So, I just got back from the doctor because my mom told me I had to go get my check-up TODAY, or she and dad wouldn't be covering my ass next time I get sick. ...Not that I need them to cover my ass, and not that my mother actually used the phrase 'we won't cover your ass next time!', but you get the main idea. And do you know what the doctor told me? "If you don't quit smoking, young lady, there will be serious consequences. Have you even heard of lung cancer? Peripheral vascular disease? Emphysema? Chronic bronchitis? Buerger's disease? Your children could have birth defects."
And do you want to know what I said? Of course you do. I said:
"Got a light?"
I was joking, of course, but the doctor was like... "Your health is nothing to joke about." Jeez, I get that the guy is a doctor, but he doesn't get that I'm too far gone with the nicotine addiction that I am never coming back. On TOP of that, I'm never having children, so I'm not even going to worry about birth defects. As for those other diseases...everyone has to die of something, right? I know, I know, it's horrible, that sounds horrible, but it's TRUE! And besides, it's not my fault. It's entirely those guys from high school that gave me my first cigarette. It's all THEIR fault. But hey, at least we'll all die of lung cancer/emphysema/chronic bronchitis together.
I'm not sending a very good message to the kiddies, am I? Oh wells. Well, I guess I do have one. Don't have sex or you'll die. Wait, that's Mean Girls, or a variant of a quote FROM Mean Girls...Don't smoke. Just don't. Trust me. It seems cool and not-threatening at first, but pretty soon, you'll going through a pack without even realizing that you ARE going through a pack. You'll just be sitting there and find a cigarette in your hand, and you'll have no idea how it got there.
SAY NO TO SMOKING!
And other drugs.
But consentual sex is nothing to say no to. ...Unless it's with someone a million years older than you, like the janitor or...your teacher. Have SOME morals, ladies! But yeah, sex with the hot frontman with the tongue ring...? Definitely acceptable. Just make sure you have a condom, because you might get crabs just from looking at him...Okay, I'm going to stop giving the Hayden Sex Ed./Morality class. I'm clearly not cut out to be a mentor to impressionable young adults.
Anyway... So I'm back from the doctor and I've got my iPod on shuffle. Guess who comes on first? Radiohead, and their song "Lucky". Has anyone ever noticed how incredibly kickass this song is? I mean, of course you have, it's not exactly in the new release section at Sam Goody, but still. I think a lot of times, bands like Radiohead get taken for granted...what would we do without them? We'd be stuck with regular emo crap. I mean, seriously, is there really another bad like Radiohead out there? Their songs are all so...unabashedly THEM. They aren't afraid to get creative. And it's not like I can just sit down and have Radiohead playing in the background. I have to listen to the lyrics, try to digest them, cut open ever phrase and exegete the meaning. It's like with R.E.M. or The Beatles, or Joy Division or The Jam. But I have to say, Radiohead is one of my favorites because...sometimes you just want to listen to a bunch of slow, meaningful songs. You don't want thrashing angry death metal, or relentless guitar solos...you just want to be soothed. Radiohead is perfect for that.
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Anyway, this is getting to be a little too long, so I'm gonna cut out and go work on the latest Toblerones song. =) I'll keep you guys updated more with us and what's going on, but I sometimes forget, cos I do that so much on our MySpace... So if you ever want a long rant about our creative process and what's going on with us personally and emotionally rather than just...bandily. Musically? Just ask and I'll rant about it in here.