So keep the blood in your head
And keep your feet on the ground
If today's the day it gets tired
Today's the day we drop out
Gave up my body and bed All for an empty hotel
Wasting words on lower cases and capitals
So I'm laying in bed in my hotel room in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I realize that as much as I want to start this thing, I'm lazy as shit in the little free time I have, so it may take me a while. Jack's Mannequin review is coming, even if by the time I post it nobody will need to read it. I don't care, there are things I need to say about this album and I want them somewhere where people might see them.
I honestly think tonight was one of the more surreal nights in my life. I've never been this far out west before, and the view of the mountains from the hotel and highway is unbelievable. I've never seen a skyline like this. I love the city, but seeing this just makes me take a step back and really take everything in. A friend/coworker and I left the other two of our group on this business trip to check out downtown Albuquerque and grab some food and watch the debate. We found an awesome little bar where the beer was cold, the food pretty good, and the waitresses barely clothed. My friend didn't appreciate it so much, but she's engaged and I'm a 22 year old guy, so sue me. I think my favorite part was the conversation though. I can't remember the last time I felt comfortable talking about shit that was on my mind, getting advice, and just really opening up to somebody. I've been blessed in my life with great family and friends, but it's sometimes hard to really open up for me, especially since none of my friends know the particular situation (a girl) and none could really help me the way she did tonight. I can't remember the last time I felt this good about my life, even with a looming lay off on the horizon, and to receive genuine advice and support instead of a usual brush off of 'you'll be fine' was one of the most refreshing things to happen to me in a quite a while.
As for the debate, I'm scared as shit of this election. Common sense tells me Obama/Biden should win, especially after Biden rocked tonight. However when 84% of Americans believe Palin exceeded expectations (mainly because she didn't fuck up or look like a total idiot as usual) it really makes me take now how low the bar has been set for that ticket. Then, while watching the end of the Dodgers Cubs game (hell yea Joe Torre) I saw this ad (below), and all I can say is as beautiful as this part of the country may be, get me the fuck back home.
I can't begin to describe how offended I was by this spot. I consider myself of fairly high intelligence, and one thing I pride myself on is being able to see all sides of an argument. If you believe life begins at conception, I can appreciate your Pro-Life and anti-Stem Cell research beliefs. Who am I to tell you you're wrong. That's a personal belief and it's not my business to change that. However, I don't believe in pushing your beliefs on others, and that's why I feel these issues should be left to the individual and not the government. After all, isn't that what freedome is supposed to mean?
Then I saw this ad. How the fuck is gun control related to not supporting freedom. And how does this relate to Obama and his supporters not supporting the troops. Unfuckingbeleiveable. This spot should be banned from air. I understand it's shown regionally (no way I would've ever seen this at home, only out here would I see that), but people who think like this should be ashamed of themselves. I have heard good arguments on the right to bear arms. I realize people should be able to defend themselves, and I realize oftentimes muggers and criminals are strapped. But to paint Obama with that pen is shameful. Not that I would ever accuse the NRA of having tact, but this downright crosses the line.
I really do want to keep this blog going. I also feel I need a direction for it, or maybe the lack of direction will be its direction. I would love to start doing album, movie, and TV show reviews, but it's tough to find the time. For now I will just say goodbye, and I promise to write a Jack's Mannequin review soon. Maybe on the connecting flight from Dallas back to La Guardia. Until next time, stay classy AP.
Oh yea, Heartcore told a very funny joke tonight. The Start Wife. Oh Alyx, you slay me.
PS: I made a wrong turn tonight. If only it had been a left. Then I could have said, I shouldn't have made that left in Albuquerque.