3.09.2012

***RELOCATION EVENT***

i'm moving to philadelphia april 1st

will be living with my boyfriend and our 3 cats

probably will be employed as a truck driver

may be part-time employed in the service industry

do i know anyone in philadelphia...

if you live in philadelphia and would like to hang out that might be fun

have a fantasy of being friends with a group of 4-6 people who don't like anyone but each other

somehow doubt the best way to attain that is by directly asking for it in a blog post

does anyone know the best way to attain that...

4-6 people thing is ideal but truthfully i can enjoy getting along with a lot of people

i want to go to a party where people are texting each other 'are you okay' the next morning

warnings about me as a friend: if i'm more depressed than normal i can be flaky/mercurial, i like when people initiate contact with me and i sometimes lose contact if the other person isn't persistent, i don't like conversations where it seems like the goal is to solve some kind of intellectual problem and people get sidetracked from their original topic and it feels like they just want to take turns talking

positive qualities i think i can offer as a friend: i like following through with ideas and can get enthusiastic about doing stupid stuff, i like accommodating the needs/wants of people around me, i like spending money, i'm polite and aware of my surroundings and don't interrupt people, i'm rarely offended by anything, sometimes i'm funny

recently went to a monster truck show

there is one in philadelphia in june

would like to do that again

would like to go hiking

would like to go to a firing range

i don't really do drugs anymore but that's subject to change if you want to give me drugs

also right now i'm reading the 'dune' series by frank herbert, have finished 'dune' and 'dune messiah' and half of 'children of dune,' interested in setting up a reading group...or just...i don't know what you do in a reading group. i have thoughts like 'how do they process the spice' and 'do they still have oral sex' and 'how is there space travel with no computers' and 'is anyone black' while reading and discussing those things would be cool

heh heh...

um

dune...

i did something like this on my formspring when i had a formspring but i overestimated how good i felt at the time and didn't respond to anyone

i feel better now and will likely respond to people

my email is themeganboyle@gmail.com

thank you for your time

also thank you anyone who has bought my book and said nice things about it to me or anyone i know or anyone i don't know

also thank you anyone who has said critical/not-'nice' things about it to me or anyone i know or anyone i don't know

whenever i see something someone has said about my book i feel amazed that someone would want to spend time writing down their thoughts about this thing i did

seems like it must take a lot of energy sometimes

thank you

18 comments:

Beach Sloth said...

This sounds really exciting. I know a few people in Philadelphia. They are really nice people. Hopefully you'll bump into them.

hannah b said...

cool
the only thing i know about Philadelphia is it is where the fresh prince was 'born and raised' and there is a new version of Philadelphia cheese that has a lot of cadbury's chocolate in it

DJ Berndt said...
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DJ Berndt said...

I live an hour west of Philadelphia.

david jones said...

being a truck driver seems exciting

my girlfriend and i are going to be living in Philadelphia from june to august and we don't know anyone that lives there besides her dad

was 'grave digger' at the monster truck show you went to?

tomhanks said...

@beachsloth sweet. if you're ever up there i haven't forgotten about the hug/beverage i owe you :)
@hannah b damn...i looked it up. seems like they're trying to compete with nutella. feel like that will fail
@dj sweet...let me know if you ever come to the city
@david jones got excited reading this. email me when you guys move there, maybe i'll know cool stuff to do by then. grave digger was at the monster truck show. didn't know his gimmick was like, 'i run over graves.' a car named bruno beat him at the end and people booed bruno

giles ruffer said...

lol reading this i thought 'i think dj lives near philadelphia'

hope yr move is stress-free bb.

Anonymous said...

you shooting anything would be art

i will probably never go to philadelphia, but I'm interested in telepathy

Anonymous said...

why do all the best peeps like you and zach and ellen quit the internet to some degree

tomhanks said...

@giles hehe. thanks re stress-free
@anonymous nice...thanks...i like shooting guns. telepathy seems scary to me
@anonymous i don't feel like i 'quit' the internet. i still use it every day. for a period i wanted to be less active on the internet because i felt bad and very anxious whenever i looked at it, or looked at myself looking at it. now i feel okay

chelsea said...

your book is great. do a tattoo breakdown photo blog story in the future and talk about tattooed young people getting old with ironic tattoos and compare the tattoos of others to your own. or is that the dumbest idea ever/ passe?

thin teeth said...

I live in Philadelphia! Those are good friend qualifications. You're welcome to be my friend and friends with my friends. ;-) We are mostly half-employed self-centered art students/drop outs with drinking problems. If that appeals to you, email me!

nora said...

i live in philadelphia. it is a nice place to float. i hope you are enjoying it.

lauren said...

you're so awesome. i'd be your friend. non judgey, weird, likes simple things in complex ways. idk sometimes i wish people in pittsburgh were nicer

Mina Nakhla said...

I'm kinda interested to see what neighborhood she settled on. (yea I live in philly

skating cactus said...

lets be buds

Anonymous said...

How do you feel that a lot of people think that what you and the rest of your "press" writes lacks literary value. There are no instances of figurative language, the writing feels as if ANYONE could've "writtten it," and it's more "dead" than "deadpan." I'm just curious if you could honestly step back and say that what you write deserves to be published in an actual book.

megan boyle said...

How do you feel that a lot of people think that what you and the rest of your "press" writes lacks literary value.

i don't feel anything notable about that, i think

There are no instances of figurative language, the writing feels as if ANYONE could've "writtten it," and it's more "dead" than "deadpan."

i don't feel like the presence/non-presence of figurative language gives something literary value (when i think about books it's not in terms like 'literary' or 'value'). i don't think 'ANYONE' could've written what myself, you, or anyone else writes, because every human perspective is different. i don't have thoughts or feelings re 'dead' vs. 'deadpan'

I'm just curious if you could honestly step back and say that what you write deserves to be published in an actual book.

it sounds less like you're asking me to 'honestly step back...,' more like you want me to know your opinion. if you're asking me to consider your opinion, which seems to be 'this book doesn't have literary value and it doesn't deserve to be published,' my response is 'it's okay that you think that.' i think we just think about things differently--i don't like talking about the things you're asking me about, they don't matter to me. i'm not sure what you mean by 'actual book'