Tuesday, December 13, 2011


     Well, I'm back home after a 6-hour drive northward. I stopped at Panda Express, which doesn't exist back at school. That orange chicken was fucking good. The drive was pretty long though, I was in a constant fog and misty rain the entire way, which sucked; and I forgot until half way through the drive that I had been waiting until this drive to listen to Halo: Glasslands on audiobook. I at least got a couple hours in though. Very cool story and I like the different perspectives that Karen Traviss has delved into. I can't wait to continue listening and finish it.

     When I walked in my dad was quite surprised to see me, as I had been telling everyone that I was actually going to leave tomorrow. The dogs are doing well, although Elliott is pacing around and being very discombobulated. For those of you who don't know, Elliott, who is my dog, has, what are called, Gran Maul seizures (at least I think that's how you spell it...). They usually occur during seasonal change or during bouts of excitement, a perfect example of which would be when I come home from school. So we're watching him right now in hopes that he doesn't have to go through one. When he does, he goes through the usual seizure ordeal: convulsive shaking, losing control of bladder and/or bowls, his teeth become super tense and he gets foamy around the mouth. After all that, which only lasts maybe a minute or so, he becomes blind for maybe a half hour and begins pacing all around for a couple hours. It really sucks to watch and he has to be on tons of meds all the time...

     Other than that, I didn't really take much time during the drive to consider possible blogging subjects. I have a small handful in mind that I thought of before I even began this, but I don't want to go through them so fast, you know? They're big subjects that I will talk about extensively, but I just feel like I'd be getting them out too fast. Like in a story, you want the big aspects to be spread out. You don't fill the first few chapters with awesome stuff and then leave the rest to pretty much fend for itself. The big stuff is littered throughout; it's strategically placed. That's part of why I didn't do the Halo blog yet, past the reasons that I mentioned a blog or two ago. But I promised that once I was home and reorganizing my collection, that I would do it because it fits what's actually going on in my life. I suppose that's the answer though. Don't talk about the big subjects until there's something prevalent happening that pertains to that particular subject. Nice. Good job, Jake.

     Welp, past that, there isn't much to talk about, is there?? All of the Christmas decorations are up in and around the house. Now all we need is snow... Either way, I can't wait until the 25th. I've always found it to be such a calming day. Sitting around in your pajamas with your family, opening up all of these cool presents and whatnot. Bah, I'll wait until Christmas is actually upon us to talk about it. In the meantime, I still need to start xmas shopping, but I think that it'll go relatively quickly.

     In completely-unrelated-to-anything news, if you like Rooster Teeth, there's a chance you also watch The Slow Mo Guys on Youtube. Anyway, on their new video, Gavin shoots (with a camera, not a gun) his eye in slow motion. What's really cool is that when his eye twitches or adjusts itself, you can see his iris wobbling like jell-o, but enough explain and just watch for yourself!

     Now, the real question is what to name this particular blog? There was no real concrete subject matter other than coming home. I was going to do a newer song that was suggested by @42Meaningoflife. It's called "Eyes Wide Open," by Gotye, and it's really growing on me. The connection being the iris bit just above. But that seems kind of lazy, doesn't it?? Plus the title would be a bit of a bait and switch if you ask me... Such a title has the potential to have some awesome, thought-provoking stuff, but this blog is anything but that. It's just the minor updates of what's happening in my life. Hmm.... After going through my entire ipod, I've chosen "Home," by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. Enjoy!

     One thing I'd like to mention: I am big into dream journals, not necessarily dream interpretation, but just logging them down, and nothing makes for better dream material than a change of environment, and now that I'm home, hopefully they will be some nice ones. More on this tomorrow perhaps, depending on how things go while I slumber.

Until next time...

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