Jackson Black Blankenship has two birthdays, a family, and too much free time.

 

The past few weeks have been rough.  Just a few minutes ago, this song randomly played on my iTunes.  It really shook me, but it’s getting me through just about everything right now.  I hope it does the same for whoever reads this.

Some guy had my SI blurb at the Clippers game! (Taken with instagram)

Some guy had my SI blurb at the Clippers game! (Taken with instagram)

Chilling on the set of Conan, had a great time! (Taken with instagram)

Chilling on the set of Conan, had a great time! (Taken with instagram)

Jack’s Tastes of the Town: Part I

When I created this blog last summer, my goal was to contribute something to the few of you who read it (thank you by the way). Now that I have read a few blogs, I feel like I am getting the hang of writing a blog and unleashing the relentlessly rampaging thoughts in this head of mine. Any ways, I still want to contribute something to you guys, and I figured what is something I can discuss with complete strangers and still hold their attention? Food. And what better way is there to talk food than to talk about undiscovered food? Having said that, I present to you one of my favorite “small” eateries of Tuscaloosa:

Bama Wings Fish and More

As one of the wise men once said, “Oh my snappers.” This Wendy’s-turned-Wings restaurant features one of the cheapest and most fulfilling soul food locations in the great city of Tuscaloosa. Expect a nostalgic breakdown when you walk into this place, because your mind will trick you into believing you are at Wendy’s.
It’s extremely hysterical walking in because it’s like Wendy moved out for college and her greasy, unemployed older brother took over his little sister’s former room. Don’t let that last sentence discourage you from going; this is truly the best wings restaurant in town.

1101 Skyland Blvd. ETuscaloosa, AL 35405

Top ten things I want to get involved with in college (no particular order).

Well, I am at a turning point in my life.  I graduated high school a little under a month ago.  So naturally, I feel like college could be a fresh start to an eventually stale life (at the rate I was going).  As a result of this new fascination, I felt like it’d be good to make a list of all the things I would like to accomplish while I’m in school.  Because we all like lists, right?

10. Making viral videos

9. Producing an album filled with awesome yet strange music through Garage Band

8. Selling / Buying stuff on eBay

7. Going on an obscene amount of trips

7. Learn to count

6. Attempt stand up comedy

5. Meet Conan O’Brien

4. Join a band and play at least one bar show

3. [Over Four years] see every MLB team play.  Even you, Toronto Blue Jays.

2. Make a short film

1. Dominate some intramural sports, yo.

and also, continue this fantastic blog.

Busy Day

progressionatwork:

I don’t care what people say, Michael Jordan will never be the king of pop.

erockappel:

Photographer: “So, Whoopi, just take off that Statue of Liberty costume and we’ll get started.”
Whoopi: “Oh, I wore this for the shoot.”
Photographer: “You know this is a panty liner advertisement, right?”
Whoopi: “Yes.”
Photographer: “…ok.”

erockappel:

Photographer: “So, Whoopi, just take off that Statue of Liberty costume and we’ll get started.”

Whoopi: “Oh, I wore this for the shoot.”

Photographer: “You know this is a panty liner advertisement, right?”

Whoopi: “Yes.”

Photographer: “…ok.”

Wow. Today was BAD. It seems like everything that happened today was for the worst, almost cynically humorous.  I don’t want to get into details, but I got a horrible grade on a test, and many little things didn’t seem to go my way today.  But once I was able to leave school, I could sort of see the “big” picture; we’re all meant to have days where we can’t (metaphorically) start the car. But once you fill the tank with gas, then you can go where ever you please.  I realized this when I popped in a recently burned CD and skipped a couple of tracks to “Just Breathe" by Pearl Jam (While I haven’t listened to them until recently, I have discovered that some of their work is absolutely fantastic).  This song calmed me down and helped me realize that, in the words of Boosie, “Minor setback for ah major cumbak.”* Anyways, I felt like I needed to post a mini playlist for the way life struck me today, so without any further ado, I present to you:

"Playlist Daylist One: The Inevitable Triumph of a Bitterly Dissatisfied Man"

"Just Breathe" Pearl Jam

"Til I Get My Way" The Black Keys

"Hate It Here" Wilco

*I never have, or will, listen to “Boosie”. I only know this quote because it was hanging in the halls of my high school hallway.

What songs described your day?