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There was a girl sitting on a mini-tramp last night, outside the coffee shop on the corner of N Killingsworth and N Commercial. Naturally, the only thing that came to mind as I walked by was: “I did a project on Sweden in the 8th grade. I stayed up all night working on it, had to drink like 20 cups of coffee to keep me awake. The next day in gym class we went on the mini tramp and I got...
I’m home home this weekend, and unfortunately laid-up with a tweaked left ankle. To help entertain me, my brother just shared some GEMS. Since my copies of Wayne’s World and Wayne’s World 2 are both VHS (old school!), it never crossed my mind that there may be some “special features” floating around there for all DVD owners. Though it’s not much in the realm of...
I keep forgetting to take a picture, but for the last week, the bulletin board in our kitchen has read: NO STAIRWAY. A clever roommate then added “Denied!” below. I had nothing to do with this, I swear.
Actress Tia Carrere Files for Divorce →
“Marriage is punishment for shoplifting in some countries…”
Did any other discerning film viewers notice that GERTY’s haircut machine in the movie Moon was strikingly similar to the Suck n’ Cut?
My coworker just burst into the office with a beautiful new purchase: a 1964 Epiphone Coronet. Sweet. “It’s a guitar I’ve been looking for for about a decade…and now I own it” As he tinkered with the strings before putting it away, coworker two mutters: “No stairway?! DENIED!” People are really on my side.
See what I mean? EVERYWHERE!
markgillespie: RT @ronniejoice: Wayne’s World’s Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar in Plymouth on Google Street View: http://is.gd/aCwdn
Hiatus is over; Austin, TX gets Wayne-d
I’ve had a million run-ins with Wayne’s each day, but have been pounding the pavement at SXSW. I’m back home now–albeit exhausted-but with the best gem of the entire festival. As I waited in way too long of a line outside Red Eye Fly to catch Justin Townes Earl, Deer Tick, ad MG&V on Friday night, I heard this: Impatient Dude: (Pointing aggressively) But…my friend is...
Working With Music
In the office, this afternoon, THIS transpired: Todd (fiddling with the open computer’s playlist): Alice Cooper!…Who likes Alice Cooper? Me: Does that guy know how to party or what?!?” Sometimes, it’s like fate is giving me a little boost.
Yesterday, boyfriend and I took a Saturday drive down to the bustling metropolis that is Aurora, Oregon. Somehow, I managed to leave my camera at home :/ We trolled some sweet old antique shops (the town is seriously made up of JUST antique stores) and called it a day…only because there wasn’t a doughnut shop in sight. “Welcome to Aurora! Not just a place, but a state of...
In the office
Last week, from one co-worker to another: 1: “RAPIDSHARE!!! GGRRRRHHHH. Rapidshare blows monkeys!” 2: “Are you sure it isn’t goats?” Me, under my breath: “I have proof.”
He likes to play...
Last week, I was finally able to unveil the special gift I’d been planning for the boyfriend’s birthday. So many of his friends helped me do something really deserved and special: He got a brand new Zildjian china crash cymbal, and $200 bones to spend at Trade Up Music. It’s so cool how people were so willing and excited to contribute to his treat. I can’t wait to hear...
When I saw Anvil perform last week with my boyfriend and a few of his friends, we stuck around after the show so he would be able to greet and congratulate the band. Also, because of his foray into journalism, he needed to have his article signed by the band members. Just before we left, he raced up to the drummer and said, “ROB! You know, I always assumed that when I got older, that...
After a wild night out at the Anvil show, I’m definitely a little worse for wear today. Usually, I describe this feeling as “pulsating,” and thought it’s a bit of a reach, definitely makes me think of this: “Did you ever see that ‘Twilight Zone’ where the guy signed a contract and they cut out his tongue and put it in a jar and it wouldn’t die, it...
There's only one thing I "want" for Valentine's...
Let’s be honest, there’s nothing romantic about getting a gift out of obligation. This year, on February 14, I just want to have fun…and maybe get serenaded:
So I'm trying to fill up my time.
Most notably, since this whole “unemployed” thing happened, my biggest personal priority was to jump on projects I let hover in the idea phase in the past, while I spend my time searching for the right opportunity. I think I’ve been rather successful with my progress! - The Rocker’s Guide: URL purchased, brainstorming sessions abound. Now I just need to get a site built...
After years of being somewhat “in the Industry,” there’s still something exciting to me about squeezing through crowds at the club and being able to say “I’m on the list.” Not to mention the show being totally rad – YOB and Witch Mountain tore it up last night at Rotture for hoardes of people. It was a great turnout and an even better night. In fact, it almost...
Friday Night Adventure In Social Media
It was certainly a great feeling this weekend to have such a big (excited, rowdy, and awesome) group gather impromptu for my Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien farewell viewing party at Claudia’s Sports Pub. The night was a rousing success, especially considering only it came to be after a 4PM phone call to the bar, a mass text message, and one Facebook status update. People came! They...
Erin: Ick, I don’t know, Fleetwood Mac just...
One minute you're just walking down the street,...
“Quick, Garth! To the MirthMobile!” (as seen on 10th and SE Ankeny last night)
Opportunities are knocking.
But how will my resume read? “I’ve had plenty of joe-jobs, nothing I’d call a career. Let me put it this way: I have an extensive collection of nametags and hairnets.”
Trips home to LA mean...
“Gordon Street? Ah, yes, Gordon Street. I once knew a girl who lived on Gordon Street. Long time ago, when I was a young man. Not a day passes I don’t think of her and the promise that I made which I will always keep. That one perfect day on Gordon Street.”
My feelings can be best summed up with a quote from the legendary 1993 film Wayne’s World 2, written by and starring the multi-talented Mike Myers: What I’d really like to do is something extraordinary. Something big. Something mega. Something copious. Something capacious. Something cajunga! But I’ll probably end up working at Great America, mopping up hurl and lung butter.
I bumbled into the office a few minutes late this morning, jaws throbbing. “Man. OUCH,” I muttered, to which my coworker offered up a bottle of ibuprofen, saying “Here, take two of these!” LITTLE. YELLOW. DIFFERENT.