wisdom teeth says...: February 2004

Thursday, February 26, 2004

Damn you Amanda Saliyeh! One or two drinks is never one or two drinks! At least I made it home by 12:30-ish but, man, that last gin & tonic didn't even hit me til I was tucked in bed. I have one of those throbbing headache hangovers this morning. I didn't think I'd had that much to drink but apparently I had enough that when combined with my being sick, it kicked my ass. I was gonna try to go out tonight for a bit either to the whisky or to some dance party thing at emo's but now I'm thinking the couch might be fun.

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

I had a big long rant about this on here but in the interest of avoiding sloppy exposition, I'll leave it at this - adbusters is crap (but you already knew that didn't you).

Today feels like monday. Its feels like that because I've been sick and missed work the first couple of days this week. I've had a nasty cough for a week or two but sunday night it got so bad that I couldn't sleep so monday morning I woke up, called in sick, and made a doctor appointment for 10:30. It turns out I have bronchitis which sounds worse than it is but after two days off I've used all my sick leave so I'm back at work.

So sunday night I sucked up the coughing fits and went to see the Zombies. It was almost exactly like I thought it would be - old guys trying their best but sometimes not pulling it off. Really, that't not fair, though. It was only two of the original guys - Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent and they split the set bewteen Zombies songs and Argent songs/new stuff. The Zombies songs were really great. They did about half of Odessy and Oracle and all the early hits plus their very first single - Gershwin's "Summertime" which they closed the show with. These were amazing. Blunstone's voice is perfect. I was enthralled.

But... like all reunion type shows there was a downside. Rod Argent, who was one of the two main songwriters for the Zombies, had quite a successful career after the band split when he formed his own band called, well, Argent. Their two big hits were Hold Your Head Up and God Gave Rock and Roll To You (which you may remember Kiss performing on the soundtrack to Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure). So they had to play Argent songs. Eh. Also, they had "new" songs. Why? Why? I dunno. But, hell, what am I complaining about? Colin Blunstone singing the phone book would be better than most of the crap I pay money to see every week.

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Friday, February 20, 2004

I went at lunch today and got a rental car. Why? You might ask. Because when I went to lunch yesterday some woman pulled out in front me causing me to drive into her car. So now my jeep is getting fixed (nothing big was messed up) and I get to drive a rental car. I like rental cars. They can be fun except that I'm always really on edge while driving them. It takes a bit to relax in one.

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Did you find your way here via my profile on myspace or friendster? Leave me email. My new way to pass the hours at work is to troll profiles to see who keeps a blog and then read them. Since I discovered them I've been a blog addict - especially witty, personal ones. Its really odd to read these people thoughts and feel like you know them but really you don't know shit. I'd hate to think of what people might think of me from reading this thing.

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

I think this quiz is actually rather accurate. While I'm not usually a the kind of drinker who gets totally falling down drunk, if I feel that I'm going to appear less-than-manly by not drinking, I'll knock em back with the best of em. Also, the part about remembering everything is completely true. No matter how gone I am, I always remember everything (even if I pretend not to).

Astrological Drinking Style

Scorpio Drinking style:
Don't ever tell Scorpios they've had enough, for
they'll smirk at you and quietly but
intentionally keep tippling till they're hog
whimpering drunk, out of 100-proof spite.
Scorpios like to drink, and screw you if you
have a problem with that. Most of them see the
sauce as something to savor in itself, and not
as a personality-altering tool -- though if
depressed, self-loathing Scorps seek total
obliteration. But generally, they're
fascinating drinking pals, brilliant
conversationalists and dizzying flirts. They
also remember everything -- especially what you
did when you were blitzed. Only drink with a
Scorpio who likes you.

Alcohoroscopes- what do the stars say about your drinking style
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Some lessons learned this weekend...

*snowball fights are more fun when you're 29 than when you're 10

*Ice Pirates isn't nearly as good of a movie when you're 29 rather than 10

*The Office is the greatest show on television

*sometimes, no matter how many gin & tonics you have, the evening will still be boring (even if the only time you danced all night was to the Buzzcocks)

*too many naps in one day make it hard to sleep at night

*valentine's day never gets any better

Friday, February 13, 2004

Not that anyone asked but here are my (very early) election year predictions...

John Kerry gets the Democratic nomination. His running mate will be Bill Richardson, the gov of New Mexico (and former US ambassdor to the UN).

Obviously, George Bush will get the Republican nomination. Sometime in the late summer, maybe even at the convention, he'll announce that he'll be replacing Dick Cheney on the ticket with Condoleeza Rice.

Bush wins the election with 51-53% of the popular vote.

The senate will either have 51-49 democratic majority or be split 50-50 after november.

The house of representatives will still be republican controlled but by a much smaller majority.

I'll try to go vote early then get frustrated by the long lines and give up and go home.

Thursday, February 12, 2004

As sick as I am of hearing about gay marriage day-in, day-out for the last year (and especially lately), here's a link to an man-on-the-street thing from the Onion.

For the record, my opinion on the whole issue is that I can't understand how gay marriage is supposed to destroy traditional marriage when straight folks have been doing a pretty good job of making it meaningless anyway. But, really, I just wish everyone would shut up about it. Maybe I read to many politico blogs but I'm sick of it. Sadly, in an election year, its just gonna get worse form both sides.

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

I am so freaking broke. I guess I'll be selling cds tonight. I don't get paid til tuesday next week. Because of how shit is set up and when I came back to work - I'm having to wait three weeks to get one and a half weeks worth of pay. I have a grumbly belly but no cash. I think I have enough room on a credit card for lunch today, though. I got up late and didn't have time to fix something to bring with me.

Mine is a sad story.

Speaking of sad stories - come to my house this friday for some sad songs. My friend Nadia has been doing an anti-valentine's day (this time the day before v-day) get together for the past few years and this year it gonna be at my place. Its gonna basically be 5-6 people doing the whole songwriters taking turns playing thing. I think everyone will play 3-4 songs. There will be beer. Around 10-ish, I think. I dunno who all is playing except for me, Nadia and Ben Western Keys.

Monday, February 09, 2004

This is the third time that I've tried to write here this morning. Each of the other two times I'd get a sentence or two into it and then just delete everything. I had a good weekend, I'm just feeling rather inarticulate right now.

Friday night I went to Hope and Josh's (among others) art opening. It was really well together. Usually I think of art openings as a opportunity for free drinks but this was actually fun and entertaining. Then it was off to emo's to see Kevin play with the arm. Then I spent the rest of the evening/morning with people I barely knew at someone's apt who I didn't know at all. Weird but good times.

Also, I've decided not to become friends with any more girls. I have enough gals in my life that are off-limits, I don't need any more.

Friday, February 06, 2004

I am a tired boy. Went to the badly spelled "whisky" bar last night for $1 drinks. It was a pretty damn good time. I got to dance to "milkshake", new order, wings and the smiths all in one night. Two weeks ago they actually played a song by unrest. How odd it that? So needless to say I've been dead tired today but at least I'm not hungover. That's something, I guess.

We've been mixing the new soft set record. I usually don't get involved in mixing as I find it painfully tedious but I decided to put my two cents in. I'm especially pleased at how "my" song came out. Its the first one that I've put towards this band and the only song that I sing lead on. Speaking of the soft set, our last cd (so far available only as a cdr) is coming out on Becalmed Records from London next month. We're waiting to hear back from sxsw which probably means "no" but I think there's a decent chance we could get in as a last minute fill-in.

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Red marks the states I've been to.

create your own visited states map
or write about it on the open travel guide

Monday, February 02, 2004

You can tell I'm back at work because I'm writing in this more than once a month. However, there is no actually work here for me to do yet so I'm sitting around trying to look like I'm doing something productive even though everyone knows there's nothing to be done.

OK, so in retrospect maybe is wasn't the worst saturday night ever but it sure sucked - well, not even that - it was just a lot of effort for such a lame night.

Yesterday we ended up having a small superbowl/adult swim party. It was pretty nice. Leroy was jumping and yelling as his Pats pulled off a last second win. He then called all his family back in Boston and had the phone passed around like it was christmas morning.

After everything I went to the caucus for a bit but was very bored and tired. A couple of $1 vodka tonics sealed the deal. I went home and went to bed.

Sunday, February 01, 2004

Ug. Worst saturday night ever.