December 21, 2006

New Shins Album!

Weekend in Souptown

I just got back from my trip up to Duluth. Actually I was in Wisconsin, in the town of Superior which is just across the border from Duluth. I was visiting my cousin Ben, and enjoying free lift passes (pass-holder's appreciation week rules!). I had a great time. But my trip was cut short due to a high speed belly flop onto my arm/wrist. I then managed to fall on my wrist again less than ten minutes later while trying to ride switch (backwards) and take a picture of my cousin. I decided I was done for the day, which turned into done for the week. I'm doing my best to wear a brace and not use my left hand, so I can get back to boarding/drumming/guitaring etc as soon as possible. But at least I wasn't the other Andy. I saw him on the hill just hours before he broke his collarbone. Poor guy.

Other than that, I met a ton of people, went to a Black & White party, de-virginized myself with Beer Pong and Flippy Cup (finally), watched movies with the girls and generally had a good time. Here's pretty much the only good picture we got of me, boardsliding the only box there. I actually fell on this attempt, but made it even with a hurt wrist (bad idea, I know). Hopefully we'll get some more photos next week when Ben comes back to the cities. If you have the Facebook, you can check on the album I made, but it's being annoying and wont let you view most of the photos. I'll keep working on it.

How the girls can turn to ghosts before your eyes
And the very dreams that led to them, are keeping them from dying (keeping them alive)
And how the grace with which she walked into your life
Will stay with you in your steps, pace with you a while

For so long, so long

- Dashboard Confessional So Long, So Long

December 18, 2006


I'm off to Duluth! I may not post for a few days, because I'll be too busy boarding and playing Guitar Hero. Here's a picture to tide you over. Just pretend his jacket is blue, helmet/pants black, and a red board, and you will have a pretty good idea what I will look like in a few hours.

December 17, 2006

where do you go when even home isn't right? When school is a mess and nothing can go right. What can you do when even parents can't help you, and friends can only mask the pain? I don't know. I wonder these things myself.

Nothing has felt right lately. Classes are over, yet I still feel the stress. I'm home but I don't feel at home. I still wait for my friends to come back to Minnesota, but sometimes I don't even want to see them. I have stuff to do, but I don't want to do it. I just want to sleep. I just want to go back to Ames, start classes again, so I can have a sense of purpose again. Hopefully snowboarding will help out. Maybe even playing some Guitar Hero with my cousin. At least it will be something fun. I should have brought my drumset home. It keeps me sane, and I need it right now.

Oh this makes me laugh. One of my friends just pointed out a website called Exposing Satanism. Now I don't believe in Satanism as a religion, and I am not interested in this website in the least, especially for the religious teachings. But the site includes an article called The Immaculate Conception as Perverted in the Pagan Harry Potter Books. As I read the article I became more and more disgusted at some of the people in this world. I've read the Harry Potter books many times each. I actually had the sixth book (out of seven) the day it came out, and read it twice in 24 hours. I obviously had very little to do and too much time on my hands. So I like to think that I know a little about this series of books. I haven't seen signs of a "hidden gay agenda", "the anti-christ" or "sexual congress with goats". I'm sorry, but this lady has a few nuts loose. Plus she also states that Hilary Clinton is a Freemason like it's a well known fact. The whole article is just funny because it is so out there.