02/07/07 01:15 - ID#38049
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
03/23/06 11:15 - ID#36682
Today I was asked to vote for (my other friend Paul)'s band. Of course I did so immediately. You can tell from my usersound why.
So, this evening I poured myself a nice glass of wine. And when I returned to my "station" at the computer, I found another full glass already waiting there for me. That's the kind of day I've had.
02/26/05 04:49 - ID#36530
Anyway, it was school vacation week so I met him and his kids at the Children's Museum on Tuesday. As we were getting our hands stamped I noticed he still had a fresh stamp from TT the Bear's Place where it turns out he had gone to see Colin Meloy of The Decemberists the night before. Between mediating the older and younger kid's turns and dodging the hordes of other kids also on school break, we caught up on music.
I asked him who he went to TT's with and he said no one. He just went by himself. He's been going to shows on his own lately. As he put it, everybody goes to sleep, Daddy goes out, Daddy comes home, everybody's still asleep, works great!
Considering we started hanging out because we kept showing up at the same shows alone, it's ironic the night after I got back to SF I ended up going to see Mission of Burma alone. I don't know what this all means, but it seemed worth noting.
I was also reminded that the last time I went to the Children's Museum was when my former company, ATG, had a Halloween party there. That was back in the dotcom heyday. I wish I'd had a place to blog then when life was interesting.
Probably the only other time I've been to the Children's Museum was when my Dad and brother drove up from South Carolina to visit me, also during school break. Somewhere I've got a great photo strip of my brother from one of those photo machines there (in black and white - that's how long ago this was). If I find it maybe I'll add it here later. (*see below.)
Andy, John and James in front of the Boston Children's Museum
Blurry reflection of me taking a picture of them in the fun mirrors
I took the T to South Station to get there. I used to take Amtrack to Baltimore from South Station back when travelling by train was cheaper than flying. God, I am so old.
Oh, this is the tea cozy I made that Mark is so crazy about. I don't get it personally. This would have been a good follow up to the Valentine post I accidentally deleted about how gifting changes throughout a relationship. But you'll just have to forget about that! Whoever you are. Does anybody read my journal on east? Maybe I should just stick to west.
Note to self: in addition to not blogging when wasted[inlink]ajay,276[/inlink], it's probably best not to blog when still semi-delirious from the plague.
- p.s. - I found it. The photo machine starting taking pictures before he could climb into the booth. That was funny.
11/27/04 04:24 - ID#36457
He got my bday package[inlink]twisted,71[/inlink] today. As part of my new "it doesn't have to be complicated and difficult in order to be good" policy, I took the easy way out and just bought him some stuff at my favorite store. He liked it.
(Please tell me there's no phallic symbolism underlying these gift choices. Oh god.)
The lava lamp nightlight is already plugged in, and he says it looks cool. Also filled up the pepper grinder - still trying to figure out how to adjust the coarseness. Says he really likes the fish box cutter 'cause he likes to keep one on the counter and this one looks fun. So I guess I can chalk that all up as a success.
Other topics covered:
He ordered VOIP (voice over IP) from vonage
Adjusting the tension on my old sewing machine (which he has)
Bike lights, tea cozies (again), Thanksgiving
My favorite store in Cambridge no longer carries the glow-in-the-dark koosh ball earrings. Why on earth would you discontinue an item like that? Luckily my reconstitution efforts have been somewhat successful. I'm going to have to attach the earwire some other way though.
Darn, I forgot to remind him to make himself some crÃ¨me brÃ»lÃ©e with the blow torch I got him for his birthday last year. Why did I ever break up with a guy who might have made me crÃ¨me brÃ»lÃ©e ? I must have been out of my mind.
Last year was a 'milestone' birthday, so I did the card thing (tying the blowtorch in with his toaster fetish).
I don't know what it is with him, but he turned around and bought a mini-blowtorch for me the last time he was out here. I'll never figure him out, but I can't seem to stop trying.
Avengers show was a lot of fun last night. The girl standing in front of me asked if I was Penelope's sister (the lead singer). She said I look just like her. I really couldn't tell you.
11/14/04 04:37 - ID#36442
how many martinis...
Norm mixing my 1st martini / Kathy and Candy
The beautiful people
Mary, my dance partner for the evening / Sam & Justin
I could explain this, but some things are best left to the imagination
Yep. The party's in here guys.
bling close-up / self-portrait attempt
Earrings, wrap and boa scarf were big hits. Don't get much chance to wear those any more. I used to wear the earrings to work, and made that scarf for "Boa Fridays." Good times. I suppose I could still have"'Boa Fridays" but since I work at home alone, seems kind of pretentious.
11/12/04 12:39 - ID#36438
another low-res, low-light cell phone pic
Hey, I made those curtains for them though. That should count for something.
We didn't actually eat at the table tonight. We munched our portabella burgers in front of the tube like normal folk. Guess I don't have to feel too threatened.
Almost time to head into SF for Dogs Die In Hot Cars. Such a sad name. Hope they're good.