Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The [Cherry] Ride FAQ

Yeah, I'm back. Some of you have questions. Let me attempt to answer them....

So, why are you back?
- Hell if I know. It is going to be an interesting couple months/year ahead of me, and I want to keep a record of it, I suppose.

What did you do while you were on hiatus?
- Went to the Obama election rally in Grant Park.
- Did really well in school last semester, despite the concept maps.
- Stopped working full-time so I could go to school full-time instead*. In fact, pretty much stopped working altogether.
- Cursed the Chicago winter - daily from about Nov. 1 through last week.
- Bought the new Kelly Clarkson album. Don't judge, bitches.
- Went to a friend's wedding in Boston with some old friends, including ReckenRoll. And let me tell you that woman knows her way around a sushi menu.
- Got accepted to my #1 and #3 nursing school choices (screw you, OHSU!) and am procrastinating on making a final decision.

I used to see/hear/get texts/get comments on my blog from you, but you pretty much stopped going out/calling/texting/reading my blog over the last six months. Dude, what the hell happened to you?
- I have no good answer for this. I just sorta checked out, I guess. On the plus side though, I really got my money's worth on my Netflix subscription.

Anything new and exciting to report?
- Every Monday and Wednesday, I eat a lunch consisting of: corn nuts, two chocolate donuts, and a Coke Cherry Zero big gulp.
- On a daily basis need to fight the urge to Stab somebody. Just for the hell of it.

What's troubling you these days?
- Why it is so impossible to find a pair of flat-front, low-rise slim fit khakis? I mean, WTF people?
- Glenn Beck

What's in store for the summer?
- I'll be staying here in Chicago through mid-August and I've developed some pretty "ambitious" plans, which include:
- An Abnormal Psych class M-Th mornings.
- Buying a wetsuit for daily 2-mile swims at Ohio Street beach after class.
- A Rowing class with the Lincoln Park Rowing Club a few nights a week in June.
- Maybe a Fencing class in July.
- Pre-reading on Pathophysiology while laying in the sand at North Ave. and Hollywood beaches.
- A book a week, every week (not counting the above mentioned Abnormal Psych and Pathophysiology).
- Summer shandys, shorts and flip-flops. Every day.
What do you think of this whole Swine Flu thing?
- People just need to calm down and wash their hands. That, and maybe start amassing bottled water and firearms for the coming armageddon.    

* Some may say this decision was mine to make; others may say the decision was pretty much made for me. Details, really.


Ellen Aim said...

Aw, your Mon/Wed lunch is giving me junior high flashbacks. A Coke and Snickers every day. It was as nutritious as junior high was intellectually stimulating.

And damn you for making me think about that place...especially before 8am.

Julie_Gong said...

glad you are back. it has been far too long. also if i contract the swine flu while visiting LA over the weekend i am contracting you out as my nurse despite the fact you are not a nurse yet. thank you. and good night.

StaceyO said...

Nothing is better after a long day than to crank up the new Kelli Clarkson on the drive home. Okay, there are other things that are better, but Kelli Clarkson is pretty good.

Anonymous said...

I just about had a heart attack and died when I saw your comment yesterday.

Welcome back.

House of Jules said...

This is how long the Chicago winter was: I totally forgot that there is something as delicious as summer shandy. Thank you, darlin', for the reminder! It made me a little misty!

d said...

i'm really worried about glenn beck. he cries more on nat'l tv than any gay people i know would. the republicans have to have him on a list somewhere.

Mr. Shain said...

i don't recall asking any of these questions... or wanting to know the answers.

p.s. why did you leave out all the interesting parts?

I'm Not Carrie Bradshaw said...

I think you should add a visit to PDX/SEA as well to show us ho to make Summer Shandys.

Or maybe I'll schlep out to the Mid-West and see you.

I'm so glad you're back!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Which days are you going to Pitchfork? I'm just going the Friday for Built To Spill and Yo La Tengo.

Do you want to play some volleyball this summer?

Anonymous said...

I missed Pitchfork last year by a couple of weeks when I moved out west-- I had to sell my ticket. And I'm missing it again this year.

Stupid 2,200 miles of geographic distance.

Michael5000 said...

OHSU turned you down?

OHSU turned YOU down?!?


Let me know if you need any specific heads busted.

Rob said...

Hey Will! So good to see you back blogging. Did you get the G-Town mail you (and your dad) were nervous about?