Friday, May 11, 2001


Sunday 5.20.01

Poem-Cees, Soul Sista, and Fertile Ground
The Black Cat
1831 14th St NW (few blocks south of U St.)

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Another reason to love The Onion: I love it when someone taps into the mean, uncharitable things that float through the back of my mind and prints them out for the world, thus allowing to maintain my "really nice guy" facade.

Although, this post (and really 75% of the posts on this website) kind of torpedoes that image, anyway. Damn.

Pet Shop Boys albums to be re-released: I think this would be a good time to start transferring my Pet Shop Boys collection from vinyl to CD. One thing that will bum me out, though, will be if all of the B-sides are included with these albums since I just replaced my copy of Alternative yesterday (when I was mad, hur hur hur). On the other hand, getting various remixes will be cool, and Alternative doesn't cover Bilingual at all. (Many would tell me that's a good thing, but I do like "Se A Vida E" and "Electricity" a lot. Anyone who isn't full of happy love after hearing the Deep Dish remix of "Se A Vida E" is a true grinch.)

Wednesday, May 09, 2001

The Flaming List: I would be much more impressed by the inclusion of Roberta Flack's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" if I was convinced that Wayne recognized that it was a different song from "Killing Me Softly".

Link stolen from Katherine. This is becoming a habit.

josh blog is back! And there was much rejoicing. (Yay.)
Burn, baby, burn: Yesterday's entertainment was provided by someone from the third floor strolling up to our office and notifying us that the BUILDING WAS ON FIRE. One co-worker asked me, "Hmm. The fire alarm hasn't gone off. Does this mean we don't have to go outside?" "Of course not!" I replied as I packed up my stuff and headed for the door.

At this moment, about 500 firemen and 300,000,000,000,000,000 firetrucks (complete with cool extend-o-ladders) materialized around the building. There was mildly bemused confusion as the fire department attempted to escort us out of the building and various co-workers would vanish so that they could quickly pick their noses before leaving the building.

Once we got outside, we discovered two things:

The "fire" was a smouldering garbage can in an office on the second floor.

The fire department told us that the building would not be reopened until the landlord fixed the "numerous fire code violations".

Various co-workers said, "WHAT? I left my keys up there!" I chuckled to myself and went car shopping.

As it turns out, the fire department will allow the building to be open from 9 to 5, so I guess the violations weren't too major. Still, it's amusing to know that I will be FORCED to leave work at 5 up until my last day Friday. I also marvel at how modern society has completely blunted the average American's sense of self-preservation.

Tuesday, May 08, 2001

Jill Scott hospitalised: As a singer, reading the words "lung infection" terrify me almost as much as reading "head trauma" or "coma". I sincerely hope Ms. Scott gets well soon, as she's one of the classier acts to emerge on the music scene in recent times.

Monday, May 07, 2001

BRUNSWICK BLOWS IT'S HORN! I was all set to make fun of this site for punctuation gaffes before reading the story. Recycled jokes that were stale when Benny Hill used them are piled upon each other in a puerile-yet-amusing mess that's breathtakingly inept and endearing. This gets my full endorsement, folks. Go waste a few brain cells.
Hear'Say star electrocuted on video shoot: From the Merriam-Webster website:

Main Entry: elec·tro·cute
Pronunciation: i-'lek-tr&-"kyüt
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): -cut·ed; -cut·ing
Etymology: electr- + -cute (as in execute)
Date: 1889
1 : to execute (a criminal) by electricity
2 : to kill by electric shock
- elec·tro·cu·tion /-"lek-tr&-'kyü-sh&n/ noun
Okay, I'd like to extend a hearty "Thank you" to the person who discovered my site via the phrase "Can I watch defecation?" You have given me a good ten minutes of giggly, giddy entertainment.

Wow, it's the last Monday at my current job. Looking around, I see a lot of junk I need to pick up. (I'm not going to be like a former co-worker who left, among other things, an Apple IIc behind when he moved on to another job.) Tonight my wife and I are going to do some prelimenary car-shopping. Right now, we're trying to decide between a Volkswagen Jetta, a Toyota Rav 4, and a Subaru Forester. If anyone knows of a particular dealership in the Boston area that has good prices or financing, feel free to drop me a line. Also write me if you know of a dirt-cheap 1 or 2 bedroom apartment in Cambridge, Somerville, or Arlington.