My plans for going to Asheville today fell through. Yeah, it’s a huge bummer, but at the same time, I feel like I’ve been running away from a lot of responsibilities I have… mostly school work haha. I’ll be missing the DNA tonight, but I have a pile of homework to keep me occupied.
I hope everyone who gets to make it out has a killer time!
I’m beyond stoked to finally be seeing Destroy Nate Allen tomorrow night.
Destroy Nate Allen will be playing what just may be their last show in NC tomorrow. If you’re available, please make it out to the show.
There’s more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/265361530253635
Also, if any of my followers are going to the show, give me a heads up! I’ll try and keep a look out for you (:
Destroy Nate Allen makes me smile more than any other band ever.
Go see this tour!
I have a new iPod wallpaper. I get excited about these things.
Pooping in Ninety-Six.
So today I went to work with my mother. She works for a property management company, she deals with many different apartment complexes throughout the upstate of South Carolina. Since I was in elementary school, my mother has had this same job. When I was younger I would always go into the empty apartments on the complex and help fix them up, so that new residents could move in. It’s been a while since I’ve done that, but today my mother asked me to come with her to a particular complex in Ninety-Six, SC. So this is where our story begins.
It was a bit of a long car ride to the location, much longer of a car ride than I prefer. We picked up breakfast from a small coffee shop. I had a breakfast sandwich with sausage, egg, and cheese, so by the time we got into the empty apartment I was working on that day, I had to release my bowels. Being sure to grab my iPod for entertainment, I rushed to the small, uncomfortable bathroom. The bathroom itself was not in bad shape as far as cleanliness goes, save for the dead cockroaches on the floor. The pest control guy was nice enough to blow up the place for bugs, but of course, the dead insects are left behind. Sitting on the toilet playing Army of Darkness, a thought came to me: nobody has lived in this apartment for a month, therefore, it’s most likely that no one has used this bathroom, or toilet, in a month. That’s when I realized how foolish I was. While in my frenzy to get to the bathroom, I forgot to grab toilet paper.
Sitting on this rather uncomfortable toilet, I felt defeated. I pondered what I might do to come out on top on this situation. The napkins I had in my pockets just moments ago (leftover from the coffee shop) were left in the car. There was no sort of papers in my pocket, and there was nothing but dead critters in the bathroom. I was running out of options. I was considering just jumping in the shower but then it hit me. My mother gathered supplies from the maintenance shed, supplies that I might need for sprucing up the apartment. She told me she’d left them on the counter in the kitchen area, which was down the hallway and nearly on the other side of the apartment. So I did what any man would do. I waddled to the kitchen with my pants around my ankles, all the while humming along to “My Parents Manage Apartments” by Destroy Nate Allen. Scared to death that someone, like my mother or another employee of the complex would burst through the door and catch me in this vulnerable moment, God so graciously kept that from happening.
When I arrived to the counter, I discover hidden among the brushes, paint, and all-purpose cleaner, the answer to my problem- heavy duty paper towels. Whether that’s what they are actually called, I do not know, but I thank the human being for inventing it, whatever the proper name for the object is. Thick, blue, and a lot rougher than Charmin Ultra, there was only one sheet here. But believe me, one sheet was more than enough. This is my story, and I’ll choose to stop here, before we get into any further details.
If you love deeply, you’re going to get hurt badly.
If you keep up with my blog at all, you may know that I have been a bit hardened to love, relationships, romance, and basically anything sappy. This is due to, yeah, you guessed it, heartbreak.
But I’ve been listening to a lot of Destroy Nate Allen lately and they have a few songs that are a bit on the mushy side (it is a husband-wife duo, after all) and they seem to have softened me up a bit. Quite a bit, actually.
Just the other day I read a quote from C.S. Lewis that said “If you love deeply, you’re going to get hurt badly. But it’s still worth it.” It hit me hard. It’s ignorant and selfish to be so hardened to relationships like I have been. I may not have made it as evident, but inside, I was absolutely disgusted and turned away by everything that was even slightly romantic and sappy. But I think Destroy Nate Allen must’ve slipped me a few subliminal messages about it all.
Yes, at the dawn of last year I experienced a horrible, despairing heartbreak. Why? Well, because I was in love, and the relationship did not work out. When you love someone, you become very vulnerable. You’re opening yourself up to another person, just as those monsters on Resident Evil open themselves up to be blasted to bits. Anyways, love is a dangerous risk. But it is also the most amazing feeling that you’ll ever feel.
Relationships with a guy/girl can be closely compared to the relationship we are offered with God. At first, we can be very thick-headed, but when (or if you ever) do decide to open up to God, many can testify, there is nothing better in the whole wide world.
Some of us go through heartbreaks in relationships, and some of us never experience it. When a heartbreak occurs it is always for a specific reason. Some of us might not know what that reason is for months, years, and sometimes we may never know. But just because we don’t know the reason, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. God is much bigger than us, and His mind is much more divine than ours, that is why we call Him God. And God will never put you through something (like a heartbreak) that you cannot handle, and He will not ever put you through something without there being a purpose. The same goes for when we get ourselves into stuff that we shouldn’t be in, God turns our mistakes around and utilizes them for His advantage.
Anyways, what I’m trying to say is that God is divine, and Destroy Nate Allen writes good songs.
Don’t Let This Smile Fool You by Destroy Nate Allen