Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Random Gancey Updates

1. I'm on summer vacation once again, starting today. I spent the whole day at the doctor, but the good news is that it looks like I won't have to bow out of the marathon if I stick to my rehabilitation.

2. Sorry about the huge gap between updates, but I promise to be better about writing now that the summer is here.

3. Have you ever noticed that in the soul classic, "Baby Come Back" by Player, he says "you can blame it all on me?" It seems to me that if he really did believe it was his fault, he would simply say that it was his fault. To say that she could blame it on him, sounds as if he's just allowing her to believe such a thing, but he doesn't believe it to be true. No? Also, I thought these fellas were Black.

4. My buddy's mom is doing better, at home now, but it's still not looking good. Then my other good buddy's mom died out of nowhere.

5. I'm going on a booze cruise this weekend with my four roommates, one of which has a boat. What better way to spend the first weekend of summer vacation, right?

6. Things are still going great with Law School Dropout, but yes, she's going far, far away in the fall for graduate school. : (

7. Did I provide a link yet for the Truckfighters article/interview that I did? Either way, here it is. You need to go see these guys live because they rock the asshole from here to Oslo.

8. I'm reading a tremendous book called "A Visit From the Goon Squad" that my mom sent to me in the mail just because she thought I'd like it - and I do. This lady is suddenly my favorite female author of all time. Thanks, mom!

9. I have a lot of funny stories to tell about the wedding I went to last weekend and there are gnomes and Leggos involved, so stay tuned for that.

10. Another good recommendation for you is the last record/vinyl I bought: Son Seals "Live and Burning." He's a Chicago blues guy who plays and sings just about as well as anyone.

That's all I got for now, Seven Readers. What's new with you?


Andrew said...

I'm too lazy to look up that book. Tell me what it's about.

radioactive girl said...

So much to comment on here.

Most importanly, your mom sounds cool. The other mom stuff is really really sad though. When my crazy eye thing happened over the weekend my daughter seemed like that was the minute she realized people aren't here for always and we need to let them know how we feel about them while they are here. Good lesson, but sometimes it sucks how we realize it.

That thing about the song is something that a lot of people don't seem to get. If you are sorry, say it, if not then don't. Don't patronize me and say I can think it's your fault if I want to because sometimes it IS all your fault and I just want to know that you know that and are sorry. Saying I can think it when you don't believe it just makes me think you are an ass.

(Not the YOU you, just you in a general personally haven't ever done anything to make me mad, obviously)

Miss Organizized said...

I'll trade ya a delayed update for not commenting on this badboy in like one hundred years. Sorry friend.

And sorry about the dying too. My friends' 16mo old died suddenly last weekend. It's in the air or something :\

I wanna go on a booze cruise or boat in general. My neighbors have a boat and they hate me.

soooooooYEAH. Have a kickass summer! Keep in Touch! Stay Sweet!

Aubree said...

booze cruise. i've been on like, 78 of those yo.

and i will stayed tuned for the lego's and gnomes, simply because they are lego's and gnomes. do not disappoint me.

Gorilla Bananas said...

Does that bare-chested guy have a huge guitar or is he a dwarf? The expression on his face is very chimpanzee.

mysterygirl! said...

I read A Visit from the Goon Squad last month and I loved it. There's a section near the end that just slays me. Glad you're enjoying it too.

BeckEye said...

Booze cruise!!

Random trivia: The bassist(Ronn Moss) from Player is on The Bold and The Beautiful now. Or WAS on The Bold and The Beautiful. I don't know if it's still on...a lot of soaps have gotten shit-canned. If you watch The Soup, you might recognize him as the lantern-jawed guy who just keeps saying, "Rick."

JerseySjov said...

i wish i was a real teacher and could have summers off.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Andrew: It's about a bunch of people related to the music industry and how their paths intertwine, kind of like the movie Magnolia.

Radio: You're good people, Radio. You've been coming by here for a long time, and you're always supportive.

Orgo: So sorry about the 16 month old. That is really sad because they really start getting a little personality and everything by that age.

Aubree: Oh, the story will go down. I just need to be fully alert to do it justice.

Gorilla: Was that racist?

Mystery: Always good to get a visit from you, old friend. The book is incredible, except for this PR chick out of prison who I don't care about (that's where I'm at now).

Beck: That IS random. Why in the shit do you know that?

Jov: Some day. Some day . . .
I hope I'm a real teacher for a long time, but I'm always scared that we'll all lose our jobs.