by | tonybrown

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It is the best of times, and it is the worst of times.

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Yes, this is going to be one of those deeper, introspective posts blogdom tends to draw from people.

I’m always weary of the beginning of a new semester. And while this one is no different, for the first time in a while I feel I’m starting almost entirely anew. I’m perched at a kitchen table, in my very first off-campus house. I’m making my own food (tonight’s an experimental mash-up of buffalo style popcorn chicken and mac ‘n cheese spirals). I don’t really have a significant other. I don’t have a night job.

For the past 3 semesters I’ve been a resident of a fraternity that cooked for me, arranged my social schedule, and kept me awake much longer into the night than I often wished.

I’m beating around the bush a bit, but I think the most positive way to look at things right now is I have plenty of time to spend with myself. I no longer sleep 6 feet from my best friend Ken. And I no longer regularly have someone else’s body hugging my curves while visions of sugar plums dance in our heads.

Which is, to be honest, a little weird and uncommon.

For better or for worse, I guess.

Things I love today:

Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
I’m told Bon Iver is spelled wrong—that they meant to be “good winter” in French, which would be “Bon Hiver”—but the music is anything but a bad translation. The name of the album hits the mood spot-on, and singer Justin Vernon’s super-indie sound cuts to the bone like a rush of wind-blown snow.

Californication Season 2
Just finished the latest season of David Duchovny’s sex-fueled comedy, and I can’t wait for the third. Duchovny’s character, an inspiration-deprived LA writer who fucks an endless stream of women trying to fill the void caused by the loose relationship he has with his baby’s momma. Confused? See the show.

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Written by Tony

January 18, 2009 at 12:46 am