Anddddd I’m Back

May 21, 2008

Again. After a long hiatus I have returned to my little bloggy home after a whopping two people asked me to. So here I am.

I am taking a night off from the haze and disaster that is short term/senior week because last night I rebroke my knee. In the past four years I’ve had two ACL tears and a meniscus tear, and now I’ve done something else. Awesome. I can’t straighten my leg. You know it’s bad when it feels more normal to have a hurt leg than a healthy one.

Anyway, here are some things I have realized in the time I have been not posting:

1. Having an iPhone makes me not use my computer very much at all.

2. Not using a computer makes typing feel really weird when you finally do it again. Seriously, it’s been weeks since I typed anything much longer than search terms or a web address.

That’s about all. I love Deadliest Catch, Die Hard, Will & Grace and Sex and the City. Also, I think the Oxford Comma is stupid.

Part 2 of Hipsters on a Train coming soon as well.

Once upon a time in Williamsburg, there were a bunch of hipsters that decided to take the train. They wanted to go on a vacation, and they wanted to do something ‘new’ so the could out-hipster all their friends. They decided to leave the comforts of their apartment and take the train from New York to Seattle.

The Hipsters were very excited about their plan. They talked to their friends for weeks and weeks about all the cool people they were going to meet on the train. They talked about how it was going to be just like olden days, and how their trip functioned as a resistance to the culture of instant gratification that had developed. Plus, they were going to meet so many cool and interesting people, and really get to appreciate the beauty of America you just fly over in a plane.

So, skinny jeans on and iPods in pockets, The Hipsters arrived at Penn Station, ready to get on their first train , which stopped in Chicago. Standing on the platform, they were so excited they could barely keep apathetic looks on their faces. ‘This is going to be awesome!’ Hipster #1 squeeked to Hipster #3 in a moment of weakness.

Soon their train was called and the conductor guided them to their seats for the 15-hour sojourn. They were seated in pairs in the same row in coach, but much to their dismay, their car was not the aesthetically pleasing vision they had in mind! The car was dark red, with navy, grey and orange stripes running vertically down almost everything! The Hipsters were so taken aback, they didn’t know what to do. After taking a moment to think, they decided to sit down for the moment, and then ask the conductor if they could move. But as the car filled to maximum capacity, The Hipsters realized that moving might not be possible. They also realized something else even more terrifying–the train might not be the undiscovered mode of travel it thought it was. To try to ease their minds, they took out their iPods and lounged back with the lastest graphic novels and pretentious theory-fuck books.

Why Helloooooo

April 13, 2008

Well, the train journey is over, and I’m in Texas. The sleeper car was like being on the Hogwarts express. And Texas has been lovely so far… very Texas-y. Currently I’m procrastinating. Procrastinating? Yes. Sadly, when I tried to upload the final video I made for one of my classes, my stupid hard drive got disconnected, so I have to do it all over again. I also have to write all these essays. So annoying. But, before I get back to work, I have two orders of business.

1. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are about to release a movie called Baby Mama. And while I’m sure the film will be some sort of problematic, since I haven’t seen it yet, I just want to be happy about the fact that a film where the two main characters are women is pretty exciting, since there’s only been a handful of those in recent years. Yes, their roles are stereotypical, but whatever. Amy Poehler is awesome and Tina Fey and I are getting married.

2. One of the things I did on the journey was write a story. So, starting in about three minutes, my story entitled ‘Hipsters on a Train’ will start to be published in serialized for on this blog, similar to how Little Women was published serially in some magazine starting on MY BIRTHDAY several scores ago.