Friday, March 26, 2010

blood, learning, meat, hookah, Branson, sleep, coffee.

as of yesterday, I have successfully donated blood 1.5 out of 3 times attempted. after waiting around for over an hour yesterday to donate blood, I eventually got the needle in and was doing well and then the blood flowing slowed down because of my bruising that was happening, so they took out the needle. I managed to donate half a pint of blood which will be useless and probably thrown away. all that for nothing! and I'm not really complaining, because I wasn't too upset about it, just upset that it wouldn't be used at all. I think I'm more just scared to death to every try and donate blood again, which makes me sad.

as of yesterday, I decided that I like learning and being a student. this is something I am realizing as I transition from being a music student to a real college student taking legitimate classes that I actually need to study for. I have really enjoyed my music history and art history classes and am wondering if it's just history I like or if I generally enjoy learning things. anyway, I'm excited to be a real student next year.

as of yesterday, I have made hamburger patties out of a tube of meat (gross).

as of yesterday, I have still not smoked hookah.

as of yesterday, I am packed and ready for Branson, which I will be leaving for in about 2 hours!

as of this morning, I have 5 hours of sleep and 4 cups of coffee in me and really frantic and twitchy. WEEHOO!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I wanna be the King of Spain!

I think I have been restless.
I am always wanting to escape Ames and go... anywhere!

going to Iowa City on Monday was really wonderful. not only was the weather just fantastic and we could drive around with the windows down, but there is just something thrilling and yet comfortable about being in a place foreign to me. I don't know my way around, but I feel like that's how things should be sometimes. there should always be space to explore. that's something I am particularly excited about with transferring to U of Iowa. there's this whole other place that I get to explore and figure out for myself, something I have yet to be able to do in Boone and Story county.

I think I generally just like getting away every weekend I can. even when Colorado plans fell through for spring break, I just couldn't bring myself to stay in Ames. so I came to Minneapolis! and I love coming to Minneapolis. During the week is always kind of neat because Porter is at work during the day and so I can explore by myself. I really love the feeling of being up here. I get to spend several days in a place out of my element. I don't know what it is... it's just good.
heck, even Des Moines is enough sometimes.

the next several weekends and beyond are going to be pretty great.
next weekend, Scott and I are heading to Branson, Missouri for Young Christian's Weekend.
the weekend after that, Denise, Trey, and I are heading back up to Minneapolis for High Places, Tobacco, the Hood Internet, and Beach House.
after school is done, Denise and I are going to go to Colorado too!
somewhere in between Easter weekend and the end of school I'm going to try and head to Wartburg and/or Luther to visit fwiends.
this summer, I hope to go to Colorado again with more people AND my family is hopefully/most likely taking a trip to Philadelphia!
I also look forward to the possibility of studying abroad when I change my major and transfer schools.
I feel good about all of these things.

also, completely off subject, new Tallest Man is really great.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


I had a tangerine today.

I ate a clementine, and it tasted funny. Denise said it tasted like a tangerine.
and then I realized that it was maybe a tangerine instead.

Saturday, March 6, 2010


dunston checks in 2: dunston checks out. 3 hours of sleep. crappy mcdonalds coffee. stupid 700 mole men. stupid speed round. soul train dancing and blue and orange get-ups. saturday morning cartoons. han solo.

some are describing the last hour as the worst hour ever.

this is...

also, Brian is playing a game called robot unicorn attack. it is epic.
double also, we should've been the kaleidokids!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


feels a lot like thursday to me.

Monday, March 1, 2010


I got rid of my facebook today.

Treynor and I recorded a song yesterday.
it turned out really neat! check 'er out here.

Treynor made my piano sound really magical and did some back up vocals and stuff and it just is nicely recorded in comparison to all of the other stuff I have done.
it took a long time, but it was definitely rewarding.
I am thinking about making my myspace profile neat looking and stuff, but then again, I'm not sure that I care enough.
or maybe I think I'm just trying to simplify my life and I just like keeping things simple.

I am looking forward to the saxophone recital next wednesday being done with.

I am also looking forward to Treynor and I's show on thursday.
it's going to be rad because A Sunny Day in Glasgow is suuuuuuper excellent.

here they are looking super fly.