The Motel Life

I went to a reading tonight. The somewhat soft-spoken and constantly grinning author, Willy Vlautin, read a few parts from his book, The Motel Life. It seemed to be an engaging brother story that made me giggle a few times. I’ll definitely add it to my reading list. If I wasn’t pinching my pennies right now I would have bought it right then. Check it out, and support an up-and-coming author.

Oh yeah, he’s also in a band called Richmond Fontaine. You can find 3 free MP3s of their music on their website.


People suck.

Those are two of the truest words I’ll ever know. Such a rich, profound, succinct and complete thought—all neatly wrapped up in a tiny little sentence.

As I get older, I am often pleased with how many of life’s lessons I’ve learned. I think of all the experiences—good and bad—I’ve had, and I know that I am wiser for them all.

BUT (and there’s always a but) as much as I try to brace myself with the life-knowledge I’ve gathered, the fact that people suck never fails to sting.