May 30, 2004
peter boyle, the dad from “everybody loves raymond”, had this to say in the “what i’ve learned” feature of esquire:
I had doubts. I had doubts in faith. I was twenty years old, which is a very hard time in anybody’s life, I don’t care what they say. Anybody who makes it through twenty and twenty-one is really tough.
think he hit it spot on.
May 28, 2004
moving out is always kind of sad. even if you’re moving next door. but what really freaks me out is how much stuff you collect over the years.
good god. so. much. crap.
and everyone’s going to be gone. just like the first week i was in my old apartment. constant loneliness. but back then i didn’t have electricity for the first two days, no (fast) internet for the first two, and no phone for the first week either because of some pacbell (now sbc) snafu.
so things aren’t as bad.
went to a cat power show. i was hoping it’d be one of those awe-inspiring, heart wrenching shows but it was her typical freaking out, half played songs, and erraticism (is that a word?). there wasn’t even an encore! so she’s a certified lunatic.
still love her albums though.
May 23, 2004
i leave you with this quote from the ‘starcrossed’ episode of justice league.
batman: they are the most complicated creatures in the universe.
green lantern: sorry?
May 17, 2004
despite only having had 4 hours of sleep, i went to bay to breakers 2004 with my robot hat in tow. even though it’s technically a race, it’s more like a roaming street party in SF coupled with flying tortillas, mobile beer floats, strange costumes, and yes, the lack of ANY sort of costume.
it took the top finishers about 35 min to run the 12k (almost 7.5 miles) race. me? about 4 hours. it turns out beer wants to make you pee.
gorgeous weather, naked people, crazy ass people, free alcohol.
my favorite one
May 15, 2004
i finally found bang gang’s cover of “in heaven” from david lynch’s “eraserhead.”
May 11, 2004
so what’s your take on the iraqi prisoner abuse scandal?
pretty shocking photos.
an oklahoma republican senator said that he’s outraged over the outrage and they deserve it.
then again, i’m betting there are people who think they do deserve it, despite the pictures. who believe in eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. do you think a widow of a fireman who died on 9/11 wouldn’t want to tear the eyes out of bin laden?
didn’t think so.
normally, we’re supposed to hold ourselves to a higher standard, to think with reason and compassion. but you have to throw those out the window in the case of war.
isn’t the perfect soldier the one without emotions?
remember the stanford prison experiment? perfectly good people pretending to be prioson guards turned sadistic and abusive.
May 8, 2004
i dreamt about hopping on a bus that drove “san francisco native irish” to a beer factory across the bay.
the old guy next to me fell asleep.
they said i could come along even though i wasn’t born in san francisco.
i also dreamt that gaobot infected my computer.
i went all in with kings against aces…TWICE. wtf.