Thursday, March 27, 2008

The drop claw bad ass.

Let me begin this by saying that you will find an endless assortment of people at Wal-Mart. I wish to discuss with you my newfound favorite genre of shopper.

You know how in the entrances to many a Wal-Mart you will find an assortment of amusement devices? I.e. a horse/car that you can ride for 50 cents, or the ever popular drop claw machine. It was at one of these claws of entertainment that I noticed a pair of young men. These men were slightly older (25 ish) than the acceptable age for playing one of these games, but since the games are so fun, we usually let this rule slide. I would have been willing to ignore them, except for the fact that the one who wasn't playing, was leaning with his back on the glass cage of excitement, toothpick loosely dangling from his dirty mouth, which was muttering obscenities about God knows what. It was a mix between a western (the toothpick) and pathetic (everything else).

The young man who was clawing the stuffed animals was not responsive to the ramblings of his cohort. Probably 8 seconds into his 32nd game of the day, I do not presume him to be innocent in all of this. One can only deduce from various scientific laws (guilty by association) that he, also, is hilarious.

The tandem were wearing baggier pants than I thought were even made, and black t-shirts. probably with some "face melting god slandering" metal band emblazoned upon their breasts.

Do I have a reason for sharing this with you? Of course I do! It is this:

If you ever feel as though you have "arrived", the place to display your greatness, apparently, is at the drop claw machine in the entrance of your nearest Wal-Mart.
nicholas david welch

Saturday, March 22, 2008


Spring break was short lived, and unproductive. I should have worked on my research paper, alot, and I didn't. I should have made money, and what little money I made, went straight to paying my parents off, for different things.

I like Wes Anderson movies, I think you would too if you watched all of them. Almost every scene in his movies are incredible.

iTook a 3 hour nap earlier today, and iStill feel like iCould fall asleep right now. Supposedly you can "over sleep", and obviously you can "under sleep", but why can't I just sleep somewhere in between there? I am always tired. Maybe i have mono.

You know what was great? Comedy, back when Chevy Chase and Bill Murry's style was funny. Nowadays we just have these idiots like D.L. Hewgleee or whatever. And what is with these Martin Lawrence movies? They are all the same? And even if there is a funny movie that comes out, it is absurdly inappopriate, to the point that it almost isn't funny (i.e. superbad).

DO YOU KNOW WHAT MOVIE RULES?! King of Kong! Seriously, if you have not seen this, go watch it immediately. I am serious. While I am at it, here is a list of movies that you really do need to see:

Into the Wild
I dont even know where to start, but this movie is awesome. The message it delivers regarding family, and community is great. Good father-son film.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
This movie is a slow burner, if you need to be entertained by non stop action car crashes and crap like that, get over it. Because this movie is awesome. Casey Affleck. Enough said. I think he probably played the role of Robert Ford perfectly.

Life Is Beautiful
If you have never cried in a movie, you will cry in this one. If you don't cry in this one, you are an awful person. Basic gist: family is put in a concentration camp, and the father keeps the son alive and hidden by pretending the whole thing is a game. Watch it.

A friend of mine, Mark, wrote a review about this movie, and he made the observation that Juno is so cool to us, because she just is who she is. I would also add that she is cool to us because she is in a movie, and funny, and since we are watching the movie, we give her a chance, and we get to know her, and realize that she really is funny. If she actually went to your high school, she might not be so popular. Nonetheless, it is a good movie. Michael Cera PWNS.


Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
(in theatres may 22)
Is Harrison Ford old? Perhaps. Will the newest installment of Indiana Jones PWN?! yes.
Another good father-son movie.

That is all for now. Watch all of those.

There is a video that I recently saw, of two nickelback songs that were played on top of each other, and (surprise) they are almost the exact same song musically. I suggest you go find that video, it's worth it.

McCoy's. 8 oclock tonight. be there.

nicholas david welch

Sunday, March 16, 2008

It's ok, I found my brown hat.

Have you ever been convinced that you have lost something forever? You look in every possible place, with no luck, and you just know that you will never see this thing again? Yesterday I looked in my laundry basket that have looked in at least 100 times in the past week, and found my brown carhart hat. I am so happy about that.

If you have not ever listened to the national, you need to start.

You need to watch the whole video, it's so good. The violin is incredible.

The North Carolina/Virginia Tech game was so good the other day. And the KU/Texas game right now is really good. MARCH MADNESS R00LZ!

Two things that I like are: my dad, and Jimmy Johns.

nicholas david welch

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


This post is dedicated to Third Eye Blind, and their self-titled album. Every song on the album rules. I don't care if you do not think that they are cool, do you know why I don't care? Because they are.

I played soccer for 13 years of my life, thus I generally enjoy watching soccer matches on tv. However, I just watched the fourth game in three days that tied at 0-0. A soccer game is 90 minutes, plus halftime, is probably about 100-110 minutes. That rounds out to about 1 hour and 45 minutes per game, times four is about 7 hours that I have spent watching soccer matches. Matches that had no conclusion to speak of. That makes me understand why most people in America do not like soccer, I still do though, and I miss playing it sometimes.

Today the lockring on my bike slipped a little bit whilst I was traveling at a very high speed. I almost pulled one of these:

Of course there would have been no attractive scenery, and I was not wearing a helmet. Ok I will be honest with you, I was nowhere near crashing, but I wanted to incorporate this photo somewhere into my post.

If you have nothing to do you could go listen to some music that some friends and I made.

I am sitting in a coffee shop, listening to an older couple make small talk. So far they have spent about 20 minutes talking about why the contestants on the price is right can never see the words that are so evident to television viewers. The gentleman seems to think that words with a "J" in them, are painfully obvious, almost always.

Have a good saturday, if you want to hang, gimme a call fsho.

nicholas david welch

Man, that's just the pits!

That is a picture I took of a park in Portland Oregon. Who wants to move there with me?

I know what you are thinking, "2 posts in 2 days? What am I dreaming or something?!"
You aren't, I just don't feel like studying the minor prophets right now. If anyone is noticing that I am using proper grammar/punctuation/capitalization, feel free to congratulate me.

Let me tell you something, if there are two games that God put on this earth to make me happy, they would be backgammon and scrabble. I am only decent at backgammon, scrabble on the other hand... let me just say that in a coffee shop today an elderly woman, named Vivian, informed me that I was "pathetic" upon observing my lack of scrabble skills. I am not making that up.

I have been browsing some other blogs (stalking) and I have noticed that my posts are significantly shorter than the average post. I would like to point out, that I do not wish to raise my own standards, rather, I would like you all to lower yours. Resist the urge to write everything you feel is necessary, because I assure you, it is not. Most days I do not have the courage or gumption to read your post in it's entirety, even if it is very spiritual. This is not entirely true, but it is fun for me to be cynical when I write.

I don't like it when you are friends with people, and then all of a sudden, you can't be. That sucks, trust me on that one.

If anybody is good at making these blogs look cool, please alert me that you are, so that I can enlist your services.

Here is a list of dogs that I want, if any of you were curious.
Bulldog- named Cassius, Cash for short, naturally
Weimeraner- named William, not Will
Great Dane- named Mitch, because that's my uncle's name
Bloodhound- named Clark, because that is an intelligent name, and bloodhounds don't look intelligent.

Also, this is the most important part of my post today, I still really want to hold a koala. If you know anyway of making this happen, shy of writing a letter to a zoo and telling them I am dying of cancer, then please let me know.

nicholas david welch

Monday, March 10, 2008


today was real good, finished a paper on time (always a good thing) and my test was open note (also always a good thing).

also, i got a calculator watch, and i love it.

i want to start to get better at some things. like grammar/capitalization/punctuation when i do things like write on a blog. ill start next time. i have picked up a few other nasty habits lately that i need to stop, but i dont want to talk about that right now.

if you own a baseball glove, and a baseball, go out and play catch tomorrow. if not, sit inside where it is dark and play video games.

my bike will be fixed by tomorrow, which means i can ride it, which means i will be happy.

i like kansas city.

nicholas david welch

Saturday, March 8, 2008

i am watching david letterman and adam cooper is my only friend.

i literally have nothing to say. but adam cooper is so good at blogging, i feel like it is my duty as a human to strive for the example that sets in front of mankind.

mike huckabee is actually kind of funny.

i have to be honest with you, if i do in fact have anything to say, it is probably a little bit too serious/depressing to write about on here. and let's be real here, nobody wants to read a blog that isn't funny. not even the fact that an air supply (band) infomercial is on tv makes me want to write happy things.

i have just had a shitty two weeks. for real. worst ive had in a while. when people ask me how i am doing (in a round about way) and i say "not too well", why dont they ask "how come?" if you ask someone how they are doing, i think you should actually want to know.