I’ve been sleeping my big ass off. And you guys know how I feel about that… It’s a complete waste of time. But, according to my calculations, I was only awake for ten hours during a recent twenty-seven hour period. And that’s just ludicrous.
In fact, I wasn’t able to update yesterday because I didn’t climb off the dormancy platform until noon. I set the alarm for 9:30, and punished the snooze button for two and a half hours. Crazy, man.
But I’ve got to admit… I feel pretty damn good today. For the first time in a long time, I’m rested. If I felt this way every day of my life I’d be more like Milburn Drysdale, and less like Sonny Drysdale. Know what I mean? …Hello?
A few days ago I was perusing the massive Surf Report sound library, and decided to take a Plimsouls album in the car with me. This one, to be exact. It’s a reunion record, released in 1998 — years after their original “Million Miles Away” heyday. And it’s damn good power pop.
I liked it a lot, but it’s even better than I remembered. I’m fairly fixated on it right now. And I want to add all their albums to The Big iPod, for easy access. However… there’s one missing. And it’s causing me great anxiety.
I know I own it, but it’s nowhere to be found. And if there’s one thing that drives me up the freaking wall, it’s not being able to find a CD. I’ll be OBSESSED with it until it’s located. Toney will get tired of hearing about it, we’ll have “words,” the kids will retreat to their bedrooms, and I’ll be running my hands through my hair and moving furniture around in a wild-eyed frenzy.
One of these days I need to get the sound library better organized. I offered to pay the younger Secret to put all the orphaned CDs in alphabetical order this past summer, and integrate them into the giant wall o’ discs. But did he do it? Of course not. Everything looks exactly as it did on the day we had that conversation. Typical.
I’d show you guys some pictures of what I’m talking about, but I’m unable to upload photos to the site for some reason. (Hence the previously-used one above, which makes no real sense.) I can only focus on one hand-whipping problem at a time, though, and I’ve decided to go with the missing compact disc, thank you very much. I’ll obsess about the website issue once the CD is in my boogery fingers again. When it comes to neuroses, there’s always tomorrow.
It snowed here last night, which was kind of cool. It didn’t amount to anything, but I always get excited by the early snows. I’ll be whining a different tune in February, but right now it’s fun. More is on the way, according to the “experts.” We’ll see what happens. Maybe I’ll be out front tomorrow morning, making portly snow angels in a pile of Andy’s flash-frozen yard biscuits?
Beavis and Butthead returned last night, and I’ve got it saved on the DVR. Did any of you see it? Any opinions? Mike Judge can do no wrong in my book, so I know I’ll dig it.
Judge appeared on the Adam Carolla podcast last week, and I’m not sure if I’d ever heard or seen him interviewed before. He’s very laid-back and regular guy-sounding. Check it out. He talks about how he sold the rights to the original Beavis and Butthead program to MTV for $20,000 (whoops!), his underappreciated movie Idiocracy, and a thousand other things. I enjoyed the hell out of it.
I finished reading another self-published book last night on my Kindle, and it was good, and also funny. But what’s the deal with all the typos and errors? Crossroads Road isn’t perfect, but it’s not loaded up with misspellings and missing words and glaring editorial “opportunities.” It just isn’t. I support indie publishing, obviously, and there are a bunch of really talented folks going that route nowadays. But, for the love of god, get a copy editor! Seriously. It causes my molars to grind. Not every book, mind you, but too many of them.
The next selection on the roster is Aaron Starmer’s just-released novel, The Only Ones. It’ll be the first physical book I’ve read since buying my Kindle. I’m looking forward to it, I know it’s going to be great.
Have you read anything extra-special recently? If so, please tell us about it. I have roughly a million unread books here, but there’s always room for a few more. Also, if you have any Kindle deals to tell us about it, please do so. I only have about 40 books saved on mine, and there’s space for, what, 3500? I need to get busy.
And speaking of space, the older Secret told me that some kid at his school has completely filled the memory card in his smartphone with hundreds and hundreds of recordings of his own farts. He’s now in the process of reviewing them, deleting the less-spectacular selections, and making room so his little project can continue. Just thought you should know.
And I don’t really have a Question for you guys. Sorry. I guess we can just go with the tried and true “what are your plans for the weekend?” I know it’s lame, but I’ve been asleep for days on end, practically. I’m still powering-up.
Have a great day, boys and girls.
I’ll see you on Monday.