Wednesday, July 23, 2014
This was just announced today
For those not in the know, Guided By Voices is one of my absolute favorite bands of all time, second only to They Might Be Giants
After three fucking years since their last show in Grand Rapids, they announce this the WEEK AFTER I LEAVE
Now, I know, Philadelphia is a much bigger area and I’m sure they’re going to play out here several more times before they call it quits for good; in fact, I’ve been told by Google that they just played a show here in May at the Trocadero Theater
But still, the odds that one of your favorite bands books a show in your hometown, a place that doesn’t really get much of by way of quality music most of the time (I know, taste is subjective)? I say to thee: grumble, grumble, grumble, spit, glower, grumble, grumble. That is all.

This was just announced today

For those not in the know, Guided By Voices is one of my absolute favorite bands of all time, second only to They Might Be Giants

After three fucking years since their last show in Grand Rapids, they announce this the WEEK AFTER I LEAVE

Now, I know, Philadelphia is a much bigger area and I’m sure they’re going to play out here several more times before they call it quits for good; in fact, I’ve been told by Google that they just played a show here in May at the Trocadero Theater

But still, the odds that one of your favorite bands books a show in your hometown, a place that doesn’t really get much of by way of quality music most of the time (I know, taste is subjective)? I say to thee: grumble, grumble, grumble, spit, glower, grumble, grumble. That is all.

steelopus:

that dog. - Gagged And Tied

In other news, “that dog.’ is one of the most underappreciated bands of the 90s

Weird Al just confirmed that his newest record “Mandatory Fun”is entering the Billboard charts at number 1

After 3 decades, Weird Al finally hit number 1, ladies and gentlemen

That should be inspirational as hell to everyone here on Tumblr; if you stick to what you’re good at and never give up, perhaps all of us could one day become successful; if “Weird” Al Yankovic can do it, why not the rest of us?

I’m going to go make myself a couple of Twinkie Wiener Sandwiches…

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

So, what I had started to think was impossible has actually come to pass: I got the job(!)

Not only did I get the job, but it’s a full time job, something that, at least out in Michigan where I’m from, is almost impossible to find

As a guy that’s never had a job before, this is a bit daunting, to say the least, but again, that’s how a lot of people think before they start doing new things, so who knows?

The job is called “wares specialist”, which means that I’m the guy that’s going to be in charge of pricing stuff; let’s see if I end up making a bunch of people really angry or not(!)

It’s funny though, and probably incredibly appropriate that when I got the call I was looking through Undercover Tourist…that’s where you get discount tickets to the Disney Parks (and other places primarily located in Florida or California), for the uninitiated

Monday, July 21, 2014
i could get used to living out here, I really could

i could get used to living out here, I really could

So, interview number two went fairly well, I’d like to think

I applied for a few different jobs down there, so I was able to pick between them. which should be a pretty good sign

I even picked a job with full time hours, which is something I didn’t expect to be able to get, so now apparently all he has to do is check my references, and I should be good to go

Now, of course, nothing is set in stone yet, but I’d like to stay optimistic!

Comic book vending machines…?

Comic book vending machines…?

Sunday, July 20, 2014

So, you know that scene in Major League where they’re handing out those red cards at the beginning of the movie that tell the players whether or not they’ve been cut? Tom Berenger’s character, about to open the door to his locker first says “Come on, Jake. It’s only your life!”…

That’s pretty much exactly how I’m feeling about this interview.¬†Let’s hope I get some sleep tonight…

"Chopped Teen Tournament"…

Food Network, just call it “Battle Royale” so everyone knows what the hell you’re talking about, please¬†