Category Archives: misc

It’s been a while….

Life got really busy, suddenly.

Had boatloads of events to attend:

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And BBQs to throw:

And I got a new tattoo (photos to come)

But, fear not, I’m back.

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Bowie Obama

We always knew that Obama was a little bit country and a lot bit rock and roll, this just sums it up.

Lil’ Jon Gets Wine.

This isn’t something we would generally post here, but good friends at So Good Blog turned our attention to this interesting news article:

Lil Jon, eloquently describes his feelings on wine in a phone interview with the AP, stating: “I’m not no ‘drink wine every day’ kind of dude…I’m not like an expert, so don’t ask me no questions … I just like the taste.”

Equally as eloquently, he also adds:

“My full name is Jonathan,” the Atlanta-based artist said. “The wine is more nature: I wanted to not just have a direct connection, but make it just a little bit more upscale than regular ‘Lil Jon.’ … This is not no ghetto Boone’s Farm; this is some real wine.”

Will red wine replace krunk juice as the preferred drink of the hood? only time will tell…

Several Reasons Why I Dislike (and only dislike because limiting the use of the word ‘hate’ was my New Year’s resolution) St. Patrick’s Day

Yes, I know what you’re thinking…what do you have against the Irish and drinking (who doesn’t like potatoes and beer)? I also know that you’re probably thinking that St. Patrick’s Day wrapped up two blurry days ago, and why am I harping on it. But that’s precisely it – it bothers me that much, I’m still thinking about it.

If I were Irish St. Patrick’s Day would offend me. Plain and simple. Unless I found myself in a good Irish province celebrating the holy holiday with lost, freckled, good-looking cousins with a rogue, I would be utterly offended by St. Patrick’s Day because I would view it as an overly Americanized, bastardized holiday which exists only to rid the country of its surplus cabbage and help boost the economy by giving underaged college students one day of the year that no bartender would rightfully card them, because who goes out drinking all day on a Monday anyway?

Without further ado:

  • Green – Not every one looks good in green, not everyone should wear green and parading around metro areas covered head to toe in green paint makes you neither cool nor Irish.
  • Four Leaf Clovers – What an insignificant symbol to represent a a very significant culture. If you’re going to pick a trivial symbol to represent a widely celebrated culture, why not pick something better? Wildabeast? Unicorn? or perhaps, the illustrious Lochness Monster. See last point about Green, but if the two things that my culture was celebrated for was a trivial a color and a myth, I’d be pretty pissed.
  • Drinking – I enjoy a good excuse to drink just as much as anyone else, but again, we’re talking about a religious and cultural holiday here, not Spring Break 2008, not the 4th of July – a religious holiday celebrate the life and teachings of St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland.
  • Guinness – I actually really enjoy Guinness. Subsequently, I despise those who only drink the beer on St. Patrick’s Day, as if imbibing a stout beer some how makes them better people.

Updates Galore!

It’s been quite a while since my last update.

But now that I don’t have one of those gross fulltime jobs, I have plenty of time to devote to more interesting efforts, like blogging and music and staying out too late.

Since my last post, I have relocated to Brooklyn (that’s in New York City for you folks in the Midwest)

I am without a job, living off my savings and still don’t know how to get from my stop on the L train to my apartment once the sun sets.

…but…

fear not!

I’ll find a job, maybe some money and definitely a sense of direction.

Onward and upward!!

Though the mass of boxes that have been occupying my apartment (rent free) have been keeping me more than busy, my initial impressions of NYC have been overwhelmingly positive. I haven’t spent much time on the other side of the river, but thus far Brooklyn’s treated this girl like a real lady.

Though I can say that I’ve had a bit of homesickness – I can come up with at least 3 reasons why NYC >>> DC:

3. The Sheer Abundance of Fashionistas(os)
I’m unsure as to whether or not it has to do with keeping up with the celebrities that live here or the exorbitantly high rents that make people so well dressed. This year, I’m wearing nothing but skinny jeans and slouchy boots.

2. The New York City Subway System
Its on time, it runs 24 hours a day, its reliable. I can say none of those things about Metro.

1. New Shows (ahem, The Presets)

I was going to devote an entire post to this, but decided not to because its definitely old news at this point. Last week, L. and I went to Galapagos to see the reformation, reincarnation of a favorite band of ours (Elkland), rebranded as Goat Explosion. After just barely making it through the first band’s attempt at synthesized, alt-country, twee – Goat Explosion went on, only to play four songs. Apparently, the lead singer couldn’t hear the bass in his monitor, the sound guys couldn’t fix it, and he decided to coerce the rest of the band to walk of stage. Angry, but unwilling to surrender, L. and I waited 45 minutes while the Presets set up – and we were not disappointed. Mixing distorted vocals; synthesized, genuine beats and a lot of natural energy, these guys delivered a hell of a show. Check out The Presets on MySpace

I’m sure that in the coming weeks, this list will exponentially grow from 3 to 300.

Stay tuned.

YUPSTER love

35 year-old men with babies are foxy!
Is it a sad truth of my life that a GRUP is what I aspire to be??40 is totally the new 22.

Check out this great read by New York Magazine

Lights, Lights, Lights

Looking for something fun to do at 8 PM this Saturday?
Fireworks on the Mall!

THE DEETS:

National Cherry Blossom Festival Fireworks Show
Enjoy a spectacular fireworks show from the Washington Channel.
Date: April 01, 2006 – April 01, 2006
Time: 8:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Location: Southwest Waterfront Promenade – 700 Water Street, SW