Encyclopaedic knowledge

Let’s close out the old year with a bang, yeah? How about a blog post? Does that work for you? I finally finished Enter Night: A Biography of Metallica, a book I had started in July and never got around to picking up again in earnest until this week. Determined to finish it before the end of the year, I read essentially from the time I woke up at noon to 9pm, breaking for meals, of course. It was quite a good book! I learned a lot and gained a lot of insights about not only Metallica but the musicContinue reading

If I Were a Rock Star

It turns out my brother was saying “last”, not “blast”, although he did say “bollocks” today before asking me what it meant, so all hope and amusement is not lost. “What a dumb pussy of bollocks,” he said. Then he found out what bollocks actually means (testicles, yo) and thought it was beyond hilarious. Oh, Josh. :’) I’ve been reading Enter Night: A Biography of Metallica by Mick Wall, and last night I read the chapter called “Wild Chicks, Fast Cars and Lots of Drugs”. It talked a lot about the guys in Metallica starting to live “in excess”, likeContinue reading

“Bloody bollocks”

My brother is sitting next to me right now playing Modern Warfare 2 (yes 2, he doesn’t like 3) with some of his online friends. He moved his Xbox out to the living room and hooked it up to my mom’s TV, although he really wants to just bring his own out here. We came up with a good plan for how we can move the furniture around and have everything still fit nicely, including both TVs, but my mom is being pretty stubborn and not letting him do it. I don’t really understand, considering if his TV was outContinue reading

A Poor Man’s Christmas

I think it’s really interesting how my attitudes about Christmas and the holiday season in general change from year to year. I’m Jewish, so it’s not really a big thing for me. And by not really, I mean not at all. I’m more of the innocent bystander type. I went searching in my old blog posts to see if I blogged on Christmas each year and if I made an occasion of it. I managed to account for Christmas 2008, 2009, and 2010 through old database backups and the lucky fact that I took a screenshot for a past layoutsContinue reading

I don’t even…

I don’t really know what’s going on right now. It’s 7am, I’ve been up all night, and words are difficult. But NEW LAYOUT OMG YAY!!!1!11ONE! It’s only been six months, come on guys. Give me a break, cut me some slack. Did you know “slack” means “mean” in Australian slang? They still have the phrase “cut me some slack”, though. But yes, layout. This one has been in the works for quite a while. I made the header image probably about a month ago, but I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how the rest of the thingContinue reading