From Music

Disneyland – The road there

Saturday, June 19, 2010:

Woke up this morning and finished up the last few bits of packing that I had left to do. This mainly translated to matching gadgets with their chargers.

We were on the road around 1PM when I realized it – the minivan we were in had no auxiliary audio input (the little headphone jack)! Ah! And no FM transmitter! Cripes! I couldn’t connect my old, trusty mp3 player and share my wonderfully tailored, family-friendly, 80s new wave and soundtrack, cheesefest spectacular playlist with everyone!

But, it wasn’t all bad. Bro-in-law had quite a few gems that we would’ve heard had MY mix been played. I’m talking pop classics like:

Young Hearts

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You’re The Best Around

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BUT we didn’t get to hear other classics like:


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If You Were Here

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The commute was much quicker than I was expecting. Then again, that could be because I mostly slept. The kids colored. Then my daughter watched Brady Bunch episodes on this same laptop. And my nephew napped. We made it in around 6 hours.

We had dinner a few hours ago at an IHOP. The place was packed and we didn’t want to wait to be sat, so we ended up at separate (but side-by-side) tables. I sat with my wife while the kids sat with the adults at a booth across from us. The hostess handed my wife a standard, big, laminated menu and gave me a paper placemat. Yeah, the kid menu. That must’ve been the 957th time that’s happened to me. Sonuva! Actually, I thought it was funny and the hostess made up a quick excuse (“Oops I thought I handed you a normal menu, sorry sir!”).

My stomach hasn’t felt great but I brought along the usual meds, and I’m feeling okay right now.

Tomorrow, we hit up Disneyland… It’ll be a long day, I’m sure. I’ve brought my wheelchair, but I do plan on walking every now and then for a little exercise (and so my ass doesn’t go numb). The weather is supposed to be mid-70s, so it should be perfect.

Curious case of me

Am I Benjamin Button? Feels like it. Severe osteoporosis. Severe kyphosis. Old, decrepit grannies have that. I’m 28. And a guy. Fuck me.

This song has been on repeat lately. Feel free to mope with me:

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Cold Desert
by Kings of Leon

I’m on the corner, waiting for a light to come on
That’s when I know that you’re alone
It’s cold in the desert, water never sees the ground
Special unspoken without sound

You told me you loved me, that I’d never die alone
Hand over your heart, let’s go home
Everyone noticed, everyone has seen the signs
I’ve always been known to cross lines

I’ve never ever cried when I was feeling down
I’ve always been scared of the sound
Jesus don’t love me, no one ever carried my load
I’m too young to feel this old

Here’s to you, here’s to me
All of us
Or does nobody know, nobody see
Nobody but me?

Even the title of the song, Cold Desert, reminds me of the Chemo post I wrote.