Thursday, October 20, 2011

Now back to regularly scheduled blogging

Omgod you guys — I haven’t blogged in a while. SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED. I went to Edinburgh and saw where JK Rowling first starting writing Harry Potter. I went to Loch Lomond to go hiking up to a castle that ended up being a super disappointing size. I read 29034983275 books. I played Grand Theft Auto drunk (and kicked ASS I might add). And turned 24.

Yes you heard right. Ashley Josiah Marie Tenochtitlan Welling is 24. And it was a glorious day. I just woke up that morning and knew everything there was to know about everything in the world. Very similar to the moment when I crossed the stage at graduation … very similar.  My friends (<-- I KNOW RIGHT??) took me shopping in city centre before going out to dinner and eating a cake that had enough calories to sustain the entire Mongolian nation for a good 27 years. Naturally it was gone in two days.

Since then I’ve read Everything is Illuminated (awesome), The Book of Night Women (awesome/morbidly depressing), An Elemental Thing ( … eh), The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (awesome), and now … Things are Happening (TBA). Also I’ve had my first piece of fiction workshopped (<-- Word says that’s not a word but I don’t believe that for a second … I mean, “Facebooking” is now considered a verb so I think the grammar gods will forgive me on this one). Anyways, that was a good time.

Now mind you, I’ve been edited before. I was a journalism major at Pepperdine for crap’s sake. But this is a whole new bag of beans — this is like, personal and shit. So needless to say I was a little nervous. After scanning it for errors the 28394th time, I timidly clicked the ‘submit’ button on the workshop form and watched as my little baby entered the cruel, cruel world of cyberspace. Of course, after I submitted it I noticed like three typos straight away but I mean whatever.

But all in all the whole class seemed to like it. It’s about a man slipping into insanity so how could they not right? Writers eat that shit UP.

Now let’s cut to random photographs.

Edinburgh ^

Bad ass picture of Adam Smith ... the creator of capitalism/the devil

Self explanatory ^

Self explanatory pt. 2 ^

Slags means sluts guys, that's what it means. 

PROOF. So none you sons a bitches thinks I'm lying ^

PROOF pt. 2

The two best movies of all time ever

Oh and by the by, I just got over a cold I’ve had for like two weeks. And besides that love affair I had in 5th grade, that was the best two weeks of my life.

Just kidding. I didn’t have a love affair in 5th grade.