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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

The thing about chats is

Since I'm lazy and don't want to work to get a new post up, I'll just post some samplings from a recent chat:

F: If I'm extra good and don't snack at all I get a teaspoon of yogurt before riding home.
me: ha.
F: You laugh, but it's true.
me: a teaspoon of yogurt? gross.
F: It fuels my ride.
me: with what? phlegm?
F: Did you know in Canada bike messengers are reimbursed for their lunch as a "fuel" expense? Just like a driver would get reimbursed for mileage.
me: cool. in the US they're reimbursed by not getting run over. zing! well, not really zing, but "ha" my jokes are funny.
F: Yes. Yes they are.
me: yes.
F: yes
me: humour.

me: "from water closets, bidets, lavatories, to faucets and other accessories..."

F: Whoa. My site's had 47 visitors already today, and it's not even noon!

me: yeah, I usually get a cut from the cd sales. like, the other night, after the show, I took home a sweet $5!

me: maybe you should take it up to that copy place by Hot Lips Pizza? they're really competent.

me: AH!!! hA! have you noticed that the singer for Band of Whores' is also the singer for My Mourning Jacket?
F: Never heard of 'em.
me: wha? I got the albums from you... remember... dropsend... it was Band of Whores and Tapes and tapes and tapes tandpespaendpanteapes
F: Oh, Band of Horses. Yeah, it's not the same singer.
me: yes it is!
F: I don't know where you get your information, but it is definitely not. BofH is from Seattle. MMJ is from like the south.
me: Where I "get" information? I make it up, like any good blogger.

And... scene.

Monday, March 27, 2006

I know it's gonna happen someday

Well, it seems spring break (my favorite holiday) is upon us. For quite possibly the first time ever, though, I'm confronted with a strange feeling that I can only attribute to not having classes to attend and books to read. I'm not working any more than usual, and my awesome band is in the middle of a very busy week of shows, but my lassitude doesn't seem to be alleviated by nor stem from any of that. I think I may actually be learning something about myself; without school to take up my time and occupy my mind, I get all listless. I think this might be brought on by my yesterday which was comprised mostly of sleep. I literally (and by that I mean figuratively) lived out the song "Dream All Day". It's The Posies look it up. Also, pretty soon it'll be 6 years (!) since I was hired at my current job. This job stopped being interesting or challenging about 5.9 years ago. Add that to the list of strands in Duder's head.

Anyway, my theory is that after an exhausting term/week/couple of days, it might take a day of sleep to recuperate from that, so thus far, today has been a time of waking up from my day of sleep. Luckily, I get off work in an hour, and then I can shower and go for a bike ride and practice my drums and read some good writing and then go rock somebody's face off at Acme tonight. I've already got 2/3 of my books for next term, so I'm hoping to never stop learning this week. Also good news, M and I are taking a vacation day on Thursday to go to the beach or the zoo or at least somewhere that's not our house.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Whose life is more meaningless?

So, a certain cynical friend of mine and I were talking this morning about what we did last night. I was all "Arrested D, season 1" and he was like, "Bah! I watched the E! True Hollywood Story of Janice Dickinson" and I was all, "Dang, dude! Your life sucks!" and he goes "Yeah, I know" and I go, "No offense, but you are one pathetic loser!" and he goes "Yeah, it's true" and I'm all, "I can think of literally one million things I'd rather do than watch a piece of garbage show about meaningless pop culture trash". Here, ladies and gentilemen, is that list:

1. eaten alive by fire ants
2. watch paint dry
3. paint a model aeroplane
4. stare at a blank computer screen
5. put 9 volt batteries in my mouth
6. feed the dogs
7. bathe the dogs
8. walk the dogs
9. come up with more reas­on­s...
10. google chat
11. bitch
12. moan
13. listen to music - ANY music
14. write music
15. record music
16. play music
17. listen to music on hold
18. vacuum
19. mow the lawn
20. secretly look through the curtains at the neighbors
21. think of what I might say in Spanish to the mexicans who are working on the house next door without proper building permits.
22. comer
23. beber
24. dormir
25. consider raising the rent on my renters
26. decide not to raise the rent
27. waste Feaverish's time with mean­ing­less lists
28. etc...
1000000. watch Arrested De­vel­op­ment for the 9999999th time.

Friday, March 17, 2006


Current mood: annoyed

I got this myspace bulletin:

Body: I would like to know who really believes in God on myspace. There is no bribe of a miracle or anything like that. If you truly believe in God, then repost this and title the bulletin as "God". If you don't believe in God, then just ignore this...thanks. In the book of Matthew, Jesus says..."If you deny me before man, I will deny you before my Father in Heaven."

Obviously, it's crap:

A) Anybody can quote the Bible out of context to back up any kind of ridiculous claims they want to. Just look at televangelists & snake handlers.

B) If God has any sense of modesty, he'll know better than to look at myspace.

C) And really, who cares who believes in God? What's the difference? Everybody believes in different crap, so who cares who believes in what? To quote The Stranger: "But all the long speeches, all the interminable days and hours that people had spent talking about my soul, had left me with the impression of a colorless swirling river that was making me dizzy." and "people never change their lives, that in any case one life was as good as another and that I wasn't dissatisfied with mine here at all."

So take that, obnoxious, idiotic myspace bulletin.

Although, it does say in the Bible, "Behold, I have given unto thee the internet that ye shouldst proselytize and make yon holy words therein for the purpose of bestowing unneeded guilt upon mine sheep. Go now and babble like idiots and besmirch mine sacred holiness." And that's a fact!

Saint Patrick's Day!

Will the real St. Patrick please stand up?

Monday, March 06, 2006

Portland Radio!

In even more tangible, confirmable, sooner to be realized good news today, check out this!

If you don't feel like watching the video, then I'll just give you the basic details:

Monday, March 13th
Rick Emerson
Tim Riley
Sarah Dylan
970 AM

Thanks to Sarah X Dylan's blog.

Double woot.

If you don't know about Rick Emerson, then check out the wikipedia entry on him here.

Arrest This!

In the best news so far today, "The New York Post hears brand-new buzz that Showtime has not only picked up Fox's canceled Arrested Development but has ordered a full 26 episodes." Read more here or here or not here.


Friday, March 03, 2006

Fun Fact!

The office, today, smells like stale urine.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Beer Makes Bad Movies Better

Well, gents and droids from the Montavilla hood, prepare for awesomeness. Next Saturday, the 11th of March, is the grand re-opening of the historic Academy Theater on SE 79th and Stark. This is a 3 screen theater which will serve Flying Pie Pizza (the best pizza I've ever had) along with beer and wine. Based on the cheap admission ($3 for adults, $2 for seniors, $1 for children), I'm guessing this will be a theater which specializes in 2nd run films, along the lines of the Laurelhurst Theater or the McMenamin's Theaters. The best part is that since this is within stumbling distance of my house, I look forward to many nights filled with the drunken enjoyment of otherwise terrible movies. Read all about it on the Academy Theater official website here.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Headline of the day

Freed American bears dirt poor
captors no ill will

What the heck is going in the world today? Who knew there were captive American bears? And who knew they were dirt poor? And why don't their captors feel ill will? And isn't there anything more important in the world going on today? Is this the beginning of the apocalypse?