Athena

Our beautiful doberman puppy, Athena, is finally with us. She’s only two months old, so her days are like this:

  • Sleep for 45 minutes.
  • Wake up with the energy of an atomic bomb for two hours.
  • Wreak havoc by peeing and pooping at every opportunity.
  • Repeat the above all day and night.

What she’s awesome at:

  • Barking and headbutting herself in mirror.
  • Being nice to the cats (except that they are hiding constantly since they fear her).
  • Playing with her toys.
  • Snuggling with us whenever she wants to nap.

EELS

Last week I went to an Eels concert, which was hands down the best concert I’ve been to (even beating Rammstein). Something you could notice straight away was the amount of mature adults in the crowd (those 40+). Eels have been around for over a decade, so it makes sense to see that demographic, and better yet, they make quality music that generation x knows about. 

It got me thinking though of what the future holds for my generation when all these sweet bands retire. Radiohead’s on break, NIN just got back for one last gig, Thom Yorke’s side project Atoms For Peace is awesome, but only a side project. Many of the good bands I grew up listening to, that shaped me in a way or two, are going to be gone within the next few years, which is a depressing thought. It’s not all gloomy though, new bands are always forming; it’s just finding them through the muddied waters of shitty pop music that is hard. That being said, I’m looking forward to seeing Alt-J in concert. Maybe they’ll be the Radiohead of this generation. 

The Catcher in the Rye

I’ve been away since the holidays on a social media hiatus. It’s been great. I missed blogging, but not really Twitter. I’ll check Twitter once in a while now and respond to tweets that I receive, but don’t really bother with much else. I am though looking forward to blogging more. 

I’ve recently picked up The Catcher in the Rye, and finished reading it last night. I chose the book because I was never exposed to it in high school, and because it’s one of those classics everyone recommends you read. I disliked the book so much I won’t even bother ranting about it, but I will say the writing is great. It takes skill to make you feel like you’re really reading the main character’s thoughts, no matter how unlikable he is.

Having just finished The Hobbit and being so disappointed in the movie, I’m really excited that the Ender’s Game movie is staying true to the book, which promises to be an amazing movie. The Giver also is now up for production with Jeff Bridges as The Giver himself, which is going to be another fantastic movie if they stay true to the book. 

That’s all for now I guess.