saturday ~ went to work until 2:30. arrived in richmond at 5. attended amazing wedding reception for mary kate and steve. congratulations again. it was a wonderful party. rocked out at an after-reception party at shasta's. super awesome. it was hammer time for lots of peeps.
sunday ~ woke up at 7:30 a.m. left richmond at 8. took pictures at a waffle house. went to work to call some people. then went to fedEx field to watch the redskins beat the rams [awesome!]. arrived back home at 6 p.m. ate chinese fried rice w/vegetables and tofu from cafe asia. then went bowling from 8-10:30 p.m for jp sendoff.
phew i'm beat.
viernes, noviembre 22, 2002
movin' on up
so a week from saturday, i'll be moving from my old apartment to my new apartment. yes yes yes. i'm really excited. and stressed of course. i went to 4 different rental places to reserve a truck for next saturday. my checklist looks like this:
old apartment packed: 30% done
old apartment cleaned: negatory
rental truck secured: check
moving buddies to help: semi-check
excited to move to new digs: quadruple check
nce upon a time there has a young PRO SKATER named BORIS. He was RAPIDLYBREAKDANCING in the SLUSHY forest when he met SCARYVINNY, a run-away GANGSTER from the BRIGHT Queen CONSUELO.
BORIS could see that SCARYVINNY was hungry so he reached into his TIN CAN and give him his DIRTYGUACAMOLE. SCARYVINNY was thankful for BORIS's GUACAMOLE, so he told BORIS a very SUNNY story about Queen CONSUELO's daughter AMELIA. How her mother, the BRIGHT Queen CONSUELO, kept her locked away in a SKYSCRAPER protected by a gigantic TIGER, because AMELIA was so ECSTATIC.
BORISDUNKED. He vowed to SCARYVINNY the GANGSTER that he would save the ECSTATICAMELIA. He would RUN the TIGER, and take AMELIA far away from her eveil mother, the BRIGHT Queen CONSUELO, and SPIN her.
Then, all of the sudden, there was a LOUDHURRICANE and SCARYVINNY the GANGSTER began to laugh. With a puff of smoke he turned into the gigantic TIGER from his story. BRIGHT Queen CONSUELOSMELLED out from behind a BOX and struck BORIS dead. In the far off SKYSCRAPER you could hear a AHHHH OOOGA.
i'm feeling much better. i guess all i needed was some sleep...who am i kidding...lots of sleep. i was in bed all day yesterday. i didn't really get up and do anything until after 8 p.m. that's how sick i felt. but after that, i felt really good. so i went to see some rock. might not have been the best idea to recuperate, but it was the donnas, and i was on the guest list. i've been dying to see this show for 2 months. the show was amazing. i almost bought a donnas belt buckle. but it was too pricey.
anyway, whoever was checking id's at the black cat door. i have a special message for you. kiss my ass you jackass. [pardon my language trusty readers] i'm fed up with people with the "i'm too cool for you" and "i can be a jerk b/c i work the doors" attitudes you run into. grow up. i just want you to check my id, take my ticket, and let me rock like no one's ever rocked before. just another reason NOT to go back to the black cat. and i'm starting to lose places to see shows. damn.
i'm sick. been sick for 2 days. but at least i found my inner badass.
Find Your Inner Bad-Ass... Hey there, Danger Boy! You're Slash! Thrash it, bash it, and sell it to the butcher in the store... You are the all-american bad boy, and as long as the band stays together, the world will know it soon enough...
lunes, noviembre 11, 2002
i'm not sure if i've mentioned this before, but i love the new vegan eatery in d.c.: sticky fingers bakery
i've eaten sweets all day. at 5 p.m. i hit a sugar wall and had to take a 2 hr nap.
also, here are 2 reasons why corey is the top dawg amongst labs:
i tried getting a good rocketname but it spit out something stupid. so i tried again. you may now call me acquistion mofo. success! it's actually a fitting title considering today's big news. my future landlord called to say that all my credit stuff checked out and i will have a new apartment to live in dec. 1st. rock. i'm sooooo excited.
martes, noviembre 05, 2002
like ali, "so pretty"
tonight i went with corey to see sigur ros at the lincoln theatre. i had never been there before. it's actually a pretty nice place. for some reason they even allowed us to bring sodas to our seats. i've never been to a non-movie theatre that did this. oh well. moving on...
the show was amazing. here is a run-down:
opener: sucked beyond belief. he was like an icelandic billy bragg minus the talent. i don't have to much respect for artists who play songs that i think i could even play. the thing is, he was playing such simple stuff and he still messed up. no stage presence, no nothing.
the real deal: sigur ros has never failed to blow me away. seeing them live is completely different than listening to their albums. sometimes their lp's can be so mellow, that you can be lulled to sleep. live, they take all of the mellow stuff, crank the volume 10 notches, and play some loud ass music. and it's a natural high. it's so intense. you are on the edge of your seat. the lead singer jon's voice is so pretty over top of it. you get your face rocked off but in the nicest possible way.
if you ever get a chance, GO SEE THEM. you won't be disappointed.