My name is Joseph. I'm 23 years old. I am in the CUNY Graduate Center's PhD program in Linguistics. I quite like Soviet history, Victorian houses, writing, travel, and National Geographic.
I just peeled a ton of paint off one of my walls. I guess tomorrow’s the day I repaint it in chalkboard paint.
Hey everyone. We’re announcing our first-ever Drummer Things contest. The winner will receive a pair of sticks and a lot of praise from us on this blog.
To participate, go on our blog and click on “Share your Kits” on the left. Then, submit a picture of your kit. The most interesting one will…
I got my hair cut shorter than it’s been in years.
Ikiryō by Davey Crockett.
This is our newest single/EP. It has five songs. One is all-new, one is us hanging out and playing music with Alec (Yukon), one is a remake of an older song of ours, one is a cover, and one is a demo.
You can get it for free if you buy Between Nowhere and the Trees or one of our shirts that are going to come out soon.
I embroidered a lyric from Ikiryō because it is my favorite song, and I haven’t done any embroidery in a long time. It came out cute and I am happy.
On September 14, 2001, a man appearing to be in his twenties checked into a motel in Grays Harbor, Washington. He registered under the name “Lyle Stevik” and listed an address from Meridan, Idaho. He only paid for one evening, but told the staff he was likely planning to stay a few extra days. On September 17, his body was found in his room, hanging from a coat rack with a leather belt. It is estimated that he had committed suicide the day before. He left money on the nightstand alongside a note that said “For the Room”.
Upon further investigation, it was discovered that “Lyle Stevik” is the name of a character from the Joyce Carol Oates novel, “You Must Remember This”, so there’s a good chance this man had registered under an alias. The Idaho address he wrote down actually belonged to a Best Western motel. The man carried no identification or luggage and the only possessions left behind were a toothbrush and toothpaste. The only other clue was a discarded piece of paper in the room’s waste basket which read “SUICIDE”. All attempts to uncover anything about this man’s background have proved unsuccessful.
I’m using it to try and learn French. I don’t know how good of a site it is, but it seems to be working pretty well. I’m like five lesson-blocks down. Yahooo.
But I keep forgetting words once I’m done with the lessons they’re in, so maybe it’s not that effective.
Listen to: Harmony by Die! Die! Die!
This band is fantastic and hardly anyone I talk to knows about them. But they should.
Today is Flag Day. View a slide show of historical photos featuring the U.S. flag: http://nyr.kr/11eGUIe
today one of my fb friends made fun of Flag Day and it annoyed me so I unfollowed him
It really bugs me when people put down Flag Day and Arbor Day because they’re both like “little” holidays.
I get especially annoyed when people think of Arbor Day as one of the patriotic ones (like Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Presidents Day, etc.) because they don’t know what arbor means.