jueves, 15 de abril de 2010

no solo otro jueves con lluvia

Life Will Fade Away - Synthetic Elements
Your Pride - Synthetic Elements
Hold On (I'm Comin') - Sam and Dave
Everybody Needs Somebody to Love - Wilson Pickett
Wake Up - Tim Armstrong
Jenny Was a Friend of Mine - The Killers
See the Flames Begin to Crawl - Five Iron Frenzy
Something Like Laughter - Five Iron Frenzy
Calm Like a Bomb - Rage Against the Machine

If you haven't traversed the Facebook today:
Mission in life: Be the coolest tia ever.
Difficulties: Sister-in-law has about 400 siblings.

Eh, I can settle for being "one of" the cool ones. At least miniNiles is going to have lots of cool tio/as.

In honor of new miniNiles (Isaiah John - 7lbs, 2 oz, 19 1/2 inches, born April 14th at 8:57pm - just in time for the drink specials at several bars, I might add. Smart kid.):
1 8:30 am class skipped.
1 kebab eaten.
1 coffee to be shared tonight.
Drinkage to follow tomorrow.

Maybe that would have happened anyway.
But we'll just chalk one up to the new kid.
He's gonna need all the points he can get - after all, he is a Niles.

Too bad I have to wait three months to see him.
I mean, seriously. He'll be like, 19 by then.
If anyone has gift ideas for a (by my mathematical calculations) 3 month, 19 year old baby boy, please tell me. Clothes are out. They out grow them.
And I mean, if he's already 18, I don't know if he's going to be one of those skinny punk kids who wears girl pants and X-small kid tees or an XXL football player type.
Maybe he'll throw everyone for a curve and be an X-small kid tee wearing football player.
Oh God.
We can only hope.
Maybe we could get a start on his master library or something. It's never too early for a little Schopenhauer.
I'm sure there's a baby edition of Schopenhauer by now anyway.
Something like...
"Music = PRETTY!!"
"Post hoc ergo propter hoc = Mr. Hegel, POOPY FACE BAD MAN."
"Dialectic = STUPID."
"Free will = Eating COOOOKIEEEESSSS at any time of day. Mommy and Daddy can't stop you."
Available in the "Lecturas extranjeras" section of your local Casa del Libro.
A timeless classic for all ages.

Bah. That's all for now.
In the meantime, if you're my friend on facebook, go to mah bro's page (Patrick Niles) and czech out the miniNiles in action. :D

Hasta later,


lunes, 12 de abril de 2010

Limbo: Part Deux - "La technologie peut SUCK IT." (she said in her best french accent)

Fortress - Ace Troubleshooter
Trenchtown Rock - Bob Marley (Or Sublime, your choice. Both superb.)
Bourbon and Division - Firewater
Every Morning - Sugar Ray (Yes, I just went there.)
Cowards Sing at Night - Tom Gabel
A Desalambrar - Daniel Viglietti
Maybellene - Chuck Berry
Shine - Collective Soul
World Gone Crazy - Dub Pistol

Just sent off the last of this group of postcards.
Well, the only group of postcards I've sent since being here.
...8 months.
Sorry, everyone. I suck at all things correo.
They probably won't even get to you anyway given this whole passport situation.
Actually, I've probably just endangered your citizenship by sending you a posty.
Hola from Spaaain!!! (And the CIA)...

Ah well.
At least you'll have a story for the kids.

That really wasn't the point of this blog.
The point of this blog, which is rather pointless, is to express my strong discontent with this whole international IP address deal.
All I want to do is watch season 6 of the office.
Why, NBC? Why? I'm still paying taxes in your country. Why can't I just watch the show?
Totally forgot about the state taxes.
Meh. I've got until Friday.
Dear CIA, please tell the grand, sovereign state of Indiana that I'll get those digits to'em asap.
kthxbye, beccaniles.

So anyway. This was a way to kill a few minutes until the almighty Megavideo would let me watch the rest of an episode after reaching my 72 minute limit.
You've all been there.
No me juzgeis.
I suppose I could fill out my taxes to kill some time?




sábado, 10 de abril de 2010

el estado de limbo

Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin (from the album, Pearl)
No Rain - Blind Melon
Sunday Arak - Balkan Beatbox
Nuro Shavo - Tamango
DJ Vasile - Zdob si Zdub
Turn the Page - Bob Seger
Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again - Bob Dylan
Whistlin' Past the Graveyard - Tom Waits

Portugal was amazing. 10 points for the other Iberians and their cafe meia do leite.
Camera = jacked in barça, so there are no pictures.
Hopefully by now you're all used to this.
However, if you're in the facebook crowd, the pictures are on mah page via friends with photo apparatus...es... apparatae...apparati?
Da igual.

Next: experienced a face slap from reality in the New World yesterday cuando tuve que register for classes for the fall semester at IU.
I'm essentially done with the major requirements, so next year's classes will be pretty fantastic.

However, as I've expressed to several of you, it's going to be absolutely absurd to be thrown from life here back into college town life, surrounded only by my peers. That sounded pretentious. It wasn't meant to. I certainly appreciate my peers.
But some age variation is always nice.
Every once in a while it's good to know for a fact that you aren't living in a commune of survivors of a mysterious epidemic which eliminated the entire population under 18 and over 26.
It will, however, be nice to wake up 15 minutes before I have to leave, and roll out of bed into class. 5 points for a smaller city structures.
Nevertheless, not being able to take a beer onto the city bus before class might become an issue... :D
-10 points for cultural adjustments.

Ah well, New World. For now, all I can do is try to remain focused on the true reasons behind your foundation; and why I will be returning for a stint - Buffalo Wild Wings, Third Wave Ska Revival and a 1991 silver Saturn named Stan the Indie Rocker.

Hasta later,