I thanked whatever god might be out there that I had the opportunity to see this sight and that my thighs were going to look great after that climb. The golden dome of the old basilica glinted in bright sunshine, the green roof of the new basilica reinforced my comparison to Disney’s Space Mountain, and all over, as far as the eye could see, stretched buildings and homes, boulevards and streets. It was utterly beautiful and my breath was swept away. What a charming nation, what a rich culture, and how lucky I was to be here in this moment to experience it.
Every summer I have a purpose, a goal, an intent. This summer, I don’t have that. And it’s making me absurdly stressed out. I have places I could go and things I could see, but there is nothing pulling me to a new continent. Romania did for a spell, and it still does, but I’m trying to be fiscally responsible. That’s why I’m not going, and that’s why I’m not going to UCLA. Will somebody please give me buckets of money? It’s for a good cause. I’ll buy a cute archaeological wardrobe and take intense courses and be a better Ben. But until then, I’ll just be the same me in very nice shoes.
Jessica was still feeling ill from whatever cold I had contracted and passed along to her, so I let her stay guilt-free in the apartment. After the stresses and strains […]
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Holla Flock! I have an absolutely thrilling announcement to make tonight. I’m so excited that I can’t bring myself to say it just yet. Let’s play a delightful game and […]
[No gif this week, Flock, my hair is a nightmare, so here’s a very important picture of me and my friend, Beyoncé.] Holla Flock! I forgot all about the sermon […]
Holla Flock! It is a very exciting day up here in the church since I have decided to incorporate a brand new tenant into our dearly beloved religion. Now, in […]
Instead of my traditional GIF greeting, let’s stare at my wintry good looks instead. #nofilter, well, maybe a little filter, but only to brighten the image. That’s the face that […]
Holla Flock! Ever since its inception, there has never been anyplace like the movies. They inspire, terrify, and delight us. They are a unifying treasure in our modern culture. It […]