I'm more than a little burnt out on blogging so I am going on hiatus for a bit. I'm can't or won't post the things I really want to say and so I've been writing meaningless crap on here. So aside from announcements like the one below, I'll post again when I have something interesting to say.
Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Wed Sept 1 @ the Fresh-Up Club (916 E. Springdale - in the Blue Theatre)
the whole thing is from 7pm-10pm
bands @ 8pm
event is FREE!
there will be beer available (with your kind donation of $1)
music by... Knife in the Water, Green Cove Springs Eternal, and David Longoria (the black)
art = a video screening by NY artist Guy Richard Smit and you are also invited to see an off-line version of the Kristin Lucas Wi-Sci Network
fyi, green cove springs eternal is the new band I'm playing in so come and watch! this is our first show.
Monday, August 30, 2004
What did I do this weekend? Hmmm, mostly sat around watching the Freaks & Geeks dvd set. That's not a bad thing. Other than that it goes like this... Friday I went to Amanda's then she passed out then I went to a party which was okay I guess but good in one certain phone number getting kind of way. Saturday was more F&G's then I went to Michael and Corinne's house warming get together (they bought a house!) at which they announced that they are engaged! Seems kinda backwards but congratulations all around. Then trudy's for drinks, then back to my place for drinks, then over to Wain's for a brief b-day hello, and finally on to the party at Dean & Melissa's which was fraught with confusion and other things. OK, sunday. Hey, more F&G's the poker night which was moved to Jeff and Alicia's. I lost my cash and came home. No more, please.
Friday, August 27, 2004
I want to hear some Orange Juice. Who'll burn me some? C'mon, hook a buddy up.
Also, the as yet un-named band I've been playing with will be playing our first (and maybe only) show next wed, sept 1 @ the fresh-up club. It will be part of an art opening and Knife in the Water are also in on the action. More details as they become available.
Thursday, August 26, 2004
They changed their minds. I'm staying here a work for now at least. I have mixed feelings about this. I don't know how long it will last but at least another week which means one more paycheck before I have to start selling my plasma (not really, I think that shit is gross). Too bad I've been acting like such a cock this week since I found out I was gonna get the boot. Oh well, everyone here thinks I'm weird anyway.
Yesterday may have been one of the best "sick" days I've ever taken. After recovering from a hangover that made world seem very fluid, I spent the afternoon by the pool w/Amanda drinking whisky sours and getting sunburned (but not too bad).
Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Dear Real World (the real, real world, not that tv show),
Why are you so tiresome and repetitive? Because that's just the way I like you.
So I was in a bit of a foul mood at work yesterday. I found out that morning that I was getting the axe a little early this year. As you may or may not know, my job is kind of odd in that I work from Jan - Oct (usually) then have a few months off before starting up again. Well, now I'm gonna be gone by this friday (August!) instead. But what really got me going was that some of the people staying (they let people go as the work dwindles through out the year) are people I was helping to train this year. You know, I could use another month or two of pay, also! I'm just getting jerked around because not only this, but they also are planning on calling me back in next month for a week or two (also in Nov) so I can't even go off and do stuff (travel) because they might need me to come back. For all the shittiness of this job sometimes I don't think I'm going to quit because at same time it has a flexibility that I like and if I start school in January (as planned) then I'm going to need a job that I can work around. I am getting a resume together, you know, just in case.
Monday, August 23, 2004
Go ahead. Just try and tell me to get some work done. Here's the part where I tell you just how much I don't give a shit.
Friday, August 20, 2004
I've decided not to go to DC for the winter. There were just too many things that I didn't want to mess with the most important of which was that I possibly wouldn't have been back in time for grad school in January. Also, if anything went awry with the application process, I would have been halfway across the country. And, really, winter in DC? What was I thinking? I just have to find some other way to get some travelling done this fall.
Thursday, August 19, 2004
While playing gin/gin rummy last night over at Lei-leen's last night I was reminded of how I used to play cribbage with my grandfather when I was younger. I remember he had an old peg board that we pull out and play on the kitchen table. I really haven't the slightest clue how to play this game anymore and trying to read the rules just made it that much worse. I'm going to figure it out soon if for no other reason than to keep a dying game around.
Dear Pabst Blue Ribbon,
My bowels and I would like to thank you for giving us a fresh start. Nothing like a little spring cleaning to get you going! I feel like a new man (inside and out).
Wednesday, August 18, 2004
I keep going from extremes of having too many band things going on to almost none. What the hell? The band-in-the-works that I have been playing with will most likely die within a month. James, the main singing/writing/gtr playing guy, has decided to go to audio recording school within the next month or two. We're going to try to play one show just to have something to show for our efforts but we're on a tight schedule as Adam leaves for tour on Sept 8. So be on the lookout for me harassing everyone to come out to a last minute show very soon. Also, other stuff fell through which is fine but disappointing.
So now what? I'm thinking of taking a temporary assignment from my job to go to DC (well, ok, Maryland just outside of DC) for Nov-Jan. It could be really cool but also it'll mean living in a hotel for 2-3 months and being in a large town where I don't know anyone. When I'm uncomfortable I'm such a hermit so I'd probably not even leave my room. I mean, maybe if it was for just one month but three? BUT, New York is only a three hour train ride away so weekends could be fun. I seem to have lots of friends in NYC these days. Hmmm, opinions on this would be appreciated in the comments section. I need advice.
Tuesday, August 17, 2004
So I feel much better today. Something screwy was going on yesterday - that tiredness never really went away. It wasn't just plain old didn't-sleep-enough tired but a really weird, oppressive tired. I felt better by later in the evening and am just fine today. Weird.
Nothing much to write. So here's a list of random things I'm currently enjoying...
Baudolino by Umberto Eco
Masters of Metal - saturday nights on the local classic rock station
Arrested development on Fox
Karaoke at Beerland (even when I get there too late to sing - it's never too late to dance!)
Texas Hold 'Em poker nights at my house
Monday, August 16, 2004
Why am I so damn tired this morning? It's that fucked-up, falling down, can't see straight kind of tired. I went to bed decently early. I wasn't drunk when I went to bed but now I can't keep my head upright and everything is a bit swirly. Damn it.
Friday, August 13, 2004
Just for entertainment purposes... in case you were ever wondering how much the people get paid to play. Stats from Clear Channel.
Interpol Fall 2004 Availability $15 - 20k
Morrissey Call for Availability $50k
The Donnas Late Sept - Oct $20k
Flaming Lips Fall 2004 $20 - 25k
Big Boi (of Outkast) Fall 2004 Availability $50 - 60k
Biz Markie Generally Available $5 - 7.5k
Kelis Fall 2004 Availability $25k
DJ Shadow Call for Availability $10 - 12.5k
Ice T (spoken word) Sat only $12 - 15k
Big Star Generally Available Fall 2004 $10-20k
Death Cab for Cutie Oct - Nov $15 - 20k
Sleater-Kinney Fall 2004 $5-10k
I've been seriously unable to come up with anything to post on here. I stayed in last night and watched tv and read and played online poker. I was gonna go out but I just never got around to it. Tonight I may go watch Steve Miller play for free downtown at the Lance Armstrong parade. I have a major weakness for '70's feel good rock like Miller and pre-Joe Walsh Eagles (but James Gang was so good - what happened?).
Wednesday, August 11, 2004
I've had to give up even pretending to look like I'm acting like I'm busy. We have nothing to do at work right now. I know, I know, I'm not complaining - I'm just bored. Poop on you.
What Office Space character are you?
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Monday, August 09, 2004
You're Augustus, the first emperor of Rome. He had
a lot of drive and skill, possessing a
respectable spirit and the ability to persuade.
His wife was alwasys in his ear, she has a
BIGGER persuasive spirit. He's a God.
What Julio-Claudian Roman Emperor are you?
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I am proud to announce that I have very few plans for this week.
Tonight! - Nada. I may go see Richard Buckner record a live album but, then again, I may not.
Tuesday! - Band practice.
Wednesday! - The only day with real plans. I have to decide to go see Oneida or Dillinger Escape Plan. Right now I'm planning on going to Oneida then rushing over to catch Dillinger.
Thursday! - ???
Friday- More ???
There is also probably another band practice to be fit in there somewhere.
OK this poker losing streak has gone on long enough, thank you. I lost $15 last night and I am not happy about it. Either I need to change my strategy, get more drunk/be more sober when we play or I need to quit. Everyone else seems to be good naturedly laughing off losing their ass (when it happens) but I just get rather mad.
I stayed in mostly on friday night, went to Amanda's to watch 21 Grams which was uber depressing but had Naomi Watts in it who I used to think was very beautiful now I think always kinda looks like someone who has stuffed a bunch of shit in their cheeks to do a chipmunk impersonation.
On saturday Joe and I went to a party at a house we used to live in but has since been sold, remodeled and sold again. I lived there for about six months in 2000 with 6-7 other people. It was a rather tight fit but we had some great times there. I was living cheap as shit which was good because I was poor as shit right then. I had the pleasure of sleeping in the decently sized storage room which had neither heat nor a/c but for which I only paid $100 a month. We had the garage all carpeted up for band practice. We drank and did whippets in the living room (which had someone living/sleeping on each of the couches).
Anyway, we went to party there on saturday night and it was very odd to be back in that house. It was the same, but completely different. As Joe kept saying, "This house cleans up nice," and it did. It looked great. I wish I lived there now. The actual party was kinda lame but I got to drink for free all night and talk to a few friends so I guess it wasn't a total bust.
Friday, August 06, 2004
Yeah, yeah, these things are dumb but I'm tired as hell and I can't sleep.
WHERE DO YOU LIVE: East 31st Street
SEX OR ICE-CREAM: sadly, I'm not getting much of either right now so I'd take what I can get
WHAT COLOR UNDERWEAR ARE YOU WEARING RIGHT NOW: red paisley
WHAT ARE YOU DOING RIGHT NOW: not sleeping or out drinking on a friday night
WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU DID: watched tv
WHAT IS RIGHT NEXT TO YOU: reel to reel 8 track
WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU WENT OUT TO EAT WITH: amanda
IF U WERE A TOY, WHAT WOULD YOU BE: ?
WHERE WOULD YOU WANT TO GO ON YOUR HONEYMOON: somewhere not too hot
HOW'S THE WEATHER RIGHT NOW: hot. damn hot.
LAST PERSON YOU SPOKE TO ON THE PHONE: hope
WHAT R U WEARING RIGHT NOW: jeans + yellow t-shirt
DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS: nope
WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND: none
WHAT WAS THE BEST ADVICE EVER GIVEN TO YOU: remember that girls like having sex also
DO U OWN A VEHICLE: yep
WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE PLANS: a nap, then grad school
LAST FILM YOU SAW AT CINEMA: bourne supremacy
FAVE DAY OF THE YEAR: memorial day (a paid holiday in the spring, how can you beat it?)
DO YOU LIKE TO DANCE: yes
ARE YOU TOO SHY TO ASK ANYONE OUT: usually
DO YOU SLEEP NAKED: not generally
WHAT IS THE MOST STUPID THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE: moved back to temple after my freshman year of college
DO YOU LIKE SCARY OR HAPPY MOVIES: both are ok
CHRISTMAS OR EASTER: christmas
LUST OR LOVE: preferably they go together but I guess either one would be ok
KISSES OR HUGS: kisses
COLOR ARE YOUR PAJAMAS: n/a
WHAT COLOR'S YOUR TOOTHBRUSH: yellow and white
WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD: missed opportunities
WORST SOUND: annoying people talking too loudly
WHAT'S THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU WAKE UP: how long can I oversleep?
ROLLER COASTER, SCARY OR EXCITING: exciting
IS THE GLASS HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL: empty
MOST IMPORTANT PHYSICAL FEATURE: eyes
ROOT BEER OR DOCTOR PEPPER: dp
DAY OR NIGHT: night
SUMMER OR WINTER: winter
CAKE OR PIE: pie
SILVER OR GOLD: umm, silver
DIAMONDS OR PEARLS:
SUNRISE OR SUNSET: set
HAVE YOU EVER BROKEN A BONE: my collarbone when I was 4
DO YOU HATE ANYONE: not right now
DO YOU BELIEVE IN FIGHTING: when you have to
WHAT DO YOU DREAM ABOUT:
DO YOU HAVE A HUGE CRUSH ON SOMEONE RIGHT NOW: yes and yes
WHO DO YOU TURN TO FOR ADVICE: anyone who will listen
IF YOU COULD HAVE 1 SKILL IN LIFE WHAT WOULD IT BE: to be able to fake that I give a shit about what people are talking about
DO YOU WANT TO GET MARRIED: sure, why not?
CD or TAPE: records
ANIMALS: are nice but I don't want any right now
HAVE YOU EVER GIVEN SOMEONE A BATH: yep
HAVE YOU EVER BROKEN THE LAW: yep
HAVE YOU EVER GONE SKINNY DIPPING: yep
Did I say a calm week? I lied. And now I am very, very tired. I'm going to go home and take a nap very shortly.
Thursday, August 05, 2004
It's been a nice, rather calm week. I stayed in last night and drank highballs and watched bad tv. Tonight I have band practice which should be interesting. This'll be for "my" band - the one in which I'm writing songs, singing and playing guitar - rather than "the other" band in which I play bass. Anyway, this should be interesting because it's going to be our first practice with a bass player. Ali, who used to be in shoe-gazer band The Swells, is going to come out to practice tonight and give it a try. Hopefully, things will work out. I am impatient to get things going.
Wednesday, August 04, 2004
Sometimes the littlest things piss me off. I really need to get some thicker skin.
My days are rapidly getting more complicated - work (or the end of it), lots of band stuff, now studying for the GRE and trying to get into grad school, but really, it's the same old shit that occupies 95% of my thoughts - girls and the lack of them (the 1,342 of them that I am friends with don't seem to count). Sad stuff, eh? It's ok, I live by the porn store. Lest anyone get any ideas, that first paragraph up there has nothing to do with this one. No, really.
Did I mention that I turn 30 in a few months? I'm a whiny fucker today. It's cause I haven't had any alcohol for two days. That'll change this evening.
Tuesday, August 03, 2004
Today's Lesson Learned: Never Shave Drunk. You may not have time to fix things in the morning before you go to work.
Monday, August 02, 2004
Just now, I flipped off my work. Literally, upon unwrapping a pile of papers from the rubber band, I held my hand up to said pile and said, "Fuck you."
My weekend, or rather my Saturday, was long and kinda blurry. I don't think I have ever drank for twelve hours straight. After starting with mexican martinis at 2:30pm and ending with beer at emo's at 2am, I was about to fall asleep/pass out yet certain other people were up and ready to go. I think there will be pictures soon.
For the record, we were at Emo's to see the Sebadoh reunion show. Now, I love(d) Sebadoh, but this was an awful joke. Just two guys, bass, acoustic guitar and drum machine tracks on a skipping cd player. Oh, and it was like 100 degrees. So despite their playing one of my all time favorite records in its entirety (Bakesale), it was just bad. I'd catch myself singing along and bobbing my head a little, then the cd player would fuck up or the acoustic guitar would feedback and I'd notice how little energy they had and how they cared even less. What a bunch of crap.