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There’s a 94% chance that if you yourself don’t love the rain that I don’t love you at all.
Tonight I’m gonna have myself a real good time
I feel alive and the world I’m turning inside out
I’m floating around in ecstasy
So don’t stop me now, don’t stop me
Cause I’m having a good time, having a good time
- “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen
Okay, you caught me…I don’t actually own a mini-cactus, but if I did I’d totally place it next to my alarm clock to create these funny Full House-like situations (this is something Uncle Joey would totally do and you know it).
But yeah, somehow I’ve been oversleeping normal alarm clock and my cell phone alarm, which most people would compare to the sound of seven fire trucks all converging towards the same burning building. Huh, go figure. So, this works…for now, despite those rare mornings where I really have no idea where I am.
Also, feel free to correct my Spanish. I did what I could with it…
QUESTION OF THE DAY: How many alarms does it take to get a hobbit out of bed?
Does the couch pull out?
Are you kissed goodnight?
How is Memphis tonight?
I don’t believe that everybody’s lonely underneath it all.
- “I’m Winning the Race” by Inkwell
So, back in early November 2008 I received a jury duty summons for the dates of December 23 and December 24. This put me in a big slump because it meant I could do little as to planning how I’d like to spend my holidays and such. Still, everyone assured me that there would be no way in Mordor that a trial would actual be set for the holiday week. I shrugged and said I had to wait until the 22nd to call in and see what was what.
As you can see, the call went in my favor. No jury duty…for ANYONE. The courthouse shut down for the remainder of December. I’m pretty sure they knew they’d do this for some time so why make everyone wait until the last minute possible to alert them. Gah. The system makes no sense to me.
Until next time, jury duty. Until next time.
And we could pretend it all the time
Can’t you see that it’s just raining
Ain’t no need to go outside
- “Banana Pancakes” by Jack Johnson
Of all the months in 2008, none got to me more than December. The laundry list of worries seemed to go on for miles, and no matter how hard I tried not to think about them they still kept me up at night. Still, I got through, I survived like those people on Survivor: by eating rats and forming unethical alliances. Er, not really. But I made it, and that’s actually saying a lot. I just hope I never see another December 2008 again…
Did you see the sky
I think it means that we’ve been lost
Maybe one less time is all we need
I can’t really help it if my tongue’s all tied in knots
- “Follow You Down” by Gin Blossoms
This comic will make a lot more sense if I sell the story it’s drawn around. But don’t hold your collective breaths, people. The publishing business is slower than [fill in your own words], and that means waiting, waiting, and waiting. Either way, let me get lost. It’s kinda fun sometimes.
You said meet me at a quarter to twelve
And I’m standing in the corner
Wishing you were here in my arms
Fare thee well, my old friends
Fare thee well
- “Starlite Diner” by Ryan Adams
I’m still not sure why crazy ol’ Al the maintenance man had this done. For firewood? Sadistic tendencies? Airing out the twig and pinecones? To usher in a new age a la Saruman and wreak havoc across Essex County, New Jersey? Who knows. I’ll toss my vote down that the economy is to blame…because it seems you can’t really go wrong with such a statement nowadays. Times are tough, branches must be cut, and Mother Nature cries a little louder at night.
Tonight we ride, right or wrong
Tonight we sail, on a radio song
Rescue me, should I go down
If I stay too long in Trouble Town
- “You Wreck Me” by Tom Petty
If you’ve ever wondered where I get those strange story ideas of mine, this should give ya clue…
Well, she don’t care too much for vegetables
And she hates rude American men
Questions if I’m balding and I deny
And she laughs and she laughs with her friends
- “Getting By” by The Rentals
Okay, so I’m going to come clean. I’ve gotten a lot more political in the last few months than I ever was during the entire three years I spent studying journalism at college. Still, I’ve had my mind made up for awhile now, and these debates seem to only lead to my confusion and befuddlement about the opposite podium’s perspective. I mean…some of the responses and facial ticks just make me want to scream the hair right off of my head.
So show me something we haven’t heard yet
But I’m not convinced and your hopeless songs won’t stick
But I, I’ll sing you something you won’t forget
For the first time I know this is now who I am
- “Season” by The Academy Is
Yup, one year from now, I know exactly what not to do before going to bed…
Since this place is becoming one big wasteland of sad things, I’m going to show you all a picture. Now, this is certainly not the most amazing photo this side of the Hudson, but it is, at the moment, my new favorite thing. Heck, I even made it my Facebook profile pic and I rarely change those thingies around. Just goes to show. Anyways, a little backstory: Tara and I were hanging out on her back porch, enjoying the warm weather and fooling around with the Photobooth application. I said to Tara, “Okay, now let’s make angry faces.” Then, if memory serves me right, she said, “All right.” As in, yes, I too will make an angry face (this will be clear in a moment). THREE…TWO…ONE…click: