Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

Random-Ass Chris is random-ass: work, errands, Twitter, RAWK, and more

Quick hits:

  • Work! Today AND tomorrow.

  • Another errand is done. The thing is, now when I see old computer equipment, I want to recycle it. (Back in January I helped to dismantle an art supply store, and a break room contained some left-behind computer equipment. I left a note saying Why don't you donate this to Free Geek? and included the address. I hope someone liked that idea and acted on it.) On Sunday I was over at the house of someone I know who was moving the last of his and his wife's stuff out of the house they used to live in. Stuff that had to leave the house but not go to their new place included old computer towers. I live much closer to Free Geek than he does, so I took the towers and today (my first chance to) I dropped them off there. Still being useful. If I stop being useful, tell me um, I'd actually probably be able to tell on my own.

  • A lot of us on Twitter will write "vague tweets." I know from experience (i.e. sometimes writing them) that they can be annoyingly passive-aggressive. I'm trying from now on to make my vague tweets both a) just about me and b) funny, so I feel less guilty about writing them. In other news, I can always be less passive-aggressive.

  • I put on Metallica S&M: with Michael Kamen conducting the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. I then, during "The Call of Ktulu," committed perhaps the goofiest air guitar ever. I need to listen to more Metallica.

  • Speaking of that album, I love that the back cover has a photo of Kamen's copy of the concert playlist. He shortened "The Thing That Should Not Be" to "THINGY." Kamen was, by the way, a fan and friend of members of Monty Python, so he knew this:

    Politician: Gentlemen, we have to find something new to tax.
    Second Official: I understood that.
    Third Official: If I might put my head on the chopping block so you can kick it around a bit, sir...
    Politician: Yes?
    Third Official: Well most things we do for pleasure nowadays are taxed, except one.
    Politician: What do you mean?
    Third Official: Well, er, smoking's been taxed, drinking's been taxed but not ... thingy.
    Politician: Good Lord, you're not suggesting we should tax... thingy?
    First Official: Poo-poos?
    Third Official: No.
    First Official: Thank God for that. Excuse me for a moment. [leaves]
    Third Official: No, no, no - thingy.
    Second Official: Number ones?
    Third Official: No, thingy.
    Politician: Thingy!
    Second Official: Ah, thingy. Well it'll certainly make chartered accountancy a much more interesting job.

  • It's going to keep amusing me (maybe only me, but of course I'm easily amused) when I'm eating while also reading Stephen King's Thinner.

  • Need an infusion not just of random-ass, but of bad-ass? Ever see France's Surya Bonaly do a backflip while ice skating?

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