Thursday, June 16, 2005

OXFORD CONFIDENTIAL

I'm a Baaaad Man, a Baaaaaad Man!


nuclearwar_cover250
Originally uploaded by jasoba fett.

To sum up the last week...

Shit. Double shit. Oh shit.

A colleague is leaving at the end of the month, and I've been training to take over some of his duties. And its going to be one hell of a second year here in Oxford, Ohio. Listening to Yo La Tengo's cover of Sun Ra's marvelous hit Nuclear War, I find myself filled with nothing but a sincere sense of irony.

I'm certainly a slacker by any definition. I've finally come to grips with the fact that I guess I'm a Gen Xer. Christ. I never thought I'd admit that publicly.

And that means I'm getting, well, closer to being a grown-up every day. One day, I may be somebody's father, somebody's uncle, etc. Truthfully, I'm starting to look forward to that.

I still, of course, fight the urge to be a grown-up. I listen to the music I want to listen to. I watch cartoons (just bought GI Joe Season 2 on DVD) and a ton of science fiction.

I also have my grown-up fun - going to cafes just to read a book and drink a cup of coffee. I love going to museums. I hate waking up with a hang-over. I'd rather go hiking and camping than play a video game. And lounging on the couch on a Sunday afternoon watching old movies sounds like a perfect date.

Hmmmmm...

JWJ

4 comments:

Lauren, Columbus said...

LOL...Welcome to the club, hon.

Its called, uh, adulthood.

And GI Joe is nowhere as cool as Transformers (and not that Beastwars garbage.) They don't make good cartoons anymore.

:-)

L.

Chrystal said...

Your grown-up fun sounds like heaven. Minus the camping.

Smurf said...

GI Joe the great American Hereo, what else was on when we were kids? THundercats, HE Man, She Ra, Smurfs......all kinds of good cartoons compared to today's odd ones. Have you seen the one about the old people on the farm and they have a dog.. to me that show is just demented!

It's funny thought what milestones we come to that tell us we are "grown". LOL I have had a lot, so that must mean I AM OLD! ;) Anyways... Yesterday after work, I stopped a a gas station, when I was inside, I heard a boy (probably 12 or 13) say, "Oooh, look eggs!" His buddy with him said, "Yeah, let's get them so we can throw them at people!" I hadn't made an expression either way, but when one of the boys saw that "A GROWN UP had heard what they said" (lol) He responded, "No, man what are you thinking... that would be MEAN!" I just thought that was funny... So in an abstract way, that was one of the milestones for me in showing, if nothing else, my age!

Love ya,
Shirley

Ms. Monkeythong said...

www.citymuseum.org

A very cool museum in St. Louis