Listen here people! I want to inject botchelism into my face so I can look just like Cher. Wouldn't that be cool? Okay, seriously, all these people who think Botox is a good idea is seriously injecting one of the worst and most disgusting sounding diseases of all time into their face thinking it will make them look better. Now, with the possible exception of Cher, that is never the case. What are they thinking? Honestly, those cold serene masks are so creepy. They give me those emotionless face stabbing kind of nightmares, burrrr-r-r begins to shiver uncontrollably).
Also, I was in the guys bathroom the other day and started thinking (normally this would be a fairly ominous way to begin a sentence, but just keep reading), all men's public restrooms are distinct in the fact that they all have urinals adorning one wall. Why don't girl's bathrooms have anything cool which is entirely distinct to them? I am not trying to suggest precisely what they should have, I really don't know much about the subject, but don't you think it is unfair that boys get all these cool things to decorate their bathroom and to pee in, whilst girls are confined to the same old drudgery every time? I mean, come on....
The other thing I was thinking about was...you know those movies containing characters with unusual physical features, such as a huge nose, or being excessively obese, and we think to ourselves, "that make up job is not at all real to life"? But consider, please, how many times a day do you see someone and think, "there is no possible way that person actually exists in the form in which I currently see them?" That happens to me all the time. For instance, while I was in the bathroom preparing to wash my hands (as I always do after entering a public restroom) and all of a sudden a rather large man exited one of the stalls and, you know those plastic balls you buy at Walmart for small children which are all sorts of lovely colors and approximately a foot in diameter, well he had one of those in his pants, and I just thought, "really?...."
Which reminds me of another bathroom thought I had awhile ago which I hope I have not already shared with you. (By the way, the bathroom is a great place to think, even if you are only in there for moments at a time. I suppose it is just the serene nature of the places. I mean, honestly, where do you find that much porcelain anywhere anymore? Someday, future anthropologists will positively identify these places as public shrines in each building and come to the conclusion that we were an incredibly devout people.) Anyway, I was thinking that a bathroom would be a great place to hold someone up. You just walk into a mostly empty bathroom while some one is in front of the urinal and say, "Don't move! I have a gun at your back." Then you simply take their wallet and run off. Seriously, what are they going to do? If they turn around, not only do they risk pissing all over themselves, but they also will be exposing themselves to another. Their hands are already predisposed by holding their phallus. The shock of the fact that they are being robbed while their pants are open should dumbfound them long enough for one to make off with their wallet, and by the time they would be able to shake, zip up, and pursue, you would be long gone. What a great idea! Sadly, my morals prohibit me from petty theft.
Okay, last thought. I am a Christian, or rather, I believe in God, Jesus, and that he created the Earth and such. It occurs to me that it has become a really popular thing to be an Atheist recently, and in particular amongst the middle school and high school age...often kids who really don't know who they are or what they think yet. I was thinking about about just how that may have occurred, and I think I have a hypothesis. I'm not sure how it happened, but somehow a very strange idea has permeated our culture, which has been propagated by the Bush Administration, but not created by it. Particularly during the last election, people voted in accordance with their moral strictures rather than on an economic or political scale. It seems, somehow, the idea became that for one to be morally correct they must be a Christian (which became apparent by the candidates' strong claims towards their faith. It was like a contest to see who was more devout.) And even more than that, if they were a good person, which meant they were a Christian, it followed that they were a conservative, (because, apparently, you cannot be a liberal Christian). Then, to go even further, if you were all those things previously stated, which you had to be if you had a kind and honest heart and were generally a good person, then you must also, therefore, be a Republican. How did the American people make that connection, and/or who made it for them? Clearly, none of this is true. And yet, millions of people voted under some false sense of moral obligation whilst completely disregarding the fact that whether they voted Democrat or republican neither homosexual marriage or abortion legislation was going to see any change what-so-ever. It was only the things that took a back seat in the elections, like immigration, stem cell research, international policy, and personal rights in general would suffer. I know it was obvious, but why didn't anyone seem to pay attention? And here's a worse thought. Those ideas haven't changed recently, which is a large part of why, for many young people, if you don't agree with the current administration, or you are against the war, or you have friends who are gay, then you are automatically against God. It is like the new form of rebellion. But that isn't what I meant when I said "a worse thought", I was talking about the fact that all these same old ridiculous notions are going to affect the next election, and can we hope to get a better candidate when both democrats and republicans are so preoccupied with all that meaningless prejudice? I rather doubt it.
Okay, I am very excited, and this is my last thought for the day, because my band should be playing an open mic night at the Blue Fugue on Monday around 9:00. It will be our first show as a complete entity and I feel as though the possibility of us getting a positive reaction is very good. Also, we record in three weeks, so we will be able to start sending out demos and such to radio stations and venues. Hopefully Blevins? shows will start popping up all over the place, and soon. Wish me luck.