Monday, January 3, 2011

"Now I'm falling on my knees, and tumblin' down."

I've recently found a few Tumblr pages that I wanted to follow but, being the elitists that they are, Tumblr only lets you follow/like/comment on pages if you yourself are a member. I was pretty irritated, but then I decided if I can't beat 'em I might as well join 'em! And you know what? I'm kind of digging their set up. This will always be my main blog, the one with substance (I hope), but Tumblr is more constructed for quick, easy sharing. They're like the love child of Blogger and Twitter. I know that I spam everyone's Twitter feed like crazy get slightly out of control with the frequency that I tweet. I figure Tumblr can be an outlet for some of my thoughts and I can chill out substantially on the Twitter front. It's pretty win/win. If you'd like, you can check it out here.

In other news, winter sometimes brings up thoughts/regrets of the year of college that I attended. (Yeah, yeah... I'm a college dropout. *hangs head in shame*) I attended NMU, and although I'm pretty used to crappy Michigan winters by now, nothing could have prepared me for a Marquette winter. Feet of snow, blistering winds, a skin freezing advisory... (It's a real thing, I swear.) One huge non-regret, though, that I could have NEVER prepared for was when I participated in the annual Arctic Plunge. Freezing does not even begin to describe what I felt that day. Actually, I didn't really feel much. Thirty seconds, tops, in the water and I was numb, numb, numb. When I exited the lake it felt like my shorts had ridden up to underwear territory, but as I tried to yank them down my hand just kept sliding down my thigh. Even though it was beyond cold, I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Well, except for the whole falling down and gouging a chunk of my ankle out part. I still have the scar. Stupid frozen sand.

A few years ago I was searching YouTube to try and give my friend a better idea of my experience, and wouldn't you know, I found a video of the exact time that I participated. Keep an eye out for me on the right side of the screen when we all take off. I'm in the red shorts and grey t-shirt. Also, keep an eye out for how I ever so nicely drug my roommate down with me during my "incident". Enjoy!

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Day 10 - A song that makes you fall asleep:

From experience, I know that any song from The Knack (with the exception of My Sharona) makes me fall asleep. We used to get a lot of free vouchers for lawn seats at DTE Energy Music Theater, and The Knack featuring some other horrendous bands, was one that I wish we never would have wasted our time on. I've attended quite a few concerts in my 25 years on this Earth, but I've NEVER been to such a snooze fest! Awful. Just awful. I could leave you with some crap, but I'll be nice and share the only song of theirs that I can tolerate.


  1. I'm following your tumblr now. I'm a bit of an addict. Eep!

    I give you props for your plunge. I couldn't do it. I toured LSSU when I was college shopping and was near tears by the end of the tour because I was so cold. I'm certainly not going to willingly hop into the coldest bit of that mess. It's something I'd have to experience to understand. That's not happening anytime soon.

  2. My first Blogger follower AND my first Tumblr follower?! You rock! :)

  3. That's so cool that you found a video with you in it!