Saturday, December 23, 2006

Top 15 albums of 2006, in quasi order

Sufjan Stevens - The Avalanche / Songs for Christmas
Hot Chip - The Warning
Ratatat - Classics
Junior Boys - So This Is Goodbye
LO-FI-FNK - Boylife
MSTRKRFT - The Looks
Tiga - Sexor
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Etiquette
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names - #3
Thom Yorke - The Eraser
Clor - Clor
Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
The Rapture - Pieces of the People We Love
Final Fantasy - He Poos Clouds
Nouvelle Vague - Bande Á Part

And from 2005 that i enjoyed in 2006:
Jens Lekman - Oh You're So Silent Jens
The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike
Cut Copy - Bright Like Neon Love

Monday, August 28, 2006

WTF?

WTF is this weird red thing at the bottom of my firefox? is anyone else having this problem?

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

DOUG + SUF

hey guys! i know it's been a long time, i know i was working on a catchup post but i lost most of it in a firefox accident, and it's hard to do that anyhow so i'm just gonna let go of the past for now.

TODAY
i met douglas coupland at random house.. i just got home from it and i'm drunk (free wine, etc) and it was a great time and i'm totally pumped that now the 3 authors i have as my 'staff pics' at work i've met. YAY!

last nite tim and i went for a run and my legs are killing me. it was hard going down the stairs at work today.. every step felt like someone was stabbing me in the leg, lol. i'm hoping i'll be able to run again in a few days.

uh............ ok so that's all i got for now.. ray is in town and saturday we're going to the wedding of a friend from high school and that should be pretty fun. i get to recycle my pink shirt from kev and jude's beautiful wedding. check out my flickr for some pics. (that thing over there >>>)

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Monday, March 27, 2006

Thursday, March 16, 2006

FUNNY FLICKR

i clicked on this pic to look at it and just hadta laugh at the yahoo ad on the left. i guess that's what i get for tagging that foto group
"douche". hahahaha

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kurmidt/29132765/

looks like it changes, well this is what it said:
Enema Douche Kits and Information $19.95
Home enema douche kit. Order in the privacy of your home. Enemas clean...

Saturday, March 11, 2006

FWDS OF TODAY

kindova cute list, but i'm not forwarding it so here u go:
*300 chevrons and annoying email lists excluded

YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2006 when...

1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go get it.

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.

11. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

12. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

13. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.

14. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list.

AND NOW YOU ARE LAUGHING at yourself.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

COMING SOON...

hey guys! i'm working on a post right now, but it's big so it's still in the draft phase... so pls be patient! (those who still care that is, lol)

ps. it's my bday tomorrow! ;D

Thursday, January 12, 2006

"What's that?"

- what Paris Hilton replied when she was asked if she reads blogs.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Oh that chapter 2

I'm writing chapter 2 of my dissertation on James Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and there's a New Yorker review of his recently collected works.

Much of the review quotes Agee's writing, which may go to show that there's little substitute for his own words. Beauty, in other words, makes for unlucky dissertation writers.

As for chapter 1, it's heartening to know that American imperialism, as evidenced by events seventy years ago, is still broiling strong. Someone at a conference claimed that talking about the British Empire had no U.S. equivalent, and I quietly reminded her about Haiti.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

English

The graduate school tells me to go pick up my travel award check.

"I'd like to pick up my Vilas check," I say.
"Sure," the admin assistant says.
Someone emerges from an office. She looks me over. "Are you an international student?"
"Yes."
"We haven't processed them. International students are processed separately."
"Oh," I say. She goes back into her office.
The admin assistant looks at me sweetly. "I didn't know you were an international student. Your English is so good."
"I come from Canada. We also speak English there."
She looks at me blankly.

On the writing life

1. To write is to write against life itself.

2. To write is to write against the conditions in one's life that prevent the act of writing.

2.1 We always live in conditions that are not conducive to writing. For us to even begin writing, certain conditions must be met.

3. To desire writing is to desire the conditions in one's life that make writing possible.

3.1 The will to write is the will to change our lives, to wish for conditions within that will allow us to write in the first place.

4. There never is (and never was) a perfect moment to write: when one writes one is not doing something else. To recognize our constantly bound position--that something is always weighing us down at any given moment--is to recognize that there is no absolute difference between a moment that prevents writing and a moment that enables writing.

5. Writing seems a compellingly simple act. unlike, say, many other technologically complex arts, the act of putting pen to paper is a simple goal that our brains can grasp. We can easily grasp writing as a symbol that serves as a call to arms towards which we can change the conditions of our lives.

6. The writing life, therefore, is something more serious than we often take it to mean: rather deride the romanticized notion of the writer as one who has unlimited time to write, we should take our desire for this ideal as a call to change our own lives, to both realize the weight of our bonds and to realize that we can write with them on, because we will never throw them off completely.