Hey it’s me, Jan. I’m a typical high school student at Nondescript High School. I refer to cool things as ‘sweet’ or ‘swag’. I live in the small town of Smalltown; population 8000, 6000 of which go to Nondescript High with me. Lately, some weird things have been going on. Kids are being found dead with their hearts missing. Others are showing up to school with visible bite marks but seem oblivious to it. I have no evidence, but these events seem to correlate when all the hot people started showing up to school.
You’re human. You experience cool things sometimes. Most of us will one day reflect on these cool things with a fond nostalgia, talking the ear off of any poor sap within ear’s range. Other people experience things and say “By gum, I should write a book about all of this!” And to the latter I say congratulations! You should. Everyone should sit down and write about something. It’s cathartic. I feel better the second my fingers touch a keyboard or a G2 Pen. And to those writing; I bet you want to tell everyone that you’re going to write a book, right?
2015 was the first year I ever made a resolution. The resolution was simple: read a book a month. To some people this doesn’t sound hard but, as I have mentioned in previous blog posts, I was a terrible English student. I also resolved to write more and that’s how Tuesdays With Jan was born. As of around midnight, September 15, I doubled my expectations and finished reading my 24th book on the year; a personal milestone. I always have a book waiting to be read and I get antsy if I don’t have time to read during the day. I keep a Goodreads account (linked at the bottom of my site) and decided today to give a rundown of what I like, what I’ve enjoyed, what I enjoyed less, and what is to come.
The 22nd Season of Jan felt like the writers intentionally challenging themselves. Jan was thrusted into unfamiliar territory and it looks like he may be getting out, but not without a few scratches.
Go up to ten people and ask them what they think of Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, or any relevant uber famous person in pop culture. I would bet that most of these people will say something like “ugh, they’re terrible people”, “how are they famous?” “They’re all so stupid” and a myriad of complaints, some so vile I don’t think I could type them.