keep your expectations low and i will rise to the occasion.


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Day 15

Mid-day addition: god i love hanging out at the beach in the winter time...

Friday, January 14, 2011

Day 14

heading back to williamsburg...

pretty obvious why this video reminds of my old stomping grounds... oh and the song rocks.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Day 13

and by the way, how creepy was the movie black swan!?

to be fair, i didnt have a firm grasp on the movie's plot when i saw it. after going back and watching the previews a bit more closely, i realize now that i should have seen the level of distubing-ness (not sure if that is a word...) coming. but alas, i fell into a false sense of normalcy during the first 30 minutes of the movie. i slowly began to fear the possibility that i just convinced my buddy to spend $15 on a movie comparable to center stage (still dont think i have made it through that whole movie).

and then... yikes. definitely got our money's worth... stuff starts moving that shouldnt move. animals begin developing out of things that werent animals. weird things with skin. bizarre and uncomfortable...

my buddy thanked me for catapulting him back to childhood when he needed to sleep with a nightlight.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Day 12

welcome back snow!!

kills my productivity, makes everything cold and wet, and everyone with whom i share the road with automatically becomes the worst driver...

and yet...

i love me some snow.

mid-day addition: sike! that was a lame snow storm. more like a slight accumulation of flurries...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Day 11

the basic concept of this video is that a bunch of other bands from "the scene" are included in the video singing some of the lyrics. below is the list of all the other members of bands featured in this music video besides ADTR:

0:39 Crime In Stereo 0:40 Tom Denney (original guitarist for ADTR) 0:43 Veara 0:45 Bring Me The Horizon 0:48 Silverstein 0:50 Parkway Drive 0:54 The Devil Wears Prada 1:00 Andrew WK 1:06 Pete Wentz 1:25 Millencolin 1:28 As I Lay Dying 1:31 The Red Chord 1:33 August Burns Red 1:36 Comeback Kid 1:40 Seventh Star 1:43 Maylene & The Sons of Disaster 1:50 Architects 1:56 MxPx 2:00 Your Demise 2:03 Trivium 2:05 Pierce the Veil 2:10 The Acacia Strain 2:38 This Is Hell 2:42 Set Your Goals

this one goes out to the 202 manor and all four seasons of 729!

"go big or go home. we do both"

Monday, January 10, 2011

Day 10

march cant come soon enough... c&c in nyc

dc, im glad to be home!

mid-day addition: while im glad to be home, i find it interesting that while i only spent a few weekends in new york city, certain places remembered me. now, i will come out and admit that i am extremely memorable in general, but i was shocked that a little diner on the corner of 62nd and 1st ave remembered my order. i have gone to the same restaurants several weeks/days in a row in dc and never has someone said "you want your usual?"

i know what youre thinking and yes, this was the end of a big night out and i was rolling in there at 4 or 5 in the morning but the place wasnt empty by any means. they definitely didnt remember me because i was the only reason they hadnt shut the lights off. they are 24 hours and probably serve people coming back from a big night all the time. so what makes me special? the answer is nothing.

the real reason they remember me, in my humble opinion, is that nyc, more so than dc, has a really strong sense of community. more places are like the show cheers, where the purveyors enjoy getting to know their customers. there is a loyalty that maybe a slightly more transient city like dc hasnt had the opportunity to really experience. all that being said, i love being back in my city.

anyways, just a little observation. btw, dc also doesnt have egg sandwiches like nyc has egg sandwiches... so delicious.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Day 9

this was my high school graduation song.

it's about a one night stand.