September 15th, 2007

Whale fluke

Gurble-urble (and other waking-up noises)

First there was sleep. Then there was no sleep. Then there was.

Woke up 4-ish this morning, and ultimately killed time by getting out of bed, flipping through the cable (even more obviously a wasteland that late at night) and then popping a Beavis and Butt-Head DVD into the player and laughing like a dork. I then crawled back into bed sometime before 6, doubtful that I'd get more sleep...and then blinked awake a little before 9. (Shoot. I completely missed Greasy Kid Stuff.)

So, er, um, good morning, except for my friends on the East Coast, where it's "good midday" by now. Good thing I had no plans for this morning... Actually I'm in the mood to read some Questionable Content, that sounds like a plan...
  • Current Music
    The Killers, "For Reasons Unknown"
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Yes!

This makes me surprisingly happy: Questionable Content #840. I actually raised my arms and went "Yes!" (People who haven't been reading might not completely get why I went "Yes!," but the people who're caught up in QC will.)

And in other smile-makin' news, I just blissed out to an Amy Winehouse song that's new to the 94.7 playlist...hmm, the song's not showing up on said 94.7 playlist. Oh well.)
Whale fluke

I am now a music snob.

I didn't catch the band name (Later Edit: It's Division, a German electronic band), but on the radio a little bit ago the D.J. (Gustav) mentioned a band was releasing an album "with a title that'll not be unfamiliar to computer geeks and gamers." Whoever's album it is, it'll be called Noob.

My first thought was, "Well, at least Weezer can't use that title! Seems like one they would use..."

Yes, yendi, I have learned well from you, even if just from osmosis or something. (Hmm; who'd title an album Osmosis? Maybe Tool!)
  • Current Music
    Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Soul to Squeeze"
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Whale fluke

Drivin'

I let myself drive this afternoon. First stop was the needed stop at a gas station's air pump; a couple of my tires were too low-pressure, enough so that I was worried about driving the car. With that done, I let myself do a circuit around Southeast.

I first stopped at the original (and sole surviving) Music Millennium store at SE 32nd and Burnside. I showed up right before an in-shop signing by Kool and the Gang, in fact, but decided not to stay for it. Instead I got two "Weird Al" Yankovic albums to put me one CD away from having all of his original albums on CD (now I only need his self-titled first one) and, because I have Basil Poledouris on my mind, his score to For Love of the Game from 1999. Music Millennium still had a copy.

I then had a late lunch/probably early dinner at Grendel's, the coffee and sandwich shop where local writer/actor David Loftus does readings of all sorts of authors (including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kurt Vonnegut, Dr. Seuss, and Harlan Ellison, who Loftus has worked with in fact). Loftus hasn't done these readings lately because of other performing commitments (including readings of Sherlock Holmes stories that he's doing for a subscription-service website; the site has 5-minute-long free samples, too), and as it's not on my usual routes-around-town I haven't been going to the cafe, but it was near my route today so I stopped. A loaded salami sandwich and an iced chai, plus computer time. And various attractive women (bonus!).

Groceries followed, at the Hawthorne Freddy's (the MegaloMart of choice for the tatted and pierced of Southeast!). Not much to report there, except I got thinking if I'd gone grocery shopping much with Alicia when she and I were dating. I can't remember, for some reason. I know we rarely went music shopping after our first weekend as a couple; I'd lingered so long and seen so much at a Eugene, OR used-music store that she said "I'm NEVER going into a record store with you again!" She laughed, then, too, so obviously it wasn't a relationship-killing thing...
  • Current Music
    Basil Poledouris's score to "For Love of the Game"
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