Note: I wrote this post a million years ago (well 3 months ago), but never posted it, as I haven’t updated this blog since then. Hello there! Another triumphant (we hope) blog post begins. It’s been awhile since I’ve written on here about “daily life” type things, since my last post reached into the abysses of eternity as I waxed philosophical about my epic backpacking trip with my brother. I believe, this post is going to be more “normal daily life” in origin.
My Magical, Difficult Backpacking Trip in Yosemite
Introductory Note: I wrote this a week ago but for some reason didn’t post until now. Probably was being perfectionistic, trying to “get it right.” That’s the irony of having a profoundly moving experience… the temptation to over-think things can get in the way. Last week my brother and I spent four days hiking in the Yosemite wilderness. I shall attempt to articulate what this trip meant to me, as I sit here three evenings after I returned in my cushy apartment in Sacramento. In short, this trip was…
Healing Begins Now (Or Childhood Tales of a Crazy Crazy Mind)
First of all, I really don’t want to write this post. It scares me. It’s a relaxed Saturday early afternoon, I could go buy the razor refills I need, that will be a nice little walk, that would be better than this. I don’t want to write this. I really don’t want to do this. Please don’t make me do this… Please please please…. Sorry, dude. You know you must. (Sigh) And so I press on. Here’s the deal: I have a crazy, crazy mind. It gets in the way…
The Two Pennies That Became Twenty One Million Dollars? (Or Why It’s Not Okay to Quit Anything That Matters To You. Ever.)
This morning I must have been in a very thoughtful mood when I found the two pennies on the ground during my morning jog. Because the thought process that ensued was pretty phenomenal. Read on to hear me elaborate.
Tonight’s Righteous Battle Between Ego and Higher Self: Mr. Trashman and CWiggz Duke it out!
Hello! So here I am, it is now 10:30 on Wednesday night, and I have been having a very enjoyable evening. Tonight an idea for a song occurred to me, and I have spent the last few hours fleshing out the lyrics. This was all going well… I was inspired, I was happy to be writing, I was planning the song through like I love to do, thinking about how this song will be great for people to hear… and at that moment I became conscious of my good friend, Mr.…
What, Like It’s Hard? Getting My Legally Blonde On…
Hello there! ‘Tis Sunday morning just before 9am, and I am here typing away at the keyboard as a bird chirps outside. The sound of a car passing by. All is pleasant. The perfect time for a post on This Here Illustrious Blog (Or “THIB” for those who like to make random acronyms out of everything… which I guess is me).
My First Musical Post (You Will Help Me Not to Suck as Punch!)
So this is my first time posting any music whatsoever on this blog. This seems like a big deal to me, because music is pretty much all I do, and I’ve done a lot of other music-relating posting before. But not here… until now.
Ending the Trance of Self-Negativity
Tonight’s post is going to be all about me. Of course, I guess all the posts are all about me. I’m not sure if this is really a good thing… but then again, i remind myself that I started this blog for myself. Not that I don’t want to have it appeal to others.. I really do want it to appeal, but probably more than even that, I want to use it to express myself and get shit out of the way that’s been in my head.
Adventures in Elisabeth Shue: Or What I Learned from My First On-Screen Crush
Hello there! It’s 10:25pm on a Wednesday night and it’s damn hot here in Sacramento. I’m still sweating as I sit here in the front room of our flat typing. Tonight I watched “Adventures in Babysitting” on Netflix. It had been a (hot) productive day, and at the end of it, I was ready to relax… and what better way then to look on Netflix and see what is on? I shuffled through the items on the list, and when I saw “Adventures in Babysitting” I stopped… there’s my…
Tales from the Front Room: Solipsism and Other High-Falutin Chicanery
Hi there! Right now it is almost 2pm on Monday, Memorial Day. My computer is set up in the front room where I teach (this is my first time writing a blog post from out here). I am happy to say that today I have taken full advantage of the “holiday” aspect of today being Memorial Day… I had a very relaxing run in the morning, where I greatly enjoyed the empty streets of Sacramento (hardly saw a single moving car!). It was early, it was cool, and it…