Liveblogging a liveblog
~9:30pm: Had idea for liveblog in kitchen.
~9:35pm: Am making pasta. Roommates all ate dinner before me and left, no one to talk about liveblog with.
9:37pm: Ostensibly checking noodles for appropriate firmness, but really I’m just eating wet noodles.
9:43pm: Felt idea for liveblog solidify into an inevitability, similar to how a rollercoaster reaches the top of its initial hill and goes over (the little cranking sound, the disconcerting staircase)
9:46pm: Thought about an anthology of liveblogs — “Best American Liveblogs”
9:50pm: Began recording liveblog thoughts on a legal pad — does this count? Handwritten liveblog?
10:00pm: Finished pasta. Used a bagel to “sop up” leftover sauce. Felt excessive.
10:01pm: Vague, unfinished thought about how getting a colonoscopy is like a handshake welcoming you to middle age.
10:02pm: Awareness that liveblog liveblog is taking the place of time previously committed to exercise.
10:10pm: Did dishes. Thought about a piece of literature I read earlier and tried to formulate an opinion of it, couldn’t.
10:12pm: “Toyed with” a theory I have that art that neither excites nor upsets could, and maybe, should be considered successful — not necessarily boring, but art that produces a calm indifference or zen-like lack of thoughts or opinions is reassuring in some ways. I don’t expect people to agree with me about this, but I hope they do.
10:15pm: Briefly wondered if I would end up regretting this liveblog and concluded “undoubtedly yes,” then recalled previous internet embarrassments and felt my asshole clench a little while a sudden weightlessness came over me.
10:17pm: Finished dishes, looked at phone.
10:24pm: Am watching Michigan – Syracuse basketball game on my computer via British stream of “ESPN America.” The commercials are amusing. It’s really early in the morning there (England).
10:30pm: Realized my liveblog legal pad and blue pen are Michigan colors. Go blue.
10:35pm: Just remembered that I had a really funny, poignant observation about time zones earlier but now I can’t remember it.
10:42pm: I couldn’t do the monkey bars as a kid but now I can do them no problem. Go figure.
10:43pm: Lol “go figure.” Go fish. Go Fishkind.
10:53pm: I feel like they switched broadcasters at half time and I’m just now realizing it.
11:02pm: I like it when the bands play instrumental versions of popular 90’s ska songs (Reel Big Fish, Mighty Mighty Bosstones) — that’s funny.
11:20pm: Just realized I’m using my old macbook because I spilled whiskey on my new one which I took to get fixed today — god dammit, was trying not to think about that. Fuck.
11:24pm: Ugh. Whiskey. It went right in where the arrow keys are. Funneled right in. Liveblog.