Monthly Archives: September 2009


Totally identifying with this on a rainy and chilly Sunday morning, waking up at 6:45 am after having laid down “for a nap” yesterday afternoon at 3:30.  WTF.  Not only do I feel like I’ve misplaced my mind, my life seems to be MIA as well.

Fight Club – Where is my Mind


Every once in awhile something happens that is so absolutely, totally awesome that I can hardly believe it.  Those defining moments in your life that make you feel like nothing will ever be the same again.  When a wish comes true that you didn’t even realize you were wishing.   Something like this sneaks up behind you and kicks you in the ass in the most delightful way imaginable.

Forgive the gushing but I just can’t contain myself.  This is one of the most freaking awesome things I have ever seen.  Somebody pinch me because I think I’m dreaming.  One of my most favoritest bands in the universe performing one of my most favoritest songs of all time!!!  YES!!!!

I have to go do some cartwheels or something.  I can’t stand it.

The Airborne Toxic Event ‘Magic Moment’ Pomona, Ca 9-17-09



Every bloody year, I go an’ miss out on Talk Like a Pirate Day. Not this year, Matey.  I’m more ‘n ready fer it and I’m gonna tell ya a wee storry about somethin’ in Pirate Talk, I just ain’t d’cided what it be jus’ yet.

Th’ thing is, ya hafta git the properr accent thing goin’ so’s ya can read it out loud to yer wifey er yer dawg or jus’ ta yerself (cuz it’s funnyer if ya do.)   I’z wishin’ I hadda voice r’corder thing here so’s ya could leave me a recordin’ of yerself sayin’ Pirate Shit on herre.  But since Pirates ain’t perticularly known fer their bloody technical skills, I d’cided to duct tape my parrot, Petey, on here… ‘at way ya can talk ta him for a spell an’ once he gits it learned what ya said to ‘im, he can repeat if back fer us all to have a good laff an’ mebbe a pint er two.  That’s is, if ya be willin’ ta make a bloody fool ‘o yerself in fronta all sort of strangers an’ the like.

This is all puttin’ me in the mood fer watchin’ some o’ that handsome bloke, Jack Sparrah.  Me loves to watch the way that boy swaggers.  Aye 🙂

Tho’ it ain’t fair that you be sittin’ here readin’ this (if ya arrre) while I’m at work slavin’ me fine white ass off so I don’t be findin’ meself walkin’ the plank, why don’t ya leave me a wee note and let me know how ya arrrre taday.  This evenin’ when I’m sittin’ around the fire swillin’ the brine with me Arrrt School mates from days of Yore, I’ll make a fine toast ta all o’ you bloody swine!   Aaaarrrgh.

Blimey, th’ damn parrot took off, tape ‘n all.  If ya see ‘im, kindly r’turn ‘im ta me.

Some history here.


I just spent about 20 minutes writing a newsy, introspective, albeit ranty post full of all the juicy categories you see up there.  I had just finished when the phone rang.  It was Juju and I was excited to talk to her, being that she and Mr. Juju were in Toronto last night to see U2 (and Snow Patrol.)  As we started our conversation I’d realized that I’d not published my post.  I clicked something- which I thought was Publish and sat back to enjoy the conversation.

Now I see that I did not click Publish.  Dagnabbit anyhow.  It’s G.O.N.E., GONE.  And of course the title makes no sense whatso EVER.

Excuse me while I go find a pigeon to kick.


I just came on here to check my mail before bed and there it was on the MSN page.

Patrick Swayze dies at age 57

Did you ever have one of those moments when you thought for just a second that you’d completely lost it?  I thought I was seeing things.

Now I’m just very, very sad.

Fucking cancer.


It’s hard to believe how much time has passed.   A prayer going out to everyone who lost a friend or loved one that day…


I’ve had all kinds of stuff to talk about but due to a heavy work schedule, I haven’t been able to find the time to post anything.  Cramming 10 hours of OT into 4 days and then work tomorrow has put a rather large dent in my life.

So what do you have planned for the weekend?  Or are you going to try and catch up on sleep, like I am?  I hope your plan is more exciting than mine.


I understand there is a new version of  WordPress out for downloading.  From what I’ve read about it (in the last half hour) I would very much- in fact, dearly like to do that… even after having read all the shit things I have to do in order to download said version of WordPress (2.8.4).  Only thing is, I’m scared to death.  Anyone willing to talk me through it on the phone or, better yet, do it for me for a pre-determined reasonable fee?  It can’t be that difficult can it?  I dunno, reading this page scared the bejeezus outta me.  I didn’t even know I had any bejeezus in me, but now my pretty computer desk chair is all covered with the stuff.

I’m easily overwhelmed with computer things like html and rss feeds and data codes and root  canals directories and just stuff in general.  Most of what I do know has been self-taught and came at no small cost to my self-esteem and hair pigmentation.  Not to mention tears and tantrums.  Well, maybe not tears, but most definitely mucho tantrumos.

So, consider this an implorance for help in this matter.  The response(s) I receive will determine who is and who isn’t invited back to read.

I’M KIDDING!!!  But only about that last paragraph.


Who’s very, very funny, ridiculously intelligent and cute as heck too??

Click here to find out.

Hope you’re having a happy and safe Labor Day weekend, y’all.


What I’ve been filling my ears and my iPod with lately:

Arctic Monkeys ~ Cornerstone

Owl City ~ Fireflies

Ezra Furman and the Harpoons ~ We Should Fight

Arab Strap ~ The First Big Weekend

Goldfrapp ~ Number 1

Zaza ~ Sooner or Later

Nickelback ~ Gotta Be Somebody

Cocoon ~ On My Way

Living Things ~ Oxygen

White Lies ~ To Lose My Life

Cotton Jones ~ Blood Red Sentimental Blues

White Rabbits ~ Percussion Gun

M. Ward ~ Jailbird

And PD wouldn’t forgive me if I didn’t include his new favorite song, which I’m waiting to start liking… it’s not quite me.

Shinedown ~ Second Chance

Yeah, it’s a frightfully weird mixture but that’s the kind of mood I’ve been in lately.  Hope you find something you like.