Saturday, March 19, 2011

Conor - 30 Day Photo Challenge

 Day 1 - A picture of yourself with fifteen facts
1. My name is Conor O'Brien
2. My handedness is right
3. I needed to write a Classic Brian today (yesterday)
4. Classic and I are bomb at hide and go seek, as seen in this picture
5. There are 5280 feet in a mile
6. Trust only goes so far, and I will double check Classic when he tells me that there are 5280 feet in a mile
7. Eliot was hurt when he learned he wasn't in any of the following pictures
8. I am 19. I have not always been this way.
9. Film is usually shot at 24 frames per second, or as we say in the industry, 24 frames per sec.
10. Cake. A food and a band.
11. The Packers won the Super Bowl (football)
12.  Things that don't happen could have.
13. This list is being written by committee.
14.  We're sortof bored of writing this list, so we've begun to ignore the original prompt.
15. Phew.
 Day 2 - A picture of you and the person you have been close with for awhile
Nick Dietrich and I are prets tight. Here is us as children. I'm making sure Nick doesn't get away.
 Day 3 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show
Every 2 years or so I re-watch Arrested Development. This basically means that odd numbered years are better than even numbered years.
 Day 4 - A picture of a habit you wish you didn't have...
I often trick old, senile people into thinking needles are cell phones that they just don't understand. I'm not proud of this.
Day 5 - A picture of your favorite memory
The weekend Band Practice got to record in Chicago was pretty sick. Imagine me trying to do that thing where people, like, snap but using their index finger somehow. Iunno, I've never been able to do that.

 Day 6 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day
This would be a busy day. I would start filing divorce papers, I would kill any children I might have that would mess up the rest of the plan, and then I would fly as close to Springfield, IL as possible. I would drive the rest of the way. I would go to 2013 Glenwood Ave and walk up to the second floor. I would take my first left at the top of the stairs and then go in the door to my right. I would hang out in there until the 24 hours are almost up, and then I would lay on the bed and drug myself into a near catatonic state.

Soon after that, something magical would happen.

 Day 7 - A picture of your most treasured item
T-Rex's don't wear glasses! Or top hats! Or bow ties! Sometimes my friends are so god damned silly.
 Day 8 - A picture that makes me laugh
 Day 9 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most
We've had some tough times, Conor and I, but damn, we've passed every obstacle with ease.
 Day 10 - A picture of the person you do the most messed up things with
If cats could talk, and like, tell people what we do together I would be arrested.
 Day 11 - A picture of something you hate
 Day 12 - A picture of something you love
The first two Swan Princess movies are classics, but man, things sure got wacky in the third installment.
 13. A picture of your favorite band or artist
Things are going pretty well for Conor O'Brien's budding solo career
 14. A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without
LOL me again.
 15. A picture of something you want to do before you die
 16. A picture of someone who inspires you
 Day 17 - A picture of someone that has made a huge impact on your life recently
Dan Dietrich. That guy let Band Practice record in his really really legit studio in Chicago for free for a weekend. For realz I love this guy. And Frank, his sound engineer. Big love to Frank as well.

Day 18 - A picture of your biggest insecurity - N/A

Day 19 - A picture of you when you were little
I wish my mom took a video of this rather than a picture, because I was no jokes running full circle around this thing. It/I was amazing.

 Day 20 - New York
 Day 21 -A picture of something you wish you could forget
I forget why I chose this picture.
 Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at
Tricking girls into thinking I'm interested in what they're saying. This dude's a pro.
 Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book
I'm not choosing a favorite book, but the book I'm reading right now is Machine of Death, which is really interesting. It's a collection of short stories about this invention where you can learn how you die, and how people would deal with this knowledge.
 Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could change
Imagine a world where every meal is candy
 Day 25 - A picture of you day
Final Fantasy VIII, Eliot, Classic, Allison, Nick, Andrew. Why else would I be up at 5:13 in the morning.
 Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you
These games hold an embarrassingly large percentage of my capacity to love things.
 Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member
Here's my mom's side of the family. Check it out. That's me in the upper left corner. I'm young and I'm wearing a Bears sweater. Foreshadowing my eventual evolution into the perfect athlete.
 Day 28 - A picture of something you're afraid of
Marathons. This guy just got done with a marathon, was handed a gold medal, and then it looks like he died. If you die in a marathon you die in real life, friend. Marathons should be punishments.

 Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile
Noooooo waaaaaay. That blur there to the left of the dancing bro is a toddler. That's totally like a baby. That guy just kicked the little fool in the face while breakdancing. Absolutely destroyed him/her. That's so awesome.
Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss
R.I.P. Heath Ledger


  1. Conor, I thought we had a deal where you don't publish that picture of me in a Snuggie on the interwebs and I don't punch you in the dick every time I see you from now on. But I guess there's no deal like that, huh.

  2. Ha Eliot I am in two pictures and you are in ZERO. In fact, the count is O'Briens 19*, Sills 0. Further proof that O'Briens are better than Sills.

    *Yes I counted Belle and Sebastian.

  3. The statue Dan Dietrich is standing next to is in New Orleans!

  4. Now I'm no longer crying, this post was rather amusing. Also, got nothing accomplished I had set out to do in the library and blame you and the rest of the cast who makes produces the buffoonery of this blog.