Wow, misterskank really should publish a nonfiction book of essays. Seems like he's already got the material and the writing approach down. What I can't understand is his rejuvination after reading thousands, possibly tens of thousands, of essentially bad student papers. For every one student who is not "good" or "smart" but writes from powerful personal experience to make interesting writing, I imagine between 20 and 50 sap- and cliche-laden personal narratives, like "My Grandmother Means So Much to Me, She Taught Me Lessons" and so on. How do you do it, Mr. Skank?
Well, today I pick up Jeremy at the Tucson airport. I'm excited for that. I'm also excited that Jess, Jeremy and me will tour San Diego, LA, maybe San Fran, maybe even Vegas while he's here. We'd better find some way to get money.
I'm going to go play basketball today. Yesterday I took my "hopped up" stuff, part of a large purchase from GNC (where I work) -- the product is called "Nitro Explosion": creatine, AKG (which is supposed to allow muscle blood pump), and some stimulants like caffeine. Gosh darn, I had a great workout, and before it, I was dunking a full-size basketball with only three steps. Some people drink booze, do other things with their free time and discretionary income. I try to be a ripped freak who can dunk on somebody. If I do get up to 240 lbs. with 3% body fat, I think it actually would be more appropriate for me to go out for D-I football. That or fighting in the UFC. I'm crazy! Into extreme things! Can't help it.
But I still do want to go to Buddhist temple to meditate. Although I'm drawn to the Catholic Church's awesome rituals. Bro, I might need to get me some of dat Jesus' body and blood Eucharist. (I went to church on Saturday and felt the force of Christianity in a way I had never done.)
I'm also thinking of setting up times to meet with my psychologist/counselor Mike, who Jess and I went to couples' counseling for a while. I think I need an analyst--like Woody Allen--and time to discuss myself free of the role I'm supposed to play. I have a theory that social convention makes artificiality the norm and authenticity impossible. I want someone to discuss these things with -- insurance pays for it. Too many people have a negative block about counseling.
I couldn't believe that the Suns pulled out last night's game. I doubt they can beat Dallas, tho', when they play in the Western Conference Finals (most likely).