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:: 5.31.2002 ::

(listening to: The Beatles: Please Please Me)

Last night we went to dinner to bid adieu to my baby brother, who is moving down to Los Angeles in a big truck today. Although the dinner wasn't so good, the company was wonderful, and while walking up O'Farrell street, avoiding all the indie kids who were streaming to the Mates Of State show, I realized just how much I would miss him. The good news is that I now know somebody down south, so if I ever feel like visiting, I've got someone to show me around. Oh, and he owes me like, ten year worth of car rides for all the ones I've given him. In the end, I gave him only three rules: No wearing all black, no ponytails, and, God help us, no cheering for The Dodgers.

(9:27 AM) :: (link)

:: 5.30.2002 ::

(listening to: Belle & Sebastian: Storytelling)

Steve McQueen

A long day coming to an end, but I feel relaxed and calm, just swatting the tiny flies off the screen and letting a good day sink in. Things started off bad enough this morning, work was horrible, then my MiniDisc player broke before I had even left town to do deliveries up north. This left me with nothing but my "Vinyl Rules. Guns Are Cool." mixtape that I made a couple years back, and my copy of The Soft Bulletin which was stuck in my MD player. After listening to each a couple times I got frustrated of fruitless radio searching, and popped into the first thrift store I saw. I picked up Neil Diamond, Prince, and The Osmonds tapes to get me through the rest of the very hot afternoon. I also did my entire route backwards, which made the day seem about twice as long as it really was.

Spent a very enjoyable evening watching The Great Escape again. If you've never seen this movie, I suggest you do so now. It contains some of the best acting I've ever seen, as well as this rare ensemble performance rarely even attempted these days. Oh, and Steve McQueen is the coolest guy ever.

(1:30 AM) :: (link)

:: 5.28.2002 ::

(listening to: The Breeders: Title TK)

Ah, the day back to work after a three-day weekend, and I'm still feeling good and relaxed. The best part about having a day off on Monday is that you then only have to work four days instead of five until the weekend. Can't complain about that.

Yesterday we did absolutely nothing but clean up the house a bit and sit around just enjoying the feeling of being *home* on a Monday. I spiffed up this site a bit, but then managed to delete most of the code when trying to put it all back together. Luckily I've got most of it working again, but I'll get the missing pieces put back together in the next couple of days.

More Things That Break: The compact flash card that goes in my digital camera stopped functioning, so now my camera, my scanner, and both the keyboards I use in the band, aren't working. I have to wait until payday until I get a new card, so the daily photo will be shots I haven't used from old months.

Another baseball game tonight, this time with my friend Jeff who just yesterday returned from touring with John Vanderslice. Tour stories, beer, and baseball. Word.

(11:05 AM) :: (link)

:: 5.27.2002 ::

(listening to: Various: Oh Brother Where Art Thou?)

Anyone who was been reading this site for some time will know that I have been reading Glue by Irvine Welsh for a long, long, long time. Eight months, or something like that. Well, on Saturday, I finally finished the book. It was actually quite good, I just read slower than anything else I do.

MP3 of the week: This is what happens when a song gets stuck in my head for weeks at a time. And I'm not even a big Guided By Voices fan.

(11:57 AM) :: (link)