“Decide what to be and go be it.” The...
Deer Tick - These Old Shoes
The Hold Steady - Constructive Summer
“So take heart/In being born/And quite so young” We Were Promised Jetpacks - Keeping Warm
Jukebox the Ghost - Hold It In
beyondthereddoor: The Young Republic - The...
Free Energy - Free Energy
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings - What Have You...
So maybe I bit off more than I could chew...
…but to be fair, I assign a large portion of the blame to your sister-in-law who has diverted my creative juices elsewhere. The truth is that I don’t have 1001 rules for anyone about anything. And while I do consider most of what I’ve dispensed here to be good advice, I’m fairly certain that they can all be boiled down to three simple axioms: Be kind. Have fun. OU...
Old men are fond of giving good advice, to console themselves for being no...– François La Rochefoucauld
Rule No. 57: Learn how to tap a keg.
It’s the single most impressive thing a girl can do in front of a guy.
Rule No. 56: Don't let traffic stress you out.
Rule No. 55: Subscribe to one good news magazine.
No celebrities, sports or fashion tips. NEWS! It will keep you well informed and well rounded.
Rule No. 54: Remember how fortunate you are...
…compared to the rest of the world.
Rule No. 53: Sing karaoke like a crazy person.
Rule No. 52: Tailgate
School spirit will make the college experience that much better…no matter where you go.
Since the dawn of parking lots, man has sought to fill his gut with food and...– Homer Simpson
Rule No. 51: Don't get old.
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh, nevermind, you will not understand...– Mary Schmich
Rule No. 50: Learn to change a tire, jump a...
Ok, maybe you don’t need to change your own oil, but you should learn how.
The Cars - Good Times Roll
Rule No. 49: Get involved!
Your resume will love you and you’ll meet new people.
There are so many options... →
…and not just at TX State (but you can look up the others on your own).
Rule No. 48: Call your brother. Not me...the ugly...
You’re his best friend and he’s gonna miss you.
Rule No. 47: Learn How to Beat the Apartment...
Sub-rules: 1. Keep copies of everything. Leases, attachments, emails, gum wrappers. EVERYTHING! 2.Always read your lease and know exactly what it says before you sign it. 3. Before you move one piece of furniture into the apartment. Fill out the checklist that says what was dirty or damaged when you moved in (carpet stains, holes in the wall, etc.) and take it straight to the office and get...
Rule No. 46: Pay your parking tickets
You will get towed.
The Clash - I Fought the Law
Rule No. 45: Tip well.
Because karma doesn’t care whether you believe in it or not. It will find you and make you poor.
Rule No. 44: In politics and religion, take your...
Because if there are any right answers, rushing won’t help you find them.
You shall no longer take things at second or third hand, nor look through the...– Walt Whitman, Song of Myself
Rule No. 43: If you have to study more than two...
That, or you’re not going to class.
Rule No. 42: Visit L.A., San Diego and San...
All three cities share the rarest of distinctions: They are as cool as everyone says they are.
Going to California - Led Zeppelin
Rule No. 41: Take a wide variety of classes before...
It will make you well rounded. Your sophomore Wednesdays should look like this: 10AM South African Literature; 11AM Beginning Trumpet; Noon - Lunch; 1PM The History of Cricket; 2PM Advanced Napping Techniques.
Endless Possibility →
Rule No. 40: If you can swing it, study abroad.
Preferably in the summer on a beach in a country where your brother can come visit you.