THE PROBLEM WITH SAYING PUBLICLY that you’re going to do something is that you then have to do it. Which is why I’ve avoided blogging. Because if I’m really going to complete this project, and live this year as if it’s the last year of earthly things – which, as I explained, I have excellent scientific reasons to believe – then I’m going to have to do quite a lot of shit.
Let me illustrate this for a moment using Jennifer Lawrence GIFs. I talk to myself a lot in my head and here is me number one:
ME NUMBER ONE: “I am going to live this life as if it were the last year of earthly things. YEAH!”
But then me number two is all like:
“Um. Sure you are. OK.”
And me number one is like:
“I AM! I’M GOING TO START RIGHT NOW.”
And me number two is like:
But then there’s a third me, me number three, who is like:
“YOU CAN DO IT, ME NUMBER ONE.”
And then psychologists arrive with a straitjacket. “Sir, you seem to be suffering from a mental illness.”
“Shutup, Jennifer Lawrence and I are talking in my head. She’s me. And I am her.”
“Uh . . .”
The point is that I said I was going to do this project, this project of living like it’s the end of things, but then I got scared and stopped blogging, but now I’m back, back to kick the ass of life. I have some big goals this year, including recording my first EP, starting grad school, boating up the Amazon, and many others, but my next immediate goal for this blog is a small one: it’s to write and record a happy song. A lot of my songs are sad and depressing, except like . . . three . . . and one of those three is about Archimedes and in the end he dies . . . so it’s not that happy . . . And people have told me, dude, write a happy song. So I’m going to write a song, it’s going to be called Happy Love Song, and post it here. Stay posted.
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