow, I get more for eduacation benefits than I thought...sorry, thePatrick...

October: All my Church-ness fully reinstated.

November: Wedd'd.

December: Aww...first Christmas together :)

So that's pretty much it. 2008 basically revolved around Catherine. Here's to 2009 being just as rad!

That is all.