RE: the weather
i’m really bad at small talk with strangers, partly because of awkwardness and also partly because i don’t really know much about the kind of stuff that makes for small talk with strangers (i.e. sports or politics)—so, when needed, my go-to is probably the laziest one in the book: the weather1. conveniently, nova scotia has really shitty weather, so it makes for an easy topic. when...
RE: birthday post #2 (more composed)
so i’m 20; a fresh zero to remind me of how many years i’ve already squandered. i try sometimes to think to think of each birthday as something like a hunting trophy. it may not have been achieved fairly—or dignifiedly—but somehow another year has passed and i’m still standing, and i can mount a new, exotic (to me) number when people ask or if i’m filling out forms or...
RE: birthday post
20. aaaaaaagggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh i feel like when i try to articulate that “aaaaaaagggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh” it usually ends up being pretentious and exhausting until it becomes totally incoherent to anyone except me and not even me really, so i’m just going to let it stand as such how are you? i hope you are good and that things are good, or mostly good anyway, with you
RE: nancy grace
i don’t think nancy believes in the word “alleged”.
RE: loose thoughts
the other night i had a dream where i saw a duck on a skateboard. i was in…i think it was one of those “kind of like this real place, but not quite” things, i think it sort of resembled the corner where the atlantic news is in hfx, and i saw this duck skateboarding, and i tried to get my phone out to take a picture, but he skated down the street before i could. it was still...
RE: cop dog
yesterday i watched a movie called cop dog, which i had a dvd of sitting around and had been meaning to watch for ages. it’s about this kid who solves his cop dad’s murder with the help of the ghost of his dad’s police dog. (given how pregnant with tonal trainwreck this premise is, it’s probably kind of remarkable that it made it out as watchable as it is.) anyway, my...
RE: tony scott
i always feel awkward, when somebody somewhat known dies, saying “oh, i really liked such and such movie/song/whatever they did”, but i guess that’s just what we do and its relative unimportance in the face of an actual person being not here anymore is implicitly meant/understood. uhh, anyway, i’m not actually that familiar with scott’s filmography except for that...
time to teleport: probably my most persistent... →
timetoteleport: probably my most persistent train of thought during the stretch this spring where I was doing nothing but smoking weed had to do with time, and how things that happened in the past are gone forever and I can never experience them. I’d try to convince myself that it was 1977 and the Ramones were a… in which dan articulates a certain weird feeling which i think is very...
timetoteleport replied to your post: RE: that thing ppl are doing sst bands minutemen, obviously. if one head on this rushmore were to be bobbleheadishly larger than all the others, it would be the minutemen. they’d make my rushmore for punk in general, really. black flag, kind of duh but still. as much as there is that i don’t like about flag, and their influence, i still listen to...
RE: that thing ppl are doing
the rushmore thing—that is, yr 4 tops in a certain area (i.e., songs by a given artist). i’m always nervous to do these things because i’m afraid someone will catch me in one of my many “how can you not be familiar with this” spots (i.e., have never seen the godfather, have read so little that even the pseudo in my pseudointellectualism has eyes nervously darting...
RE: movies i watched last night
wild at heart, which i thought was fantastic, though i remember thinking was good but not loving the first time i saw it, a couple years ago. tangent: when i use the adjective “lynchian” there is almost always (no exceptions come to mind) a connotation of, umm…not necessarily imitation, but something deliberate—a certain self-conscious weirdness, which i don’t find in lynch...
RE: 6 short lists about food&beverages
types of food i generally don’t fuck w/outside of specialty places: bbq a lot of seafood (lobster especially; two bad experiences come to mind, one (at some tourist trap-y place out in louisbourg (which, on an unrelated note, is always foggy, as in “a blanket of fog as soon as you pass the “welcome to louisbourg” sign)) was merely mediocre, the other i couldn’t even...
whatever that quality was—and i think by its nature it’s sort of elusive—that made gondry great when he was great (if you thought he was great, which i do although i think less so than a lot of people) it disappeared between the science of sleep and be kind rewind. not that bkr was awful, even, but it felt as though it wanted so badly to be an american crowd favorite or whatever that it...
RE: cool fact
according to wikipedia, godfrey cambridge lived in sydney (where i went to high school; it’s about a half hour from where i live) for a couple of years when he was a kid. (cambridge’s wry smile from cotton comes to harlem may be the best facial expression ever.)
RE: addendum to previous
timetoteleport replied to your post: RE: a law agreed, with the caveat that there’s a statute of limitations. a meal eaten five hours after getting up is not breakfast. forgot to mention but yes, definitely i’ll say…3 hours? that’s stretching even, maybe 2.
RE: a law
the first meal of the day, if had alone at home (other ppl’s configurations/public spaces could overwrite), is always breakfast, even if you only got up at like 3pm.