Saturday, October 29, 2005

Thank you to Kate for her highly entertaining conversations on her blog. Inspired by her, I give you:

Conversations with a 5-year old

Amelia: Uncle Troy, how come you're not married?

*long uncomfortable pause as I try and come up with an answer to satisfy us both*

uncle tr0y: Well... Do you know why your mommy and daddy got married?

Amelia: Yes--to have children.

uncle tr0y: Yeah there's that. But anything else?

Amelia: I don't think so.

uncle tr0y: Do you know how mommy and daddy feel about each other?

Amelia: *long pause while she's thinking* They love each other? (posed as a question as she looks up at me making sure she's right)

uncle tr0y: That's right! And Uncle Troy isn't married because he hasn't found someone that he loves yet.

*At this point, Amelia seems satisfied with our discussion and nods her head. Her younger sister, Ariana, walks over to me and points her finger in my face*

Ariana: Uncle Troy, you should go find a mommy and make her love you!

@m, Amish Aaron and I had a great time at the Notre Dame/Indiana University soccer game. Before the game we spent some time at an Irish pub eating fish and chips and drinking brown and tans. I'm lucky to have good friends.


Wednesday, October 26, 2005

U2 show was ok. The experience of being there is great--the actual execution and playing were mediocre at times. I did get pretty emotional during "I Will Follow" and felt like grabbing the hottie next to me and giving her a major smooch.

I didn't...

Institue opened. Gavin Rossdale's new band. Pretty crummy, especially highlighted when they pulled out "Machinehead" and everyone went crazy. Otherwise, it was loud background music.

AN and I agree--might be our last general admission experiences. Am I really too old to stand for 4 1/2 hours at a concert?


Monday, October 24, 2005

I'm teeming with creative energy these days and feeling extremely lazy at the same time. I've a handful of song ideas, but don't feel like playing the guitar. I've music suggestions and reviews I'd love to write, but can't seem to find the will to open the laptop. Feeling a little pathetic actually. Once I get home and sit on the couch, that's all I want to do.


I did finish a great collection of memoirs tonight. I've mentioned before my love for This American Lifeand I have grown fond of one of their contributors named David Rakoff. His newest book, Don't Get Too Comfortable : The Indignities of Coach Class, The Torments of Low Thread Count, The Never- Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and Other First World Problems , came out a month ago and is great! It's tremendously smart, using so many words I've never even seen before. It's sarcastic and caustic, ping-ponging from blatant mockery to poignant insight, often times in the same chapter. For fans of David Sedaris, Rakoff might seem too familiar, being a homosexual male in New York, but his content is much more social and less biographic than Sedaris would be.

I've been drinking carbonated beverages again lately. I gave them up about 10 years ago, vowing to never go back. And besides the occassional Jack and Coke, I've managed to avoid the cursed creations. But some kind of craving (demonic?) has welled up insided me recently and I'm afraid I've surrendered to the urges. I confessed to @m the other day. He shook his head. I hate disappointing my friends.

The number of blogs I want to read continues to swell. Found another today as I was "researching" for something I'm writing for SYF. I wonder if the blog thing will die off in the next year or so...

Rosa Parks died today. Seriously sad... This on the same day that E! Online News writes about Nicole Richie breaking "her silence" about her friendship split with Paris Hilton.

What a dumb society we live in.

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