Apparently bro time is where intelligent people have very intelligent conversations in a casual context while watching competitive Starcraft and drinking beer. No one ate the pizza while I was there. They talked about Occupy Wall Street and women and Kelly Rowland. They watched videos of The Rock on YouTube and texted their parents while using the restroom. I ended up staying there for about three hours. "You'll come back." they told me. "It's addicting."
Before that I adventured into Yonkers. I followed Kimball Avenue (notorious for public lewdness) the entire time, looking for a public park to sit and eat and read Derrick Brown poems. Instead I found a strip mall with tables in front of a Hagen Daz. Not bad.
Before that I did homework. I did a lot of reading about adolescence, which apparently is what I am going through right now in my life. Some characteristics of the adolescent according to Jean Piaget, Anna Freud, and Erik Erikson:
- Running away from home - Whether it be at night to go party or away to college, they all qualify. Adolescents typically try to escape their parents as much as possible.
- Need of moratorium - Erikson says that adolescents need a moratorium, or a period to "go find themselves". An excuse to adventure? Yes.
- Strong doubt of identity - Can lead to "psychotic episodes".
- Over-identification with heroes - Caused by doubt of identity. (My heroes: Lil Wayne, Derrick Brown, Keri Smith, John Cage. What kind of person does that make me? Yes).
There's a lot more they talk about, which scares me. Apparently being an adolescent is pretty traumatizing. I look forward to growing into an adult so that this madness hopefully ends (it doesn't according to Erikson. Adults struggle with generativity versus self-absorption/stagnation, which means making babies versus becoming a loner).
Before this I ate brunch in Bates and discussed tattoos.
And now I am going to sleep.