Hey Peter, check out channel 9!
Let’s talk about privacy without mentioning the FB-word. Have you ever lived in an apartment? It sucks if you’re loud like me. I’m a loud person. I blast Marilyn Manson at three o’clock in the morning and I play the guitar loudly at ridiculous hours and when I’m having sex, trust me, all the neighbors know. Let’s just say I’ve got enough noise complaints and had enough encounters with the police to thoroughly know the law. Here’s a brief list of “the rules” of noise complaints:
- You’re basically allowed to be as loud as you want in between the hours of 8am-11pm.
- After 3 noise complaints an apartment can legally evict you.
- Usually nobody cares how loud you are when you’re having sex, especially if there are more than two females involved.
There’s no place like home?
After feeling like apartments weren’t giving me enough privacy, I decided to buy a house in the middle of nowhere in a small town in Texas. It seemed like a good idea at the time…but I was wrong. Dead wrong.
I’ve never lived out of in the middle of nowhere. Let’s just say when I moved to Nowhereville I definately wasn’t in Kansas anymore. I lived about an hour away from Dallas and none of my friends ever wanted to hang out with me because they didn’t enjoy “driving to Egypt.”
I’ve always been a relcuse anyway, so I didn’t think it would really bother me to live so far away from all of my friends. But I realized two months later that it really really sucks not having anyone to just have small meaningless conversations with.
“Could somebody find me an elevator so I can talk about the weather already!!!”
I missed city life. I’ve never lived in a small town and thought I would enjoy it, but soon realized that small towns and just filled with smalled-minded simple folk who all look at you strange when you tell them that you “work from phone.”
“She worships an evil spirit that she summons from her phone…it’s name is Ebay!”
Living in Nowheresville was a terrible idea. I didn’t make a single new friend and felt like my entire “so-called” social life was a thing of the past. I felt like I was in exhile, rejected from society and cast out into a place where people go to be forgotten.
I decided to use this time of my life to try to better myself as a person. I once read a Stephen King book called, “On Writing.” and there’s been something from that book that really stuck with me years after reading it. He said,
“‘If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.’
So I took the advice and started reading every unfinished book that I had in my closet. I read all day every day for months and finished about 30-40 books that I had “always wanted to finish.”
I realized a lot a new things about myself during this period. Most of all, I realized a lot of these books weren’s as cool as I had imagined them. When I finally read the enntire “Vampire Chronicles” I realized these books weren’t as violent and adventurous as I had always imagined. Don’t get me wong, I believe they are good books, they just weren’t “what I thought they would be.” Let me do a quick overview of the whole series:
- Interview with a Vampire: This book is dull. It’s boring and I think it’s pretty overrated. I believe the only reason it ever became so popular is due to it’s far more interesting sequels. Tom Cruise probably made the worst career decison of his life when he decided not do make anymore of these movies because “they were too dark.” He actually played Lestast really well.
- The Vampire Lestat – This book is great. It’s worth reading multiple times. I’d say this is probably the best book in the series.
- Blackwood Farm
- Blood Canicle
“Passion of the Shitty Books”
However, we’ve already all know the story of Jesus, this is basically just a sad attempt for Anne Rice to appeal to a larger “christian” audience. Anne Rice later renounced her “Born-Again Christian” status after denouncing Christians for their renounciations of homosexuality and other liberal issues. Overall, I think Anne Rice is a great author, and I hope to be as sucessful as she is one day.
I read sooo many other books it would take a few more blogs to talk about them all. So I’m going to have to continue this one. The reading that I did in Nowheresville has definately made me a better writer and a better reader. However, the isolation that I put myself through makes me feel like I missed out on some of the most important things in life. We all need human interaction, whether we like it or not. Without it we just go crazy and write lame blogs about John Edwards that aren’t funny and don’t even make any sense.
“Yep. When Scarlet moved away…
my days of listening to two girls at the same time were over.”
Living alone has it ‘s upsides and downsides, but one thing is for sure: When you don’t have anyone on the other side of the wall who can hear your every move, you won’t ever get any “heads-up” when the breast exams are on Channel 9.
And that my friends, is a crying shame.
Have a good week everyone. Watch out for your cornholes.