A Story of My Life

It was a family vacation to Washington D.C. I was four years old. I was waiting in front of the hotel and my family stared at a map, their faces lost in plans. I got bored real fast. So I just walked across the street and kept walking, four years old. I never really looked back at my family, or like, told them I was leaving them, and I was having the time of my life. I walked a solid two blocks downtown before my dad snatched me up and yelled. For a while. Think that says something about me.

Okay, I have trouble picking single favorites. I’ve chosen the top three songs on my most meaningful list.

1) Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd


If I leave here tomorrow

Would you still remember me

For I must be travelin’ on now

There’s too many places I got to see

If I stay here with you girl

Things just couldn’t be the same

‘Cause I’m as free as a bird now

And this bird you cannot change

Oh oh oh oh oh oh

And the bird you cannot change

And this bird you cannot change

Lord knows, I can’t change

Bye and bye baby, it’s been sweet love, yeah yeah

Though this feelin’ I can’t change

Please don’t take it so badly

‘Cause Lord knows, I’m to blame

And if I stay here with you girl

Things just couldn’t even be the same

‘Cause I’m as free as a bird now

And this bird you cannot change

Oh oh oh oh oh oh

And the bird you cannot change

And this bird you cannot change


2) Synchronicity II - The Police


Another suburban family morning

Grandmother screaming at the wall

We have to shout above the din of our rice crispies

We can’t hear anything at all

Mother chants her litany of boredom and frustration

But we know all her suicides are fake

Daddy only stares into the distance

There’s only so much more that he can take

Many miles away something crawls from the slime

At the bottom of a dark Scottish lake

Another industrial ugly morning

The factory belches filth into the sky

He walks unhindered through the picket lines today,

He doesn’t think to wonder why

The secretaries pout and preen like cheap tarts in a red light street,

But all he ever thinks to do is watch,

And every single meeting with his so-called superior

Is a humiliating kick in the crotch

Many miles away something crawls to the surface

Of a dark Scottish loch

Another working day has ended

Only the rush hour hell to face

Packed like lemmings into shiny metal boxes

Contestants in a suicidal race

Daddy grips the wheel and stares alone into the distance

He knows that something somewhere has to break

He sees the family home now, looming in his headlights

The pain upstairs that makes his eyeballs ache

Many miles away there’s a shadow on the door

Of a cottage on the shore

Of a dark Scottish lake

Many miles away

Many miles away

Many miles away

Many miles away

Many miles away

Many miles away

3) No One Together - Kansas


Centuries of backward ways, have many left behind us

Who can count the good men gone away

The fruits of all our labors have left us as we started

We’ve come too far to end it in a day

It seems that everything we do is wrong

A one way trip to nowhere all along

Just look around and tell me what you see

Another stupid page of history

No one together, No one is touching ground

Look at each other, Chaos is all around

Same situation, Nothing is really new

No one together, No one is me and you

Lo the horn of plenty is bursting at the seam

The harvest of the world will be our prize

We claim to know the secrets, the answers have been found

But how can one fool make another wise

‘Cause nothing’s better than it used to be

To live and die is still a mystery

We take away and we give nothing back

We just consume it all and still we lack

No one together, No one is touching ground

Look at each other, Chaos is all around

Same situation, Nothing is really new

No one together, No one is me and you

Each day passed by so quickly now

You can feel it drawing much closer now

The signs are in the faces of the people in the street

The signs are in the sound I hear

The voices filled with hate and fear

You can feel it drawing near you now

The multitudes are searching, and wandering in vain

For what they seek cannot be found in men

The truth that lies before us now is plain for all to see

To grow without is not to grow within

For in the promise is a victory

To see the way that everything should be

To feel the joy that we were meant to know

We should have realized so long ago

We’re all together, Harmony will abound’

Look at each other, All that was lost is found

New situation if our direction’s true

We’re all together, Everyone is me and you

Honorable Mentions

Gangsta’s Paradise-Coolio

Slow Ride-Foghat

Car Radio-Twenty One Pilots

Dreamer-Ozzy Osbourne

I’m An Adult Now-Pursuit of Happiness

For the majority of my life, Friday nights have been dedicated to my face painting, so I’m putting a pic from one of those nights not this actual weeks Friday.

Some famous people I admire:

1) John Green

John Green is a pretty famous author now. He also has multiple epic youtube channels that feauture him doing things like putting peanut butter on his face for laughs or giving you a crash course in chemistry. I think John Green possibly the wittiest person I’ve ever heard. Ever. He's hilarious, an excellent writer, and a total nerd! I love it. I’ve read all his books, claiming each is my favorite. If I could be best friends with anyone in this world, itd be him.

2) Jenna Marbles

Jenna Marbles, a wonderfully humorous Youtube comedian who has me staring at my computer laughing my sanity away. She makes weekly videos of random topics, like how to scare people away with just one face or showing us exactly how NOT to dye your hair at home. Overall, she’s hilarious and has MILLIONS of fans on socail media.

3) Chuck Norris

If you have five dollars and Chuck Norris has five dollars, Chuck Norris has more money than you.

There is no ‘ctrl’ button on Chuck Norris’s computer. Chuck Norris is always in control.

Chuck Norris can sneeze with his eyes open.

The quickest way to a man’s heart is with Chuck Norris’ fist.

Chuck Norris can win a game of Connect Four in only three moves.

There is no theory of evolution, just a list of creatures Chuck Norris allows to live.

If you spell Chuck Norris in Scrabble, you win. Forever.

Chuck Norris can divide by zero.

Chuck Norris invented black. In fact, he invented the entire spectrum of visible light. Except pink. Tom Cruise invented pink.

It takes Chuck Norris 20 minutes to watch 60 Minutes.

Chuck Norris can touch MC Hammer.

It takes 14 puppeteers to make Chuck Norris smile, but only 2 to make him destroy an orphanage.

Chuck Norris can slam a revolving door.

Chuck Norris proved that we are alone in the universe. We weren’t before his first space expedition.

Chuck Norris did in fact, build Rome in a day.

Chuck Norris doesn’t play god. Playing is for children.

Chuck Norris can set ants on fire with a magnifying glass. At night.

Some kids play Kick the can. Chuck Norris played Kick the keg.

Chuck Norris once pulled out a single hair from his beard and skewered three men through the heart with it.

Chuck Norris recently had the idea to sell his urine as a canned beverage. We know this beverage as Red Bull.

If at first you don’t succeed, you’re not Chuck Norris.

The Bible was originally titled “Chuck Norris and Friends”

Google won’t search for Chuck Norris because it knows you don’t find Chuck Norris, he finds you.

It is scientifically impossible for Chuck Norris to have had a mortal father. The most popular theory is that he went back in time and fathered himself.

Quote to Live By:

“There is nothing permanent except change.” -Hereclitus


“All these people want power and money and fame. I just want some ice cream.”-My Dad, Carl F. Wrede


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