I’m feeling down tonight. Life is full of highs and lows and sometimes you have to wade through the trough and hope there will be an upslope soon. It can be very unpleasant and downright painful.
Last night I went over to Scottie B.’s house for a bbq and later went out with him and a group of his friends to clubs on Capitol Hill. I liked Havana a lot; there was a pretty good hipster scene there and a fun dance floor. I think my dancing is finally starting to improve (or at least my confidence is!… read more “Havana”
I just finished reading “Cat’s Cradle” by Kurt Vonnegut. “Cat’s Cradle” is a very powerful book and very depressing.
Vonnegut’s harsh commentary on modern humanity and religion is hilarious in a dark way. The points he raises with his themes are so simple and logical and black with despair that when you finish reading it you feel both enriched and discarded.… read more “Cat’s Cradle and Memorial Day”
1. Where were you an hour ago?
Club Havana with Scottie B. & friends.
2. Who will be your next kiss?
3. What kind of deodorant do you use?
Old Spice high endurance (after hours)
4. Are you wearing socks right now?
5. When was the last time you went out of the state?… read more “Home sweet home.”
My friends are hosting an underwear party at their house on 18th tonight. We have had a few of these before and they are always a ton of fun. I’ve been looking forward to this all week.
I was pretty wary about the first underwear party two years ago, but it turned out to be a ton of fun and they have become sort of a semi-annual event for my group of friends.… read more “Underwear Party Tonight”
My younger brother Justin just called me and told me he got back into the UW and will be attending in the fall!!! He got in last year, but decided to take a year off instead. Now he will be making the right choice and will be moving up here in the fall. He will be the third brother to come to the University of Washington- I graduated last year, Jordan graduates next year and he will be here soon.… read more “Justin got back in UW!”
When I was moving my blog over here, I ran across my post about getting in shape. I think that I have been improving lately and will start to really rapidly improve soon. Here is what I have done:
-During my lunch hour on Mondays and Wednesdays I go for a run and have been having an interesting time exploring Seattle’s hidden paths.… read more “Post update: get in shape”
I have been talking for awhile about getting a new blog and a website and i finally have done it. Please put me in your bookmarks and link to my site from your site if you have one: http://www.joelx.com
My blog will be located on this subdomain: http://www.joelx.com and I am going to try to update it on a daily basis if possible.… read more “New blog & website”
Q. What is your salad dressing of choice?
A. Balsamic vinegar mixed with olive oil and spices.
Q. What is your favorite fast food restaurant?
Q. What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
A. Anywhere Ian works.
Q. On average, what size tip do you leave at a restaurant?
Q. What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick off of?… read more “Stupid Survey, but I’m bored.”
One of my acquaintances, Adam, invited Fletcher and I to hike up to Camp Muir on Mt. Ranier on Saturday. Fletcher doesn’t want to do it, but I am going to. It’s going to be pretty intense hike, but not as difficult as Mt. Adams was. The thing that got me on Adams was the altitude (12,000 ft) and Camp Muir is pretty high up as well (10,000 ft).… read more “Rainier, here I come!”