So I had an idea to come up with a top ten list along the lines of Christmas presents you never use. I got as far as the personalized bible from the ex-girlfriend/boyfriend and then stopped because I knew the idea was petering out already.

On Saturday, Scott and I went on a longer run, actually on a really short route I used to ride on my bike when I was really getting into shape years ago. It’s a fun little route out behind town through a few open fields on roads that are usually pretty empty until you get on the highway leading into South Carolina. My legs are starting to hurt from the constant road running I’ve done lately. I’ve been balking at doing more trail running. Even though I love it, it’s just getting dark so early that I’m a little nervous I’d get caught on a trail in the dark. Although after typing that it seems a little silly.

Lately I’ve been visiting the Pop Punk Bored quite a bit. It’s funny to see people like Ben Weasel (Screeching Weasel, the Riverdales), a bunch of guys that run pretty big (for pop punk at least) labels like Rally Records, Red Scare Records, and Larry Livermore (who used to run Lookout! Records) all discussing music and, well, just about anything from sports to beards. It’s great to read about what some of these guys think about current bands and music as a whole. Also, it’s good for wasting time.

I swear I’m going to write something worth reading soon. It’s just that at the moment, I don’t have a lot of meaning in my life. Not that I’m complaining. Sometimes life is just boring day after boring day and sometimes the highlight of your day really is to see how well you can cook some chicken. That sounds like I’m giving up on something. What, I’m not sure. I don’t feel like I’m giving up. I don’t think I’m cut out for this daily grind sort of thing.

Also, I know I linked them in one of my previous posts, but I can’t stop listening to Dick. “Transform Your Brain” is amazing. I’ve had it on repeat for about an hour. I can’t fucking wait to play the Dick songs live. I usually can’t do that with any song (except Built to Spill’s song “Goin’ Against Your Mind”).