I used to like to go coon hunting. My dad started me out when I was four. I taught my own boys how to coon hunt, too.
Farmers used to hire me to run their balers. I’ve hauled lime, rock, and sand. I also farmed. I grew corn, oats, and beans. I’ve done mechanic work, too. I once drove a semi. Nowadays, all I do is mow, rake, and bale hay. But I keep busy. I work my son’s farm. He’s got sixty-five head of sheep.
The wife and I have been married for sixty-one years. We argue once in a while, but you’ve got to have ‘em every now and then.
We go to church every Sunday. We have six kids, and no one has left the church.
I’m on oxygen now. I think it has something to do with all the bean and hog dust. They say it’s bad on your lungs.
Sometimes I go down to the Sale Barn and have a cup of coffee with some of the guys. I also like to have a beer at Old Roy’s.
I guess I’ve done everything I’ve wanted to do.” —Ed Cox in The Oxford Project.
“The End of and Anchor” is an Dashboard Confessional B-Side that I absolutely love.
My social life is coming to a horrifyingly abrupt stop. Until the summer, I think. This summer is going to be so good.
If I could meet anyone fictional from literature, I would want to meet the Glass family from Salinger’s brilliantly depressing (and yet somehow motivating and refreshing) short stories and novellas.
I hate money, I hate conflict, I hate politics, I hate the modern human condition. And this is almost all I think about.
April 2010 is a very strange month in a very strange year.
Spam on Skype is the worst. Here’s a wonderful bit of it I got the other day.
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Beautiful Russian ladies
Love it. “Royal blood and royal look.” That is soooo good. By the way, I totally don’t reccommend looking into any of that.
My classes for the Fall 2010 semester:
Book of Mormon (REL A 121)
New Testament (REL A 212)
Physical Science 100
THE HISTORY OF ARGENTINA
I AM STOKED OUT OF MY MIND.
Now if they’ll only accept some more transfer classes and my AP scores from High School and then I will be DONE with GEN EDS.
Man, going to college is exciting.
Ashley and I were talking about this last night at Pei Wei. These are the things I would do if I somehow acquired a million dollars. Pay for college. Buy a house in Provo, Utah where I could live during school. Buy a Range Rover—black, black leather interior.
Buy a life insurance policy.
Buy the 64-gig iPod touch.
Oh, and the most expensive MacBook they make.
Buy ten pairs of pants (jeans, etc).
Ten hoodies and/or jackets.
Five new pairs of tennis shoes.
Go to Argentina for a month. Or two.
Give the rest away.
Then Ashley was talking about what she would do if she won the Powerball lottery. That’s when it got intense.