Archive for December 2008
Practice makes perfect, they say.
And I’ve followed you around
I’ve seen you all over town
I’ve got a laundry list telling me why
It all goes to prove I was right
– “Carry On” by Bayside
Poor, little fella. The good news is he’s doing all right now. The bad news was he had [name of sickness thing that hopefully Tara will know because I’m currently drawing a blank], which, despite myself never having experienced, is not a fun time. Lots of vomiting, lots of unpleasantness, lots of sad puppy eyes. He had to stay at the animal hospital for two nights, but it was for the better as he got the right care and attention. He just needs to watch what he eats…an objective not easily achieved as Chewy will eat just about anything within a lick’s length.
Sleep, she comes to steal the ones who
Fill their glass and leave the rest
Whose teeth get brushed, who eat enough
And who know how to treat their friends
– “Plea for a Good Night’s Rest” by Devon Sproule
That final panel represents my car’s engine light going off. Yup, I’m totally
Maybe the sun will shine today
The clouds will blow away
Maybe I won’t feel so afraid
I will try to understand
– “Either Way” by Wilco
I’m sure we’ve all been here in this moment at some point or another.
Also, anyone wanna guess what I spent the remainder of my drive back staring at? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?
How many times can I break til I shatter
Over the line, can’t define what I’m after
I always turn the car around
Give me a break, let me make my own pattern
– “Shattered” by O.A.R.
Ah, the return of the great chibi Paul! Between Tara and I, this day was jokingly referred to as the Day of Reckoning. It marks the first time in all my multitudinous relationships that I’ve ever had to do such a thing. You know, have a sitdown with the girlfriend’s father and explain what our relationship is about. Guess I’m an adult now though. Anyways, I had all the symptoms of a nervous soul/creepy neighbor hiding in a van: sweaty palms, uneasy giggle, shifty eyes, flushed face, and so on. But we got through it, for better or for worse.
And then it was time to exchange Christmas gifts:
Er, my bad. Also, this might be a bit funnier now that you have the above information. Tears make the holiday, right? 😛
Speak to me, when all you got to keep is strong
Move along, move along like I know you do
And even when your hope is gone
Move along, move along just to make it through
– “Move Along” by The All-American Rejects
…it was more along the line of “Long live our sacred Germany!” Which, of course, means something completely different than the movie’s version. Regardless, even if you can’t stand American actors passing off as Nazis, Valkyrie is definitely worth a watch. It won’t surprise you, but it’s not meant to.
Passed down by the hands of the wise
And what they showed me was broke
Kicked out by the brute of the bunch
I never wanted a show
– “The Rest of My Life” by The Early November