Cool things that happen sometimes

Friday, April 15, 2011 8:43 PM By Simon

(not this, I just like this)

-Falling asleep with your iPod on "Killers-Mr.Brightside" and waking up with it on "Kimberly" by Patty Smith.

-Walking into the only class you have where the teacher actually enforces the 'no hoods or hats' policy to find there's a sub who could give a shit.

-What's more, it's an Irish sub.

-What's more more, you're watching the bad-accented jackassery of Tom Cruise in Gone and Away.

-Closing supermarkets at the very last week, where there's nothing left but Polish candy bars and anime-themed bouncing balls I used to worship as a youngin, pure caffeine pills going for a buck a pop.

-Having the knee-jerk compulsion, while in these dying stores, to wander around the emptiest regions and hum "Sunny Afternoon" in a lazy sort of mourning for a place you don't remember ever not being around.

-Staying up late because it's spring break, bitches. Now, normal people would go on vacation, or go to parties, or drink, or, have the Sexytimes, I have exactly five friends, all of whom are doing something, no social ambition or desire to crash any such party, and am I the only one who just likes soda better than piss-warm beer? Seriously?

-Going to movies on weekdays at two o'clock, when the theatre is empty and you can lie down on the steps and play chess if you well wanted to.

-Having brilliant, yet hopelessly depressing, observations, but by the time you're in a position to write them down, you've forgotten them. So now you remember the brilliant part, but not the sad part.

-Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?.

-Finishing the Martian Chronicles and really feeling what it must've been like for people of the forties to read this, and how hilariously far away 1998 seemed.

-Disney musicals.

-No matter how ugly I get (which is a lot), my hair is kind of boss when I get up the patience to do anything with it.

-The idea of spending the entire week watching the longest movies on my Netflix queue.

-Except, shit, I have so many reviews to shit out.

-Nostalgia for All That and the Amanda Show, both of which ended right around the time Nickelodeon went from funny sketch comedy and delightfully weird cartoons to laugh-tracked sitcoms starring brightly colored wish fulfillment and loud shenanagins involving various puddings. They were also funnier than SNL half the time.

-Growing anticipation for upcoming Young Justice episodes.

-The defense that I'm not a comic book nerd, I'm a Batman-and-family nerd, and a Sandman nerd, and sometimes a manga nerd.

-Exhaustian.

-The observation that if the entire school had done the Day of Silence, I could've brought a camera and pretended it was a silent movie.

-But I didn't, because I don't talk much anyway. And all the most annoying people didn't either, because they can't shut their craws for five minutes anyway.

4 comments:

SugaryCynic said...

Martian Chronicles!! Ray Bradbury ftw! Glad you're on Spring Break, its about time lol.

April 16, 2011 at 9:30 AM
Jose said...

I'm not on spring break sadly, given that I've work and stuff during the week, so I demand you have fun for me too.

April 16, 2011 at 4:51 PM
Rob said...

"...Having the knee-jerk compulsion, while in these dying stores, to wander around the emptiest regions and hum "Sunny Afternoon" in a lazy sort of mourning for a place you don't remember ever not being around." Exactly.
And:
"...Going to movies on weekdays at two o'clock, when the theatre is empty and you can lie down on the steps and play chess if you well wanted to."
So cool!

April 17, 2011 at 7:42 PM
Simon said...

Sugary: Laugh out loud indeed, young Cynic. Alas, I'll still be here, in the Armpit, looking up at Mars with my super-vision that I totally have, thinking of the poor Martians and their plight. The travails of a bleeding heart, I know.

Jose: You kidding? I'm having so much fun I'm replying to these comments at four in the morning! THAT'S HOW MUCH FUN I'M HAVING.

Rob: Quoted. Rad.

April 20, 2011 at 1:06 AM