This is the first comfortable bed I’ve slept in since January. No turning over and over to find that sweet, comfy angle on a twin sized mattress anymore.
I’ve had a day and a half worth of decent food that doesn’t taste anywhere near the overcooked, rubbery “food” sustenance they serve in the YSJ canteens.
My brother is passed out in the hotel bed next to mine snoring and I guess that’s better than having screaming floormates running around the halls outside at 5 AM fucked up on acid.
I’m trying to remember the bad before the good right now.
It’s an awful sounding thing to do, but I’m too overwhelmed by these last 48 hours. I want everyone back. I wish I didn’t have to wish my friends farewell at the train station this morning. We cried before she got on the train and it’s weirdly warm to think I mattered that much to a person, but I wish it didn’t have to happen. I don’t want to change many things about my time here, I love and hate it, and I think that’s a problem for my emotional guts to work out. This was one of the best decisions of my life coming to York. And tomorrow at 2:30 PM, I will get on a train and every late night restaurant, local friend, and some memories I had here behind.
That felt so awful to type. I’m just going to pretend like I can think of bad stuff before the good again. Good night.
Also, I’ll be in London and Paris before flying back to America, so I’d say this blog has a few more posts left in it before I call it a day here. This is the unofficial end of my York travels though, so hurrah hurrah, I guess.
Saying “I just want to go home, take off my pants, and surf the internet until all the finals disappear” to American college friends = understandable. Everyone is tired. We get it.
Saying ”I just want to go home, take off my pants, and surf the internet until all the finals disappear” to British uni friends = pants means underwear here, it just sounds like you’re going back to your room to get naked and masturbate yourself into a coma, you are now super creepy.
TWENTY THINGS I PRAY FOR MY SONS
1. Play a recreational sport.
It will teach you how to win honorably,
lose gracefully, respect authority,
work with others, manage your time
and stay out of trouble.
And maybe even throw or catch.
2. You will set the tone
for the sexual relationship,
so don’t take something away from her
that you can’t give back.
3. Use careful aim when you pee.
Somebody’s got to clean that up, you know.
4. Save money when you’re young
because you’re going to need it someday.
5. Allow me to introduce you
to the dishwasher, oven,
washing machine, iron,
vacuum, mop and broom.
Now please go use them.
6. Pray and be a spiritual leader.
7. Don’t ever be a bully
and don’t ever start a fight,
but if some idiot clocks you,
please defend yourself.
8. Your knowledge and education is something
that nobody can take away from you.
9. Treat women kindly.
Forever is a long time to live alone
and it’s even longer to live with somebody
who hates your guts.
10. Take pride in your appearance.
11. Be strong and tender at the same time.
12. A woman can do everything that you can do.
This includes her having a successful career
and you changing diapers at 3 A.M.
Mutual respect is the key to a good relationship.
13. “Yes ma’am” and “yes sir”
still go a long way.
14. The reason that they’re called “private parts”
is because they’re “private”.
Please do not scratch them in public.
15. Peer pressure is a scary thing.
Be a good leader and others will follow.
16. Bringing her flowers for no reason
is always a good idea.
17. It is better to be kind
than to be right.
18. A sense of humor
goes a long way
in the healing process.
19. Please choose your spouse wisely.
My daughter-in-law will be the gatekeeper for me
spending time with you and my grandchildren.
20. Remember to call your mother
because I might be missing you.