"I'm spinning round the room in awe" ryan adams

Saturday, May 17, 2003

This is in Whitney's profile and oh how sadly its ture...

As I prepare to graduate from UD, I was thinking back on what I thought college would teach me, and how that compared to what I actually learned.

What I thought I UD would teach me:
1. The world is a very diverse place, filled with different kinds of people.
2. There's a lot of smart people out there, and you have to work hard to compete with them.
3. Vital skills that would help me get a job.

What UD actually taught me:
1. Everyone is white, upper middle class, and either Jewish or Methodist.
2. 98% of the people in the world are dumbasses. When talking to someone in class or at a party, speak slowly and use simple words or you'll confuse them.
3. Communication is a bullshit major. I will now proceed to find a wealthy 95 year old man and marry him.

Thursday, May 15, 2003

"Once you decide you are going to make your money doing what you are, whether you're a writer or catamaran sailor, you're in for some of the most demeaning work you'll ever do in your life."
- Jeff Buckley

Sunday, May 11, 2003

Mr. Fish has left the building :-(

Just got back from seeing saucy Pete Yorn at the E-Factory this evening.

"No Nate, this is FUN! You're having a GOOD time!!" --me to Nate after I miss my exit for the show for the fourth time as we head into to Jersey...
"You know, it wouldn't be a trip with you if you didn't get lost or hit a creature" --Nate

Yup, that pretty much sums it up. I had to close the store tonight then we left for Philly after. Nate won free tickets, and he knows how much I enjoy Petey, so he didn;t mind missing the frist two bands since I worked. Yay. But see, we would have gotten there sooner if I didn't get lost. Missed the street several times, went down some wrong ways I think....ended up in Jersey. The ghetto of Jersey. I don't think me cutting people off, stopping on the Interstate, or weaving helped matters much. But I think Nate yelling out "HEY!!! Rich White People LOOOOOSTTTT!!!!" through the ghetto was a death wish.
We ended up at the Electric Factory and only missed the first song. We had some very interesting dancers next to us. One reminded me of an octopus with her arms flailing about everywhere. The other liked to bob off beat and when there wasn't any music playing. Great setlist with old and new stuff, but mostly songs from the new album. His encore was great, 4 songs, 3 including covers from Jeff Buckley, the Stone Roses, and Bruce Springsteen. Niiiiiiiiiice.
On the drive home, without getting lost, we busted up some smooth jazz , rolled down the windows, put the seats back, and rolled through the east side blaring some sax. We got some very interesting looks. Nate gave the thumbs up to a cute girl and the look on her face was priceless. Nate says he likes to see girls expressions when he calls out to them or waves at them or whatnot and they look over and see me driving. Hahahahaha speaking of which, I can control al of the windows on my dirver side panel and a fun game is to roll down the passengers' window and shout somehting out to someone because the passenger looks out to see whats going on, but then the person that is being yelled at looks at the car and yeah...... so again, we play this game, or more likely, I play this game while driving around Philly. Nate then reaches over to cover my controllers as well as his controllers which causes us to nearly die. Oh wait, that was me.
We are a few blocks away from the venue and then is when i figured it would be a good idea to put on my glasses. "You've had your glasses here the whole time?!?!??"
Came back to Newark and went to DP Dough and it was like a freakshow here in town. I think Cinderella missed the stroke of midnight because Newark was afoot with youngin's. It was scary.