Saturday, May 13, 2006

my personal hero

Yes, it was another grey day in Portland when Brent suddenly realized that he had much in common with his personal hero, Harry Potter. For you see, Brent not only shared the same last name, the same birth month, and the same sense of style (the robes, I love the robes), but now their parallel lives took on an uncanny likeness when Brent took up residence in a closet under the stairs. When Brent lay there at night after the light was off but before he dozed off he often wondered what Harry felt like living in a similar residence...and if those giant glasses ever burned his eyes like a magnifying glass when he looked into the sun.
Needless to say, I am now proud to announce that I live in a storage room under the stairs. I call it my "basement suite". I have been looking for jobs for the past week but one can only do that so long that before frying his mind with how much sucking up one must do to get one. It makes me sick and I hate myself more every time I do it, but I suppose it is unavoidable. I'm so bored that I take walks in circles and read the Narnia books for hours--I should read more challenging books perhaps, but Narnia books are so addicting...soo addicting.
In other exciting news it would seem the curse of the certificate of eligibility has finally been broken. In America I have come to realize that one is not credited as of sound legal mind and age until one has attained proficient government eligibility to be regarded as such. In this society I have found the title of Proficient Eligibility to hinge a lot on one thing; a drivers license. Hence the drivers license is the certificate of eligibility-proof that you are of sound legal mind and age. So it is my joy to announce that at the age of 20 and after one year of attempting to attain this certificate I have looked boldly into the face of society and said "No longer shall I be regarded as an infidel for I shall triumph". And I did. Ladies and gentlemen, Brent the Eligible.
Thank you.

13 comments:

haichu said...

Congragulations on attaining the certificate of eligibility :)

Justin Nanfelt said...

so then do you have your liscence or just eligibility? or is this an ignorant question?

jt said...

wow, you post entries a lot..nice job brent-o!

Janice said...

brent, you are amazing. so funny.

i am trying to meld these last two posts in my head (no reason) and i keep coming up with these two facts:

1. you're addicted to narnia
2. you make up stories about dragons

therefore, i can now only think about eustace clarence scrubb, and that one time he got turned into a dragon.

brent potter said...

can someone tell me who JT is?

lisa said...

I went and got a state id. so I am Lisa, the semiEligible.

hopefully I too shall be fully eligible sometime this summer.

Polythene Pam said...

You really got your license? Amazing. Hey you need to CALL MEEEEE. I can't reach you. You never answer your BLEEPING phone! If you're so bored you should have it with you at ALL times - that's what I do.
kisses.
pamela

Chelsea said...

I have been reading a lot of Narnia lately too... but I have to do it on the sly when no one is looking because I should be reading my oh so very interesting text books! PS My first summer back in the US at my very first job (I was 18) they told me to bring ID and I will never forget the look of complete horror and concern on their faces when instead of a liscence (which I didn't have yet) I handed them my passport... Americans... what can you say?

brent potter said...

thats funny cuz when my sister moved to america someone asked for her i.d. and they didn't accept the passport because they didn't know what it was! ha! a passports like 5 times harder to get then a lisence!
americans...

B├ęthany said...

i've had a passport my whole life...it was always the only ID i had, until someone triced me into taking the learners permit test in Ontario...I have never needed a license, but I've used that passport more times than I can count! There are only two empty pages in it now. It expires in December...

Anonymous said...

So, as I was leaving school today, I totally thought I saw you at Pioneer Square asking someone to sign a petition. I almost jumped off the MAX. But then I didn't. The end.

Kuri said...

oooomedetougozaimasu! you should be a bus untenshu or something cool like that with all of this eligibility power. but then i guess you would have to get a bus. so first things first- get a car and then drive places. like seattle. except that you will waste your entire life savings and retirement fund on effing gas...which is a whole 'nother rant in itself......

Polythene Pam said...

You, me, the movies, and a big BIG bucket of popcorn, this weekend. Yes? Yes.