I’m feeling a little stress/residual stress and my back feels stiff like a plank. I need someone to walk on it. “No Teamsters!”
I’ve spent the last week hunting for something that was at eye level and within 90º of my field of vision. Don’t task me with finding wmd’s.
I’m like a hibernating bear: Cute, but liable to bite if you wander into my cave.
Today I did something I wanted to do all week: slept until 11a.
2-minute Review - Burrito Drive
I can see some light from the end of the tunnel. Also, we shot some video from tonight’s honeycomb hideout session: http://twurl.nl/614dpt
El Donk - T.P.M. 27 Mar 2008 eldonk.com Written by the Falcon. Ostensibly about spam. From tonight’s Honeycomb Hideout session. I was a little disappointed that the bass isn’t clearer, but I’ll work on that. First vid using the Flip Ultra. Converted to 320x240 h.264 using QuickTime Pro. For this video, the Flip was mounted on the Flip Tripod and placed on a monitor speaker. The...
There is an inverse relationship between my freneticism and my coherency viz a viz productivity and communication. See what I mean?
Clinton & Obama. Can you imagine the amount of damage these people would do if they belonged to the same party? I’m looking at you, Clinton.
I brought my coworkers donuts. I thought they were ravenous dogs when it came to donuts… but 6 hours later there are still 9 donuts left.
I’m having a problem with twitter: I can’t anonymously admit to be watching a chick flick. (An anon-to-followers mode would be kinda sweet.)
This just in from The Department of Rich People Bitching about Poor People Bitching About the Rich People (& my boss) http://twurl.nl/8oj8sp
Security Perception: Fear vs Anger →
Bruce Schneier looks at a post-9/11 field study. “If you’re fearful, you think you’re more at risk than if you’re angry” Which seems obvious, since fear and security are so intertwined, but this study looked at American reactions to video clips relating to 9/11, several weeks after the attacks. Interesting.
I checked to see if the E.B. left me anything, & I found something in the backyard. It wasn’t chocolate. E.B. isn’t an actual rabbit, is it?
In the history of shitty weeks, I have a new champion: last week. At least we played great last night. A record for post-gig compliments.
Tonight we were really popular with drunk people who never heard us before.
Holy crap! Kenny Stoll is working the bar tonight. Could mean danger?
Coworker @ lunch today: “One day my Dad went on a killing spree, so Mom locked us in the house.” I suppose context would help this anecdote.
I move more offices (computers and telephone extension punchdowns) before 9am than most people… really want to hear about.
Ashes to Ashes →
We’re rehearsing for Saturday’s show (pdf) and this Bowie tune really gets crammed in the head.
Superstitious? I’ll tell you after the game. (Tell me when its over.)
Giving me work with no deadline affords me every excuse I need to put it on the Ignore Indefinitey pile. Sorry if that doesn’t work for you!
FINALLY, a morning earworm I actually enjoy (sweet jane, VU) http://tinyurl.com/3x846q
HA! @jeremytoday let the inter-generational strife begin! “My 1200 baud modemz, let me show you them!”
well… damn! One of my favorite people of all time just IM’d me out of the blue. The innernet’s just frickin’ great, innit? yes.
After yesterday’s beef overload, I could really use some vegetables for dinner. I prefer something one could dip (or smother) in soy sauce.
What my coworkers fail to understand is that I can’t fix a laserprinter until I get my morning coffee. Or ever, really.
I was gonna wear the green, & then I forgot that wearing orange was a bad idea today. It’s good thing the Avenue isn’t usually an Irish bar.
Working very hard to improve my attitude this morning, despite setbacks. Bullshit tolerance threshold still extremely low.
I swear I’m not making this up. It just happened, and I’m scared for the future. http://tinyurl.com/2cjll4
Race to the bottom
The following is an absolutely true story that's not even five minutes old. If you need an example of America's failing educational system, this is probably a good start.
(Big Mike's Super Subs - Int. Day)
Me: I need a #3 on French and a Skinny Godfather, with extra meat, mayo and hot peppers.
Counter-girl: That'll be $9.95
(I hand her a $20 bill, which sends her searching haplessly through the various drawers, stacks of paper and such behind the cash register. The manager, I presume, notices this activity)
Manager (to Counter-girl): What are you looking for?
Counter-girl: I pushed the wrong amount, and I need a calculator.
Manager: How much was it?
Manager: And how much did he give you?
Manager: So he should get back a nickle, and eleven dollars.
Me: (stunned speechless)
(5 seconds pass, 10 seconds...)
Manager: I mean, no... He should get back $10.05.
Counter-girl (to me): I'm sorry. I'm really bad at math.
You aren't the only one.
off to Wah Kee for noodles, yao choi, pork and whatnot.
Mac Application Secrets of the Nerds →
In honor of the Nerdgirl’s recent jealousy-inducing purchase of a MacBook Air, I promised a list of things that every mac user should have. There were a couple that I meant to include, but I…
I hope these other bands don’t mind us playing second,’cause we’re gonna blow ‘em out of the water.
The ladies room at the klinic is indicated solely by a_very_ tasteful pic of Dr. Beverly Crusher.
(McCoy is on the Men’s)
1st stop, Burrito Drive. 2nd stop, Honeycomb Hideout. 3rd stop, the Klinic. El Donk’s opening for Cribshitter. sxsw can suck it!
Just saw the press samples of my new magazine design, and I designed the HELL Outta that sucka!
Okay, help me out people (take my 2 question poll), is Plaxo Crap? or Cool? http://tinyurl.com/27v8at I’m leaning towards crap.
This is the dropped-call rule (http://tinyurl.com/3adxxt) I’ve proposed in the past. Use it, people!
Is it seriously 51.6º F outside? I may not come back from lunch.
I’m starting to wonder if Bush’s plan was just to make us distrust gov’t enough to accept the loss of it. Mission Accomplished, indeed.
Outside for 10min and an Eagle was hunting. It left and a hawk (or falcon) arrived. Better Avian entertaiment than the noisy crows. Ca-Caw!
Holy flurking shnit! Why didn’t anyone tell me there was a *NEW* BAUHAUS ALBUM out?!? Clicked, Downloaded, I am angsty teen again.
The Falcon’s “tech support” tales are like how apes would react upon finding a PC in the wild. Bananas in ‘net ports & shit. He’s the ape.
Due to rejected sxsw band application, in conference with @gregash to decide the twitter-iest way to say: sxsw can suck it. Also, Austin.
I totally forgot about DST this weekend. Frickin’ government. And farmers.