Sunday, June 29, 2008

I love my clothing

I'm very particular about my clothes. I always have been. If I own
something its because I love it.

So when my clothing gets stolen from the dryer at the laundrymat I get
a little angry.

I felt no guilt going shopping yesterday and buying $100 worth of
stuff at the gap. (they're having an AMAZING sale so I got quite a
bit. I could have bought more but any more money and I would have felt

It still doesnt make up for the fact that someone took my clothes and
I can't even fully figure out what's missing. They did get my favorite
pajama bottoms and my really nice organic cotton pillow cases AND my
bathrobe. Of course the bathrobe has seen better days so that I can't
be too upset about. (Except that bathrobes are expensive and
uninteresting. Who wants to buy something useful? Yes, I do spend a
lot of my time in my bathrobe, but still.)

The good thing is that I don't put the majority of my clothes in the
dryer. All of my favorite tshirts get hung up to dry. Dittomy work
stuff. And luckily this time I didnt put my jeans in the dryer. I
would have been really upset if I'd lost my jeans.

My mom says to feel sorry for someone who has been reduced to stealing
clothes from dryers at laundrymats. And I do. Just I wish they'd
stolen someone else's clothes.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Why I wanted to go to Rubicon.

Reason #2

Okay that's not really nic's oscar but I can pretend. Its for the
music in the godfather.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Fuckin' A

Yes this deserves the explative. Th'Corn Gangg show was amazing. This
show was the reason I live in LA.

Islands (with J'amie instead of Aaron) and three rappers (Busdriver as
the main attraction. No Subtitle, but he rapped with them when I saw
them last.) 11 people on stage and just musical bliss. I'm sorry it
that's cheesy/corny but that's how I see it. The opening DJ was pretty
damn good too. I'll have to do some research and find out who it was.

Its 2AM and I have to get up in a little while to go to work. I didn't
do laundry before leaving for Napa/San Fransisco, so my wardrobe
choices are limited. And I don't regret it one bit.

The venue was a "club" nearby called
"The Airliner." It features "2 areas" and 2 patios. The kind of hole
in the wall place where smoking pot inside is not frowned upon and
hell, they even had pipes for sale.

It was a bittersweet event, however. They said it themselves that its
probaby the last time there will ever be a Th'Corn Gangg show, but at
least I was there for it.

I love los angeles.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


I freaking love this band. I've seen them do only one show better than
this one (drunken unicorn in Atlanta.) that show still ranks in my
top 5 favorite shows ever.

Last night nick was more in to just playing and doing the new stuff
than in bantering with the crowd. (Nick's stage banter is better than
most so you do miss something when he's not trying to connect with the
audience.) I finally forgive Aaron for replacing J'aime. I was
watching him drum last night and he's amazing.

I think Nick is completely over "Return to the Sea." They only played
3 songs from it and before "Don't Call Me Whitney, Bobby" he made a
comment about the song being dated.

Its kind of sad that they didn't play any non-album songs. I always
liked hearing the stuff that they hadn't recorded yet. I need to go
back to the bootleg archive and see if there's any stuff I'm missing.

Set list:
The Arm
Kids Don't Know Shit
Where There's a Will There's a Whalebone
Pieces of You
In the Rushes
Don't Call Me Whitney, Bobby
Abominable Snowman
We Swim

Rough Gem

Anyway, tonight I'm going to try to get in for Th'corn Gangg show.
Absolutely cannot wait for that.

And I got the best piece of band merch ever- a tote bag. (sorry mae-
shi your noise makers are cool.) t shirts you can only wear every so
often. You can carry the tote bag every day. And I was getting a
little bored with my coconut records one so its time for a switch. Its
a little too big but I'll make do.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

$956 later

I have an excellent Dell laptop on its way to me!!!

The mac would have been 400 dollars more for less of a computer (I
know I know - its got its bonus points in its OS and other things.)
but I'm happy with what I'm getting.

And I got it in black.

Sunday, June 15, 2008


I finally listened to the red album. Its really sad when something you
loved so much goes so wrong.

I can't figure out if its just some joke that I'm not in on or if they
really think this is good. If its the joke, well played. No one
suspects. If they think its good, well I hope they've all made enough
money that they don't have to work again. I don't think they'll get
another record contract after this mess.

(the pork and beans video IS good.)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


$1427.05 is all that stands between me and the computer of my dreams.

I could spend a couple hundred upgrading my current Dell desktop. New
ram. External hard drive. New video card. New monitor.

I could spend 1299 + tax getting the apple MacBook.

Or I could be practical and spend $700 or so on a perfectly good Dell
laptop that will work just fine for what I need. (my iPhone shudders
at the thought.)

But I don't want to be practical.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Far From the Madding Crowd

I loved this book. It took me forever to read because it was buried
under work on my desk for a month straight and I kept forgetting to
bring it home. The reason I'd taken it to work is because I was so
enthralled by it that I didn't want to put it down and was planning to
read during lunch. Of course that never happened.

He writes sentences that make me just fall in love with him. I have to
figure out which of his books I'm going to read next. I really enjoyed
Tess of the d'Ubervilles and I'd only picked up Madding Crowd because
it was a familiar name. I'll look through the plots and see what jumps
out at me. I have a feeling I'll end up with Jude the Obscure. Really,
right now I feel like "its Thomas Hardy. Of course I'll enjoy it."

Also this is a note to pick up something by D.H. Lawrence. I read a
short story of his once that I loved (I think it was called 'The Horse
Dealer's Daughter) and I've always meant to read more by him. Hardy
has a similar tone to that story so it reminded me I need to do that.

I have to finish Tale of Two Cities first. This is my third attempt to
read it. Not that I can't get through it, but I keep losing the book
before I hit page 150.


We're going to Vegas. I rented Ocean's''s' 13 to watch to get me
ready. And last night I watched the Vegas episode of Bones.

But I'm planning on being exhausted come Monday. I'm still tired from
earlier in the week. I'll be at work late tonight. Then home to do
laundry. (not at 2am again) then back in to work and put in at least 4
hours before leaving at 11.

Lounging by the pool in the day sounds like a good idea, but I do want
to go out and actually see some stuff.

Next weekend I'm taking off. I have to go out to dinner on Friday. And
I'm going to see the happening. And Sunday dinner at a friend's but
other than that- nothing. And I'm going to make sure it stays that
way. I need a break.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Netflix is the greatest thing ever.

I'm lying in bed watching "A Different World" thinking about how much
I love this show and how much I'd love to watch all the episodes
again. And then I thought "but I don't want to buy them" and then
realized "but I don't have to!"

I've added season 1 to my queue. I can't wait. (although the show's
greatest episode is when Dwayne stops Whitley's wedding. I dont know
what season that one is on but that one i really can't wait for.)