I never realized that Dead Presidents’ Day was that popular. All of the internet was rather quiet yesterday.
Ayieeee! Welcome To Fat Tuesday!
Finally a holiday that I can understand and sink my teeth into (pun intended)!
Today marks the traditional end of the good times in New Orleans (some would say Katrina ended them…) because tomorrow people decide to ruin their lives for forty days by giving up something for Lent. Not me, I suffer enough the other 325 days of the year.
Today I’ll be serving up some of my non-famous Jambalaya to my co-workers in order to celebrate the holiday.
Making A Spectacle Of Myself
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A man walks into an optometrist’s office…
With Flexible Medical Spending account money to blow by March 1st I decided to do the practical thing and purchase a new pair of eyeglasses. I wanted to buy something nerdy, and something that screamed “indie music freak”. Unfortunately none of the frames which would be hip with the indie crowd flattered my facial features. So instead, I did the impractical thing; I purchased the most expensive kick-ass pair of prescription sunglasses that I have ever owned (or will own once they are in my possession).
I’ve kind of taken a new attitude on life recently — You better live now motherfucker because this is going to be the only chance that you’ll get.
ITP Flickr Pic
Here is a snapshot of my t-shirt collection…
The formula for building a t-shirt collection like this is
t_shirt_stack = (run_races * 10 years) + (hash * 8 years) + (see_concerts * lifetime) + n
where n = shirts acquired by methods such as gifts, trade shows, and purchases out of need (such as being on vacation and packing the wrong things)
Think I own enough t-shirts? Imaging the size of my stack if I hadn’t purged a few times over the past few years and lost countless number of shirts to ex-girlfriends…
Do You Hear That Ringing?
Perhaps I should have waited until seeing Dick Dale in concert before spending all of that Flexible Medical Account money because my ears are still ringing from last night’s concert. Seriously, this is the only time I wished that I had worn earplugs at a concert. The music was loud, intense, and incredible. For a man who will turn seventy on May 4th, this geezer can still rock!
Don’t think that you are familiar with Dick Dale’s music? Ever hear that guitar riff in Pulp Fiction? You’ve heard Dick Dale’s music then.
The opening band, called The Booze, wasn’t too bad either. I was really glad to run into my hashing friends Portuguese Water Dog and Will You Suck? so that I have someone to confirm that the lead singer for The Booze could have easly passed for the hasher Surly Temple’s brother.
Before going up the The EARL I watched Lords of Dogtown about the surfing / skateboard scene in the 1970’s / 1980’s. Overall I thought that the movie was pretty decent and I laughed out loud at the cameo appearance done by skateboarding legend Tony Hawk. In the movie Hawk appears as an astronaut (not sure if he was wearing diapers) who asks to try out one of the skateboards and falls on his ass immediately. The kid says something about it being harder than it looks, to which Hack responds “It must be the moon boots.”
CD Pick Of The Week
With the big Valentine’s / Presidents’ Day season behind us the new CD racks are jammed with CDs dropping today. Unfortunately I don’t know who the hell most of these artists are…
- The Besnard Lakes (I misread this as The Barenaked Ladies)
- Bobby Conn
- Jill Cunniff [of Luscious Jackson]
- Dolorean (I remember the car)
- Explosions In The Sky
- Field Music
- The Frames
- Pop Levi
- PG Six
- Richard Swift
- Trans Am (it’s a double-car day)
Of the artists listed I have heard tracks from Aqueduct, The Frames, and Trans Am. It looks like I need to spend more time listening to Sirius and less time listening to podcasts.
I’ll pick the Trans Am CD for no other reason than I saw that they are playing The EARL in April. Bully for them!
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – fat
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing k-os — “Sunday Morning” (one of the bands with a new release today; I didn’t like it.
Website Of The Day – I really dig the handing chairs made by SKY Chairs. If I had a good place to put one in my house I’d be all over buying one right now.
Exercise (b)Log – none
1) Lose two pounds. (starting weight ~205 lbs)
2) Run no fewer than fifty miles.
3) Do twenty push-ups and fifty sit-ups at least three times a week.
4) Read two books.
5) Go to the Center For Puppetry Arts.
6) Use Marta for commuting at least one day per week.
7) Get all 2007 information into Google Calendar.