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Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Subject:listening to "Dan Auerbach - I Want Some More" on Blip
Time:12:08 pm.
Kicking off the afternoon
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Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Subject:listening to "Archie Bronson Outfit - Dart for my Sweetheart" on Blip
Time:3:24 pm.
trying not to fall asleep here
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Friday, February 20th, 2004

Time:8:54 am.
With Dean gone, I have been taking a more careful look at Edwards and Kerry. While I find myself more alligned with Edwards, this piece gave me a better piece of mind should Kerry get the nomination. Teresa Heinz Kerry

I don't recall Laura Bush having anything to say other than that she was shocked by gay marriage.
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Monday, February 2nd, 2004

Time:10:41 am.
Mood: amused.
I really don't know why this is as amusing as it is, but fuck it. check it out and waste some time...it's fun!
click here to have fun
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Friday, January 23rd, 2004

Time:9:16 am.
Mood: blah.
I think one of the most satisfying feeling ever is when you wake up ~an hour before the alarm goes off and you know that you can just snuggle back down and go right back to sleep.

i guess it is going to be rainy and nasty all day today and throughout the weekend. who authorized this?

all i want to do on days like today is curl up under a blanket on the couch, drink some tea, and read.
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Thursday, January 22nd, 2004

Time:8:08 am.
wow. art garfunkel was busted for having a small amount of pot. first cheech chong, now simon and garfunkel. how come we never hear about snoop or b-real being cited for carrying? and don't the police have better things to be doing?

The Story
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Wednesday, January 21st, 2004

Time:9:45 am.
Mood: contemplative.
shocking as it may seem, an article in The Daily got me thinking. there was a piece written yesterday about new legislation in king county (and washington in general) that would ban smoking in all public places...including clubs, bars, pool-halls, and other typically dank joints. my first reaction was one of "it's about goddamn time" given that similar bans are in place in other major metropolitan areas and that i regulary end up with a monsterous headache following smoke-filled shows.

however, what got me thinking was the fact that smoking cigarettes is still a perfectly legal thing to do and this type of legislation shows the conflict between personal and societal freedoms. how can we justify prohibiting something everywhere if it is totally legal? if there is enough proof of its dangers (and i think there is) to warrent such laws, why not just ban them entirely? are we trying to slowly move in that direction, pushing smokers to quit if they want to go into public? is this a form of passive drug rehab?

instead, why not just publish all of the reports along with a universal edict saying that smokers have a set amount of time, say one year from publication, to quit because that is when tobacco will cease to be available. offer assistance to those having difficulties, similar to what is done in public methadone clinics. or are the tobacco growers that strong a lobby? given that they aren't able to stop these restrictions, i don't see how they could stop an out-right ban.

...and you all wonder what i do while watching water drops soak into paper
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Monday, January 12th, 2004

Subject:clown prince of the oil barons
Time:11:37 am.
some wonderful words from our manchild president:
click here
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Saturday, December 13th, 2003

Subject:sweet fucking jesus
Time:1:54 am.
Mood: satisfied.
what could possibly top seeing two hours of solo mark lanegan, with two new songs (not on the ep) AND a cover of Death Don't Have No Mercy? how about a full encore? yeah that was good. how about a second encore, this time featuring Mike Johnson, Ben Shepherd, and Van Connor...with an acoustic version of Dollar Bill? mmmmhhhh, that was good too. how about a third encore, with just mark and Greg Dulli, with them doing Number Nine (from the Twilight Singers' Blackberry Belle) and...wait for it...Alice Cooper's Eighteen. the place just about exploded.

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003

Time:9:30 am.
Mood: amused.
i now know what i will be buying all my friends for christmas...and maybe for halloween next year.

Uptight Barbie
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Tuesday, November 25th, 2003

Time:8:46 am.
Mood: angry.
for years, people (a lot of them mac users) have blasted the draconian practices of microsoft; the ways that their software becomes resident, the way they try to think for you, the way they take over everything. i too have bitched about this...often. it is for this very reason that i refuse to use windows media player for all my mp3s. however, the friendly alternative i found (itunes for xp) is just as bad...if not worse. they fucking thing takes over EVERYTHING! if itunes is open, it renders all other cd burning software useless. seriously. if i am listening to a cd or some mp3s, i can't use Nero or Acoustica at all; it freezes the program and gives me a coaster. if itunes is closed, these programs work fine...and they work well with windows media and (gasp!) winamp. how fucking lame.
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Monday, November 24th, 2003

Subject:eh. whatever
Time:11:03 pm.
Mood: blah.
wow. i really don't put much on here. oh well.

i just saw an ad for Panasonic DVD recorders. on the surface, that doesn't sound to weird, but it was who was in it and did the voice over. it had kevin smith doing all of the action/speaking and kevin bacon doing the voice over. is this supposed to be funny? ha ha, kevin and kevin? i thought it was rather strange all around.

yeah, it isn't kevin bacon...it is christian slater. i don't know why i can't keep those two straight. i know them when i see them, but my brain mixes them up all the time. oh well, at least i know it wasn't some sort of bad joke with names. it is still a weird commercial.
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Thursday, August 21st, 2003

Time:1:40 pm.
For some sick and twisted reason, i found this article on the names of stuff in our solar system totally interesting. you may laugh at me, if you wish. i laughed at me.

Solar System
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Thursday, August 14th, 2003

Time:10:07 am.
Mood: indescribable.
go check out the question of the day HERE

when i looked at the results, 91% of those who voted answered "no".
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Wednesday, August 13th, 2003

Time:10:19 am.
Mood: irate.
if you are interested in seeing a twisted view of what our man-child president's new idea for national forests will result in, click here: Forest Fun!

i think its pretty funny, but the music is annoying.

here is another piece on our frightening leader's similarities to Ken Lay: CEO in chief
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Wednesday, August 6th, 2003

Time:4:08 am.
fuck getting old
fuck alzheimers
fuck dementia
fuck it all. fuck fuck fuck it
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Friday, June 27th, 2003

Time:9:58 am.
Mood: scared.
the scientist in me thinks this is really cool and wants to know how it works. the rest of me is scared shitless....

big gun
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Sunday, June 22nd, 2003

Time:12:54 pm.
Mood: cheerful.
yesterday was loads of fun. despite the rain, we headed over to the center of the known universe (fremont) to destroy our retinas with images of people who should never be naked in public. if you haven't even been to the fair, you should certainly go...but beware. the naked comment isn't a joke. even with it threatening to rain at any moment, there were tons of folks in various states of undress; most of whom you would never want to see naked in the first place.

all that aside, the point of the trip was The Phenomenauts. these guys are fantastic! Astro-billy rocket-roll, baby! Essentially, a surf/rockabilly band singing about space travel. what more can you ask for? they aren't the greatest, but i have some pictures if anyone is curious: 1 2 3 4 they had the crowd dancing and singing. fun was had by all.

after their fremont set, we got some food and then headed down to studio 7 to catch them again. they played with The Hit and Divit, both of which were unimpressive. however, our boys from outer space put on another, ahem, phenomenal show. here are some images of that one: 5 6 7

after the show, they gave us a tour of the phenom-a-bomber BETA, which was also cool.
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Thursday, June 19th, 2003

Subject:fitter happier
Time:4:52 pm.
wow. steph (stephmuk)'s comments made me realize exactly how long it has been since i updated this damn thing. lots has gone on, but i just never seem to get around to writing anything down here. i will try to summarize.

saw the all-ages, last-show-in-seattle-ever with Dismemberment Plan. that was fantastic. it ranks right up there in the top five shows i have ever seen. certainly the best i have ever seen at the graceland. their (the graceland's) sound is usually painfully loud and piercing, but i was able to watch the Plan without earplugs. payforthepiano and i just stood on the rail shakin' our respective asses. she got some good pictures of them and Enon, so everyone should ask to see them.

i spent a lot of time grading final reports for the class i was teaching. for all the aspiring teachers out there, it is a really bad idea to be a nice guy and make the final (and huge) paper due on the last day of finals week...when grades are due early monday morning. it made for an exciting evening, let me tell you. oh well, i had a lot of fun teaching and i think they actually enjoyed the class. i am more certain now than ever that teaching (at the university level) is what i want to do.

let's see, what else has been going on? um...i am getting enormous amounts of research done. Yeah! i have been more productive in that area in the past four days than all of last quarter.

i performed a friend's wedding, in hoquium. it was a blast. the groomsmen all put hotdogs (uncooked) in the groom's front pocket as they came down the isle. i got rather drunk at the reception, had my ass grabbed by two bridesmaids, and danced like a fool. people kept asking the bride and groom "where did you get your minister, because he is really trashed." priceless.

i am still trying to get rid of my goddam cousin, who has been living with me since the begining of may. he annoys the piss out of me, but i don't want to kick him out because he will just move back in with my parents. they have already had him for too long. i am hoping that he will get his act together and get a fucking job and move out, but i am not holding my breath.

hhhhmmmm....i don't know what else to put in here.
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Friday, May 30th, 2003

Time:10:23 am.
Mood: mischievous.
just a good mental image to make you all laugh.

right now, there are five goofy, white, nerdy, paper-science grad students (myself included) in my office...bobbing their heads to all kinds of cool-ass gangsta rap i downloaded.

the most disturbing part is the fact that we all seem to know the lyrics to these songs.

you should be smiling just trying to picture it.
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